Why should you shop in Green? “Great Location, Family Friendly, Personalized Service, Diverse, and Fun! Green offers something for everyone.” Marla Knapic-Derga, ArtByMarla
Why do people move to Green? “My family moved to Green for the community and the schools. We have not been disappointed.” Brian Flenner, Akron RubberDucks
Why are businesses choosing to call Green home? “Green is an exciting place to work and do business. It’s a great mix of tradition and development, all rolled into one forward-thinking city.” Tony Lancianese, Jeff Evans Insurance Agency
Why Green??? After asking numerous people this question, there were several consistent answers – accessibility, convenience and growth.
Other communities are envious of Green’s three exits from the major north-south interstate highway that runs through the city. At each of these exits, you will find a wealth of diverse offerings. The southernmost exit is the gateway from Stark County and links to our industrial park, MAPS Air Museum and Green’s largest recreational area, Boettler and Southgate Parks.
The central exit brings you to the Massillon Road corridor. Here you will find retailers, restaurants, and health and wellness organizations. Considered the hub of the city, Massillon Road takes you to Veteran’s Memorial Park and our Central Administration Building. In addition, the Green Local Schools and Portage Lakes Career Center are all conveniently located off Massillon Road.
Finally our northernmost exit is the gateway from Akron with the dozens of national chains and features the Green Auto Mile’s 9 dealerships. These dealerships are all within walking distance so it’s a great destination for purchasing a vehicle.
Not only do these three interstate exit ramps provide access to Green but they also make it convenient for people to travel to other metropolitan areas throughout the state and country.
Green provides conveniences to travelers as well as residents with their wide array of consumer goods. Green is home to three grocery stores, five golf courses, two wineries, multiple fine and local dining establishments, and specialty stores to name just a few. And convenience cannot be discussed without mentioning the airport. Our own CAK Regional Airport remains noted for their ease of access to the region and their ever increasing flight offerings.
With nearly 33.5 square miles of land (most cities have only 10-15 square miles of land), Green has significant open space and room for growth. This open space rings true for many residents. “No matter where I go, when I drive home I drive through open space – We’re close to the highway, yet out in the country.” Joan Smith, Green Resident and Owner of Gallery143.
There are housing developments, both residential and senior, under construction; a host of new restaurants and business; and the infrastructure is constantly being improved to accommodate the growth in traffic. “Green is family centered with all the amenities of a larger city with the look and feel of a small town.” A small business owner.
Businesses proudly value the commonalities and differences among us – celebrating our individuality and recognizing it takes everyone to make a community vibrant. Celebrate Green’s uniqueness!