There’s plenty to see and do within easy walking distance of the Kent Campus. Follow the Lefton Esplanade to experience a city renaissance of new restaurants and specialty shops that have brought a renewed energy to Kent’s already vibrant downtown.

Explore Downtown Kent

If you are looking for a hot shot of espresso with a pastry, a quick taco or crispy salad for lunch, or a glass of wine over a luxurious dinner with friends or business partners, downtown Kent has it all!

  • There's always something fun happening in Kent! Live music, festivals, comedy shows, college sports & more.

  • From yoga studios, financial institutions, auto care and more, you’ll find everything you need in Kent, Ohio. Kent is a community that thrives on our local businesses.

  • Kent State University is ideally situated in Northeast Ohio. Located just six miles off I-76, our campus is easy to find and accessible from neighboring Akron/Canton and Cleveland airports. Kent State's 953 acre campus can also be reached by car, shuttle and public transportation.

  • Stay connected to your faith, with several churches, synagogues, temples and mosques to choose from in and around the Kent area.