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February
6

Take a Yoga Class Around Stark & Summit Counties

Yoga Classes - Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS

Yoga has become even more popular in recent years, and for good reason. A good yoga session can improve your flexibility and muscle tone while also helping you relax and focus. We're lucky to have some excellent yoga studios in Stark & Summit counties. Here are some of the top places our real estate agents recommend stopping by for a class.

  • Yoga Bliss: 3045 Smith Rd. #300, Fairlawn, OH 44333
    Yoga Bliss 
    is a popular yoga studio that offers classes in several different modalities. If you're seeking relaxation and renewal, their Restorative Yoga classes may be perfect for you. Or, for a more energizing experience, try the Power Basics class.

    Yoga Bliss has an Intro Offer for new clients. For just $50, you get 30 days of unlimited yoga and barre classes. Their schedule is quite flexible, with classes in the mornings, evenings, and afternoons. If you're looking at Fairlawn homes for sale, this studio is just minutes away.

  • Falls Yoga and Barre: 3236 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
    Falls Yoga and Barre
    is a welcoming yoga studio near many Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale. Infrared heating panels keep the studio comfortable, and the minimalist atmosphere makes it easy to focus on your practice. 

    If you're new to yoga, try the Warm Slow Flow classes at Falls Yoga and Barre. A mix of gentle, invigorating movements, this class caters to all skill levels. The Vinyasa Express class is a fast-paced, 45-minute class for those on a tight schedule, and the Tone and Flow class is one of the best strength-training sessions around. 

  • Yoga Strong Studios: 5896 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    If you're looking at Canton homes for sale, stop by Yoga Strong Studios while you're in the area. This studio offers many unique classes that more experienced yogis may find appealing. Aerial yoga classes teach you to pose and relax as you soar above the ground. Heated power yoga classes offer a workout sure to challenge your mind and body.

    Yoga Strong Studios offers single classes for $18. Or, you can pay $75 for a 5-pack of classes. Unlimited Members can attend as many classes as they like for $130 a month.

  • The Yoga Place: 6734 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    The Yoga Place
    aims to connect people through peaceful activities. Their classes are designed to improve self-awareness and inner peace. 

    You'll find several types of classes on the schedule at The Yoga Place. Yoga for Athletes is a great choice for runners and cyclists who want to improve strength and flexibility. For relaxation and recovery, try the Gentle Yoga Class. Or, attend a Belly Dance class for a whole new type of fun! After class, stop to look at some North Canton homes for sale.

  • Release Yoga: 880 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44312
    Release Yoga
    has a mantra of "Be Happy, Healthy, and Whole." Their classes are designed to help participants reach this goal. Start your day with a Hot Power yoga class at 5:30 a.m., or finish your day with some Warm Flow yoga at 6:30 p.m.

    You can sign up for Release Yoga's classes online. Drop-in classes are $18, or you can pay $29 and enjoy two weeks of unlimited classes. Monthly memberships are also available. As an added bonus, there are plenty of Akron homes for sale nearby.

Whichever yoga studio you visit, we hope you leave feeling relaxed and balanced. If you're new to the area and still looking for a place to call home, feel free to contact us. We'll help guide you through the home-buying process. 

January
30

Indoor Wintertime Fun Around Stark County

Indoor Wintertime Fun - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS

Outdoor recreation is a popular activity in Stark County, but sometimes you want to stay active without bundling up in layers. Fortunately, the area is home to many indoor recreation venues that let you stay comfortable as you skate, swim, bowl, or pursue other activities. Our real estate agents recommend the following indoor destinations for wintertime fun around Stark County.

  1. Sky Zone Belden Village - 4381 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio 44718
    If you're looking for some indoor fun that lets the whole family get active, head to Sky Zone Belden Village. Located near Canton homes for sale, the entertainment park has a large number of activities to keep everyone happily occupied. Work on your craziest stunts in the Foam Zone, or climb, spin, or practice stunts on aerial silks over a foam pit. You can also make your way across a frustratingly fidgety ladder or zoom down a slide. 

  2. Center Ice Sports Complex - 8319 Port Jackson Ave. NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720
    Center Ice Sports Complex
    is the place to lace up your skates and just have fun or work on perfecting your skills. Reserve an open skate time to enjoy gliding around the rink, and look for a theme night to make your visit even more fun. If you're just getting started, Learn to Skate programs are available for all ages and abilities. Open figure skating time is available for solo practices or to meet with coaches, and a program is offered to help you advance your skills to the next level. Ice time is also available for hockey players to learn skating or stick skills or to practice on their own.

  3. North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center - 5475 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720  
    North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center
    has grown considerably since its start in 1960. It started out as a skating center, which is still there but has new hardwood floors as well as a sound, video, and lighting system. A variety of other activities have been added to turn the venue into an entertainment center, including laser tag, bumper cars, a rock wall, a laser maze, jump-shot basketball, and a large arcade. 

