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  • Anyone who wants to buy or rent to own a home will love Akron. It is a very affordable city with a median list price of about $59,900 and median sale price of $55,000, for the last 12 months citywide. These numbers vary widely from ZIP code to ZIP code. The number of home listings is trending up and stands at 17.3 percent as of August 2013. New real estate closings for the 12 months ending January 2013 declined by 5 percent year over year. Of the total home closings, 4.1 percent were new homes. Approximately 54 percent of properties are owned, while 33 percent are rented. Of all properties available for sale or rent, 13.5 percent are vacant. There is a large number of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales), and that is keeping sale prices low.

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  • Arts and Culture Akron may struggle with its housing market, but this has not had a detrimental effect on its arts and culture offerings and tourist attractions. The Akron Art Museum has world-class artistic treasures like the works of Warhol and Bourke-White. The Akron Symphony Orchestra performs classical concerts and special music events for families. Theater lovers can enjoy plays and musicals at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, the Weathervane Playhouse, and the Carousel Dinner Theater. There is even the Ohio Ballet located at the University of Akron. Akron also hosts the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships, which has been held annually since 1934.
  • Tourist Attractions Akron has plenty of tourist attractions, and the best are centered around historical themes. The Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, which was built for F.A. Seiberling, the founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, in 1915, features 65 rooms and gorgeous gardens. Visitors to Akron often visit the Cascade Locks Park along the Ohio and Erie Canal. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places and gives visitors a glimpse into the past when the canal and the rubber industry reigned supreme in the area. The Akron Zoo, heavily involved in green technology for operations and natural sustainability, is a place the whole family will enjoy.
  • Neighborhood Profiles The City of Akron's Department of Planning profiles 21 neighborhoods. Like most cities, some areas are better than others. The following is just a brief review of the various areas.