If you work in Akron, cheaper water and or taxes in Canton will not compensate you sufficiently for the extra driving expense and driving time you will incur.
Better neighborhoods sometimes have higher taxes to pay for better schools. Better schools help support home values so that when you are ready to sell, you are more likely to get your investment back..
Find a neighborhood you like and start looking at homes there.
There are many excellent Realtors who would love to help you find your next home.