  4. Massillon Recreation Center - 505 Erie St. N, Massillon, Ohio 44646
    Operated by the city, the Massillon Recreation Center has a nice variety of activities. Conveniently located near Massillon homes for sale, it serves as the downtown trailhead for the Ohio & Canal Towpath, a north/south multipurpose trail. Visit the Aquatic Center and have your choice of a lap pool, lazy river, multi-purpose/splash-down pool, and kiddie play area. You can also glide down two 19-foot water slides or spend time in a dry sauna. To get active away from the water, play basketball or volleyball in the gym, or run or walk around the mondo-cushioned indoor track.

  5. Park Centre Lanes - 7313 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    Bowl with friends or family as you get together for some fun, or if you're more serious about bowling, join one of the leagues that play at Park Centre Lanes. For a fun twist on the game, stop by for Glow Bowling, which features over 100 black lights, an outstanding sound system, 40 digital music stations, and an amazing light show to add to the experience.

Contact us if you'd like to sell your home or want to buy a new one. We'll use our experience and knowledge to help you sell your home as quickly as possible and for the most money possible. And if you're looking to buy, we'll show you North Canton homes for sale that meet your criteria.

December
12

Stocking Stuffers: Visit These Stark County Candy Shops

Candy Shops - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS

Candy is a stocking stuffer you really can't go wrong with since there's a variety to suit any taste. Stark County is home to many candy shops that sell handcrafted chocolates and other goodies, so why not head out to a local business when you're buying small treats for stockings?
  
Our real estate agents recommend the following Stark County candy shops when you're ready to stuff your stockings:

  • Ben Heggy Candy Co. - 743 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44702  
    Ben Heggy Candy Co.
    has been supplying customers in Ohio and far beyond with handcrafted candies and chocolates since 1923. Customer favorites include caramels, enhanced by the addition of walnuts, pecans, almonds, or butterscotch. Or choose delicious chocolate creams such as one that includes fresh red raspberry puree cooked and mixed so it's wonderfully creamy before being coated in chocolate. Whether you're stuffing stockings for recipients who love milk chocolate or ones who prefer dark chocolate, you'll have plenty of yummy choices at the shop, located near Canton homes for sale.

  • Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates - 6656 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    The delicious aroma of all the goodies at Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates will make you want to treat yourself while buying some stocking stuffers. Beautifully decorated truffles taste as good as they look. You'll also be tempted by sea salt caramels, buckeyes, and individually wrapped chocolates, including peanut clusters, French mints, English toffee crunch, and milk and dark chocolate marshmallows. The shop, located close to North Canton homes for sale, is also well known for its peppermint bark and turtle pretzel rods, both of which are holiday favorites.

  • Waggoner Chocolates - 1281 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    Growing from a chocolate business that was started in a Canton basement in 1922, Waggoner Chocolates is now a thriving business that serves locals as well as chocolate lovers throughout the country and abroad. The shop uses fresh ingredients to make treats for every sweet tooth. Pick up some of their chocolate-covered marshmallows, sea salt caramels, or traditional chocolates in every variety you could think of. You'll also find creative treats like a real white confection key lime or real dark chocolate blueberry. 

  • Deliciously Different Candies - 136 N. Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 44614 
    Stop by Deliciously Different Candies, located near Canal Fulton homes for sale, for hand-dipped chocolates, made-from-scratch fudge, and other goodies. Buy some European-style truffles in flavors such as White Russian, tiramisu, or strawberry, or pick up a few varieties of old-time favorites such as haystacks, mint patties, or cherry cordials. Deliciously Different Candies is also known for its unique specialties, such as canal mud, Hawaiian snappers, and pecan puddles.

  • Chocolate by Erin - 1314 Erie St. S., Massillon, OH 44654
    Chocolate by Erin has just about every chocolate treat you can think of and many that you probably haven't heard of but will still love. The shop, located just around the corner from Massillon homes for sale, is known for its Handmade Designer Bark, available in over 20 flavors. The dark chocolate cranberry blueberry almond is the most popular, and additional tasty varieties include white chocolate key lime. Peanut butter fudge, homemade marshmallows and peanut brittle also make great stocking stuffers, and you can also add a few interesting treats like Twinkies or potato chips dipped in chocolate.

Ready to find a home in Ohio that you'll love to call home? Contact us to see homes in Stark County around Canton and North Canton, and we'll put our knowledge and experience to work for you! 

November
7

Where to Order Holiday Pies Around North Canton

Order Holiday Pies - North Canton, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means our real estate agents are already dreaming of delicious holiday pies. Whether it's a pumpkin and pecan pie for Thanksgiving or fruit and custard pies for Christmas, a good pie is a staple of any great holiday meal.

We take pies very seriously around Canton and North Canton, which is why you can find amazing pies at most area bakeries and diners. If you're looking for a place to grab a holiday pie this year, don't wait until it's too late. Check out one of these fantastic local shops:

  • Johnnie's Bakery Of Canton - 6652 Wise Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    This North Canton staple is always a go-to destination for holiday pies. Johnnie's Bakery Of Canton serves some of the best local baked goods (including amazing donuts), so it's no surprise that many residents turn to this shop for pumpkin pies, pecan pies, cherry pies, and more. The shop is open 6 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday Best of all, it's conveniently located just down the road from these North Canton homes for sale

  • Ferraro's Family Restaurant - 3822 Navarre Rd. SW, Canton, OH 44706
    You'll notice some tasty pies on display as soon as you walk into Ferraro's Family Restaurant. This old-school restaurant serves home-cooked meals and a wide variety of pies, including pumpkin, coconut cream, cherry, and more. The restaurant receives many holiday orders, so get yours in early. After picking up your pie, swing by one of these nearby Canton homes for sale.

