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Canton MIIf you have a Canton MI relocation coming up due to a job transfer to Michigan then you will be glad to know that it is a great community to live in.  It is a safe place to move to with great police and firefighters.  The crime rate is low in Canton MI.  Canton was a farming community in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  In fact there were still farms operating at Ford Road and Beck in the late 1970's.  Here is a little history of Canton Michigan.  The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 brought settlers from New England. Settlers were met by heavy forests and many animals, including; bear, wolf, deer, raccoon, and fox. Early settlers engaged in self-sustaining farming. Farm-produced food and products provided the family with sustaining food and extra goods could be sold or bartered for goods, services or cash. The typical Canton farm family owned six or eight milk cows, hogs for marketing, chickens for eggs / meat and a few sheep.  Much of the local food and produce was sold to locals or trucked to the City of Detroit down Michigan Avenue.

When relocating to Canton Michigan you like the community because of the ease of getting on I-275.  I-275 runs along the western suburbs and connects to I-96 and I-94.  Getting to Downtown Detroit is just a 30 minute ride and you can get to Detroit's main airport in less than 30 minutes.  Many people live in Canton or Plymouth because it is a halfway point between Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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Another great feature is the schools.  Canton Township is served by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Wayne-Westland Community Schools and Van Buren Public Schools.   The majority of Canton residents go to Plymouth - Canton School system.  Plymouth-Canton Schools includes most of Canton Township, the city of Plymouth, Plymouth Township, and portions of Salem, Superior, and Northville Townships.

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 The median home value in Canton is $207,500. Canton home values have gone up 8.7% over the past year and they predict that they will rise another 4.0% within the next calendar year. The median list price per square foot in Canton is $120, which is higher than the Detroit Metro average of $104. The median price of homes currently listed in Canton is $229,900 while the median price of homes that sold is $201,525. The median rent price in Canton is $1,600, which is higher than the Detroit Metro median of $875.

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Many relocation buyers that come to Canton Michigan are sometimes worried about the weather in the Detroit suburbs.  Especially if they come from the south.  Our worst two weather months is January and February. It is a short period of snow and cold.  Just do like I do.  Plan a winter vacation during that period.  On average, the warmest month is July. The highest recorded temperature was 102°F in 1988. On average, the coolest month is January. The lowest recorded temperature was -20°F in 1994. The maximum average precipitation occurs in September.

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Canton is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 90,173 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Canton is the 11th largest community in Michigan. Unlike some towns, Canton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Canton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Canton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers.

Check out downtown Plymouth Michigan just a few miles down the road from Canton.  Another similar town is nearby Livonia Michigan.

Canton's main drag Ford Road has just about every shopping store anybody can want.  There is IKEA, Meijers, Target, Kmart, Pier 1 and many other national chains.  Ford Rd is full of restaurants too.  A couple of miles to the south you will find Michigan Avenue is starting to develop into another major shopping area in Canton Michigan.

When moving to Canton MI many of my relocation buyers are concerned with the good schools, the low crime rates, easy highway access, and the conveniences they are used to.  Those all characteristics of the community.  I am a firm believer in do unto others as I would want done to me.  So would I live in Canton?  ABSOLUTELY.  It is a very good place to live, as a single person, raising a family, or retired.  If you would like a Canton relocation guide email me at        


Remember we offer a perk to our clients that move to Canton MI or any city in Metro Detroit.  Buy and close on a $150,000 home and get this buyers bonus.


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 So come and visit Canton Michigan.  You will be glad you did.  It is a religious, culturally, and ethnically diverse community that welcomes everybody.  Give me a call at (248) 310-6239 


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