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Summit County Community Guide

Living in Summit County, Ohio

Summit County is located in Northeast, Ohio and offers an affordable cost of living and housing market with those averages being well below the national average. In addition, this area includes a commercial airport, national park, a public research university and several options for entertainment.

The county was founded in 1840 after the Portage Summit, the highest point along the Ohio and Erie Canal. Because of its location to this canal, the county grew quickly and became a major location for the production of rubber. Major companies like B.F. Goodrich, Firestone Tire and Rubber and Goodyear Tire & Rubber were all located in the county seat of Akron, making the city to become known as the “Rubber Capital of the World.”

Points of interest include the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Akron Zoo, Akron Art Museum, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and more!

Explore below to better understand homes for sale, current real estate market conditions, see how many communities are in the county, and learn about school districts and their ratings!

Homes for Sale in Summit County

Search houses for sale in Summit County from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), from all local realtor brokerages. Properties include residential homes, condos, multi-family, and land listings. Customize your own Summit County real estate search and receive email listing alerts when new properties hit the market!

Real Estate Market Update for Summit County

Here are the latest stats for the real estate market in Summit County! Updated monthly to help you understand market conditions and to determine if making a move now makes sense for your circumstances.


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Average Sale Price

Average sale price for sold houses in Summit County, Ohio.

JAN: $192,167
FEB: $194,231
MAR: $198,049
APR: $225,877
MAY: $236,106
JUN: $262,244
JUL: $244,450
AUG: $248,810
SEP: $241,611
OCT: $231,937

Close Price to Original List Price Ratio

Percentage indicates how much a property sold for, on average, when compared to what the list price was.

JAN: 99.1%
FEB: 100%
MAR: 100%
APR: 100.6%
MAY: 101.8%
JUN: 102.7%
JUL: 101%
AUG: 100%
SEP: 100%
OCT: 100%

Average Days a Home is on the Market

Number indicates the average days on market in Summit County, Ohio before a home sold. 

JAN: 34
FEB: 39
MAR: 32
APR: 30
MAY: 23
JUN: 20
JUL: 21
AUG: 26
SEP: 30
OCT: 32

New Listings to Come on the Market

Numbers indicate the total number of new listings that came on the market each month in Summit County, Ohio.

JAN: 542
FEB:  534
MAR: 799
APR:  971
MAY: 948
JUN: 1,086
JUL: 967
AUG: 889
SEP: 873
OCT: 780

Total Number of Home Sales

Numbers indicate the number of home sales each month in Summit County, Ohio.

JAN: 503
FEB:  472
MAR: 596
APR:  624
MAY: 743
JUN: 824
JUL: 736
AUG: 824
SEP: 748
OCT: 658

Want to know what is going on in your specific neighborhood? Get your free, no-obligation, home valuation and market report!

Communities in Summit County

Summit County has seen increases in population over the years but there are still several areas that are rural. The county includes 13 cities, 9 villages, and 9 townships.

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Cities

Akron (county seat)
Barberton
Cuyahoga Falls
Fairlawn
Green
Hudson
Macedonia
Munroe Falls
New Franklin
Norton
Stow
Tallmadge
Twinsburg

Villages

Boston Heights
Clinton
Lakemore
Mogadore
Northfield
Peninsula
Reminderville
Richfield
Silver Lake

Townships

Bath
Boston
Copley
Conventry
Northfield Center
Richfield
Sagamore Hills
Springfield
Twinsburg

School Districts in Summit County

There are 18 school districts in the county and you can learn more about each, by clicking on the district's name below.

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