Search homes for sale in Canton, Georgia. Canton is a city located north of Atlanta, in the foothills of the Georgia Mountains in Cherokee County. A convenient drive down I575 to Atlanta or north to the nature opportunities of hiking, camping, kayaking and more in the mountains, Canton is in a central location. Established as a city in 1832 (originally called Etowah), it also has a long history in the Creek and Cherokee Native American times past. The name Canton came from the city in China and a failed attempt at silk production in Canton.
The City of Canton is an active place to live and you will find many varying opportunities for entertainment. There are annual festivals including: Taste of Canton, Veterans POW Wow Indian Festival, Festival of the Arts, etc. There are also regular downtown events such as: Farmers Market, Movies in the Park, Easter Egg Hunt and more. There are six parks with different amounts of opportunities like basketball, playgrounds, tennis, soccer fields, trails and more for families and individuals to relax and enjoy. There is an historic Downtown Loop that supports downtown revitalization via the Classic Main Street Program (a program with direction from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs) and easily accessed data on City of Canton political activities.
For some local statistics: Population is at around 22,000 with a median age of 32 years. The median income is $50,812 with the cost of living index at 99, meaning it is only one percentage less expensive to live here than the national average. Canton has a median home price of around $280,000 with 47% owning their own homes. School expenditures are $5,190 per student and 66% are high school graduates, but only 11% have Bachelor’s degrees and 5% have graduate degrees. 61% of the inhabitants are married, with 52% being male.