Nestled just north of Canton, Plain Township is a laid-back and friendly residential community. Considered one of the most populous urban townships in Ohio, Plain Township boasts suburban living with convenient city access.
Homes in Plain Township range from quaint single-story homes to grandiose mansions with large lots. Plain Township real estate includes a mix of styles, price points and neighborhood settings, but many Plain Township homes are more affordable in comparison to those in larger cities nearby. There are a number of luxury communities in Plain Township hosting large estates with spacious and well-manicured yards.
Lifestyle + Attractions
Plain Township is a quaint and lively community situated just north of Canton. It is centrally located within Stark County, and is a popular residential area for those who work in nearby Canton and surrounding communities. The township has an estimated population of over 52,000 residents, with about 36,000 living in unincorporated areas within Plain Township. While Plain Township is considered one of the more populous urban townships in Ohio, residents enjoy the laid-back feel of this residential area while maintaining access to nearby amenities and attractions in Canton. Residents may easily access Canton in a matter of minutes or hop on I-77 to reach Akron, which is approximately 19 miles north of Plain Township. The Akron-Canton Airport is located just west of the township, making domestic and international travel convenient for residents of Plain Township.
Plain Township provides plenty of opportunity for recreation. Situated in the heart of the township, Sanctuary Golf Club is a premier golf course with five sets of tees, rolling hills, sandtraps and water features. Additionally, there are several parks dotting the landscape of Plain Township, including Veteran’s Park, Diamond Community Park, Dogwood Park and more. There are a few restaurants and shops in the heart of Plain Township, particularly surrounding Walsh University.
A large portion of Plain Township is served by the Plain Local School District, which operates six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, GlenOak High School. The remainder of the township is served by the North Canton City Schools. Plain Township is home to Walsh University, a four-year private Roman Catholic university. Nearby colleges and universities include Stark State College, Kent State University at Stark, Malone University, and more.