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97 Apartments for rent in Akron, OH

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Newport Landing
234 Mallard Point Dr
Akron, OH
1 Bedroom
$850
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$960
1008 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:48 PM
Plenty of outdoor recreation nearby in the Portage Lake Recreation area. Outdoor heated pool, renovated clubhouse, on-site staff and 24-hour maintenance. High-speed internet access available.
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108 Units Available
Summit Ridge
1111 Independence Avenue , Akron, OH
Chapel Hill
1 Bedroom
$695
578 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$745
773 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$985
980 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:48 PM
Summit Ridge is situated in a uniquely private and tranquil setting in the heart of Cuyahoga Falls and just minutes from Downtown Akron.
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2 Units Available
Cascade Falls
1761 E Waterford Ct , Akron, OH
Merriman Valley
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$911
972 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$994
1160 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:41 PM
One step onto Cascade Falls Apartments and you'll instantly realize why living here is different than any other community in town.
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Redwood Akron
1738 Northampton Rd , Akron, OH
Merriman Valley
2 Bedrooms
$972
1001 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:07 PM
Redwood Akron is one of Akron's newest and most distinctive apartment homes. ENHV has both 2x2 and 2x1.5, they all only one car garages. Our efficient design provides optimal peace and quiet—no one lives above or below you.
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Fir Hill Towers
55 Fir Hill , Akron, OH
University Park
Studio
$725
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$760
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$920
1129 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Enjoy the convenience and prestige of hi-rise living at Fir Hill Towers. This most special community is centrally located within walking distance of downtown and in the hub of the University of Akron campus.
1 Unit Available
775 North Howard Street - 2
775 Howard Street , Akron, OH
North Hill
2 Bedrooms
$725
1400 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 01:04 PM
Wow! Lots of space and charm in this freshly painted and carpeted second floor unit in Akron's vibrant North Hill neighborhood, just minutes from downtown Akron.
1 Unit Available
202 West Long St - 2
202 West Long Street , Akron, OH
Summit Lake
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$550
600 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 01:04 PM
NOW ACCEPTING SECTION 8!!! Nice, spacious upstairs one or two bed unit. It has good sized rooms, including an eat - in kitchen, and large bathroom with a claw foot tub.
1 Unit Available
1496 Huguelet Street
1496 Huguelet Street , Akron, OH
Goodyear Heights
3 Bedrooms
$950
1250 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Clean, bright and renovated 2 story 3 bedroom 2 bath home with AC, basement, garage with electric door opener. No section 8. DO NOT USE CRAIGSLIST or FACEBOOK OR PAPER APPLICATIONS OR WIRE PAYMENTS OR WEBSITES OFFERING DIFFERENT TERMS.
1 Unit Available
1500 West Market Street
1500 West Market Street , Akron, OH
Wallhaven
2 Bedrooms
$780
864 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:42 PM
Nice and Clean 2 Bedroom unit with 1.5 baths features stove, fridge and dishwasher. Central Air. Plenty of closet space. Dinette. Master Bedroom with 1/2 bath and huge walk in closet area. Tenant pays Gas, Elec and a monthly 40.00 water service fee.
1 Unit Available
685 Sherman Street - 10
685 Sherman Street , Akron, OH
University Park
1 Bedroom
$600
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 685 Sherman Street - 10 in Akron. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
460 Kirn Street - 460
460 Kirn St , Akron, OH
University Park
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
2175 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 460 Kirn Street - 460 in Akron. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1105 2nd Avenue - 24
1105 2nd Avenue , Akron, OH
Middlebury
1 Bedroom
$550
525 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
Newly updated, spacious one bedroom, one bathroom apartment off of S Arlington Street. Brand new flooring, appliances, and freshly painted. Building is managed by a professional property management company.
1 Unit Available
594 Whitney Avenue
594 Whitney Avenue , Akron, OH
East Akron
3 Bedrooms
$650
984 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
This is a very versatile house, offering two bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, and one bedroom and a half bath downstairs. The kitchen has newer wood look vinyl and charming dark blue cabinets.
