While Alliance maintains a small-town charm, it is a city that’s on the move. Recent growth and development have vastly expanded the city’s offerings, and today, Alliance offers plenty of things to do and places to go.
To celebrate the city and all that makes Alliance special, the Alliance Area Development has launched Alliance: Make It Yours.
The Carnation City also is home to churches of various denominations and a large variety of non-profit organizations that work to improve and maintain a good quality of life for Alliance residents.
Business and Industry
Industry is alive in Alliance, and helping the city to grow. Manufacturing business including MAC Trailer, Coastal Pet, Morgan Engineering Systems, Inc., Robertson Heating Supply Co., Trilogy Plastics, Inc., Whitacre Greer Company, Inc., and Winkle Industries, Inc., among others, are among the thriving industrial manufacturers and supply companies in Alliance.
Shopping, Dining, and Lodging
State Street offers a variety of shopping and dining options along with several hotel locations.
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Carnation City Mall
- Chives Grille
- College Inn Eatery
- Comfort Inn
- Don Pancho’s Restaurant
- Family Farm and Fleet
- Frank’s Family Restaurant
- Gionino’s Pizzeria
- Grinders Above & Beyond
- Grove Appliance TV & Mattress
- Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
- Holiday Inn Express
- Old Carolina Barbecue Company
- Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
- Panera Bread #4637
- Papa Gyro’s
- Perkins Restaurant and Bakery/Oak Ridge Motel
- Rey’s Route 62 Bar & Grille
- Staples Office Supply Superstore
- Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
For those who enjoy the outdoors, Alliance is a hub of activity. Residents enjoy attending events or taking nature hikes at the following locations:
- Mount Union’s John T. Huston- Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center
- Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
- Walborn Reservoir
- Deer Creek Reservoir
- Mahoning Valley Trail
- Iron Horse Trail
The city also offers a number of public park areas that provide opportunities for picnicking, recreation and enjoying nature.
Downtown Arts Scene
Downtown Alliance is becoming more of a hot spot as well with revitalization efforts underway, led by area residents, businesses and city officials. Mount Union is a committed partner in this effort. The downtown area offers a number of antique and specialty stores, entertainment opportunities, galleries and special attractions including:
- Carnation City Players
- Jupiter Studios
- Troll Hole Art Emporium
- Cat Fancier’s Association Foundation and Feline Historical Museum
- Alliance Farmers’ Market
Celebrating the State Flower and Local History
Known as the Carnation City, thousands descend upon the town for the annual Greater Alliance Carnation Festival each August. The festival, which lasts more than a week, is packed with activities including a queen’s pageant, parades, a rib fest, a hot air balloon liftoff, a fire truck pump-in, a vintage base ball game and tours of historic homes, including Glamorgan Castle, Haines House, a former underground railroad site, and the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home.