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Canton is 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.

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!

  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Family Fun
  • Nightlife
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.

Elementary Schools:

Allen Elementary School
Bentley Elementary School
Bird Elementary School
George Dodson Elementary School
Eriksson Elementary School
Farrand Elementary School
Fiegel Elementary School
Mildred Field Elementary School
Gallimore Elementary School
Hoben Elementary School
Hulsing Elementary School
Isbister Elementary School
Miller Elementary School
Smith Elementary School
Flossie B Tonda Elementary School
Workman Elementary School

Middle Schools:

Central Middle School
Discovery Middle School
East Middle School
Pioneer Middle School
West Middle School

High Schools:

Canton High School
Plymouth High School
Salem High School

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
Palermo Pizzeria & Restaurant
44938 Ford Road Canton MI 48187
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
7233 N Lilly Road Canton MI 48187
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
42452 Ford Road Canton MI 48187
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
41640 Ford Road Canton MI 48187
More then just a store for just about everything, includes a restaurant as well! Try the Sweedish meatballs!

Rose’s Restaurant & Lounge
201 North Canton Center Road, Canton MI 48187
Family owned restaurant with outdoor seating specializing in Italian and American fare.
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
42559 Ford Road Canton MI 48187
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
42550 Executive Drive Canton MI 4818
An indoor trampoline park that offers activities including Foam Zone, Ultimate Dodgeball, and free jump zones, all on a trampoline!

Summit on the Park
46000 Summit Parkway Canton MI 4818
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
38535 Ford Road Canton 48185
An IMAX movie theater that features DBOX Motion Seating, a full menu, bar and more while enjoying that new release.

The Streets Skatepark
39048 Webb Drive Canton MI 48185
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
6481 Canton Center Road Canton MI 48187
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
800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Activities throughout the year include the Free Press Marathon, live concerts, ice skating and more.

Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Home of the Detroit Tigers featuring a Ferris Wheel and real elephant ears! Catch a game, and hopefully a fly ball!

Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI
Home of the Detroit Red Wings and the largest indoor venue in Detroit.
There’s no lack of nightlife near the available properties in Canton. Here are some of our clients favorite spots!

Club Canton
39651 Michigan Ave Canton MI 48188
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
6166 N Canton Center Road Canton MI 48187
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
43845 Ford Road, Canton MI 48187
Our favorite review “Yes it’s bar food, but bar food done right!”

Buffalo Wild Wings
41980 Ford Road Canton MI 48187
There may be one in every city now, but that doesn’t stop them from having great wings, great beer selection and great TV’s.
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