1 Unit Available
669 Lakemont Avenue
669 Lakemont Avenue , Akron, OH
Kenmore
3 Bedrooms
$775
1056 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
Cozy 3 bed one bath home available in Kenmore. The kitchen has a stove and fridge for tenant use, there a is sunny dining room and the living room has a charming decorative fireplace. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom with clawfoot tub.
1 Unit Available
152 Hollinger Ave
152 Hollinger Avenue , Akron, OH
Highland Square
3 Bedrooms
$825
1507 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Updated 4 Bedroom Home For Rent! - Welcome to 152 Hollinger Ave. This beautifully updated 4 bedroom home is available for immediate move-in.
1 Unit Available
583 Plum Street
583 Plum Street , Akron, OH
Goodyear Heights
2 Bedrooms
$845
1020 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
583 Plum St., Akron - Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath with one car detached garage. (RLNE6105047)
1 Unit Available
755 Wing Street
755 Wing Street , Akron, OH
Middlebury
2 Bedrooms
$697
884 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
2 bedroom 1 bath home near park recently remodeled - Available now 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home located at the end of street near park This home has been recently upgraded with a new kitchen cabinets comes with refrigerator & gas stove.
1 Unit Available
1562 Huguelet Street
1562 Huguelet Street , Akron, OH
Goodyear Heights
3 Bedrooms
$825
1460 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
1562 Huguelet St., Akron - Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom Colonial with built-in storage on 2nd floor and large rear deck off kitchen. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6088352)
1 Unit Available
652 Glendora Ave
652 Glendora Avenue , Akron, OH
West Akron
3 Bedrooms
$749
1289 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Beautifully updated 3 bedroom home for rent! - Welcome to 652 Glendora Ave. This beautifully updated 3 bedroom 1 bath home is ready for immediate move-in. Very spacious with open floor plan.
1 Unit Available
93 N. Pershing Ave. 95
93 North Pershing Avenue , Akron, OH
Northwest Akron
2 Bedrooms
$750
1000 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Unit 95 Available 10/01/20 West Akron 2bdrm TownHouse with Garage - $750/mo. - Property Id: 17365 Safe 2nd floor with garage and patio. Location close to W. Market St. and shopping! Available late October 1st. New Carpet and Paint.
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1175 W Waterloo Rd
1175 West Waterloo Road , Akron, OH
Kenmore
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
1175 W Waterloo - Property Id: 327134 3 bedroom 1 bathroom single family home located 1/2 mile from Coventry schools. Completely remodeled with new flooring, kitchen, bath, windows, furnace, hot water tank and much more.
1 Unit Available
321 Cole Avenue
321 Cole Avenue , Akron, OH
South Akron
3 Bedrooms
$725
1040 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
BELOW MARKET RENT! - Available for twelve month renewable lease. HOME HAS RECENT UPDATES INCLUDING; Paint, Flooring, Appliances, Kitchen updates, Bathroom updates and more. Don't miss this one! (RLNE5899566)
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Pollyanna Dover Duplexes
1146 Dover Ave , Akron, OH
West Akron
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
This ranch duplex has a living room, galley kitchen with gas range/oven and refrigerator, and one bedroom. The unit has an air conditioner. Rent is $600.00 per month plus gas & electric.
1 Unit Available
1719 Hampton Knoll Dr
1719 Hampton Knoll Dr , Akron, OH
Merriman Valley
2 Bedrooms
$984
1000 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:33 AM
1719 - Quail Deluxe
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Akron?
In Akron, the median rent is $542 for a studio, $626 for a 1-bedroom, $830 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,068 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Akron, check out our monthly Akron Rent Report.
How much is rent in Akron?
In Akron, the median rent is $542 for a studio, $626 for a 1-bedroom, $830 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,068 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Akron, check out our monthly Akron Rent Report.
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While some Akron properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Akron properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Akron. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Akron Main Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College District, and Malone University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Akron. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Akron Main Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College District, and Malone University.

