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Wallhaven is in the northwest part of the City surrounding the West Market, West Exchange, and Hawkins Avenue intersection. Wallhaven is a destination retail area offering groceries, restaurants, and specialty retail. Wallhaven also has numerous professional offices in converted residences and mostly one-story or low-rise office buildings. The International Chemical Workers Union Building is a notable high-rise exception. n Modest well-maintained single-family homes dominate the area east of Hawkins with a more varied mix of residential activity west of Hawkins. Hardesty Park, Forest Lodge Park, and the Northwest Community Center nearby offer recreational opportunities. Wallhaven’s population is older than that of the City of Akron, Ohio. While persons 65 and over are around 14% of City residents, they are nearly 20% of Wallhaven’s population. The percentage of under the 20s is among the lowest in the City. Wallhaven has a majority White population with some ethnic diversity. During the 1990s, the percentage rise in average household income was about half that of the City, and the poverty rate rose by 10.7%, against a decrease in the City of 17%. The average household income in 2000 was 112% of the City’s average household income. Bed Bug Exterminator Akron

Wallhaven’s population is relatively well-educated, with 39% of adults 25 and over having a college or graduate degrees compared to 18% of City residents. Wallhaven’s residents are twice as likely to be in Management and Professional occupations as City residents. They are less than half as likely to be in Construction, Maintenance, and Precision Craft occupations, or Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations. Over half of Wallhaven households are Nonfamily households. Most of these are persons living alone. The percentage of Married and Single-parent households with children under 18 is about the same as City households, but the ratio of Married households with children is about three times that of Single-parent households.

In recent years, the percentage of new housing units equaled that of the City. The remaining housing is newer than City of Akron housing, with about two-thirds constructed from 1940 – 1980. Due to decreases in the total number of housing units, and a decline in neighborhood population, there was a reduction in the percentage of renter-occupied units. The average value of owner-occupied units was 28% more than City owner-occupied units.

Restaurants and Pubs

  • The Square Scullery is located at Around Back, 783 W Market St, Akron, OH
  • The Merchant Tavern is located at 1824 Merriman Rd, Akron, OH
  • Pub Bricco is located at 1841 Merriman Rd, Akron, OH
  • Mickey’s In The Valley is located at 1310 Weathervane Ln, Akron, OH


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