Welcome to
Historic Kent, Ohio

downtown Kent Ohio introong 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.

Downtown Kent, Ohio and Kent State University birds-eye viewAerial 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
    10 miles northeast of Akron
    20 miles north of Canton
    35 miles west of Youngstown

    Kent, the largest city in Portage County, is within 500 miles of 55% of the total U.S. population.

    Ohio is home to 133,280 Kent State University alumni. Two-thirds of them are living right here in Northeast Ohio.

Kent Ohio is located in central Northeast Ohio within Portage County, Ohio

    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.

 

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