You just can't find the same craftmanship or unique architectural st yle in today's homes. Living in the burbs is such a generic boring option. Bath , Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, etc, just have no charcter or charm.
It is funny, though, because some of my own acquaintances who live in some of the OTHER areas mentioned throughout some of the other responses here HAVE had issues and I have not! Kind of funny how WRONG people can be - as well their perceptions.
Just as an aside -*I was named as being in the Top 5% of All Realtors in the Nation last year, so if I would personally own a residence there what does that tell you?
*Finally, keep in mind, that lenders classified ALL of Northeastern Ohio as a 'declining market' this past year due to declining home values across the country.
Yes, this has always been a very stable area and the homes are great back there. Akron in general is pretty stable compared to the rest of the country. We don't see the steep increases in property value, so there's very little downside. Shoot me an email or call if you have any other questions about the area. Happy to hel p anytime.