Movers Guide To Canton OH
July 27, 2020

Movers Guide To Canton, OH

Are you moving to the city of Canton, OH? Located within Stark County, residents are offered a strong suburban feel to the community. Here in Canton, coffee shops and parks can be found spread throughout the whole city. Being more than just a self storage provider is a mission of ours here at All Pro Storage. That is why we created a movers’ guide to this wonderful area to highlight the very best of what the city has to offer! See for yourself why Canton is so special!

The Community of Canton, Stark County, OH

Population: 71,313
Average Home Value: $70,000
Average Rent: $652

The majority of residents (52%) living in Canton, OH, rent versus owning their homes. Additionally, the city has been working on developing its downtown area over the last few years in order to attract more residents. A lot of families live in this community, and the city was ranked #3 for the Best Places for Young Professionals in Stark County. If you are looking to explore this wonderful city with friends or family, check out some of the local favorite attractions and restaurants below!

The Hall of Fame City: Professional Football’s Birthplace

Did you know the American Professional Football Association (now known as the National Football League) was founded in Canton, OH, in 1920? It’s no wonder the city stands so prominently in the football world today. 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame came into existence in 1963 after the city proved its determination to itself, the NFL, and the rest of the country. The idea for a Pro Football Hall of Fame came from an editorial campaign from the Canton Repository in 1959 claiming that there should be such a hall of fame to commemorate the history and successes of professional football. The headline read:  “PRO FOOTBALL NEEDS A HALL OF FAME AND LOGICAL SITE IS HERE.” City citizens backed up that claim heavily. The Canton Bulldogs were already a power house in the early days of professional football, and what better place to mark history for years to come than the birthplace of the NFL?

After a few years of preparation and dedication, Canton was accepted by the NFL as the site for the hall of fame. On its official day of opening, September 7, 1963, 17 enshrinees were inducted as the charter class. Visit “the Most Inspiring Place on Earth” and walk through the galleries and interactive areas to literally step through football history!

Explore the City’s Culture 

Canton, OH, is much more than just football. You can check out the Canton Classic Car Museum for a tour of unique vehicles. For example, the Holmes was the “world’s only full-sized, air-cooled car,” and it was actually built in Canton from 1917-1922. You can see it in person, along with a 1911 Model T Ford, 1962 Amphicar, and so much more. Continue your vehicle tour by heading up to the Akron-Canton Airport to see the MAPS Air Museum, Northeast Ohio’s center for aviation history. Walk through World War I and II era aircrafts and other historical artifacts. If you prefer to spend your day exploring visual arts, the Canton Museum of Art is located next to the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Whether you are looking to stroll through seasonal American art exhibits or take a class, the art museum fosters a relaxing space to expand your creativity.

Live close to Canton? You must check out the Stark County Fair at the end of summer for big name entertainers and tons of fun!

Indulge in Local Canton Cuisine

  • Bender’s Tavern – If you are looking for a fine wine and dining experience with moderate prices, look no farther than Bender’s Tavern. Its extensive wine list might attract you in, but it’s the top-quality beef and seafood fresh from Boston that will keep you coming back time and time again.
  • Table Six Kitchen + Bar – This gastropub near Kent State University at Stark is an inviting atmosphere that combines shareable plates of comfort food with different beers, wines, and more than 80 kinds of spirits.
  • Lucca Downtown – In Canton’s arts district, you can find Lucca, a Tuscan-inspired restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients. Good luck choosing between homemade pasta or another Italian classic from the menu!
  • Pete’s Family Restaurant – When you need a family friendly restaurant that offers a menu kids and adults alike will be able to order happily from, Pete’s has you covered.
  • Burgess Grills Family Restaurant – Family owned and operated, Burgess Grills Family Restaurant is a cozy spot to settle in for a delicious breakfast. Ran by two sisters, you are sure to feel at home right away.
  • Basil – With a menu inspired by Pacific and Southeast Asian cuisine, this downtown Asian bistro is one of three in the Akron-Canton area. 
  • Lindey’s Restaurant – Another popular breakfast joint in town is Lindsey’s on Tuscarawas Street. It was voted the Best Breakfast Restaurant in Stark County by readers of Stark County, Ohio News and Views…

Get to Know Our Neighbors

Massillon, OH

Approximately 8 miles west of Canton, you can discover the city of Massillon, OH. Football has also had a huge impact on the culture of Massillon, dating back to 1903. If you have the opportunity to explore this great city, do not forget to check out some of its top attractions!

All Pro Storage: Self Storage in Canton, OH

If you are moving to the Canton, OH, area, then All Pro Storage can be the solution for you. Our self storage facility comes equipped with drive-up units, indoor units, heated units, 24-hour video recording cameras, a fully fenced property, and moving supplies sold on-site. Discover more of our storage features here!

For anyone who has prior storage renting experience or knows what unit type they would like, try renting online! This will save you time throughout your rental process. However, if you are not ready to start renting today and have questions, please reach out to our office on Wertz Avenue. Our storage experts will be glad to provide you with any assistance needed. Check out All Pro Storage today!