  • Variety's Restaurant - 1286 S. Main St. #4271, North Canton, OH 44720
    Another great North Canton restaurant that serves freshly baked pies for dessert is Variety's Restaurant. If you're looking for great food, great service, and delicious pies, this is your place. Their pies are available for holiday orders, and the Lemon Meringue Pie is one of the best sellers! The restaurant is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm.

  • Norcia Bakery - Belden Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44704
    Norcia Bakery is a great place for pies. This bake shop serves cookies, cakes, pastries, and pies, all made fresh daily, and everything is delicious. If you're out of town, they offer nationwide ordering online. Live in Stark County? They offer holiday pie home delivery, so you don't even have to leave the house. 

  • Studio Bakery - 4339 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    This awesome local bake shop makes one of the best cherry pies in town, so you'll definitely want it on your table this holiday season. Additionally, Studio Bakery bakes (and designs) some of the tastiest cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more. Is there a certain pie you're craving? Call in and place your order over the phone. The staff is always friendly and helpful!

  • Baker's Cafe - 1927 Stark Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44706
    One of the best things about having dinner at Baker's Cafe is finishing your meal with a delicious slice of freshly-baked homemade pie. These pies are made fresh every morning, and there are always different flavors to choose from (though the Pecan is one of the best). Stop in or call to place your holiday pie order.

Pies are an important part of every holiday meal, so head to your favorite area bakery or diner to place your order. For more information on local businesses, contact us today.

September
6

Fall Family Fun Around Stark County

Fall Family Fun - Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS

Fall brings cooler temperatures with a crisp feel to the air, and with the hustle and bustle of school starting back, it's the perfect time to have some family fun on the weekends. Several farms and orchards around Stark county offer loads of activities for the whole family, making them a great place to visit for the day or afternoon.

Our real estate agents recommend checking out the following popular destinations for fall family fun in the area.

  1. Maize Valley - 6193 Edison St. NE, Hartville, OH 44632
    Maize Valley
    is a popular destination for Ohio families seeking fall fun since it offers so much to do. In addition to navigating through an 8-acre corn maze, your family can play trivia with questions hidden throughout the maze. The younger kids can also take an animal train ride, and you can gather the whole family for an old-fashioned wagon ride. Other fun activities include pumpkin cannon demonstrations, a pumpkin jump pad, goat-a-palooza animal area, straw bale mountain, push carts, pedal trikes, Farmagination village, and more. And for a few extra dollars, you can try your luck at finding a sparkling treasure at the gem mine. Maize Valley is just around the corner from Hartville homes for sale.

  2. Kingsway Pumpkin Farm - 1555 Andrews St. NE, Hartville, OH 44632
    If you're looking for a day or afternoon of family-friendly fall fun, head to Kingsway Pumpkin Farm. A general admission ticket gives you access to activities, including the 8-acre corn maze with a butterfly design. You'll also be able to meet farm animals, play in a corn box and straw tunnel, and more. If you're looking for pumpkins to add to your fall decor, take a wagon ride to the patch and pick your pumpkins, which are sold by weight. Make sure to bring your phone or camera along to take photos since you'll find plenty of displays and photo props hand-painted by the owner to create great backdrops.

  3. Nickajack Farms - 2955 Manchester Ave. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666
    Nickajack Farms
    has been holding its Pumpkin Days festival for nearly 20 years, adding more activities and games each year. In addition to a corn maze, other activities include taking wagon rides, interacting with barnyard animals, zooming down a 30-foot slide, shooting paintballs at targets, blasting corn from cannons, bowling with pumpkins, and digging in a corn crib filled with 10,000 pounds of corn. You can also take a wagon ride to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch or choose some gourds and squash. Grab some bundled Indian corn and corn stalks to complete your fall look.

  4. Arrowhead Orchard - 11724 Lisbon St. SE, Paris, OH 44669
    Established in 1932, Arrowhead Orchard has grown from a hand-planted orchard to include plenty of fall activities along with crops. Take the kids to tackle the corn maze or take a walk through beautiful sunflowers. You'll all enjoy unlimited hayrides, which could make for a welcome respite after more active pursuits like slides, a zip line, hay mountain, an apple cannon, an obstacle course, tree climb, and more. You can also pick your own pumpkin or cut your own beautiful sunflower bouquet to take home.

Contact us if you love Stark County as much as we do. For nearly 50 years, we've helped customers find homes in the area and would love to help you find one as well! 

