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Portage - Kent


Kent is king in Portage County. It's the largest city in this administrative part of Northeast Ohio, supported by a local population of approximately 30,000 people. It went from being a village borne out of sections of Franklin Mills and Carthage into a city of its own rite and, eventually, the local county seat. Sometime during the course of its history, hundreds of trees were planted throughout the city, earning Kent its nickname: Tree City.

Located in central Portage County, Kent spreads out over nine square miles of land. It is almost next-door neighbors to Akron, which is roughly 12 miles away via three major thoroughfares: OH-59, I-76, and Northeast Avenue. Kent shares borders with Brady Lake, Stow, Brimfield, and Franklin Township.

Here is more of what Kent, Ohio and its real estate market has in store:

Farm-fresh produce all year round

People from all over Portage County come to Kent's Haymakers' Farmers Market, open every Saturday morning no matter the season. Residents and visitors alike get to sample fresh and seasonal produce and products from local farmers and artisans. It is one of the best ways to get a taste of what the region has to offer.

Once in a while, Haymakers' Farmers Market also hosts a series of family-friendly events. These include Music at the Market, usually held around noon with the support of the Ohio Arts Council. Visitors also keep their eyes peeled for the community potlucks and farm tours.

Energetic college town

One other way residents enjoy community life is through the plethora of sports events held in Kent throughout the year. The city is home to Kent State University's Golden Flashes, which compete in an array of sports including basketball, football, soccer, and baseball, just to name a few.

Check out homes for sale in Kent Ohio

There is a great variety of homes for sale in Kent, Ohio, ranging from two-bedroom bungalows to spacious luxury properties, generous in space both inside and out. Architectural styles in the market tend to lean towards the traditional side, such as Ranch, Farmhouse, and American foursquare.

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