The City of Canton is the county seat of Stark County with a population of 72,000. It is home to national attractions including the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, First Ladies' National Museum & Historic Site, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In downtown Canton visit the site where today's National Football League was founded, celebrating the 100th anniversary in September 2020. Prominent architecture, murals and public art throughout the city capture the history. The small, walkable downtown is home to many businesses, government offices, downtown living, local restaurants, historic sites and museums, specialty shops, art galleries and more.More Info
Stark County is home to diverse neighborhoods and real estate options. Discover the character of these Stark County communities.
Stark County's 373,000+ residents sprawl across 30+ cities, villages and townships. Housing costs in Stark County are 38% points lower than the national average. Find the perfect place to call home in Stark County whether you are looking for downtown living, waterfront property, suburbia, or a serene, country setting. Homes For Sale
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Jackson Township (population 37,000+) and Plain Township (population 36,000+) are two of the largest townships in Canton. In addition to residential areas, golf courses, parks and recreation, the Belden Village area is a major retail hub with a large concentration of stores, hotels and restaurants.More Info
The city of Massillon (population 32,000+) anchors the western portion of Stark County. Known as "The City of Champions", the Massillon area has fierce community pride, especially when it comes to athletics and specifically football. Paul Brown is a favorite son. The co-founder and first coach of the Cleveland Browns grew up in Massillon and was the head coach at Massillon Washington High School for nine years before continuing on to coach at Ohio State and in the NFL, eventually earning the highest acclaim as a Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee. See the history of the city on full display at the Massillon Museum, one of many points of interest in the Massillon and the western Stark County area.More Info
Lake Township and the Village of Hartville (population 26,000+) is located in northern Stark County, about halfway between Canton and Akron. The community's warmth and charm is a lasting impact of its Amish and Mennonite forefathers. Despite its small-town appeal and serene rural setting, the area is also known for shopping and dining, in large part due to its claim as home to the famous, familly-owned Hartville Kitchen, Hartville Hardware, and Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market.More Info
Alliance is located in eastern Stark County, bordering Mahoning County, with a population just under 22,000. Home to the University of Mount Union and several corporate headquarters, Alliance is also home to unique points of interest including the Troll Hole Museum, Cat Fanciers Association, and Glamorgan Castle.More Info
North Canton is home to numerous corporations including the Timken Company and Diebold Nixdorf world headquarters. The city is also home to one of three Stark County universities, Walsh University. With a population of 17,200+, the suburban community is a beautiful snapshot of a traditional midwest American town.More Info
Located in western Stark County near Massillon, Canal Fulton is an original canal town along the Ohio & Erie Canalway, a National Heritage Area. The quaint town has a population of around 5,000. The campgrounds, waterways and towpath trail offer unique recreational entertainment.More Info
The Village of Minerva is located on the historic Lincoln Highway, the first coast to coast highway to cut across the U.S., and is one of the only locations to see the exposed, original bricks that paved its path. The town (population 3,600+) falls along the border of Carroll, Columbiana and Stark Counties, providing a rural, country setting.More Info
Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village is the mixed-use development located in a 200-acre tourism development district surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The project, led by HOF Village LLC as advised by M. Klein & Company, aligns with the Hall of Fame’s mission, values and vision and its standing as “The Most Inspiring Place on Earth!”More Info
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