ong known as a center of learning and Mecca for the arts, Kent, home of Kent State University offers you a place to buy unique gifts from artisans, craftsmen, and merchants. Plus, visitors can enjoy live music and eateries in a cozy nostalgic atmosphere. The Pufferbelly Restaurant is located in the historic Atlantic & Great Western Railway Depot and overlooks one of the few remnants of the Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal—a stone arched dam with a canal lock attached—the only one of its kind in the United States. Kent, the original Tree City, is blessed with an extensive park system as well as many festivals and events throughout the year to capture the local flavor.
Aerial photo courtesy Bob Keller
Here in the Kent area you will find diverse shopping/dining opportunities, top attractions and beautiful vistas in a friendly, small-town atmosphere. We appreciate your interest in the Kent area. If we can be of assistance in helping plan your next, or your first visit to Kent, please call or visit the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce.
Downtown Kent is ideally located on the junction of State Routes 43 and 59; providing easy access to several interstate highways: I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), I-480, I-271, and I-76. Easily accessible from Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Youngstown, the city of Kent serves as a significant link between several major metropolitan areas
• 36 miles southeast of Cleveland
A progressive city government working closely with the business community,
the chamber of commerce and the university has cultivated Kent’s favorable business climate. Their combined efforts have resulted in a good mix of residential, commercial
and industrial land for future sites and growth.