North Canton, Ohio

North Canton is an appealing, suburban community in northeastern Ohio. It can be a bit cold for some in winter, but it’s far enough south of Lake Erie that it doesn’t get plagued from the very heavy lake effect snows like areas further to the north. 

This Midwestern suburb offers its residents a good quality of life. The attractive, tree-lined streets have a wide variety of affordable, well-kept homes. North Canton is a close-knit community, where families often choose to live from one generation to the next. Schools in North Canton are excellent and crime is low. Nearby Canton has a lot to do, plus larger cities like Cleveland and Columbus are close enough for day or weekend trips. Cleveland is about a one hour drive north and Columbus is two hours to the southwest. Pittsburgh is only two hours away as well, so North Canton is in a very convenient crossroads.


Covered bridge in eastern Ohio

The Canton area has a large array of job opportunities in most industries. The city has no shortage of restaurant varieties, cafes, pubs, entertainment and local events. If you’re into fishing, swimming and water sports on America’s wonderful Great Lakes, Lake Erie beaches are only an hour away. It’s also nice to take a leisurely drive around the rolling, wooded hills that surround North Canton. The fall colors in eastern Ohio are magnificent. You can find local farm stands, beautiful parks, hiking trails and so much more. Ohio’s Amish Country is only about 40 miles southwest of North Canton.

If you’re seeking an affordable, friendly, Midwestern community with a lot going for it, put the very livable North Canton on your list!

North Canton stats:

Total Population: 17,400

Median home value: $143,900

July is the warmest month, with an average high temperature of 83 degrees.

January is the coldest month, with an average high temperature of 33 degrees.

Average annual rainfall: 39 inches

Average annual snowfall: 39 inches

Fun fact: The Pro Football Hall of Fame is only four miles from North Canton!


Hilliard, Ohio

If you’re seeking midwestern Americana and a suburban lifestyle, you should highly consider Hilliard, OH. Situated just a few miles northwest of Columbus, Hilliard residents enjoy a very short daily commute downtown. The schools are highly-rated and property taxes are moderate. The City of Hilliard contains a combination of newly-built developments and charming houses built within the last 60 years or so. Crime is very low. Columbus has risen far above Cleveland and Cincinnati over the past few decades to be the largest city in Ohio. It’s a thriving city with a surprisingly fun college vibe in some areas for a city so large. Many top hospitals are within a short drive of Hilliard.

Columbus skyline

There are a number of lakes with swimming and boating in the Columbus area, mostly north and east of the city. The morning low temperatures can be quite cold in winter during Arctic blasts, but the frigid outbreaks don’t last nearly has long in Hilliard as they do in other parts of the Midwest (e.g. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa). Snowfall isn’t terribly high. Summers are warm and humid, but not stifling. Spring can bring about thunderstorms, but Hilliard lies well east of Tornado Alley. Central Ohio in general is a great place to settle for the long haul, check it out!

Hilliard stats:

Total Population: 34,386

Median home value: $225,799

July is the warmest month, with an average high temperature of 86 degrees.

January is the coldest month, with an average high temperature of 37 degrees.

Average annual rainfall: 38 inches

Average annual snowfall: 22 inches

Fun fact: Hilliard has the only flag from the World Trade Center that is not in a museum. The flag is located in front of the fire department on Northwest Pkwy.