Canton Homes & Real Estate

Welcome to your local Canton, MI homes for sale & real estate resource. Canton homes for sale are located in south eastern Michigan. This area is a fine suburb west of Detroit and east of Ann Arbor. Canton is the 2nd largest township and the 11th largest community in Michigan. For additional information, including sales history and prices, property disclosures and more for Canton properties for sale, or to schedule a home tour of any property listed below, contact your LOCAL real estate experts today! Read more about Canton real estate.

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Canton Location & Population

Canton is located in southeastern Michigan. This area is a fine suburb west of Detroit and east of Ann Arbor. Canton is the 2nd largest township and the 11th largest community in Michigan.

Canton is a charter township that had a population of about 90,173 as of the 2010 Census. The community is just 23 miles west of Detroit and about 17 miles east of Ann Arbor. The small city is expected to continue rising in population given that it’s considered the fastest-growing community in Michigan!

A History of Canton, Michigan

Today, Canton is comprised of several residential neighborhoods as well as two distinct communities:

  • Sheldon (a.k.a. Sheldon’s Corners), which is a historic section in the south part of the township on U.S. Highway 12. It was named after Timothy F. Sheldon, who purchased the land in the area in 1842
  • Cherry Hill, located in the west part of the township at the intersection of Cherry Hill Road and Ridge Road. A new urbanist neighborhood located within this community has gained quite a bit of recognition in recent times.

Canton was first created by an act in the Michigan Territorial Legislature in March 1834. It was formed using portions of Plymouth Township. The community got its name from a city in China by the same name. To celebrate the community’s heritage, the Canton Historical Society and Museum was formed in 1982. Today, the 36-square-mile community offers purchasers looking for homes for sale in Canton plenty of job stability, thanks to its diversified employment base. Many purchasers looking for properties work for one of the area's top employers.

What’s more, Canton-Plymouth-Mettetal Airport is located within the township of Canton.

Schools in Canton

Just like bordering Plymouth Township, Canton homes for sale are served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools District, Wayne-Westland Community Schools, or Van Buren Public Schools.

Plymouth-Canton School District

The Plymouth-Canton school district serves the majority of homes in Canton. These include three high schools, five middle schools, and sixteen elementary schools. There are also two alternative schools available as well. Plymouth-Canton is routinely recognized as one of the top districts in the United States by U.S. News with 41% of high school students attending advanced placement courses. More information on Plymouth-Canton Schools can be found by clicking here.

All three high schools are located in the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park. Students are assigned to the three through random selection, as the three serve the entire district.

Wayne-Westland Community School System

The Wayne-Westland Community School District is one of the largest districts in Michigan with over 12,600 students in attendance and covers a portion of the homes for sale in Canton MI. There are 11 elementary schools in the district, two upper elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Children of owners who purchase Canton real estate located in the Wayne Westland school districts will attend Walker-Winter Elementary School and John Glenn High School.

Van Buren School System

Headquartered in Bellville Michigan, the Van Buren School District services Van Buren, Bellville, Sumpter, and portions of the homes for sale in Canton.

Charter Schools & Private Schools

There are also three charter schools in the community available as an alternative for home buyers: Canton Charter Academy, Achieve Charter Academy, and South Canton Scholars Charter Academy. Students may be able to attend these through a lottery system that has grown in popularity in recent years, as well there are several new charter schools under development as well.

For those parents who prefer to send their child to private school, there are plenty of options, including:

  • All Saints Catholic School
  • Plymouth Christian Academy
  • Plymouth Canton Montessori
  • Crescent Academy International

Things To Do in Canton, Michigan

In addition to housing some of Michigan's larger employers and a great location near airports and downtown there are many benefits available to local home buyers!

Canton Michigan Restaurants

Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Canton are in for a treat! Some of the best Canton mi restaurants can be found here, however, this list will focus on non-chain local owned little known establishments for the foodies out there.

  • Palermo Pizzeria & Restaurant: A Canton local favorite - this Italian restaurant features the best pizza in the area as rated by the Metro-Times, Free Press, and many more publications. Don't forget to try one of their fresh salads!
  • Best China: Just like the name says, one of the best Chinese restaurants in Canton. Yelp reviews menu favorite is the chili fish dish, and it's ours too! It's a humble little place in a strip mall, but don't that dissuade from Canton's best
  • Basement Burger Bar: Featuring build your own burger with a selection of beefs (including Kobe Wagyu beef), selection of buns (the pretzel bun is our favorite!), craft beers and more, this is the go to burger joint in Canton.
  • Ikea Canton: More then just a store for just about everything, includes a restaurant as well! Try the Sweedish meatballs!
  • Rose's Restaurant & Lounge: Family owned restaurant with outdoor seating specializing in Italian and American fare.

Kid-Friendly Activities in Canton, MI

There's a ton do to with the family near Canton. Here are a few of our clients favorite spots to take the kids!

  • TC Gator's: Another locally owned establishment, featuring the best wings in Caton and a wide menu to pick from. Kids love the video game systems at the table, adults love the sports games on the big screen
  • Sky Zone Canton: An indoor trampoline park that offers activities including Foam Zone, Ultimate Dodgeball, and free jump zones, all on a trampoline!
  • Summit on the Park: Open 7 days a week is Canton's community center with programs for kids, teens, adults and more. Offers a daycare center, senior center and summer programs
  • Emagine Theatre: An IMAX movie theater that features DBOX Motion Seating, a full menu, bar and more while enjoying that new release.
  • The Streets Skatepark: For the older kids, is an indoor skating course for those who want to challenge the skating or skateboarding skills. Also has an onsite pro shop.
  • Jungle Java: An Indoor play center for kids and adults alike. A favorite spot to let the kids run wild with a separate area designed just for toddlers - Toddler Safari!
  • Campus Martius Park: Activities throughout the year include the Free Press Marathon, live concerts, ice skating and more.
  • Comerica Park: Home of the Detroit Tigers featuring a Ferris Wheel and real elephant ears! Catch a game, and hopefully a fly ball!
  • Joe Louis Arena: Home of the Detroit Red Wings and the largest indoor venue in Detroit.

Canton Nightlife

There's no lack of nightlife near the available properties in Canton. Here are some of our clients favorite spots!

  • Club Canton: Patrons say it reminds them of Cheers. Good place with Good people and good food as well. Has a small town atmosphere where everyone knows your name
  • Crows Nest Bar and Grill: 1/2 off pizza on Sundays, karaoke, trivia and more. with tons of TV's to watch the game, not a bad seat in the house.
  • Rusty Nail Lounge: our favorite review "Yes it's bar food, but bar food done right!"
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: There may be one in every city now, but that doesn't stop them from having great wings, great beer selection and great TVs

Canton, MI Real Estate Agents

Interested in buying a home in Canton? Allow our Canton, Michigan real estate experts to help you navigate the purchase of or expertly negotiate the sale of your Canton residence. As local real estate agents, we're well-versed on the unique dynamics of the Canton real estate market.

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