Alliance, Ohio is located close to Akron and Cleveland, and halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Alliance is a small city with a large community. It is home to University of Mount Union which boasts an excellent college football team. In the past, Alliance was more of a booming town. Unfortunately, the city has been in a slow decline with crime steadily increasing and police presence seeming to be missing. The public school system is decent, but is also in decline due to high student to teacher ratio which causes students to get less attention.
The city has decent shopping with a mall and a few other common urban stores. The dining scene leaves something to be desired with most restaurants in the area being franchises. Nightlife is okay, but virtually nonexistent. Most locals agree that there simply isn't much to do in Alliance.
Overall, Alliance may be a good option if you're looking to save money. But unless you're from here, you're not likely to want to make it your permanent home. You'd be better off saving some more money and heading to one of Ohio's other, more economically sound cities.