Median Rent in Akron

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Akron is $626, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.
Studio
$542
1 Bed
$626
2 Beds
$830
3+ Beds
$1,068
City GuideAkron
Akron began as a canal town. Known as the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron is no longer home to the many tire companies it once nurtured, but instead is home to more than 200,000 residents who love this city for its plethora of activities, friendly neighborhoods and that oh-so-friendly Midwestern attitude we all know and envy.
Akron began as a canal town. Known as the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron is no longer home to the many tire companies it once nurtured, but instead is home to more than 200,000 residents who love this city for its plethora of activities, friendly neighborhoods and that oh-so-friendly Midwestern attitude we all know and envy.

When it comes to important contributions to society, Akron has no shortage. The “City of Invention” (Yes, this city has several nicknames) has given America some of its most beloved possessions: Quaker Oats, an abundance of rubber, and Lebron James. So pack the car (check the tires), hit the highway and see just what Akron can contribute to you.

Neighborhoods: History meets Re-invention

Although the areas around here may be offer something a bit different from the others, that feeling of small town America is prominent as ever. The history is rich in this Ohio city, and the tire companies have certainly left their mark (yes, Goodyear and Firestone seriously have their own namesake neighborhoods), but there is no doubt that being neighborly is essential to being an Akronite.

Highland Square: The streets here are lined with unique shops, such as boutiques, antique and vintage stores. It’s a lively and active neighborhood made up of older, often Craftsman-style homes and apartment buildings from the 1920s. Just as the type of housing here ranges in size, so does the price tag. It is in close proximity to downtown and to University Park

Goodyear Heights: Named after the tire company that once called Akron its home, Goodyear Heights has single-family housing surrounded by an easily walkable area. Goodyear Heights also features Metropolitan Park, which provides plenty of outdoor space for jogging, biking and the like. Housing and apartments are older here (built in and around the 1940s), and the “affordable housing” idea that the community was built on is still relevant today.

Downtown: As with most cities, Downtown Akron is the city’s business and commerce center. Downtown has seen a resurgence – or reinvention (see what we did there?) – in the past few years as old warehouse buildings near Canal Park have been converted into new, modern lofts and luxury apartments. In addition to these newer, swankier pads are older, single-family homes. There are tons of activities to keep you busy as well. Whether dining out at one of the restaurants/bars, taking in a concert at Lock 3 Park or exercising on the nearby bike paths, living here means never having a dull moment.

Northwest Akron: The area of Northwest Akron features a large amount of single-family homes, mostly on large lots, as well as apartment buildings in Portage Path and near the North Hawkins area. Community centers and parks pepper the area.

Firestone Park: As one of Akron’s largest neighborhoods, Firestone Park has everything a nuclear family could ever want: various stores and even a few parks. We’re under the impression that you’ll have a difficult time finding a good reason to travel elsewhere.

Elizabeth Park: Located within walking distance to Akron’s downtown, this area is perfect for those who want a little suburb and a little city. Developed around the old Ohio & Erie Canal (many residents have old canal locks in their back yards), the homes here were built either in the 1920s or in the housing boom of the 1940s. While Elizabeth Park does feature many single-family homes, it is also very possible to find townhomes, apartments and larger homes for rent. Thanks in part to the bike and hiking paths in the area, Elizabeth Park is a scenic neighborhood that isn’t just a cozy spot to settle into, but an active one too.

Neighborhoods: History meets Re-invention
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Although the areas around here may be offer something a bit different from the others, that feeling of small town America is prominent as ever. The history is rich in this Ohio city, and the tire companies have certainly left their mark (yes, Goodyear and Firestone seriously have their own namesake neighborhoods), but there is no doubt that being neighborly is essential to being an Akronite.

Highland Square: The streets here are lined with unique shops, such as boutiques, antique and vintage stores. It’s a lively and active neighborhood made up of older, often Craftsman-style homes and apartment buildings from the 1920s. Just as the type of housing here ranges in size, so does the price tag. It is in close proximity to downtown and to University Park

Goodyear Heights: Named after the tire company that once called Akron its home, Goodyear Heights has single-family housing surrounded by an easily walkable area. Goodyear Heights also features Metropolitan Park, which provides plenty of outdoor space for jogging, biking and the like. Housing and apartments are older here (built in and around the 1940s), and the “affordable housing” idea that the community was built on is still relevant today.

Downtown: As with most cities, Downtown Akron is the city’s business and commerce center. Downtown has seen a resurgence – or reinvention (see what we did there?) – in the past few years as old warehouse buildings near Canal Park have been converted into new, modern lofts and luxury apartments. In addition to these newer, swankier pads are older, single-family homes. There are tons of activities to keep you busy as well. Whether dining out at one of the restaurants/bars, taking in a concert at Lock 3 Park or exercising on the nearby bike paths, living here means never having a dull moment.

Northwest Akron: The area of Northwest Akron features a large amount of single-family homes, mostly on large lots, as well as apartment buildings in Portage Path and near the North Hawkins area. Community centers and parks pepper the area.

Firestone Park: As one of Akron’s largest neighborhoods, Firestone Park has everything a nuclear family could ever want: various stores and even a few parks. We’re under the impression that you’ll have a difficult time finding a good reason to travel elsewhere.

Elizabeth Park: Located within walking distance to Akron’s downtown, this area is perfect for those who want a little suburb and a little city. Developed around the old Ohio & Erie Canal (many residents have old canal locks in their back yards), the homes here were built either in the 1920s or in the housing boom of the 1940s. While Elizabeth Park does feature many single-family homes, it is also very possible to find townhomes, apartments and larger homes for rent. Thanks in part to the bike and hiking paths in the area, Elizabeth Park is a scenic neighborhood that isn’t just a cozy spot to settle into, but an active one too.

