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Old 10-29-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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Husband got a job offer with his company and it's in Youngstown, Oh. Currently not reading the best things about it so thought I would ask how is the crime, schools? We are moving from a suburb in Dallas and have a son that's a year and a half. I would like to find a program that he can go to a school setting a couple times a week like he does here. We do not mind living in surrounding cities as he already drives thirty minutes to go to work here. Thoughts on Youngstown?
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Welcome!

You probably won't want to send your son to Youngstown City Schools, but I believe most neighboring districts are fine. Others, who know more about the suburban districts can share their opinions, and maybe help you find what you're looking for.

The crime rate in the city is higher than the suburbs, but it's not that different from other cities. However, most of the violent crime you've probably read about is concentrated to a few sections of the city, and happens mostly to people involved in drugs and gangs.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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Definitely don't move inside the Youngstown city limits because the schools are terrible. What is your budget?

Canfield and Poland are the two wealthiest suburbs, and they are both close to Youngstown. Poland has better access to the city via I-680. Both of those towns are extremely safe and have outstanding schools. Canfield High School was recently named one of the top 500 high schools in the country, one of only 20 high schools in the state to make the list.

Two other suburbs to consider are Boardman and Austintown. They both border Youngstown (Austintown to the west and Boardman to the south). They are larger than Canfield and Poland, and provide more amenities in terms of shopping, dinning, entertainment, etc. They are also extremely safe with great schools.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: New Mexico via Ohio via Indiana
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I like Austintown. Also a nice rail trail for bicycling and walking.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Poland and Canfield are fine. You mentioned a 30 minute commute. You have to remember it snows in Ohio. That 30 minutes can be much longer in the winter. That is why I am not going to mention other places within 30 minutes. The people I know in Poland and Canfield have no complaints, except Canfield people when the fair is going on.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:39 AM
 
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Just how much does it snow in that part of Ohio? I am familiar with the NW part of the state (nw of Toledo). I am not familiar with Youngstown and the area. I am guessing it isn't much different.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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Not a crazy amount of snow. We are on the edge of the part of Ohio that is in the snow belt, so we do not get the brunt of the Lake Effect.
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:29 PM
 
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Not a crazy amount of snow. We are on the edge of the part of Ohio that is in the snow belt, so we do not get the brunt of the Lake Effect.
Good to know this, thank you.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Umm...............if you're coming from Dallas it will be a lot of snow. I think Toledo averages 35 inches of snow a season plus or minus. Our average here is 55 or 60 inches. We've had several years where we've had over 90 iches a season. The one thing to know about this area is that it's not Minnesota, the snow will not stick around the entire winter. We are in a constant state of freeze and thaw. It might snow 6 inches then melt. Then it might snow an inch and stay for a week or so.
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