Canton is a charter township in Wayne County, Michigan. Lying inbetween Ann Arbor and Detroit, this large and growing community displays the very best that residential property around Michigan has to offer. Homes for sale in Canton, MI, generally cater to a slightly higher income-bracket than surrounding communities, reflecting the general quality of the neighborhood. Canton is known for its outstanding schools, state-of-the-art sporting facilities, and for ranking as one of the safest cities in the United States. Conveniently located, with affordable mid to large sized homes, as well as many affordable condos, and some of the best retail options in the state, this neighborhood is hard to beat. View Canton real estate, MI listings below or you can learn even more about the community down the page.
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About Canton, MI Real Estate
Homes for sale in Canton Michigan are typically mid to large-sized, single-family dwellings in mid-20th century, new-traditional styles.
These homes come in 1 to 2 story configurations, with vinyl on red-brick facades, recessed entryways, exterior shutters, and large sash windows. Many homes lack fences, and the recessed sidewalks on both sides of the street makes Canton a great place to meet your neighbors.
Larger homes draw from a more stately colonial or federalist traditions, with classical entryways sporting tall white columns and pediments, and white keystone voussoirs atop large 6-over-6 windows. Fireplaces are a very common fixture throughout.
Newer constructions have all of the luxury features one would expect, like vaulted ceilings, open-concept living areas, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, 5 piece bathrooms, finished basements, and grand entry rooms. Many of these homes have exteriors in more consistently colonial-revival, even southern traditional, style.
Overall, Canton is home to a wide variety of property types. Empty lots to build your dream home, stylish and affordable townhome condos, and houses from 1000 square feet, up to 4000 square feet.
Many residential developments in the area go the extra mile, like the highly-desirable Cherry Hilly Village, with its carefully planned traditional look, displaying some tasteful renditions of turn of the century styles, like victorian, second empire, southern, and prairie farmhouse.
Canton Area Information
Canton lies in a very convenient location, roughly equidistant from the city limits of both Detroit and Ann Arbor.
The Interstate 275 runs down Canton's eastern edge, and Highway 12 runs across its south-eastern end.
30 minutes will put you in downtown Detroit, and 15 minutes from Canton's southeast corner is the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Most of Canton is residential, with some farmland in the west, and southwest, and an industrial corner in the northeast. A major commercial corridor runs along ford road, bisecting Canton's center.
Community Information for Canton, Michigan
Canton real estate features many community amenities and attractions. The many well-planned developments built on wooded and transitional farmland means that the area abounds with parks, recreational spaces, and natural areas.
In addition to the multitude of smaller community parks and recreational centers, Canton as a whole benefits from a number of large, state-of-the-art facilities:
- Heritage Park - This park and community center includes a large range of facilities, including a splash park.
- Morton Taylor Trailhead - Links to Lower River Rouge Recreation Trail.
- Independence park - A complex of soccer fields.
- Canton Sports center - Features 12 baseball fields, an ice arena, and an indoor sports complex.
For those who prefer the great indoors. Canton offers some premier commercial and retail options. Most of these fall along Ford Road, which features the state's only IKEA store.
Michigan Avenue in the south is another major retail center, with a Walmart, Home Depot, DICK's Sporting Goods, and a Target.
Canton Area Schools
Being the large township that it is, Canton incorporates a few public school districts
- Plymouth-Canton Community Schools - Covers the majority of Canton
- Wayne-Westland Community Schools - Covers south-eastern Canton
- Van Buren Public Schools - Covers south-western Canton
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