City of Kent

Long known as a center of learning and Mecca for the arts, Kent, home of Kent State University offers you a place to buy unique gifts from artisans, craftsmen, and merchants. Plus, visitors can enjoy live music and eateries in a cozy nostalgic atmosphere. The Over Easy at the Depot Restaurant is located in the historic Atlantic & Great Western Railway Depot and overlooks one of the few remnants of the Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal—a stone arched dam with a canal lock attached—the only one of its kind in the United States. Kent, the original Tree City, is blessed with an extensive park system as well as many festivals and events throughout the year to capture the local flavor.

In the Downtown Kent area you will find diverse shopping/dining opportunities, top attractions and beautiful vistas in a friendly, small-town atmosphere. 

Downtown Kent is ideally located on the junction of State Routes 43 and 59; providing easy access to several interstate highways: I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), I-480, I-271, and I-76. Easily accessible from Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and Youngstown, the city of Kent serves as a significant link between several major metropolitan areas.


  • 36 miles southeast of Cleveland
  • 10 miles northeast of Akron
  • 20 miles north of Canton
  • 35 miles west of Youngstown