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A small town, with paved brick roads, street lights adorned with banners and the center of town anchored by the former Hoover Co. on one corner and the YMCA across the street on the other corner. Old style, turn of the 20th Century buildings line Main Street. A modern looking city hall and library sit across the street.

The former town of New Berlin rebranded North Canton in the early 1900's now has a population of 17,400 residents. The quaint town was recently named the 42nd best city in America, which was compiled by the Wall Street Journal/USA Today.

The city of North Canton was praised for their affordability. According to the ranking, goods and services cost about 14 percent less than the nationwide average and the city's 2.2 percent unemployment rate is nearly half the national rate of 4.1 percent. It went on to say, North Canton is among the safest in the country, with 69 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 people compared to the U.S. crime rate of 383 incidents per 100,000.

Pikus Real Estate and Property Management owner Shirley Pikus manages several properties in the city. Pikus property management owns rental houses in Bob-O-Link Estates and the twin Hillcrest Apartment buildings.

One of the reasons the city of North Canton ranks so high is its accessibility to the highway, two public golf courses, hiking trails, education, retail, restaurants and excellent medical facilities in the city limits.

Access to interstate
Interstate 77 is a five minute drive for most residents within the city limits. Interstate 77 is easily accessible off of Everhard Road, Whipple Avenue, Portage Street and Shuffle Drive.  North Canton is located 15 minutes from Akron and 50 minutes from Cleveland, with access to the arts and minor and professional sports teams.

The city of North Canton offers multiple recreational facilities for residents. Within the city limits are two 18-hole public golf courses – the Fairways at Arrowhead and The Sanctuary. The Fairways offers public swimming and banquet facilities.

Residents who enjoy walking, running or riding their bike have access to the Stark Park Trails that run through much of the city. Additionally, residents can walk, play tennis and have a picnic at Price Park or sit and relax by the man-made lake.

North Canton City Schools consistently ranks in the Top 50 in the state of Ohio for providing an excellent education for students in grades kindergarten through 12 grade. The school system performs extremely well on state testing and offers a variety of programs including AP classes.

Walsh University, which started with one building in 1960, sits within the city limits. The university has grown to 2,200 students and offers bachelor and master's degrees. The university is located at Market and East Maple Street.

Retail and Restaurants

The city offers multiple family-owned retail and restaurants selection from Washington Square to Main Street. Within a five minute drive, residents can access retail stores at Belden Village Mall and The Strip. Each offers multiple restaurant opportunities as well.

Medical Facilities

Residents have access to multiple medical facilities within the city limits. Aultman and Mercy Medical offer Stat Care facilities for families. Akron Children's Hospital recently opened a facility on the campus of the Aultman North facility for internal medicine. Within a short drive, residents have access to Aultman and Mercy Medical hospitals. For residents who need to see an orthopedic doctor, Spectrum and Omni are within 10 minutes.

All the conveniences of modern, metro city with old town charm, the city of North Canton is ideal for raising a family. To learn more about available rental properties from Pikus Real Estate and Property Management in North Canton, please contact Shirley Pikus