In its early days Kent was known for a strong manufacturing sector, but over the years its become a haven for education and apartment renters attending the university bearing its name.
Kent State University, one of the city's and region's largest educational influences in terms of employment and research, has come to define this city and the lives of many of the apartment residents who call it home. At the same time, Kent's status as the home for a number of major corporations and manufacturers keep the city's economy bustling, meaning apartment residents normally have plenty of local opportunities for employment once they leave college. The culture in Kent borrows from that university feel while also blending elements of the arts, music and theater.
One of the city's most popular annual events, the Kent Heritage Festival, takes place each Independence Day and allows apartment residents and visitors from around the Akron
area a number of ways to celebrate summer in Northern Ohio, through live performances, rides, games, activities and fantastic food, as well as a fireworks celebration downtown. Kent apartment residents also frequently pay a visit to the Haymaker Farmer's Market, held from May to October, while summertime movie showings and outdoor concerts give apartment residents choices when looking a fun way to wile away an afternoon or evening.
Kent Stage is the city's premier venue for music performances, film showings and more, and apartment residents also head to the hall each year for the Kent Blues Festival and Up From the River Music Festival. Apartment residents in Kent also enjoy the city's 20 sparkling parks, while sports fans enjoy cheering for Kent State's Division 1 athletic teams.
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