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As Michigan’s second-largest township and one of its fastest-growing communities, Canton is an ideal spot to call home. Situated between Ann Arbor and Detroit, Canton is conveniently located for both business and recreational city access. Though with so many restaurant and retail options, miles of walking and biking trails, festivals and concerts, and a wide offering of recreational classes and activities, you'll never want to leave home.
Home to major retailers and employers, growing rapidly in retail and commercial industry, and offering many public, charter, and private schools, Canton is truly a land of opportunity for everyone!
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Why Do Residents Choose Canton?
Outdoor Recreation Abounds
In 2007, Canton began construction of a recreational trail along the Lower Rouge River. Now, the Lower Rouge River Trail System offers miles of walking, jogging, and biking paths for recreational enthusiasts. But that's not all you'll find here! Canton is also home to outstanding amenities like dog parks, splash playgrounds, pickleball and tennis courts, picnic pavilions and gazebos, and plenty of sports fields. There are even connections to area-wide hiking and biking trails, such as the ITC Corridor Trail and the I-275 Metro Trail.
Restaurants Range from Classic to Creative
Restaurants in Canton rage from classic American chain restaurants to specialty ethnic eateries. Some popular spots include Crows Nest Bar & Grill, Rusty Nail Lounge, Bowery Grill & Pub, Basement Burger & Bar, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eteriy, Antonio's Cucina Italiana, and many more.
Art and History are the Pride of Canton
Canton is a town proud of its history and filled with arts and culture. One of its most popular attractions is the Village Theatre, which hosts live theatre performances throughout the year, a monthly art exhibit, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest for middle and high-school students. Another popular spot is Emagine Theatre, a 3D and IMAX theatre boasting luxury reclining seating.
The Henry Ford Museum offers a glimpse back through American History, including the Rosa Parks Bus, a Thomas Edison workshop, and vintage Model T’s.
Canton even boasts a public art display along Ford Road, consisting of 10 carefully-selected statues from local artists.
Unique & Varied Shopping
With over 300 businesses in Canton, including retail, department stores, restaurants, and sports and entertainment venues, there are quite a few options when it comes to shopping in Canton. This includes six major grocery stores, plenty of convenience stores such as automotive, pharmacy, and apparel, and many specialty retail shops.
Schools are Top-Notch
Canton is served by Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. With early learning education, talented and gifted programs, highly-qualified teachers, extended day programs, and so much more, Canton schools offer the very best to students. It's no wonder the district consistently ranks among the best districts in the state! In fact, US News & World Report ranked Plymouth-Canton High School as the #34 Best High School in Michigan, and #1333 in America (out of over 22,000!).