I often get asked by Buyers that are moving to the area, "why is Canton, Michigan a good community to live in"?
Anyone with children will want to know about the public schools. Great Schools rates Plymouth Canton School District a 9 out of 10 in their ratings. In addition to the top rated school system, there are three charter k-8 schools and a just announced Charter Canton Preparatory High School that will open in Fall 2014, and several private schools including Plymouth Christian Academy.
Canton, Michigan prides itself in it's township parks and recreation. Heritage Park is the crown jewel with walking paths and a pond. The township has many soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, two public golf courses, a Frisbee golf park, dog park, and a hiking/biking trail along the rouge river. Canton is also home to many shopping opportunities including: IKEA, two Walmarts, Kohl's, Meijer, two Target's, Old Navy, and many other shops and boutiques. Canton also has many restaurants including, Friday's, Chilis, and Ruby Tuesday, There are many ethnic restaurants including, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Indian, Thai, and Italian. Canton is close to many other cities like downtown Plymouth, Northville, Ann Arbor, and Novi. Canton has easy access to all of the local freeways, 275, 94, and M14/96.
Canton Township has a diversity of housing stock from smaller (1000-1600 sf) ranch, colonial, and bi-level homes on the East side of Canton that were built in the 1970's. The middle of Canton has slightly larger (1300-2200 SF) colonial and ranch style homes that were constructed in the late 1970's through the 1980's. The western side of canton features many condos, and larger two story homes (2000-4000 sf) that were built in the 2000's. The western side of Canton has several subdivisions that are being constructed currently. The Western Edge of Canton, West of Ridge is still rural with many 4+ acre homes and several large tracts of undeveloped land.