Get Your Motor Running

Just as you’d expect from a city that built its reputation on tires, the main form of transportation here is the automobile. Public transportation options (the METRO bus system and trolleys) are available, however, but most residents rely on their own set of wheels and two major interstates (I-76, I-77) to navigate through the city. Those going to and from the downtown area, or any major business district, rely on the Akron Innerbelt, a six-lane highway that also connects drivers to the other interstates.

With countless entertainment options, housing in every type of neighborhood and plenty of parks and green spaces, it’s easy to see why so many Akronites proudly reside here. What are you waiting for? Reinvention is just one apartment search away. Get hunting!

Get Your Motor Running
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Just as you’d expect from a city that built its reputation on tires, the main form of transportation here is the automobile. Public transportation options (the METRO bus system and trolleys) are available, however, but most residents rely on their own set of wheels and two major interstates (I-76, I-77) to navigate through the city. Those going to and from the downtown area, or any major business district, rely on the Akron Innerbelt, a six-lane highway that also connects drivers to the other interstates.

With countless entertainment options, housing in every type of neighborhood and plenty of parks and green spaces, it’s easy to see why so many Akronites proudly reside here. What are you waiting for? Reinvention is just one apartment search away. Get hunting!

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City GuideAkron
Akron began as a canal town. Known as the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron is no longer home to the many tire companies it once nurtured, but instead is home to more than 200,000 residents who love this city for its plethora of activities, friendly neighborhoods and that oh-so-friendly Midwestern attitude we all know and envy.
Akron began as a canal town. Known as the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron is no longer home to the many tire companies it once nurtured, but instead is home to more than 200,000 residents who love this city for its plethora of activities, friendly neighborhoods and that oh-so-friendly Midwestern attitude we all know and envy.

When it comes to important contributions to society, Akron has no shortage. The “City of Invention” (Yes, this city has several nicknames) has given America some of its most beloved possessions: Quaker Oats, an abundance of rubber, and Lebron James. So pack the car (check the tires), hit the highway and see just what Akron can contribute to you.

Neighborhoods: History meets Re-invention

Although the areas around here may be offer something a bit different from the others, that feeling of small town America is prominent as ever. The history is rich in this Ohio city, and the tire companies have certainly left their mark (yes, Goodyear and Firestone seriously have their own namesake neighborhoods), but there is no doubt that being neighborly is essential to being an Akronite.

Highland Square: The streets here are lined with unique shops, such as boutiques, antique and vintage stores. It’s a lively and active neighborhood made up of older, often Craftsman-style homes and apartment buildings from the 1920s. Just as the type of housing here ranges in size, so does the price tag. It is in close proximity to downtown and to University Park

Goodyear Heights: Named after the tire company that once called Akron its home, Goodyear Heights has single-family housing surrounded by an easily walkable area. Goodyear Heights also features Metropolitan Park, which provides plenty of outdoor space for jogging, biking and the like. Housing and apartments are older here (built in and around the 1940s), and the “affordable housing” idea that the community was built on is still relevant today.

Downtown: As with most cities, Downtown Akron is the city’s business and commerce center. Downtown has seen a resurgence – or reinvention (see what we did there?) – in the past few years as old warehouse buildings near Canal Park have been converted into new, modern lofts and luxury apartments. In addition to these newer, swankier pads are older, single-family homes. There are tons of activities to keep you busy as well. Whether dining out at one of the restaurants/bars, taking in a concert at Lock 3 Park or exercising on the nearby bike paths, living here means never having a dull moment.

Northwest Akron: The area of Northwest Akron features a large amount of single-family homes, mostly on large lots, as well as apartment buildings in Portage Path and near the North Hawkins area. Community centers and parks pepper the area.

Firestone Park: As one of Akron’s largest neighborhoods, Firestone Park has everything a nuclear family could ever want: various stores and even a few parks. We’re under the impression that you’ll have a difficult time finding a good reason to travel elsewhere.

Elizabeth Park: Located within walking distance to Akron’s downtown, this area is perfect for those who want a little suburb and a little city. Developed around the old Ohio & Erie Canal (many residents have old canal locks in their back yards), the homes here were built either in the 1920s or in the housing boom of the 1940s. While Elizabeth Park does feature many single-family homes, it is also very possible to find townhomes, apartments and larger homes for rent. Thanks in part to the bike and hiking paths in the area, Elizabeth Park is a scenic neighborhood that isn’t just a cozy spot to settle into, but an active one too.

Neighborhoods: History meets Re-invention
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Although the areas around here may be offer something a bit different from the others, that feeling of small town America is prominent as ever. The history is rich in this Ohio city, and the tire companies have certainly left their mark (yes, Goodyear and Firestone seriously have their own namesake neighborhoods), but there is no doubt that being neighborly is essential to being an Akronite.

