Ohio serves as the seat of picturesque
Stark County in the northeast section of
Ohio. Canton lies 20 miles south of
Akron and just 60 miles south of
Cleveland, giving residents easy access to
big city amenities.
According to the
2000 Census, Canton reported a population of
80,806, while nearly
380,000 residents live in Stark County.
Other townships in Stark County include
Plain, Sandy and Tuscarawas.
The quality of
life in Canton is excellent. Canton citizens
enjoy a reasonable cost of living and a low rate
of crime for the region. The area experiences
four distinct seasons, with an average annual
temperature of nearly 50 degrees. In addition,
top-notch health care centers and academic
facilities are available.
for primary and secondary level education
consist of numerous excellent public and private
schools. Higher learning facilities include
Stark State College of Technology,
Walsh University and the Stark Campus of
Kent State University.
boasts a highly favorable environment for
successful businesses. The local economy relies
heavily on the agricultural, industrial, retail
and service sectors. Canton’s massive iron and
steel production results in locally manufactured
products such as automated teller machines,
roller bearings and vaults.
Mercy Medical Center and
The Timken Company are among Canton’s major
Canton, known as
"America's Playing Field", offers fine dining,
unique shopping opportunities, nineteen golf
courses and numerous tourist attractions.
Popular destinations include the
Canton Classic Car Museum,
Canton Museum of Art,
The Canton Players Guild,
Historic Palace Theater,
MAPS Air Museum,
McKinley Presidential Library and Museum and
The National First Ladies Library.
enthusiasts will enjoy the Amateur Sports Hall
of Fame and the
National Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Canton also hosts amateur baseball,
basketball and football events. The
Fox Creek Outdoors and the
Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival annually
bring the community together for celebration.
Ohio is home to
the world’s largest concentration of Amish
people and Canton acts as the gateway to
Amish Country. Canton hosts as
two-day tour of its local Amish community.
The tour consists of authentic
Amish cuisine, flea markets,
corn mazes, petting pastures and a museum.
Ohio offers an excellent quality of life
complemented by a hospitable community. From its
quaint Amish communities to its sophisticated
city culture, Canton is a lovely place to call
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