Jackson Township is a beautiful township in northwestern Stark County near Canton. Boasting a thriving business community, plenty of green space, and convenient access to large cities, Jackson Township is a wonderful place to call home.
Due to its large size, Jackson Township offers a wide variety of housing options. Jackson Township real estate includes new housing allotments, established neighborhoods, retirement communities, and gated communities with executive homes. Homes in Jackson Township are primarily constructed in traditional and colonial styles.
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Encompassing over 37 square miles of land, Jackson Township contains three municipalities, including a small portion of Massillon, a small portion of North Canton, and the village of Hills and Dales. Jackson Township is situated approximately 5 miles northwest of Canton. This upper-middle class, suburban community is known as a great place to live, work and play. Jackson Township has a flourishing business community and is considered the business heart of Stark County. The township boasts an ideal location situated amongst major interstate highways and just a few miles from the busy Akron-Canton Airport. Additionally, residents may access Canton and Akron for employment, entertainment, dining and shopping.
Jackson Township has an abundance of shopping centers, offices, restaurants, small businesses and service industries. Belden Village Mall, The Strip, and surrounding retail outlets provide a variety of choices for shopping and dining. Jackson Township has an extensive parks department maintaining eight parks totalling more than 250 acres of land with trails, playgrounds, fishing ponds, ball fields, and basketball and tennis courts. Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve is a 58-acre preserve in Jackson Township with a bog at the foot of a dry, sandy kame. Golf courses in Jackson Township include Glenmoor Country Club, Shady Hollow Golf Course and Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. The township is dotted with plenty of lakes, rivers and green spaces, providing a plethora of options for outdoor recreation.
Jackson Township is primarily served by the Jackson Local School District, which maintains four elementary schools, including Lake Cable Elementary School, Amherst Elementary School, Sauder Elementary School, and Strausser Elementary School, in addition to Jackson Middle School and Jackson High School. Jackson Township hosts a few institutions of higher learning, including Stark State College of Technology, Kent State University Stark Campus and Brown Mackie College.