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Old 12-28-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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There is a possibility of my being offered a job in Akron, I currently live in the UK and I was wondering if anyone can offer some advice about nice areas to live. I have done a little research myself and Fairlawn. I have a wife and 2 year old son, so I am keen on a safe enviroment for them. Many thanks to anyone who can offer some advice
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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I would be interested to know as well since I'm going to be working in the Fairlawn area and want to live close by.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Fairlawn "ain't what it used to be". Some clown turned some of the apartments into section 8. It's the same guy who destroyed Thurmont years ago. Move to Bath, Copley (good part), or revere area. Highland high school area is nice too. Akron has been steadily eroding over the last 30 years or so.

Try Bath if you can afford it. Low crime, clean, good schools, beautiful park system, excellent highway access.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Ak-Rowdy, OH
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Fairlawn "ain't what it used to be". Some clown turned some of the apartments into section 8. It's the same guy who destroyed Thurmont years ago. Move to Bath, Copley (good part), or revere area. Highland high school area is nice too. Akron has been steadily eroding over the last 30 years or so.

Try Bath if you can afford it. Low crime, clean, good schools, beautiful park system, excellent highway access.
A few duplexes of section 8 on one or two streets isn't going to impact anything unless you're moving to Chamberlain Road. By "some of the apartments" you would think they dropped a complex of projects in there - the amount he is referring to is a fraction of a fraction of the apartments/houses in Fairlawn. Fairlawn is nice, tons of shopping, great city services, upper middle class demographics and great schools - the exact same schools you would go to if you lived in Copley.

True, Bath is even higher income with larger houses, but to suggest that in the grand scheme of neighborhoods that Fairlawn is deficient is just laughable.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Akron,Oh and PSL, Fl
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Try Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, or Penninsula these are all nice affordable area's.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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I'm going to agree with the above posters. Fairlawn is nice town. I'm sure Bath is a bit nicer, but I'm not sure the two were ever comporable. If you're already considering Fairlawn, it's likely that Bath may be out of your price range. The median household income in Bath was $104,162(in 2008).
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