Youngstown-Warren, Ohio: A Great Place to Live and Work

The Youngstown-Warren Metro is a great place for business, as recognized by Site Selection and Entrepreneur magazines. It is also a great place to live with its low cost of living and housing, access to education and health care, and its numerous entertainment options.

Local Attractions
The area offers many different attractions and venues: cultural museums, artistic performances, entertainment and sporting events, nature parks and bike trails. Click on the tourism links to find a calendar of events, places to visit and must-see destinations.

Regional Amenities
The area is centered within an hour's drive of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Pittsburgh and Erie.  These cities offer additional entertainment choices, with the advantage of being close to home.


Youngstown/Warren In The News

Youngstown is Ranked Most Affordable College Town in Ohio

A story – “20 Most Affordable College Towns in Ohio” – ranked Youngstown the most affordable college town in Ohio. The story compared and contrasted 130 college towns in Ohio. Youngstown, which hosts Youngstown State University, has a cost of living that is 28 percent lower than the national average and 16 percent lower than the state average.

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Youngstown Named One of Best US Cities for Export Assistance

Global Trade Magazine ranked Youngstown one of the “Best Cities for Export Assistance” in its fourth annual “Best Cities for Global Trade” report in October. The publication recognized the OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative, a 10-county effort created and launched by the Regional Chamber and Youngstown State University’s International Trade Assistance Center in January to increase export activity in the region.

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Poland, Struthers among safest cities in Ohio

Poland Township and Struthers are among the safest cities in Ohio. According to Safewise, a home security industry group, Poland Township has the fourth-lowest crime rate in the state. It recorded 0.24 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 4.17 property crimes per 1,000 residents in 2013, the most recent year for FBI statistics.

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MCCTC Culinary Program Among Nation's 'Elite'

The culinary program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center has been selected by the National Center for Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University as one of the nation’s “Elite 50” culinary programs. It’s the third year the school has earned the designation.

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Top Reasons to Choose Youngstown-Warren

Unparalleled market access

The area is at the midpoint of the distance between New York City and Chicago and is just 400 miles-effectively an 8-hour drive-from each, offering the ability to reach customers, suppliers, family and friends within a day's travel.

A low-cost environment

The region’s low-cost business environment, coupled with its low cost of living, is consistently below the U.S. average, and the housing market ranks one of the most affordable in the nation.

Access to excellent health care

Mercy Health, Southwoods Health, Steward ValleyCare Health Systems and Akron Children's Hospital are the main hospital systems, but residents here also have access to the Cleveland Clinic and UPMC services located in the region.

Our thirst for knowledge

Youngstown State University, with more than 13,000 students, Kent State University’s regional campuses, Walsh University and Eastern Ohio Gateway Community College provide outstanding educational opportunities. Plus, there are more than 90 higher-ed campuses within just a 2-hour drive.

An exciting and vibrant place to call home

Outstanding parks, museums, theaters, art galleries, sporting events, golf courses, county clubs, live concert and event venues, biking and hiking trails, lakes, nightlife, health clubs and much more provide residents with a dynamic choice of recreational opportunities.

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