The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Akron, OH For 2024

The richest Akron neighborhoods are Northwest Akron and Fairlawn Heights for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Richest Neighborhoods In Akron
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Akron has to offer. Where houses go for over 0.83x the national median and household incomes are 1.67x the national median.

But where exactly in Akron do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Northwest Akron where the median income is a cool $91,588.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Akron out of 21 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Akron for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Northwest Akron looks to be the richest Akron neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $561,616. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Akron.

For more Akron reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Akron and the worst neighborhoods in Akron.

Or, for living around Akron, out the best Akron suburbs and the worst Akron suburbs.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Akron For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Northwest Akron $91,588
2 Fairlawn Heights $82,048
3 Wallhaven $59,502
4 Merriman Valley $54,169
5 Firestone Park $51,585
6 Ellet $51,493
7 Highland Square $46,670
8 Goodyear Heights $45,547
9 Kenmore $40,829
10 North Hill $38,185
11 South Akron $37,464
12 Rolling Acres $35,933
13 Chapel Hill $33,985
14 West Akron $33,584
15 Elizabeth Park Valley $33,412
16 East Akron $32,926
17 Lane-Wooster $28,938
18 Summit Lake $28,858
19 University Of Ohio Akron $26,718
20 Middlebury $26,477
21 Downtown $15,724

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Akron For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Akron.

We ranked every neighborhood in Akron by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Northwest Akron, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Akron.

The richest neighborhoods in Akron are Northwest Akron, Fairlawn Heights, Wallhaven, Merriman Valley, Firestone Park, Ellet, Highland Square, Goodyear Heights, Kenmore, and North Hill.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Downtown.

The poorest neighborhoods in Akron are Downtown, Middlebury, University Of Ohio Akron, Summit Lake, and Lane-Wooster.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Akron.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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