July
25

Better Together: Where to Go for Wine and Cheese in Stark County

Wine and Cheese Day - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Has there ever been a more perfect pair than wine and cheese? Our real estate agents don't think so. North Canton's lush fields and semi-rural layout make it one of the best areas for growing grapes in Ohio, and many top-tier wineries have sprung up in response to these conditions. Get your wine and cheese fix at any of these five spots around North Canton and experience a treat you'll never forget. 

  • Maize Valley Winery – 6193 Edison Street NE (St. Rt. 619), Hartville, OH 44632
    Maize Valley Winery is located near our Hartville homes for sale and has been owned and operated by the same family since the 1960s. The establishment produces a wide variety of delectable red and white wines and a few fruit wines made from apples, berries, and other less conventional ingredients. These wines pair perfectly with the Amish meats and cheeses available at their on-site deli.

    If you'd prefer to sample your cheese at their full-service restaurant, you can order their Artichoke Asiago Dip alongside a glass of wine. You can also get your cheese fix from cheese-heavy sandwiches like the Maize Valley Melt, a mouthwatering sandwich made from grilled sourdough bread piled high with ham and provolone.

  • 1875 Winery & Restaurant – 109 State Route 44 Hartville, OH 44632
    Named for the year in which the barn that houses the business was built, the 1875 Winery & Restaurant prides itself on handcrafted, small-batch wines. From the High and Tight dry rose to the Down N Dirty sweet red, there's a wine here to suit everyone's tastes. 

    Sip your wine in their restaurant alongside one of their charcuterie boards, delightful creations made from an assortment of cheese, sausage, crackers, and bruschetta. Boards can be made gluten-free upon request. More adventurous diners can also try the Fried Cheese Skewers, deliciously savory nuggets served with spicy aioli sauce for dipping. 

  • Forever Craft Urban Winery – 2640 Easton Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
    The Forever Craft Urban Winery is proof that you don't need acres of land to make excellent wine. This small establishment offers everything from a classic dry red merlot to Summer Picnic, a sweet strawberry watermelon white shiraz, all made in-house in small batches. Take a seat at the bar and try one or two of their lovingly crafted creations.

    When you're ready to eat, you can order a mouthwatering charcuterie board to nibble on. These boards come in different sizes to serve anywhere from two to 10 people, so you can enjoy yours with a group if you like. Each board comes brimming with an assortment of meats, cheese, fruits, crackers, nuts, and even chocolates for your snacking pleasure.

  • The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard – 1700 55th Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
    The Gervasi Vineyard is a 55-acre estate near our Canton homes for sale serving red and white wines made from grapes harvested right there in the fields. Each of their fresh, crisp wines is carefully crafted to bring out the rich flavors of these delicate fruits.

    At the vineyard's restaurant, The Crush House, you can sample some of these wines while enjoying a premium Italian Meat and Cheese Plate. Those in the mood for something lighter might enjoy their Whipped Lemon Feta Spread on gourmet crackers. For a special treat, try their Provolone Carrozza, an indulgent fried cheese sandwich considered one of the restaurant's specialties. 

  • Dragonfly Winery – 215 Market Street W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    The Dragonfly Winery is a quaint establishment near our Canal Fulton homes for sale, serving various handcrafted drinks and aperitifs. Their selection of artisan wines includes boldly named options like Rivers' Edge, Sunflower Sunset Peach Apricot, and Twisted Teacup. 

    You can choose from several cheese-based dishes for the cheese part of your wine-and-cheese treat. In addition to their Cheese and Cracker Plates and Meat and Cheese Plates, the restaurant also serves delectable cheese dips that are perfect for savoring. Choose from the Blueberry and Goat Cheese Dip, the Honey Apricot Goat Cheese Spread, or the Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread, and enjoy every bite. 

North Canton's delicious wine and cheese options aren't the only thing to love about this place. Contact us today for more information on our North Canton homes for sale and learn how easy it is to settle down in this scenic Ohio area.

June
6

6 Places for Chocolate Ice Cream June 7th

Chocolate Ice Cream - Stark & Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is June 7th, and for those of us with a sweet tooth, we can't wait! There are so many wonderful places to grab a delicious cone, sundae, or milkshake in Stark and Summit counties that it's impossible to choose just one. Instead, our real estate agents have put together a list of six favorites.

  1. Almost Heaven Ice Cream — 6590 Middlebranch Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44721
    With award-winning chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream, this lovely little shop near Canton homes for sale is a must-visit. Almost Heaven Ice Cream features more than two dozen ice cream flavors along with sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, and so much more. If you want something extra special, order one of their dippy twisters, made with either dairy-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt vanilla mixed with your choice of delicious fruit.

  2. Handel's Homemade Ice Cream — 2191 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720 / 7212 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    Baskin Robbins stands aside because your 32 flavors are nothing compared to Handel's Homemade Ice Cream. This popular shop near North Canton homes for sale has been around since 1945 and features more than 100 ice cream flavors, which means there's always something for every person to enjoy. Their high level of quality began with Alice Handel's homemade ice cream that she made using fresh fruit from her backyard garden, and that commitment continues to this day.

