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 Adding in the low commute times and extremely low cost of living make the city one of the best places to work.

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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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