The Home of Lebron James "ALL IN". Akron, Ohio is such a wonderful and prideful place to visit and reside. Akron has "pocket villages" such as; Highland Square that have quant shops, historical theaters, night life, dining, and more. Akron, Ohio or as some like to call it "Little Cleveland" was once the Rubber Capital of The World! One of the most interesting sites to check out while visiting Akron is Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens where F.A. Seiberling once lived. Seiberling was one of the co-founders/visionaries of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Akron is a place where many young families are choosing to raise their children. The history, the metropolitan parks, the dining, and the art museums are stellar reasons to spend time in Akron, Ohio.