by Michael Perna
on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 3:24pm.
Canton Real Estate Information
Canton is a desirable neighborhood due to its proximity to major freeways and offers a magnitude of housing options from historical farmhouses to new construction and developments. Since the construction of I-275 and the explosion of commercial development along Ford Road has steadily brought in new residents.
Canton is dedicated to preserving its rich history and serving its community. Once known as the "Sweet Corn Capital of Michigan," Canton has weekly farmer's markets offering fresh Michigan produce and locally made products. The Canton area is served by 3 major public school districts: Plymouth Canton Community School District (PCCSD), the Van Buren School District, and the Wayne- Westland Community School District, though the vast majority is served by PCCSD. The community offers parks and recreation a activities for children, such as summer camp programs, splash playgrounds, multiple parks and The Aquatic Center. There is also a senior center for adults 55 and better.
Opportunities for recreation are plentiful in Canton Canton Leisure Services is the 2008 winner of the National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
The center of community recreation, Summit on the Park, is recognized throughout the southeastern Michigan area for its unique recreational programs and services as well as its quality full-service banquet facilities. The Summit, an 95,000-square-foot facility, offers a full-service fitness center, an aquatics area, a gymnasium, an indoor running track, racquetball courts, and dance studios. The $16 million complex, located in the heart of the community in the beautiful 105-acre Heritage Park, includes a wide array of outstanding cultural and recreational amenities. Its unique design is topped by a 75-foot high glass tower and massive copper and glass superstructure.
Leaders in the community continue to place a great emphasis on developing open space and park areas for the use and enjoyment of the public. Canton is home to two golf courses. Fellows Creek Golf Course offers 27 holes and Pheasant Run Golf Course currently features 18 holes.
The community also plays host to many special events throughout the year. Liberty Fest continues to be Canton's most popular annual festival and is joined throughout the year by October Fest, summer concert series in Heritage Park, the annual Fishing Derby, Marshmallow Drop and other events for all ages. Canton’s Heritage Park hosts a summer-long weekly Music in the Park every year. Thursday nights a variety of bands from country & western to jazz entertain the Canton residents. Canton is also home to the Canton Sports Center which is at the heart of Victory Park located on Michigan Avenue in Canton, Michigan. Canton Sports Center features 12 lighted ball fields with 300' fences and covered bleacher seating. Families are welcome to enjoy the open space, a kids playscape, a full service restaurant (Diamond's Bar & Grill), outdoor patios and concessions. Canton is also home to Arctic Edge Of Canton Ice Skating Rink, which is an indoor rink and open year round that offers a number of hockey and figure skating programs, as well as open skating, all open to the public.