Living in Northeast Ohio
Welcome to Country-Suburban-City Living
The J.M. Smucker Company is a great place to work because Northeast Ohio is a great place to live, explore, and raise a family. Whether you come from a major metropolitan area and love city life, or you prefer the pace of relaxed country living, or anything in-between, you'll find a home within a comfortable commute from our Corporate offices in Orrville.
Only 30 minutes away, the greater Akron area offers a full complement of housing, recreation, education, and the arts. To the north, greater Cleveland presents an equally diverse range of lifestyle communities and activities.
Reasons to live in Northeast Ohio:
- Diverse communities and affordable housing.
- Acclaimed health care and wellness programs.
- Top-rated schools, colleges, and universities.
- A variety of recreational activities and attractions.
- Professional, minor-league, and college sports.
- World-class arts and cultural programs.
- Superb shopping and dining.
Working and Living in Northeast Ohio
Within easy access of Orrville, the lifestyle options are unlimited. From Akron's trendy Highland Square and the 1920's-era homes of Fairlawn Heights, loft-style apartment living in downtown Cleveland's restored Warehouse district, gracious country homes and golf communities of Medina, to the small-town charm and natural landscapes of Wayne County, you'll find a place to live that fits the way you want to live. It's all at your doorstep, from The J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville, Ohio.
Health and Wellness
A Healthy Interest in Healthcare
Northeast Ohio is fast becoming a premier medical center. The nationally-acclaimed Cleveland Clinic was recently ranked first in heart care by U.S. News and World Report. The Clinic, along with Cleveland's University Hospitals, provides world-class medical care. Equally respected, Akron General and the Akron Children's Hospital provide expert care.
Northeast Ohio's medical community is at the forefront of Ohio's leadership in medical science and technology. No matter where you live in Northeast Ohio, you have access to one of many advanced medical systems caring for the region — and the health and wellness of its residents.
A Study in Education Opportunities
Northeast Ohio is home to many of the top-rated schools in the state — and the nation. From elementary and secondary systems, to colleges and universities, the educational opportunities at every level are second to none. Whether you are selecting a public or private school for your children, or seeking an advanced degree to further your career, Northeast Ohio is an intelligent choice for superior academics and nationally-ranked collegiate sports.
The college preparatory curricula of Northeast Ohio public schools consistently earn the highest rankings in the state, producing numerous National Merit Scholars every year.
Smucker employees are also able to take advantage of our tuition assistance program for undergraduate and graduate degrees. We encourage our employees to continue their educational development, and are pleased to support their efforts to do so.
The Arts and Entertainment
Inspiration for Your Creative Side
Northeast Ohio is a center of arts and culture. Greater Akron hosts a wide variety of cultural venues, including the renowned Akron Art Museum, the Akron Symphony, and the fascinating National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Just north, in Cleveland, attend world-class symphony performances at Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. The exhibits of the Cleveland Museum of Art rival collections worldwide. Bring the family to visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Great Lakes Science Center, or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Enjoy live theater in the restored grandeur of Playhouse Square.
And don't miss an outdoor summer concert at the Blossom Music Center, nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley between Akron and Cleveland.
Sports and Recreation
Great Sports, Pristine Parks, and Family Fun for All
Northeast Ohio surrounds you with an abundance of recreational and outdoor attractions. If you are a sports fan, you've arrived at the center of some of the most competitive programs in the nation, at every level.
Whether your passion is high school, college, minor-league, or professional sports, Northeast Ohio teams attract a huge fan base. Akron offers a superb baseball field that is home to the minor-league Akron RubberDucks. Cleveland boasts the Cavaliers in basketball, Indians in baseball, Browns in football, and much more.
If you just like to get outdoors for a short day trip, browse an open-air farmers' market, or explore the natural beauty of the 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You'll find that Northeast Ohio has so much to see and do all year long.
Dining and Shopping
A Taste of Great Food and World-Class Shopping
Northeast Ohio is a shopper and diner’s paradise. From gracious indoor malls, main-street concept shopping centers, and outlet meccas, to specialty stores and arts-and-crafts festivals, Northeast Ohioans find no shortage of retail offerings.
And, you can savor virtually unlimited dining, from fine gourmet, traditional ethnic specialties, or casual comfort food. Shopping or dining, Northeast Ohio will satisfy your appetite, from eclectic to mainstream to unexpected.