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 Nationally ranked hospitals, including Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System Affordable housing, low-cost utilities and a variety of cultural venues like the Akron Art Museum, Akron Symphony and Lock 3 Outdoor Entertainment Center Leisure activities and popular attractions such as the All-American Soapbox Derby, Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championship, Akron Rubberducks Minor Baseball League and the Akron Marathon Race Series 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: 88Median Household Income $34,403Median Housing Value: $102,993Average 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 population55% of America’s manufacturing plants60% of America’s buying power65% of Canada’s economic activity Driving Distance from Akron to Major Cities Cleveland 40 milesPittsburgh 110 milesColumbus 126 milesDetroit 190 milesToronto 313 milesWashington DC 350 milesChicago 367 milesPhiladelphia 409 milesNew York 437 milesBoston 640 milesFor 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.