Best Places to Live

Akron, OH

Population: 198,329
Jeff Adkins

The Little Cuyahoga River runs along Akron, Ohio, a city that houses the University of Akron along with great museums, championship golf courses and 20 distinct neighborhoods. The microbrew industry is flourishing, with nine breweries in existence and experiencing success. Two of the locales are Hoppin' Frog Brewery as well as Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., which has choices like the 12 Dogs of Christmas and the Wulver, a bourbon-aged brew that's our pick for Akron. It's only available from November to February, so get it while you can.