Canton is a charter township located in Wayne County Michigan, around 10 miles west of Downtown Detroit and 8 miles east of Ann Arbor. As of the 2010 census this budding township had a population of 90,173, making it Michigan’s second largest township. The growing township covers a land area of 36 square miles and has an elevation of 679 square feet according to Wikipedia.
Canton, Michigan has much to offer including a nationally accredited police department and some of the best schools in the state. Canton offers a plethora of dining and shopping opportunities, as well as a state-of-the-art community theater. Canton also boasts of 6 gorgeous community parks for your enjoyment all year round. Add a world class theater and two golf courses for the golf pro in your family and have the perfect town to call home.
Dating back to 1829 Canton began as Nankin and Pekin. The town was re-named Reford in 1833. The following year the town was re-named The Township of Canton due to the Michigan Territorial Legislative Act of 1834. Canton was created from a portion of Plymouth Township and named in honor of the provincial capital of Canton, Imperial China. In April of 1834 the township held their first meeting. The discovery of the Asian beetle known as the Emerald Ash Borer in 2002 would create more history as the beetle infested the entire Great Lake Region. If you want to find more information on this booking town you can always check out The Canton Historical Museum.
With the growing crime rate, people are looking for safe towns to raise their children. Did you know that Canton, Michigan is ranked as one of the safest towns to live in America? The residents of Canton have the Public Safety Department to thank for a safe place they can call home.
When thinking of relocating, one of the first things to consider is location. Convenience can make a difference, especially when communing to work five days a week. Canton is no more than 10 miles from the cities of Detroit and Ann Arbor. Canton offers easy access to major highways. Residents and businesses have the convenience of close proximity to many colleges and universities. If you have fallen in love with Canton Township but wonder what you’ll do for work once you relocate, you can be assured that this town’s economy doesn’t fall short of supply and demand when it comes to the job market. If you travel along Canton’s Ford Road alone you’ll see over 300 retail commercial and medical facilities.
Canton Township is divided into two townships: Wayne-Westland Community Schools and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Canton has three public charter schools and four private schools, offering you more choices for your child’s education. You can visit this link for a list of schools in either township. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton,_Michigan .
This second largest township is booming and continues to grow as Canton’s Michigan Avenue corridor adds more retail businesses everyday. Canton is home to the only IKEA with other major retailers and employers adding to the thriving economy. It’s not hard to see that the residents of Canton are enjoying a quality life in a safe community, while the town continues to build on having a sound economical future.
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