Cars for Sale in Akron, Ohio
Akron, Ohio was founded in 1825 and became the fastest growing city in the 1910s when the population grew by over 200%. This growth was due to Akron's booming industries like stoneware, sanitary sewer, fishing tackle, farming equipment, toys, and especially rubber. In the 1900s, Akron had numerous rubber companies in the area and was known as the Rubber Capital of the World, but rubber production has declined and the only rubber company left in the city is Goodyear Tire. In the face of this decline, Akron is now known for its large polymer research programs.
Akron features soaring performance halls, the largest being the E. J. Thomas Hall, with regular performers such as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Club, and the Children's Concert Society. Other out of town acts include Broadway shows, comedians, entertainers, and speakers. The city is also home to the Akron Art Museum, the Akron Police Museum, the Toy Museum, and the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, the historical home of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founder and the site of the first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
The city hosts numerous annual national events throughout the year. The Bridgestone Invitational is a PGA golf tournament that is held in Akron, as well as the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Finals, the National Hamburger Festival, and a Founders Day celebration for Alcoholics Anonymous. Akron also has several parks, with the most major ones being Lock 3, Firestone, Goodyear Heights, and the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm.
Famous basketball player LeBron James grew up in Akron and attended St. Vincent - St. Mary High School. The city is served by the Akron-Canton Regional Airport and the METRO Regional Transit Authority's bus system.
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