Finding Apartments for Rent in Canton, OH
Finding apartments in Canton, OH may take time in order to search for the ideal spot. Canton, OH is a lovely smaller city perched nearby Cleveland and Akron. The three cities work together for events, to attract tourists and businesses. Canton is located near enough to Akron for an easy commute and has plenty of apartments to rent for short- and long-term. Canton is in the northeast part of Ohio, along the historic Lincoln Highway and is one end of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad line. It is known for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and as the home of William McKinley. Many of the buildings in Canton were built prior to World War II, which makes it one of the most historic cities in the country. Canton is a family-friendly town with numerous activities for all ages and a diverse population ideal for singles and couples as well.
Top Neighborhoods in Canton, OH
The top neighborhoods in Canton are Portage St NW / Wales Ave NW and 55th St NE / Middlebranch Ave NE. The Portage/Wales neighborhood corresponds with zip codes 44646, 44718, 44647. This unique neighborhood features a highly-diverse population made up of high-income families in the top 15 percent of the U.S. population. 52 percent of the neighborhood is comprised of professionals, executives and managers. Most residents own cars and commute 15 to 30 minutes to work and the housing vacancy is very low with a vacancy rate of under 2 percent. Comparatively, the 55th/Middlebranch neighborhood also has a low vacancy rate. Homes in both neighborhoods are about the same age, built from 1940 to 1999. Also diverse, this neighborhood's accommodations are a bit smaller with a higher population of retired residents. With a high population of highly-educated senior adults, this neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. Both neighborhoods have public schools with the schools in the Portage/Wales area rated extremely highly.
Cultural Attractions in Canton, OH
For a smaller-sized city, Canton has a slew of cultural attractions, including the Canton Museum of Art, focusing on 19th and 20th century artists. There are historical attractions surrounding the life and presidency of William McKinley including the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum and the William McKinley Tomb. The National First Ladies Historic Library is also in Canton. Canton also shares attractions with nearby cities of Akron and Cleveland which are within a 45 minute drive.
Sports and Recreation in Canton, OH
Canton has two of the most visited sports sites in the United States. The first, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, brings in professional football fans from around the country each year. The Hall of Fame is open year-round with exciting history and information on football statistics and top players and coaches. August is when players are inducted into the hall each year.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a premier attraction to anyone who loves hiking, walking, picnics and train rides. The park follows the Cuyahoga River and has the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad that runs between Rockside Road and Canton. Besides all of the natural beauty, the park has a Canal Exploration Visitor Center which opened in 2014 that has a live demonstration of a canal lock. The railroad conveys passengers and bikers from one spot to another throughout the park offering a scenic ride for passengers of all ages.
Shopping in Canton, OH
Shopping is plentiful in Canton, with the Belden Village Mall and numerous other smaller shopping strips and individual stores. There are many small art galleries and boutiques in the Canton-Akron area, as well as additional shopping in Cleveland. Northeast Ohio is also known as a foodie area with an emphasis on locally grown produce and locally produced meats, dairy and eggs. Farmers' markets are open almost every day of the week somewhere within the Cleveland-Akron-Canton neighborhoods for organic and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Dining in Canton, OH
With the emphasis on local cuisine, it is not surprising that Canton offers a variety of eateries for any type of mood. 91 Wood Fired Oven is an upscale restaurant using fresh, seasonal foods. Basil Asian Bistro offers a twist on sushi. Bender's Tavern is Canton's oldest restaurant in the historic downtown area while Bugsy's Pasta House will satisfy your Italian cravings. Other favorites are Hart Mansion Restaurant for American cuisine, Lucca Downtown for fresh fish and fine dining and SHY Cellars for tapas and wines, beers and spirits.
Weather in Canton, OH
Weather is part of the Northeast Ohio lifestyle with the proximity of Lake Erie for boating and fishing and winter's heavy snows. With high humidity year round, winter's lows can go below zero with an average winter temperature in the mid-20's (F) and summer hosts an average high of 82 degrees (F) with occasional thunderstorms throughout the season. Canton gets a lot of rain throughout the year. The saying goes that if you don't like the weather in Northeast Ohio, just wait a few minutes and it will change.View Apartments in Canton, Ohio
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