When you get your first look at Copley, you might think you just stepped back in time. This small township has an old-fashioned look and a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. As part of Summit County, it is just 7 miles away from Akron. The town is also less than 30 miles from Cleveland. While you may be able to find bigger cities with more attractions in Ohio, when you rent an apartment in this small community, you'll live in a neighborhood where you actually get to know your neighbors and enjoy quiet nights at home.
Copley owes its foundation to a soldier from the War of 1812. After seeing the natural beauty of the area, Jonah Turner decided to build a house there after the war ended. As others followed, the township established its first school and saw new stores opening near the center of the region. Garner Green purchased a large portion of land in the federal government's lottery and named it Greenfield after himself. The name the township now goes by comes from that man's wife. Due to changes made over the years, the township is now smaller than it once was.
The population of the township is more than 13,000, according to recent census data. Some of those who live in the township own and operate their own farms. Others live in the rural community and commute to jobs in nearby Akron.
Many people move to Copley for the quiet nature of the area. While you will find some shops and restaurants here, outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the town's community park. This park has a walking/jogging trail, playground, athletic fields and a pavilion you can use for parties and other events.
The close proximity of the township to nearby Akron opens up more opportunities for you. Animal lovers can't miss the Akron Zoo, which boasts a number of special programs and events year-round.
Those who prefer nature and history can explore the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Living history performances and vintage baseball reenactments are just some of the activities the historic site offers. You can also tour both the historic homes and the botanical gardens.
If you rent an apartment in the neighborhood, owning a car is a necessity. The township consists of more than 20 square miles, and there is no form of public transportation.
As this township is so small, you won't find any college campuses. Akron is just a 10 minute-drive away though, and this larger city offers plenty of options for students. You can attend a community college or a larger university. The University of Akron is the largest campus in that city, but some students may prefer studying at one of the smaller area campuses, which include Bryant & Stratton College and Brown Mackie College.
Part of the reason for the popularity of homes for rent in a smaller neighborhood like Copley is because of the chemical plants nearby. Those plants, including the Goodyear Chemical Plant and Akrochem, represent some of the region's top employers. Many residents also work for employers like Summa Health System and The University of Akron. The township itself is also home to a number of farms and small shopping centers that require help from laborers.