The town of Akron is located in Kosciusko (pronounced Cos-key-osco) County. The entire county has over 100 lakes in just 558 square miles. This active, growing area is the perfect place to raise kids. With all this water around, outdoor recreation is sure to always be a fun, enjoyable experience. There is never a shortfall of community activities.
This community is well-established with an excellent industrial base, businesses, and amenities such as curbside recycling and a skate park. U.S. News & World Report ranked the local school system as one of the best in the nation. Our Akron realtors will be happy to help you find a home in the area. Still not convinced? Have our realtors give you a tour of what’s available in the area. When it comes to choosing and buying a home, we are ready to offer all the help you need.
Whether you are looking for a few acres of land to spread yourself across or a cozy lot with nearby neighbors, Akron is sure to have something for you. The town is over a century old and has homes from a range of eras including turn-of-the-century homes built during the early 20th century through modern day homes. The variety of the homes available isn’t just based on their age; it also ranges in price points. From the modest to the luxurious, there is a home for nearly every budget in the beautiful town of Akron.
The area is built near where State Road 19, State Road 14, and State Road 114 come together. Warsaw is a 30-minute drive north and Fort Wayne is about an hour away to the east. Indianapolis is around a two-hour trip south by taking State Road 14 to Rochester and heading south on US-31.
Akron’s dining scene specializes in American comfort food. The town’s most popular location is Sloane’s Fine Food and Spirits. This popular eatery is highly praised for their pork tenderloins that are large enough to feed two people. Those looking for a bar with a more down-home feel should stop into Den Tavern where the locals gather to drink and relax after the long workday. Country Kitchen is a popular local chain restaurant known for serving breakfast all day. Most of the area’s local restaurants can be found along, or just off of, State Road 14.
For all of your department store shopping, visit nearby Warsaw where they have most of the popular department stores you’ll need. For items that are more specific, it might also pay to visit nearby Fort Wayne where the larger population allows for a broader range of options.
Akron is popular for its yearly Fourth of July festival. (Check out the Akron website for an up-to-date listing of local events around town.) Other popular entertainment ventures across the county include paddleboat cruises in the summer and shows at Center Street Community Theater. Summer evenings are filled with music; be sure to catch a live show with a friend or special someone. (Check out the local Kosciusko County website for an up-to-date listing for events across the county).
Fall is the perfect time to explore Akron’s antique shops for unique finds. Don’t miss out on the changing colors of the leaves while taking a hike or bike ride through the wooded paths in this community. The local park, Pike Memorial Park, is filled with family-friendly recreational activities including a fenced-in tot park for the smallest of children, a tennis court, and soccer fields. There are also two walking trails spread out across the park.
The summer and early fall is the perfect chance to visit the farmers market where produce is fresh and local. If the cold doesn’t bother you, you may want to think about a new hobby in ice fishing since the lakes are full of winter biters. Melt away the worries in the spring by fishing on the open water. Kosciusko County has many great museums to check out their local history such as Lawrence D. Bell and his influence on American aircrafts at the Bell Aircraft Museum in Mentone.
Despite its small size, Akron has a growing business sector. The local commute averages 23 minutes, and with the cities of Warsaw or Rochester in close proximity, it won’t be difficult to find a home that fits perfectly with your travel needs. If you work in the production or transportation industries, then Akron is filled with local opportunities for you. Sales and administration are other business areas that have great demand in Akron.
Akron has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school to serve the children of this area. Akron Elementary School is located near the town center off of East Rural Street. Tippecanoe Valley Middle School is located next to Tippecanoe Valley High School in the northern outskirts of the town off of State Road 19.