Massillon, OH, a suburb of Canton is one of the industrial centers of the state. Housing is abundant, with land, houses, apartments and condos all available. The much lower than average cost of houses and steady appreciation rates make it one of the most penetrable markets in the country. Housing forecasts suggest that now is the prime time to invest.
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The steel industry continues to thrive in Massillon, offering low unemployment and consistent job growth. Education in the region is successful. Student to teacher ratios stay well under 20 to one, and high school graduation rates exceed 80 percent. The central location within Ohio gives residents reasonable commutes to all of Ohio's best universities, including Ohio State, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and many more. Massillon experiences some of the lowest crime rates in the country, scoring one of the 100 safest places to live, according to bestplaces.net. Adding in the low commute times and extremely low cost of living make the city one of the best places to work.
Massillon is full of activity. The city's long and rich history have filled it with unique museums and tours. It boasts a slew of restaurants and bars, each a unique dining experience. Being close to Cleveland, Canton and Cincinnati gives you close access to urban shopping and dining. Professional sports of every kind are at your fingertips, with day trip excursions offering the Indians, Cavaliers, Browns, Bengals, Celts, Reds and Kings. Nationally competitive college sports are also regularly available. You will find yourself in range of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Classic Car Museum, Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, city libraries and multiple urban downtowns. Massillon is also only an hour away from Lake Erie and the endless potential it can offer. If you want excellent job security, low cost of living and access to all that Ohio has to offer, look no further than Massillon.