Live & Work

Live and Work in Highland Square

With an exceptional blend of historic and modern housing, unlimited amenities within walking and biking distances, engaged and friendly neighbors and a close proximity to downtown Akron, Highland Square is attracting new residents and businesses every day. And it gets better. The Greater Akron area boasts:

  • Thirteen colleges and universities within commuting distance and 32 others within a 50-mile radius

Make Your Home Here

According to Trulia, Akron is the most affordable city in the U.S. to live. Trulia based its findings on the average amount spent on housing, commuting and utilities. But this isn't the first time Akron was highlighted for its affordability recently. Akron made 15th on Forbes comprehensive list of the nation's most affordable cities, topping that chart for affordable housing.

For information regarding our neighborhood safety, check out the Hereford/Highland Area Block Watch, a program supported by the City of Akron, the Akron Community Foundation and neighborhood volunteers.

Highland Square

Cost of Living Index: 88
Median Household Income $34,403
Median Housing Value: $102,993
Average Summer Temp: 70º

Here is a list of local real estate agencies that know – and love – the Highland Square area:

    • Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty Akron
    • Howard Hanna Akron/Fairlawn
    • Re/Max Edge Realty
    • Kremer Realty Inc.
    • Cutler Real Estate Fairlawn

Your Business is Our Business

Back in the mid-1800s, Akron’s strategic location along the canals and railroads gave businesses access to raw materials and the ability to ship products all over the world. Today, we continue to thrive being strategically positioned within a 500-mile (800-km) radius of 42 major U.S. cities. Within just an eight-hour drive of Highland Square, you’ll find:

57% of America’s population
55% of America’s manufacturing plants
60% of America’s buying power
65% of Canada’s economic activity

Driving Distance from Akron to Major Cities

Cleveland 40 miles
Pittsburgh 110 miles
Columbus 126 miles
Detroit 190 miles
Toronto 313 miles
Washington DC 350 miles
Chicago 367 miles
Philadelphia 409 miles
New York 437 miles
Boston 640 miles

For support in establishing your business within our community, contact the HSNA. We can provide personalized assistance and access to the area’s most mission-critical resources.