“The Portage Lakes” in Akron, Ohio is an absolutely beautiful area to call one’s home. Conveniently located just south of Downtown Akron and surrounded by the cities of Green, Barberton, and Uniontown, the Portage Lakes exhibits the perfect blend of big-city ease and serene lake-side charm.
With its 8 lakes which encompasses 2,034 acres, the Portage Lakes offers a surplus of water-related fun. From swimming, to skiing, to boating, to fishing, the chain of lakes and its nearby marinas and lake-side restaurants, offer its residents a unique and quaint place for both living and recreation in the summer, as well as activities in the winter, such as ice fishing, ice skating, and snow mobiling.
Most importantly, the Portage Lakes offers a sense of community and pride by offering programs and yearly activities for its residents, such as the annual Polar Bear Jump, the Light Up the Lakes Boat Parade, and fireworks on the Fourth of July. Hiking and picnicking is available in the state parks around the area, along with a new locally funded dog park and bird and butterfly garden.
Logistically speaking, the Portage Lakes is easily accessed by nearby I-77, I-76, Route 224, and Route 619, and is just miles away from the Akron-Canton Airport. With great schools, and its close proximity to shopping, several family-owned markets, and fantastic medical facilities, this lake-side retreat seems to be an ideal place to live and raise a family in Northeast Ohio.