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Old 02-10-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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My family may be moving to or around warren, ohio because of a job transfer. What is the area like there? We have looked at houses online there and the prices seem reasonable, but how are the taxes? We have three kids, is there alot to do? How are the public schools? What is the best area to live in arround lordstown and warren? I know that I asked alot of questions, but we want to make sure that we are making the right choice for our family.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Oleary,
Let me be the first to welcome you to the Warren area. If you don't mind, where will you be working?

Also, there are a few threads about the greater warren area on this forum..........I think they may be helpful to you.

Warren, Ohio info?

considering warren

Warren? (Bad Neighborhoods)

Maybe we could help you better if we knew what kind of area you are coming from, maybe what your family likes to do for fun, and perhaps a price range for homes. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. I've lived in the warren area my whole life (29 years) so hopefully i can help you out.

Cort
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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We would be moving from upstate New York, right by the Canadian border. My husband works with General Motors and the plant here is closing. Ohio is one of the places we put a transfer in for. It also seems the most likely for us to get called there. There isn't a whole lot to do up here and we are looking to be able to offer our kids more. They are 11, 6 and 4. I would like to be able to expose them to some culture. We definitely don't want to end up in the middle of nowhere like we are now. But we also want to be able to afford to live comfortably. I guess we want the best of both worlds. We have also considered living in PA. I guess it really depends on the property taxes. Let me know what you think. I have been reading your postings and they have been informative.
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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This thread may actually help you more than the others i posted newbie here...help with youngstown area please

Also, i'm biased toward Cortland since i grew up there. Here's a thread about it:Cortland Ohio

I would also recommend, Champion Township (44481), Liberty Township, Bazetta Township 44410, and Howland Township (44484).

Most other areas are fine too. Niles and Girard are smaller than Warren, but have an similar feel to them. Places like Bristolville, Fowler, Vienna, Southington, West Farmington, Kinsman, and anything north of Cortland have more of a country feel. Most of these rural areas have decent to good schools, but they are very small.

Hope that helps! Good luck on your search!
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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There are plent of things to do in the area, i know i put them in a thead somewhere, but i can't find them now..........here are some off the top of my head:

Welcome to MahoningValley.Info, all about Youngstown, Ohio, Mahoning, Trumbull & Columbiana Counties - About the Mahoning Valley

Eastwood Field

www.eastwoodmall.com

Mill Creek MetroParks

www.butlerart.com

Chevrolet Centre

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Rental In akron

We are also an hour from both cleveland and pittsburgh, so those cities offer a lot for both kids and adults..........

cleveland.com: Everything Cleveland
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Property taxes in PA are some 4 times higher than Ohio's. I have family in PA, lol this is how I know so.

Warren offers quite a bit for its size. And if I have heard and read correctly, GM Lordstown is doing well with the Cobalt and G5, and I also heard there might be more coming to the plant. It is always a sight to see when you drive by.

Warren has a nice little downtown, Niles (suburb) offers the largest mall in the country (area). Also, the southern suburb of Youngstown (Boardman) offers even more shopping. Cleveland is about an hours drive with the large city entertainment. NE Ohio offers a lot. If you move to NE Ohio, or wherever you end up moving to, best of luck to you and your family.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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The General Motors plant is on Route 45 in Lordstown. Lordstown has a bank, a Dairy Queen, a factrory outlet for cabinets, and a traffic light. That's about it. Newton Falls would be a small town to the West, if you like small city living.

I live 10 miles South of GM on 45. I have lived in other parts of the Country, but I grew up here. The very best of country living and a very quick ride to work would be Ellsworth Township. It is about 7 miles from Gm to the center of Ellsworth.

A bigger town with things to do, and kids to play with would be Canfield, which is located 5 miles due East of Ellsworth on 224.

Everything around here is flat. The roads are laid out in big squares. They are separated by cornfields and trees. When you look for houses, have your agent search by school districts. I would highly recommend Western Reserve, Canfield, and South Range. I would stay away from all Warren schools. Don't confuse Warren Western Reserve with Berlin Western Reserve. They are a million miles apart.

Austintown and Boardman schools aren't terrible, but they are getting too big. Jackson-Milton is a decent school, but they are having some financial trouble. They may end up getting blended into the surrounding school districts, of Lordstown, Austintown, and Western Reserve.

Don't misunderstand about Niles having the largest mall in the Country by area. The Eastwood Mall is very small. They just own a lot of land.

Google Earth is your friend. The pictures are about 5 years old. They are very good quality for Mahoning County.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:09 PM
 
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This is our County website. Search by address, or name of owner. It will tell you exactly what the property tax is, and which school district it is in. There is a wealth of information there.

Mahoning County, Ohio

Trumbull County has a similar website.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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I was born in the area but moved out to Orlando, Florida. My sister's husband lives in Lordstown and her husband works at Gm. Her husband graduated from Lordstown and here and I from Newton Falls. She is allways talking about how much better the schools are in Lordstown. Each grade has like 50 students and they are so small the don't have football.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: ohio
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I was born in Warren I haven't been there for 20 years. My aunt that lives in howland has told me warren has went down hill for jobs and the schools are pretty rough. If your looking for the best chili sauce and hotdogs in the world you must go to the Hotdog Shop. Wish I had more I could tell you about Waren
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