  3. Cherry Street Creamery — 136 Cherry St. W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    The family-owned Cherry Street Creamery has tons of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, sweet treats, and various food items. Every Monday, they kick off the week by posting a special, freshly made "mustard" flavor on their Facebook page. This wonderful shop near many Canal Fulton homes for sale is open from mid-March to October each year, so be sure to get down there when you get a chance and enjoy one of their tasty offerings while you can.

  4. Mak's Munchies N More — 7232 Portage St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646
    This deli and ice cream shop close to Massillon homes for sale is the perfect place for family and friends to find everything they need for a wonderful lunch or quick snack. In addition to several different flavors of ice cream - including chocolate, of course - you'll find grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and many other wonderful treats. Stop by Mak's Munchies N More for a quick bite, and you'll want to return time and time again.

  5. Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream — 68 W. State St., Barberton, OH 44203
    Although it's only been around for a little over 10 years, Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream has made a huge impact in the area. In addition to chocolate, chewy chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, and mint chocolate chip, you'll find a variety of ice cream flavors, including their Superman special, a blend of lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry. Pick up a pizza and ice cream for a perfect lunch or dinner.

  6. Taggart's Ice Cream — 1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703
    It's hard to believe that this Canton landmark has been around since 1926, but ask any resident and they probably have a story about visiting there as a youngster. Taggart's Ice Cream features wrought-iron ice cream parlor chairs, high-backed booths, and wood/tile floors that harken back to the classic soda fountain days. Not only will you get a taste of nostalgia, but you can dig into burgers, hot dogs, soups, chicken strips, and several other food favorites.

Contact us to view homes for sale in Stark and Summit counties. We can help you find your new dream home!

April
11

Healthy Lunch Stops Around North Canton

Healthy Lunch Stops - North Canton, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

If you're treating yourself to lunch out, don't just grab something unhealthy from the drive-thru at a chain restaurant. Take time to refuel at one of North Canton's many eateries that put their own delicious spin on healthy lunches. You'll have plenty of menu options to choose from and will be able to have a healthy, relaxing break before moving on to the rest of your day.

Our real estate agents suggest eating at the following healthy lunch stops around North Canton.

  • BAM! Healthy Cuisine - 2185 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44718 and 7160 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    BAM! Healthy Cuisine
    aims to combine nutritious with delicious by making everything served as fresh as possible. The lettuce, for example, is grown in Ohio and cut by hand. Nothing is from a bag, and tortillas are made in-house. The restaurant has the salads and power bowls that you might expect to see on a healthy menu, but you'll also find pizza, wraps, and sandwiches that taste great while being made with healthy ingredients. And if you're in the mood for something sweet, grab a guilt-free treat from the cooler.

  • Thatsa Wrapp Shack - 7944 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    Thatsa Wrapp Shack specializes in inventive wraps and salads prepared fresh in-house daily. They're also known for their specialty housemade chips and desserts. Try the Cherry Almond Wrapp, loaded with grilled chicken, mozzarella, lettuce, red onion, dried cherries, almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette. Or, if you're in the mood for a salad, go for the To The Chopper, which has garbanzo beans, cucumber, red onion, feta, tomato, red pepper, and lemon caper dressing. And if you're a vegetarian, you'll also find several meatless options on the menu.

  • Aladdin's Eatery - 6698 Strip Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    At Aladdin's Eatery, Lebanese-American foods take center stage. This cuisine, in addition to being flavorful, is quite healthy. Staples of Lebanese food include olive oil, nuts, vegetables, and lean meats, and instead of heavy, unhealthy sauces, herbs and spices are used to enhance the flavor of food. Dishes are free from sulfites and preservatives and fit in well with several different eating plans. Over 40 dishes are vegetarian, 30 are vegan, and 40 are gluten-free, so if you have specific dietary needs, you'll have plenty of dishes to choose from. Start with a delicious appetizer like falafel or hummus before selecting an entree like pita pizzas. And don't forget to treat yourself to a refreshing option from a variety of healthy smoothies, raw juices, and natural herbal teas.

  • Twisted Citrus - 1649 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    You'll be able to enjoy breakfast and lunch dishes on the menu at Twisted Citrus, a colorfully decorated daytime eatery that, true to its name, serves dishes with a twist. Try a Southwest BBQ Salad for lunch, with your choice of grilled chicken or fried veggie nuggets diced and tossed in BBQ sauce. It's served over a tasty bed of iceberg mix, red peppers, tomatoes, fire-roasted corn, black beans, and diced avocado and topped with the restaurant's housemade jalapeno vinaigrette. You can also build your own chicken sandwich or burger, including a Beyond Burger that's vegan and plant-based.

If you're ready to start looking at North Canton homes for sale, contact us today. Our agents have years of experience and are dedicated to making your real estate transaction a smooth one. 

February
28

Say Yes to the Dress Around Stark and Summit Counties

Bridal Shops - Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Planning a wedding is both exciting and a big undertaking. If you're waiting for the perfect time to get started, then we have some good news. March 1 is National Wedding Planning Day! This is a great opportunity to start wedding dress shopping if you're newly engaged. Our real estate agents have some awesome bridal shops to recommend around Stark and Summit counties. 

