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Old 03-16-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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Hi everyone!
I have lived in Akron for about 10 years now but I don't know much about the Goodyear Heights area. Can anyone give me some insight (i.e. what areas/roads to steer clear of)? Is it a relatively safe area?
Thanks so much in advance!
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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I cant say for sure citygirl but from reading crime watch I would stay away from newton st. west of Britain, and anything west of Brattain rd, and Goodyear blvd from market to newton. but I cant say for sure.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Had some friends that lived in Goodyear Hts in recent years. Basically a blue collar, working class area with a bit of riff-raff mixed in. The better parts are east of Brittan Rd and north of Newton St. South of Goodyear Hts park is also solid. Things get shady going west on Newton or Eastland down the hill. Ellet is a much better alternative if you are going to be living on the east side of Akron though.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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Yeah I was looking at Ellet too - would prefer that side but was just wondering if I was missing a hidden gem of an area in the GH neighborhoods.
Thanks!
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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Well, if you're looking for a hidden gem in the Goodyear Hts area I suggest the neighborhood directly south of the Goodyear Hts Metropark, between Park Blvd and Darrow Rd. This spot has great park access and is close to the highway.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:16 AM
 
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Does anyone know anything about Kennebec Ave, in Goodyear Hts.? My daughter is looking at a house there but we know nothing about the area.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:59 AM
 
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I have two daughters, and they grew up in Goodyear Heights area around Newton St., and Goodyear Blvd. That part of the heights isn't an ideal area, but Kennebec Ave is really a nice lower middle class neighborhood. I would buy a house there. Only that the neighborhood degrades heading from there toward S. Main. However around Kennebec is really nice an well kept.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Had some friends that lived in Goodyear Hts in recent years. Basically a blue collar, working class area with a bit of riff-raff mixed in. The better parts are east of Brittan Rd and north of Newton St. South of Goodyear Hts park is also solid. Things get shady going west on Newton or Eastland down the hill. Ellet is a much better alternative if you are going to be living on the east side of Akron though.
What about housing around Malasia Park--this is just a few blocks west of Newton--is there Akron airport noise pollution in this neighborhood just southwest of Goodyear Heights Metro Park?
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Akron, Ohio
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There's a little bit due to the proximity to the airport but not enough that it's heavily disruptive, at least in my experience living right off of that part of the heights so far.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I am quite familiar with Goodyear Heights. In general, the area east of Brittan Road and north of Goodyear Boulevard is better off than the area west of Brittain Road and south of Goodyear Boulevard. 15 to 20 years ago, this distinction mattered much less, but the community's fortunes have definitely changed for the worse over the past few decades in the wake of the industrial collapse. Many of the older homeowner residents that were retirees of Goodyear and General Tire have died off within the past decade or so, and their homes have become rentals for a much more transient population that isn't as invested in the community.

Least safe is probably the area west of Seiberling Elementary along Newton St, and south of Barber Elementary, along Eastland Ave.
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