Living in Green

Quality of Life

Our community provides a quality environment for living, working, and raising a family. We offer a diverse housing market, quality city services, and a community with a rural feel, yet within close proximity to many "big city" amenities.

Schools

Green Local School District, rated Excellent with distinction in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008; and Excellent in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, serves approximately 4,000 students (K-12) in five school facilities.

Portage Lakes Career Center, a full-service vocational educational institution, offers technical training, continuing educational programs, and support services. Adults, as well as students, in our community can partake in a wide variety of Secondary Education programs and Adult Educational programs offered by the top-rate Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC).

Higher Education

Located within 30 miles of several institutes of higher learning including The University of Akron, Kent State University - main campus and Stark campus, Stark State University, Walsh University, Malone University and Mount Union College.

Recreation

City of Green Parks offer a variety of leisure and sports activities with world class soccer and lacross fields at Springhill Sports Complex, walking trails at Boettler Park, the Torok Senior Center, and Ariss Park, tennis at Boettler Park and East Liberty Park, hiking and cross country skiing trails at Southgate parks, and numerous ball fields throughout our parks.

Portage Lake Park System - part of the park is located in Green including Nimisila Reservoir, Mud Lake, Miller Lake, and Turkeyfoot Lake.

Akron YMCA, Green Branch: 3838 Massillon Road Phone: (330) 899-9622

Golf - Green is home to five golf courses -- practically a golfer's paradise

Sporting events - Major league sporting events are easily available in nearby Cleveland or Pittsburgh, not to mention Akron's own minor league baseball team, the Akron Rubber Ducks, located in downtown Akron.

Shopping

Green is served by two main shopping areas within the city limits. The Arlington Road corridor offers big box shopping at Target, Lowe's, Kohl's and Walmart and numerous other retail stores and restaurants. It also is home to our auto mile. The Massillon Road corridor provides small retail stores and restaurants.

We are also located within minutes of regional shopping centers such as Westfield/Belden Village, Chapel Hill, and the Montrose shopping areas.

Library

Akron/Summit County Library, Green Branch: 4046 Massillon Road Phone: (330) 896-9074

Places of Worship

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Hospitals & Medical Centers

Located along Massillon Road in Green are two full-service emergency rooms -- Akron General Health System and Summa Health Systems. Hospitals within a 15 mile radius: Akron City (Summa), Akron General Medical Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Barberton Citizen's Hospital, Timken Mercy, Aultman, Edwin Shaw, Cuyahoga Falls General, and Massillon Community.

Outreach facilities of Akron General Medical Center, Akron Children's Hospital, and Summa, as well as numerous individual and group practitioners' offices are located in Green.

Financial Institutions

PNC: 3557 South Arlington Road, Phone: (330) 896-1965
PNC: 3333 Massillon Road, Suite 101, Phone: (330) 896-3288
Huntington Bank: 4086 Massillon Road, Phone: (330) 966-5142
First Merit: 3770 Massillon Road, Phone: (330) 896-5777
Fifth Third Bank: 3150 South Arlington Road, Phone: (330) 644-2976
Key Bank: 3700 Massillon Road, Phone: (330) 896-2929
UFCW 880 Credit Union: 3435 Fortuna Drive, Phone: (330) 645-0362

Transportation

Air: Akron Canton Airport - in Green
Water: Cleveland World Port - 48 miles
Motor Freight Lines: 3 local, over 100 in the area
Public Transportation: Metro Regional Transit Authority - Local
Rail: CSX Line at the AKCAN Industrial Park

Lodging

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Newspapers

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Utility Providers

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Post Offices

Green residents are served by six separate postal zip codes. For the complete list, click here.

  • Akron Canton Airport
    Akron Canton Airport
  • Green High School
    Green High School
  • Heritage Hill Playground
    Heritage Hill Playground
  • CAB in the Spring
    CAB in the Spring
  • Veterans Memorial Park
    Veterans Memorial Park