  • Abbot's Bridal: 1280 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    If you're looking at North Canton homes for sale, then Abbot's Bridal is a convenient place to stop while you're in the area. They are a full-service bridal boutique, offering dresses from several designers, along with alteration services. Shoppers can find dresses in a wide range of prices as well as sizes. Abbot's Bridal requires appointments on Saturdays. They're open for walk-ins on Monday - Friday, although appointments are still recommended for the best service.

  • Elyse's Boutique Bridal & Prom: 767 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319
    Elyse's Boutique Bridal & Prom is a good place to start your dress search if you're looking at Akron homes for sale. They offer a wide range of gowns for immediate purchase, so you don't need to wait months for a dress to be custom-made. They carry sizes 0-18 in-store. Designers include DaVinci Bridal, Mary's Bridal, and Richard Designs. Elyse's Boutique often has discounted sample dresses available, too. They're open Monday - Saturday, and you must schedule an appointment beforehand. 

  • The Flawless Bride: 90 Shiawassee Ave., Fairlawn, OH 44333
    The Flawless Bride is a plus-size bridal boutique offering sizes 16-32+. Many Fairlawn homes for sale are just minutes away, making this a convenient place to stop. Their consultants will help you find a dress that helps you feel beautiful, confident, and 100% yourself. Consultations last about an hour and are available by appointment only. At The Flawless Bride, consultants can also help you find the perfect shoes and accessories. All dresses are made to order and can take 4-6 months to ship from the designer, so plan ahead. 

  • KR Bridal and Tailoring: 2044 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
    KR Bridal and Tailoring 
    is a modern bridal boutique that also carries mother of the bride dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and less-traditional wedding dresses. If you're looking for something edgy, Bohemian, or truly contemporary, this is the place to go. You can book a Bridal Consultation Appointment online at KR Bridal's website. They offer gowns at a wide range of price points and also in-house alterations. Make sure you stop to look at some Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale when you're in the area, too.

  • David's Bridal: 3265 W. Market St., Suite 296B, Fairlawn, OH 44333
    David's Bridal is a bridal store located on the first floor of the Summit Mall. With various locations across the country, they can offer a wide selection of bridal and bridesmaid dresses at affordable prices. They do alterations in-house, and they have a good selection of cocktail-style and shorter wedding dresses. David's Bridal does allow walk-ins to browse the dress and accessory options, but if you want to try on dresses, you'll need to book an appointment ahead of time. 

You may not get all of your wedding dress shopping done on National Wedding Planning Day, but you can still get out there and get started. Visit some of the shops above, and get a better idea of what you're looking for in a dress. Should you happen to be looking for a home in the area, too, contact us to learn more about our services.

February
14

North Canton: Savor a Glass of Vino Feb. 18

Wine Bars - North Canton, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Since ancient times, wine has been a significant element in religious and social traditions for cultures around the world. Join our real estate agents in celebrating National Drink Wine Day on Friday, February 18 with a toast at one of these popular wine bars near North Canton homes for sale

  • Vinoteca Wine Bar - 4921 Hills and Dales Rd., Canton, OH 44708
    Vinoteca Wine Bar
     is just down the street from Canton homes for sale, but the sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance is truly a result of global influence. Husband-and-wife owners Sash and Rekha Parbhoo are from Johannesburg, South Africa, and Birmingham, England, respectively. On most nights, Sash and Rekha themselves will make recommendations and pour samples for you. Vinoteca has no on-site kitchen, but deliveries from neighboring restaurants are welcome. Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, noon - 9:30 p.m. Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • The Crush House - 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, OH 44721
    No need to trek out to the countryside to visit a first-rate winery. The Crush House is part of Gervasi Vineyard, a stunning 55-acre winery resort only 10 minutes from downtown Canton. Located in a contemporary industrial-chic building, The Crush House is an award-winning wine bar where you can sample, drink, and take home Gervasi products. As if that wasn't enough, The Crush House serves a full menu of Italian-influenced cuisine such as crostatas, goat cheese ravioli, and grilled chicken piadas. The Crush House is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Grapes in a Glass - 575 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44702
    With a name like Grapes in a Glass, you know exactly what to expect at this upscale wine bar. Sommeliers hand-select the more than 70 wines offered by the glass or in wine flights, so you can indulge in your favorite or try a new variety. The menu of small plates, such as charcuterie boards and shrimp tacos, makes the perfect accompaniment. Test your performing chops on Thursday open mic nights, or sit back and enjoy the live music on weekends. Bring Fido along for a visit on the outdoor patio. Hours are 4 - 10 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. - midnight Friday and Saturday. 

  • Huth & Harris Wine Merchants - 427 Tuscarawas St. E., Canton, OH 44702
    Planning a date night or celebration? The elegance and first-class service at Huth & Harris Wine Merchants make every event a special one. H2 provides a fine dining menu to go with their outstanding selection of wine. Make the night complete by purchasing a bottle of your favorite to take home. Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and reservations are required.
     