Highland Square: The streets here are lined with unique shops, such as boutiques, antique and vintage stores. It’s a lively and active neighborhood made up of older, often Craftsman-style homes and apartment buildings from the 1920s. Just as the type of housing here ranges in size, so does the price tag. It is in close proximity to downtown and to University Park

Goodyear Heights: Named after the tire company that once called Akron its home, Goodyear Heights has single-family housing surrounded by an easily walkable area. Goodyear Heights also features Metropolitan Park, which provides plenty of outdoor space for jogging, biking and the like. Housing and apartments are older here (built in and around the 1940s), and the “affordable housing” idea that the community was built on is still relevant today.

Downtown: As with most cities, Downtown Akron is the city’s business and commerce center. Downtown has seen a resurgence – or reinvention (see what we did there?) – in the past few years as old warehouse buildings near Canal Park have been converted into new, modern lofts and luxury apartments. In addition to these newer, swankier pads are older, single-family homes. There are tons of activities to keep you busy as well. Whether dining out at one of the restaurants/bars, taking in a concert at Lock 3 Park or exercising on the nearby bike paths, living here means never having a dull moment.

Northwest Akron: The area of Northwest Akron features a large amount of single-family homes, mostly on large lots, as well as apartment buildings in Portage Path and near the North Hawkins area. Community centers and parks pepper the area.

Firestone Park: As one of Akron’s largest neighborhoods, Firestone Park has everything a nuclear family could ever want: various stores and even a few parks. We’re under the impression that you’ll have a difficult time finding a good reason to travel elsewhere.

Elizabeth Park: Located within walking distance to Akron’s downtown, this area is perfect for those who want a little suburb and a little city. Developed around the old Ohio & Erie Canal (many residents have old canal locks in their back yards), the homes here were built either in the 1920s or in the housing boom of the 1940s. While Elizabeth Park does feature many single-family homes, it is also very possible to find townhomes, apartments and larger homes for rent. Thanks in part to the bike and hiking paths in the area, Elizabeth Park is a scenic neighborhood that isn’t just a cozy spot to settle into, but an active one too.

Get Your Motor Running

Just as you’d expect from a city that built its reputation on tires, the main form of transportation here is the automobile. Public transportation options (the METRO bus system and trolleys) are available, however, but most residents rely on their own set of wheels and two major interstates (I-76, I-77) to navigate through the city. Those going to and from the downtown area, or any major business district, rely on the Akron Innerbelt, a six-lane highway that also connects drivers to the other interstates.

With countless entertainment options, housing in every type of neighborhood and plenty of parks and green spaces, it’s easy to see why so many Akronites proudly reside here. What are you waiting for? Reinvention is just one apartment search away. Get hunting!

Get Your Motor Running
+

Just as you’d expect from a city that built its reputation on tires, the main form of transportation here is the automobile. Public transportation options (the METRO bus system and trolleys) are available, however, but most residents rely on their own set of wheels and two major interstates (I-76, I-77) to navigate through the city. Those going to and from the downtown area, or any major business district, rely on the Akron Innerbelt, a six-lane highway that also connects drivers to the other interstates.

With countless entertainment options, housing in every type of neighborhood and plenty of parks and green spaces, it’s easy to see why so many Akronites proudly reside here. What are you waiting for? Reinvention is just one apartment search away. Get hunting!

Rent Report
Akron

September 2020 Akron Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Akron Rent Report. Akron rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Akron rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Akron rents increased slightly over the past month

Akron rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Akron stand at $627 for a one-bedroom apartment and $830 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Akron's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Ohio

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Akron, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Ohio, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Columbus is the most expensive of all Ohio's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $977; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Cleveland, where a two-bedroom goes for $780, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.5%).
    • Akron, Dayton, and Hamilton have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.6%, 1.9%, and 1.7%, respectively).

    Akron rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Akron, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Akron is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Akron's median two-bedroom rent of $830 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Akron's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Akron than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Akron.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    September 2020 Akron Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Akron Rent Report. Akron rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Akron rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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    September 2020 Akron Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Akron Rent Report. Akron rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Akron rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Akron rents increased slightly over the past month

    Akron rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Akron stand at $627 for a one-bedroom apartment and $830 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Akron's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Ohio

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Akron, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Ohio, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Columbus is the most expensive of all Ohio's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $977; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Cleveland, where a two-bedroom goes for $780, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.5%).
      • Akron, Dayton, and Hamilton have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.6%, 1.9%, and 1.7%, respectively).

      Akron rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Akron, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Akron is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Akron's median two-bedroom rent of $830 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Akron's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Akron than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Akron.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.