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Residing 30 miles outside of downtown Detroit, the Canton area stands among the largest townships and communities in Michigan. Residents enjoy a mix of quiet suburban tranquility and big-city living. A strong focus on education, fine arts, youth sports and charitable endeavors makes Canton an ideal place to work, raise a family and retire.


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As of September 2017, the average apartment rent in Canton, MI is $825 for a studio, $860 for one bedroom, $1,092 for two bedrooms, and $1,547 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Canton has increased by 4.6% in the past year.

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32 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
3 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable



When you do not feel like cooking, the township has plenty of culinary options from which you can choose. Eat dinner with a unique flair at Shish Village on Ford Road. The quiet, casual atmosphere lets you enjoy family time over dishes like the chicken gallaba plate with yellow rice. Locals also love the authentic shawarma sandwiches prepared by the head chef.

If you like Japanese food, take North Sheldon Road to Matsuchan for dine-in or takeout. Order the curry ramen with pork or the seafood-filled chompan and a bowl of hot and spicy or miso soup. The limited wait times draw large groups of locals.

For a modern twist on a traditional favorite, try the Indian-inspired pizza at Curry on Crust Desi Pizza on Ford Road. Try the mango chicken pizza, or build your own using a variety of ingredients that range from mild to extra spicy. The affordable menu features several vegetarian options.

When it comes to nightlife, Canton has something exciting to offer every night of the week. The Crow's Nest Bar & Grill on North Canton Center Road serves pub fare alongside great drink specials and karaoke nights. Check out the signature crab cake sliders as you take advantage of free Wi-Fi and one of several flat-screen, high-definition televisions.

Don your cowboy hat and boots for live music and line dancing at Club Canton on Michigan Avenue. The rustic Midwestern setting complements the mix of old and new country tunes. Specials on cold beer and food draw the locals throughout the week.

Canton has a diverse arts and culture scene. Go to the Village Theater at Cherry Hill to experience the best in theater, dance performances and live music. Fit for all ages, the Village Theater connects with the community through its arts classes and educational opportunities. The beautiful, modern design and emphasis on involvement make this place a favorite among locals.


In March of 1834, the Michigan Territorial Legislature established the township of Canton, separating it from the Plymouth Township. The town takes its name from the provincial capital and port of Imperial China.

Originally a one-room schoolhouse built for children in all grades, the Canton Historical Society and Museum dates back to 1884. The Georgian Revival building features original desks and a dunce cap from its days as a schoolhouse.

Annual events such as the Butterfly Ball honor fathers and daughters and their unbreakable bonds throughout the aging process. This formal event celebrates and solidifies familial bonds in this tightly knit community.


Canton has convenient access to Interstate 275 and U.S. Highway 12, so many residents choose to drive their own vehicle when commuting. You can find a ride using the popular Uber app on your smartphone, or you can call one of several taxi companies. Some locals take advantage of the bicycle-friendly roads and walking paths for shorter commutes.

If you prefer public transportation for a reasonable fee, The Ride runs throughout the day and night with several routes available to get you where you need to be safely and on time. When you want to travel to downtown Detroit, you can feel confident parking your car in one of the many centrally located public garages. The Ford Underground Garage on East Jefferson has 750 spaces, charging $5 for the first two hours and $15 for the entire day. Just make sure to have cash on hand, as this garage does not accept credit or debit cards.


The moderate cost of living in Canton averages 5 percent higher than the greater Detroit area. A pint of beer at a local pub sets you back about $5. A standard one-bedroom apartment usually goes for around $698, and you can take a one-way trip on The Ride for just $1.50 with free transfers. Gas prices in Canton hover around 2 percent higher than the national average.


Shop at nearby Westland Mall on Warren Road for upscale lingerie and fragrances at Victoria's Secret in the mall, or pick up your favorite team's jersey at Champs Sports. Express features trendy fashions for men and women, and Claire's attracts those who want affordable jewelry and accessories. IKEA on Ford Road has affordable home decor and tasty Swedish meatballs.

For the best in vintage clothing and accessories, try Green and Glamorous on Ford Road. Here you can shop for yourself or donate your gently used apparel and jewelry. Unlike many resale shops, the impressive selection here is well-organized. Green and Glamorous also has a reputation for having a helpful staff.

The Canton Farmers Market has everything you need to lead a healthy life, including the freshest, locally grown fruit and vegetables. The produce selection varies by season and by vendor, but you can always find honey, sauces and meats. Many of the vendors offer free samples and tips on how to include more organic foods in your diet.


Take in some nature on your next family outing at Heritage Park on South Canton Center Road. Athletic fields and paths for walking and running make the park ideal for fitness enthusiasts. Residents enjoy free access to the park and can bring dogs to some areas. The park also features a wooden play structure and a mini-amphitheater to perform concerts every year.

Independence Park on Denton Road has walking and running trails and more than 30 soccer fields. After watching their team play soccer, families and residents often take advantage of the many pavilions throughout the park. The lush, open space welcomes leashed pets.


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