  • The Barrel Room - 7901 Cleveland Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    In 2012, Keri Sullivan made some extra money picking up one shift a week as a server at The Barrel Room. By 2014, Keri had grown to love the place so much that she joined a partnership to buy it, becoming sole owner the following year. While wine is still the main focus, Keri has expanded the offerings to include craft beer and high-end spirits. Food includes a menu of light snacks along with a rotating line-up of food trucks. Hours are 4 - 11 p.m. Tuesday, 4 p.m. - midnight Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. - 1 a.m. Friday, and 4 p.m. - 1 a.m. Saturday.

Ready to celebrate buying or selling a home in North Canton? Contact us at DeHOFF REALTORS® to learn more.

January
24

Visit These Music Shops Around North Canton and Akron

Music Shops - Stark & Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Are you into music? Whether your child is learning to play a musical instrument, you're a dedicated musician yourself, or you simply love to listen, North Canton has a nice variety of music shops you'll want to visit.

Our real estate agents recommend the following music shops around North Canton.

Stark County

  • Pellegrino Music & Lesson Center - 5040 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    Located in the Belden Village area near North Canton homes for sale, Pellegrino Music & Lesson Center has served the area's music needs for 51 years. The family-owned and operated business offers nearly everything related to music, including the sale and rental of music instruments, music lessons, sheet music, and sound system design and installation. The shop also repairs musical instruments and prides itself on top-level quality and service.

  • Gattuso's Music & More - 1300 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44714
    Gattuso's Music & More
    has earned a loyal following after 80 years in business, providing high-quality new, used, and vintage musical gear as well as rentals. They'll meet or beat any price, and since the store is staffed by knowledgeable musicians, you'll get the help and advice you need. And if your band needs some online exposure, the store has a stage available for live streaming. They'll handle the tech, so you need only provide the show.

  • The Music Farm - 4900 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44718  
    The Music Farm
    is an interesting name for a store, and it's meant to reflect the shop's mission of helping customers grow their passion for music. Order online if you'd like, or come into the store, located just around the corner from Canton homes for sale, and choose from a wide variety of products ranging from vintage folk instruments to new professional audio equipment. With over 80 years of combined experience, their helpful staff will ensure you get the right instrument.

Summit County

  • Time Traveler Records - 118 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303
    Despite competition from internet stores, online auction sites, and streaming services, Time Traveler Records in downtown Akron has continued to survive and even thrive. In fact, it's one of the oldest original record stores in the country and has grown to attract customers from throughout the U.S. If vinyl's your thing, you'll find a massive amount of used as well as new. If you love CDs, you'll be able to choose from thousands of new, used, vintage, rare, and out-of-print discs.

  • Replay Music - 636 Canton Rd., Akron, OH 44312
    Replay Music
    is a popular destination if you're looking to find musical instruments and accessories as well as lighting and PA systems. You can also take vocal and instrumental lessons through the shop and even start training to become a recording engineer. Primetime Studio, Replay Music's recording studio, is professionally designed and acoustically tuned and is conveniently located next door to the store and just around the corner from Akron homes for sale

  • A Max Music - 1084 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, OH 44310  
    A fixture in the Akron business and music community for 75 years, A Max Music has musical instruments and equipment of all kinds. New and used products are available, and they're backed by a free warranty. If you need help, many staff members have degrees in music and/or professional music and sound experience. In addition to more commonly found instruments, the shop also has ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, and harps for sale. 

Contact us if you're ready to buy or sell real estate. Our experienced and knowledgeable agents are happy to help you have a smooth transaction. 

December
20

Pumpkin Pie is Perfect for December Too

Pumpkin Pie Around Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Pumpkin pie may be a Thanksgiving staple, but there's no reason you can't enjoy this treat in December as well. In fact, December 25th (yes, you read that right) is National Pumpkin Pie Day. Why not celebrate it with a slice? There are many bakeries and restaurants serving delicious pumpkin pies in the area around North Canton and Akron. Our real estate agents have tracked down the best places to get one of these pies during December. 

  • Gardner Pie - 191 Logan Pkwy., Akron, OH 44319 
    Gardner Pie
    is a quaint Akron bakeshop that serves hundreds of pies a day to residents of Summit County. They offer pumpkin pie as part of their seasonal lineup throughout December, including a tiny 6-inch pie meant to be shared by just two people. Since pie is their specialty, you know it'll be a treat worthy of a spot on the table during any gathering you host this month — maybe even your Christmas dinner!

  • The West Side Bakery - 2303 W. Market St., Akron, OH 443119 
    West Side Bakery
    has been in business since 1995, and they've been declared Best Local Bakery by Akron Life Magazine more than a dozen times in those 26 years. That impressive track record tells you everything you need to know about the quality of their goods. They may be better known for their cakes (including gorgeously frosted wedding cakes), but they also have pumpkin pie available to order all year round.

