Moving to North Canton, OH

North Canton, the home of the Hoover Company, encompasses 6.4 square miles of northern Ohio and has a population of 17,488. It was officially recognized as a city in 1962. Want to find local movers in North Canton? View the list of Atlas® North Canton movers.

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North Canton History

North Canton was originally named New Berlin in 1831, when it was founded by Samuel Bachtel. It became a 23-lot community of mostly German settlers. Its citizens voted to change its name to North Canton in 1918 due to the unpopularity of anything German-associated during World War I. The Hoover Company was founded by William H. “Boss” Hoover, who ran the local tannery before he decided to manufacture vacuum cleaners. Hoover’s factory caused a steady population increase from 1930 onward, and the construction of Interstate Highway 77 boosted the population to its current levels. 

North Canton Weather

Like much of the Midwest, North Canton has warm, humid summers and cold winters with light snow. There are only about 164 sunny days per year. The average high temperature in July is 82 degrees, and the average low temperature in January is 20 degrees.

North Canton Transportation

North Canton is accessible by car via Interstate Highway 77 and State Highway 43. Public bus transportation is provided by Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) around North Canton and to surrounding areas. The Akron-Canton Airport is 5 miles from the cities center. It offers some of the lowest airfare in the state and affordable nonstop flights to Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale.

Cost of Living in North Canton

Residents of North Canton pay less than average for groceries, healthcare, and utilities. Transportation costs are only slightly higher than average. Housing is the most affordable of all, at 29 percent less expensive than the United States average. Considering relocating to North Canton? Want to see how far your salary will go in the Akron area? Use the tools below to find out.

North Canton Hospitals

The Mercy Medical Center is 5.2 miles south in neighboring Canton. This 476-bed facility employs over 3,000 people in total, including 620 physicians. Summa Health Green Medical Center is a newer hospital that opened about a decade ago, located about 9 miles north in nearby Uniontown.

North Canton Schools

The city’s children are educated by North Canton City Schools, a district that includes two elementary schools, two intermediate schools, one middle school, one high school, and an early childhood center. There are also a few religiously affiliated private schools available in the area. The University of Akron is located 17 miles north via Interstate Highway 77. It offers over 300 degree programs, including master’s, doctorate, and law degrees.

North Canton Real Estate

The vacancy rate in North Canton is 4.6 percent, and the median home value is only $130,900, nearly $50,000 less than the United States average. Typical rent for a two-bedroom apartment is also highly affordable at $684 per month, compared to the national average of $1,027 per month.

North Canton Hotels

North Canton has plenty of charming, high-quality, locally owned lodging options to choose from. Hambleton House Bed and Breakfast, established in 1918, has glowing reviews on TripAdvisor. Set in a Tudor Revival home with original hardwood floors, Hambleton House’s rooms are spacious, comfortable, and tastefully decorated with antique furniture. Fieldcrest Estate, meanwhile, is an incredible sight to behold. Its over 50 acres were once owned by H.W. Hoover, the son of the renowned vacuum manufacturer. The property’s original farmhouse, built by H.W. in 1904, has been converted to a tea house, and the chicken coop has been turned into a gift shop.

North Canton Restaurants

The restaurants in North Canton range from home-style, cozy American joints to modern, refined eateries, but all serve delicious food and are beloved by locals. Beyesly’s is a modest, family-owned restaurant with friendly wait staff, tucked away on Main Street and quietly serving the best breakfast in town. Samantha’s Restaurant is a little more experimental but no less comforting, and offers a wide variety of gluten free menu options.

Things to Do in North Canton

The legacy of William H. “Boss” Hoover is far-reaching in North Canton, so why not learn more about him? Visit the Hoover Historical Center in Walsh University’s Hoover Park for a guided tour to learn more about his influence on the city. Whether you’ve never put on ice skates before or you’re a pirouetting pro, you’ll have fun at the Center Ice Sports Complex. You can stop by during open skate hours or sign up for a class to learn how to skate for the first time.