I have been eyeing an area of fairlawn and slightly into Northwest Akron. A property has popped up that interests me in Northwest Akron, near the Sand Run Metro park. I have yet to drive through this section but I am looking for some insight from someone who is more familiar with this particular area.
@Peter Dials Feel free to reach out and I will see if I can answer your questions.
Great area! Always in demand, rents range around $600 -$800. I have houses just south of there and rarely have had any problems keeping them full.
Yup, that's a nice area.
Unfortunately, the property went pending right after I saw it. Either way still trying to learn the area. @Jack Smith are those properties closer to Highland Square? I feel places closer to Fairlawn could bring a little more?
@Peter Dials : Fairlawn area is nicer and would bring higher rents. But it's also incredibly congested with access to I-77 and 18 is a through way to Medina. That said, it's got about everything anyone would want and it borders Copley Township. The Highland Square area is much older, more quaint, and more inner city. You can walk to a lot of small businesses in the area, as well a desirable area. I have to believe T&I are going to be higher in Fairlawn, so it may offset your higher rents.
@Jack Smith Yes, it is congested but, like you said everything is right there! Quick access to 77, akron, medina, shopping, etc. Also, thought about looking into Copley as well. I do like Highland Square as well but doesn't fit into my plan right now.