Kinda blew my mind to actually see this thread. My wife and I currently live in Akron.
We love it here. Great for Families, close enough to Cleveland to enjoy what the city has to offer, lots of employment locations you can utilize (akron, cleveland, youngstown, and more).
Not quite sure where to start, but there is plenty of cool stuff to do around here. The aforementioned Football Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Blues and Brews is coming to Stan Hewitt Hall right by my house this weekend, looking forward to that. Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland is great to visit, and trust me, they have some of the best beer around. You are in for a treat there.
We'll have to get together for a beer sometime. PM me. Both for the Beer, and we should figure out where we live in relation to each other.