Barberton Ohio Homes is Still Magic

Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services


   Barberton Ohio homes were born of Ohio Columbus (O.C.) Barber's vision in the late 1800's. As a visionary industrialist, Barber was one of the wealthiest men in early Akron. His vision was more in line with early Pennsylvania towns that mixed quality residential developments with industry surrounding. As Akron was developed with industry all around, i.e. Goodyear, Firestone, General Tire and Seiberling, Barber looked outside of then Akron and found an area to his liking. Mostly farmland and rural, Barber purchased large lots of land near Norton Ohio and moved his companies, Diamond Match Co, a packaging company for his matches and a sewer pipe company. All were nationally known, in fact Barber was known to all as the "Match King". He called in some of these Pennsylvania experts to lay out the tract for his new city.

   He then sold off tracks of land for housing and it went better than expected, 300 future Barberton Ohio homes were sold at the first offering. Developed around a beautiful, naturally fed, spring lake and park, Barberton Ohio was born. The park is known everywhere around Akron and is called Lake Anna, after O.C.'s daughter. It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with the family.

   Barberton Ohio homes has a varied selection of affordable, quality-built housing and the range of city services provides for an atmosphere of quality living. Barberton Ohio housing ranges from starter-type older homes to executive homes. Many new developments have been built to afford any one a new home in a great neighborhood, if desired. City streets are designed to minimize traffic throughout the neighborhoods, emphasizing pedestrian circulation and safety for children. Barberton Ohio homes are safe and provide a quiet, country feeling with a small town.

   In the last several years, developers have concentrated downtown to restore the old storefronts and provide very good restaurants and night spots.

   Barberton Ohio home residents enjoy access to over a dozen neighborhood parks, some of which feature skating rinks, wading pools, tennis and basketball courts for the entire Barberton homes families. There are numerous planned activities for children during the summer months. There is a very well attended, 4th of July celebration at Lake Anna. I have been known to go over with the family after enjoying our own Firestone Park Ohio celebrations. As a neighborhood, Barberton Ohio homes are less than 10 minutes from any other Akron Ohio neighborhood.

   Thankfully, O.C. Barber was yet another pioneer in early Akron that saw a need and provided to his workers an affordable place to live close to work and it became Barberton Ohio homes. After OC's legacy, Barberton Ohio is still known today as "The Magic City"

Barberton Ohio Homes Lake Anna

Trust me, I am your Barberton Ohio Homes Realtor

David M. Childress


Comments (4)

Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

David- Sounds like a very nice place to buy a home.  Hope all is well and fine with you. Katerina

Jul 26, 2009 10:34 AM
David M. Childress
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Akron, OH
I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!

Katerina- You caught me commenting, how about Jon's post, some great reading over there, eh?

I am wonderful and trust you two are also! Thank you for coming over.

Jul 26, 2009 10:41 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Love the logo!  Great description - felt like I was there myself!

Jul 26, 2009 02:02 PM
David M. Childress
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Akron, OH
I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio!

Renee- That was a real compliment coming from an ace writer like yourself! Thank you so much!

Jul 26, 2009 02:08 PM