  • Sweet Mary's Bakery - 76 E. Mill St., Akron, Ohio 44308 
    Sweet Mary's
    is a self-described micro-bakery, which means they operate a little differently than most of the shops on this list. Each of their baked items is handmade fresh each day in small batches. This gives their baked goods an incomparable taste and texture that sets them apart from the competition. Their buttery, flaky deep-dish pumpkin pie is available in both 6-inch and 9-inch sizes and can feed up to eight people. It can also be made with a gluten-free crust upon customer request. 

  • Grinders Above and Beyond - 1671 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720 
    Unlike most of the locations on this list, Grinders is not just a bakery but a full-service restaurant. The main dishes on their menu are their hearty sandwiches and wraps, but you can also order a few classic dinner items like strip steak, grilled salmon, and spaghetti with meatballs. They also offer a rotating selection of pie slices as part of their dessert menu. Pumpkin pie is part of this rotation, but since it isn't available every day, it may be best to call ahead and check if the restaurant is currently serving it before you head out for your meal.  

  • Studio Bakery - 4339 Dressler Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44718
    Studio Bakery
    is a popular destination for baked goods in North Canton. With many years' worth of happy customers singing their praises, this shop proudly serves cakes, macarons, frosted cookies, biscotti, and of course, pie. Their pumpkin pie is available in 5-inch or 8-inch sizes, allowing you to easily control portion sizes if you want to (we won't judge you if you don't).

  • North Canton Farmer's Market - 1447 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720 
    Open from 3 to 7 pm every Wednesday, the North Canton Farmer's Market is a great place to find all of the items on your holiday shopping list — pumpkin pie included. This market's vendors sell fresh seasonal produce from local farmers as well as products from local artisans, such as preserves, hot sauce, handcrafted candles, and even homemade dog treats. Several bakers with shops in the area around North Canton sell their wares here, so you'll have plenty of selection available when choosing your delectable pie.  

There's no such thing as a bad time for the mellow, slightly spicy sweetness of pumpkin pie. With such a vibrant culinary scene near our Akron homes for sale and North Canton homes for sale, you'll always have somewhere to go to get the latest tasty treat you're craving. Contact us today to arrange a viewing of any of our properties in this region or any of our other service areas around Ohio.

November
8

Custom-Decorated Cakes Are These Bakers' Specialties

Custom-Decorated Cakes - Summit County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

A custom-decorated cake can make any occasion more special since it lets you tailor the design to its recipients' interests, a party's theme, or anything else you'd like. Choose your favorite fillings, icings, colors, and more, and work with a local baker around Summit County to get just the look and taste you're looking for.
  
Our real estate agents recommend trying one of the following bakeries when you need a custom-decorated cake.

  • Tiffany's Bakery - 620 Ridgewood Rd. Suite A, Akron OH 44333
    Tiffany's Bakery
    , a family-owned business located near Akron homes for sale, has been serving up sweet treats for over 40 years. The bakery has been honored by readers of the Akron Beacon Journal as "Beacon's Best" and by viewers of Fox 8 as the Best Bakery in Northeast Ohio. Whether you need a "smash cake" for your child's first birthday or a wedding cake that's sure to impress your guests, Tiffany's Bakery makes cakes that look as good as they taste. Look at the shop's online gallery showing decorated cakes they've made and decorated to see what they can do and let the photos inspire your cake.

  • The WestSide Bakery - 2303 W. Market St., Akron OH 44313  
    If you're looking for a bakery with lots of accolades, The WestSide Bakery fits the bill. Open since 1995, it has earned many awards, including being named Best Local Bakery by Akron Life Magazine 14 times. The shop takes pride in its experienced bakers and decorators who make each cake a delicious work of art. They can create a cake for any special occasion, but don't miss seeing their selection of sports cakes posted on their website, including a replica of The Shoe, The Ohio State University's stadium.

  • The Bakeshop in Ghent - 800 Wye Rd., Bath OH 44333
    Located near Bath homes for sale, The Bakeshop in Ghent is owned and operated by a direct descendant of one of the town's original settlers. Its charming atmosphere starts in the historic home the bakeshop occupies and extends to its front porch, where you're invited to relax in a rocking chair and enjoy a coffee and doughnut. Order a decorated custom cake for any occasion — including anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, holidays, and special events — from the shop.

  • Chef Gina's Bakeshop - 21 Furnace St., Akron OH 44310
    Gina Giampietro, the owner of Chef Gina's Bakeshop, started baking with her grandfather when she was young and wanted to carry on the tradition of bringing joy to people through her sweets. She gained the knowledge and technique needed to succeed by attending The Culinary Institute of America and working in several bakeries. Since then, she opened her bakery and brings elegance and a sense of whimsy to her beautifully decorated custom cakes.

  • Sweet Mary's Bakery - 76 E. Mill St., Akron OH 44308  
    Located in downtown Akron, Sweet Mary's Bakery creates pies, pastries, cookies, and decorated cakes using high-quality, fresh ingredients. Many local products are used in the shop, and each is carefully selected. Every item is made fresh and from scratch, so you know when you order a decorated cake or another type of sweet, it will taste delicious.

Contact us today if you'd like to buy or sell your home in Stark and Summit counties. Our experienced agents are ready to help make your experience a great one! 

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