Not too far from downtown Akron is one of the city’s trendiest, artsiest and fastest growing areas: Highland Square.
New businesses appealing to the young and the hip are opening all the time. Restaurants, coffee shops, bars, clothing shops, a movie theater, tattoo parlors and one of the region’s coolest indie record stores, Square Records, are among the things that attract people from all over the city.
One of the year’s biggest events is Art in the Square/Highland Square Porch Rockr. It’s a day-long celebration of artists, musicians and food vendors — many of them from the immediate area.