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Following the trolley right-of-way between southwest Akron and Barberton, Kenmore developed rapidly between 1910 and 1920 as a new residential area. It was incorporated as a city supporting its own doctors, lawyers, churches, and Kenmore Boulevard as the retail and commercial center. Kenmore was annexed to Akron in 1928. n Kenmore is bisected by I-277 and U.S. 224. Kenmore land use is primarily single-family residential, with the following exceptions: East Avenue, which has mixed residential and retail uses; Manchester Road features retail uses; and the area between Wilbeth Road and Waterloo Road is mostly industrial-commercial. Summit Lake and Margaret Park, Nesmith Lake and Park, Prentiss Park, Mud Run Golf Course, and Kenmore Community Center on Kenmore Boulevard offer recreational opportunities.

Kenmore’s population is over 90% White. Average household income in Kenmore is similar to the City as a whole, as was the neighborhood’s 13.9% increase in average household income during the 1990s. During the 1990s, Kenmore experienced a small rise in the percentage of persons in poverty. Kenmore’s over-25 population has higher percentages of high school graduates and lower percentages of persons with college and graduate school degrees than Akron. Fifty-eight percent of employed persons 16 and over are in Technical, Sales, and Office or Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations. The percentage of persons in Management or Professional Occupations is lower than the City. Married couples head forty-six percent of Kenmore households, more than Akron, Ohio. Thirty-nine percent of Kenmore households (26% married; 13% single-parent) have their own children under 18 living with them. Kenmore has a slightly lower percentage of Nonfamily households than the City.

The age profile of Kenmore housing is similar to but slightly older than Akron housing as a whole. The percentage of owner-occupied housing is higher than the City as a whole. There were small decreases in owner-occupied and increases in renter-occupied housing units in the 1990s, unlike the City’s small increases in owner-occupied units and decreases in renter-occupied units. Kenmore’s owner-occupied housing appreciated by 26.8% in the 1990s. The average value of Kenmore’s owner-occupied housing is 75% of the average value of owner-occupied housing in Akron. Bed Bug Exterminator Akron

Restaurants and Pubs

  • Eat N Run is located at 1323 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, OH
  • The Nite Owl Restaurant is located at 992 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, OH
  • Kenmore Eastern Sports Bar is located at 973 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, OH
  • MJ’s Pub and Grill is located at 2226 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH


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