A diverse mix of people, businesses and housing keeps Wallhaven thriving
If you want, well, pretty much anything, Akron's Wallhaven neighborhood is probably a good place to start looking. It's an area where retailers are expanding and opportunities are around every corner. From great restaurants and eateries, to amazing grocer options and retail establishments, Wallhaven truly has everything you'd want or need in a Great Street!
It's a place Jason Segedy, Akron director of planning and urban development, loves and an area the city hopes will see further residential development. It's also a place where retailers are expanding, including with and around a new Whole Foods Market 365. But it began life as a suburb, under another familiar local name.
"In the 1919 city plan, this area was called Fairlawn … There's always been just one Fairlawn, but it moved," Segedy explained.
Wallhaven is a neighborhood that's near and dear to Segedy. It's got a lot of what he looks for as both a planning director and as a resident: a broad mix of housing options, along with diverse retail and other businesses that have helped to keep it up through about 80 years of history.
Street resurfacing is currently underway in Wallhaven and throughout the City of Akron! Check out the pictures below to see some of the progress!