Massillon City Community Guide

Living in Massillon, Ohio

Massillon is a city located in Stark County, Ohio and is known as "The City of Champions" because of its high school championship team - the Massillon Tigers and because several professional sports players have come from this city.

Residents here enjoy great amenities including concerts and events at the updated Duncan Plaza located downtown, or a great meal at one of the many dining options inside or outside the city. Other amenities include museums and shopping or if you’re looking to be outside, you can enjoy hiking and biking along the Ohio to Erie Trail which passes through this area.

Whether you’re looking to live close to the historic downtown area, in an established neighborhood or a newer allotment, Massillon offers a variety of homes to meet your lifestyle preferences and budget!

If you also need to frequently travel outside Massillon, Route 30 and Route 21 are conveniently located nearby in addition to interstate highway I-77. This interstate and the Akron-Canton Airport are located approximately 15 minutes away.

Explore below to learn more about the area and understand real estate information, including homes for sale in Massillon, schools in the district, neighborhood resources and Massillon’s history.

Real Estate

Homes for Sale

Home prices in the city of Massillon are less than the national average price, making it an affordable and enjoyable place to live.

Search new listings for sale in Massillon from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), from all local realtor brokerages. Properties include residential homes, condos, multi-family, and land listings. Customize your own Massillon real estate search and receive email listing alerts when new properties hit the market!

Want to know what is going on in your specific neighborhood? Get your free, no-obligation, home valuation and market report!


The city of Massillon has one preschool, three elementary schools for grades K-3, one intermediate school, one middle school for grades 4-8, and one high school for grades 9-12.


Massillon Public Preschool

Elementary Schools

Franklin Elementary

Gorrell Elementary

Whittier Elementary

Intermediate School

Massillon Intermediate School

Middle School

Massillon Junior High School

High School

Washington High School


James Duncan of New Hampshire is known to be the city’s founder because he recorded the first plot for the city in 1826. He visited the area and decided to purchase land here. At the request of his wife, he named the town after Jean Baptiste Massillon who was a famous french catholic bishop in the 1700s. (Wikipedia)

As the town grew, it had a large population of mill workers who loved football and eventually the city would become known as "The City of Champions” because more than twenty-four professional football players and ten professional basketball players grew up in Massillon.

By the 1900s the steel industry was big in the area but visionaries eventually saw the downfall of that industry and they organized the Massillon Development Foundation. They found investors to create industrial parks and recruited new industries. Today the economic base for the city includes companies that process food and companies that manufacture a variety of products. More about the history of Massillon can be found here.

Neighborhood Resources

Check out the links below to discover more community information to help you navigate your way around Massillon!




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