Tidbits of Interest
Distinguished as one of Wayne County's fastest growing communities, Canton Township is located just 20 minutes from Detroit and 10 minutes from Metro Airport. Many established subdivisions and multifamily options intermingle with new construction in a variety of architectural styles and price ranges for a full range of housing options. Canton's two high schools form a complex called The Centennial Educational Park, occupying over 300 acres and sharing their athletic facilities. Even though Canton has held a position on the map for 150 years, the older structures have primarily been engulfed by handsome new construction at the rate of 800 new homes per year.
One Victorian schoolhouse adjacent to the township office serves as the historical museum, preserving the charm of simpler days. The township library is one of the county's busiest, and recreational facilities include a swim club, bowling, ice hockey, miniature golf, softball center, fitness trail, athletic fields, and a domed soccer arena. Canton's own parks combine with Wayne County's Holiday Nature Preserve and several nearby Metroparks for virtually unlimited outdoor adventure. The main shopping district along Ford Road includes a number of fine restaurants and a multi-screen theater complex.