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Canton Township in Metro Detroit
Canton is a township in the Metro Detroit area, about 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from downtown Detroit. Many people in the area consider Canton to be one of the best places to live in Michigan, with a low crime rate and tight knit community that contributes to a feeling of safety and peace as a resident.
As the second largest township in Michigan with a population of nearly 100,000, Canton is small enough to have a tight knit and family friendly community while offering all the conveniences you want. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are easy to find, with the majority of amenities located along a one mile stretch of Ford Road.
Things to Do in Canton
Canton is a great place to live in Michigan, with excellent restaurants to choose from that include major national chains and locally owned gems. Some of the local favorites include:
- L.A. Bistro Canton, featuring classic American and Italian dishes in a laid-back atmosphere, with hundreds of 5 star reviews declaring how delicious their food is.
- Los Tres Amigos Canton serves classic Mexican dishes in a fun and lively environment
- Genova Pizzeria, where guests enjoy Neapolitan style pizzas with gourmet toppings, as well as salads and wings any foodie will love
Driving along Ford Road, you will find a movie theater, bowling alley, Target, Ikea, coffee shops, and more. Everything you need is located along one main drag, making it easy to run errands or spend a day shopping as a Canton resident.
Heritage Park is a great place to enjoy a day with good weather in Canton. This centrally located community park features an amphitheater, splash pad, walking paths, and playground, and of course plenty of green space to bring a picnic or toss a football. Take a stroll around the multiple charming ponds, where you can watch ducks swim or even feed them.
Schools in Canton
Canton families are served by three school districts, which all feed into 3 high schools. These 3 high school are located in the same complex in a central Canton location, and students from Canton can select any of the 3 schools. Each district is associated with different property taxes and different reputations, so take your time deciding which district is the best fit for your needs and let us know if you have a strong preference toward homes in one of these districts. Consult this map to get an idea of how the districts are divided.
Canton Real Estate
The Canton real estate market is suited to mid range budgets, with an average home price significantly higher than the state average, but without any million dollar home or sprawling estates. Lot sizes in Canton are petite, with many more people living in Canton than other townships with the same footprint. You will find single family homes with small yards, as well as townhomes. Many neighborhoods in Canton feature community green space or alleys to supplement the small lot sizes. There are some single family homes on spacious lots, but this is not the ideal community if you are looking for acreage or space for livestock.
Many homes in Canton were built decades ago and feature charming character and a vintage look. It is common to find basements and spacious front porches in Canton homes, which tend to be located close to the sidewalks that make Canton a walkable place when the weather is accommodating. A typical single family home in Canton will start in the mid $400,000s, while a typical condo will start in the mid $300,000s.
To learn more about finding your home in Canton, contact us any time to find out how we can help.