Jackson Township

Welcome to Jackson Township

Affluence and academic excellence in one of Stark County's best suburbs
Jackson Township is a suburban oasis of affluence, charm, and serenity. Quiet streets and classic Midwest friendliness set the scene for a relaxed lifestyle, while the community-focused atmosphere means friendships and family life thrive. When Jackson Township was founded, in 1815, Andrew Jackson was at the height of his popularity, and he was the natural choice as the namesake for an on-the-rise town. The next two centuries brought steady development, as Jackson Township saw the addition of a canal, farms, businesses, and schools. Once the site of a simple one-room schoolhouse, Jackson Township now boasts some of the most outstanding schools in the state. 
With an emphasis on residential bliss and suburban beauty, Jackson Township offers an impressive real estate market. Homes here range from rambling ranch styles and quaint cottages to spacious new construction builds set on sprawling lawns, just perfect for family life. Whether the weekends are spent playing catch in the yard or floating over the city in a hot air balloon, Jackson Township certainly sets the stage for a dynamic lifestyle.  

What to Love

  • Excellent schools and academic rigor
  • The outstanding culinary and retail scene
  • Rich history and close community bonds

People & Lifestyle

Jackson Township pampers residents with an incredible lineup of activities and events. Life here is social and friendly, and residents can often be found enjoying the diverse offerings, from neighborhood parties and summer concerts to culinary treats and classic cars.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Jackson Township has carved out a delightful personality over the last two centuries and today offers a vibrant culinary scene and engaging social calendar. Throw the chicest event in town with gorgeous floral arrangements and invitations from Paper Twigs. Using locally grown and foraged flowers, this stunning floral boutique offers couture creations made with hometown soul. Jackson Township’s appreciation for beauty and art continues with the Pellegrino Music Center, a family-owned spot specializing in instruments and music lessons for all ages. Enjoy an elevated steakhouse menu in a relaxed setting at DP Jackson Steak. Consistently voted one of Akron’s best, this atmospheric bistro serves up a mouthwatering array of fresh seafood, chops, and pizzas. If colorful salads and gourmet wraps are more your speed, BAM! Healthy Cuisine is a must-try. Known as the best health food restaurant in Ohio, this fresh cafe features smoothies, power bowls, and healthy pizzas.

Things to Do

Spend the summer soaking up the sounds of music at the Jackson Amphitheater or take in the wild sights at the Hall of Fame Balloon Classic. Marvel at the colorful hot air balloons floating through the sky, indulge in gourmet food, enjoy live music, or simply take in the spectacular fireworks display. Celebrate community at the Jackson Community Celebration, with fireworks and live music. Grab a latte and peruse the dynamic lineup of vintage and classic cars at the Canton Cars and Coffee event. This neighborhood favorite brings the community together with exotic and antique cars, and the area’s best coffee and donuts. 


Jackson Township is home to The Goddard School, an esteemed private preschool. 
Jackson Local Schools 
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