A charming Massachusetts suburb brimming with history.

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Located outside of Boston is the historic suburb of Canton. Its rich history can be seen throughout the neighborhood in its many public historic landmarks. Its history dating all the way back to the 1600s, before being officially incorporated in the 1700s, gives Canton the charm that its locals cherish. Alongside its history, the community is one that has a sense of togetherness and is always friendly. 

Canton is also a place with plenty of green space, parks, and locally run shops and restaurants to discover. The real estate in Canton MA, a historic community, reflects all of the developments this town has had. You will find modern homes that are both pleasing to the eye and brilliantly crafted. 

What to Love About Canton Real Estate 

  • Rich history and landmarks that are open to the public
  • Gorgeous environment combined with a community-oriented feel
  • A convenient location away from the city, but still close enough for day trips or commuting to Boston

Local Lifestyle

Residents love the welcoming suburban lifestyle that Canton provides. Its private and tight-knit feel provides a peaceful and serene atmosphere for all those who live here. An accessible location just outside of Boston means that many who commute for work can live in this area. It's the perfect spot for families, with its parks, educational opportunities, and inviting feel. Thanks to a bustling community, business owners enjoy residing here for small business opportunities, which can be seen through the excellent locally-owned and operated restaurants and shops within the area. If you are interested in searching the Canton real estate market, contact the William Raveis Elite Team today!

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Small businesses and restaurants are among some of the top entertainment options in Canton. 

For all things shopping, visit The Village Shoppes. It has plenty of retail stores, grocery options, and restaurants. J. Shields Fine Wine is another shop residents love for its wine selections. Another favorite is Main Course Market; convenient and tasty, they sell the best-prepared foods. 

There is no shortage of tasty restaurants of all kinds in Canton. Whether it's getting some authentic Japanese and Chinese at Gourmet Garden Restaurant or Takara, enjoying Thai fare at Nisa’s Thai, having a bite of Mediterranean at Thyme, or discovering New England dishes at Northern Spy, there is something for every palette. 

There are ample hip and cozy cafes and drink spots in Canton too. For coffee, lattes, espresso, and brunch, Canton residents love heading to Amber Road Cafe and CopperCity Espresso. For alcoholic beverages such as Boston craft beer, locals love the Trillium Brewing Company.

Things to Do

In Canton, there is always something to do every day of the week. Whether it's taking in history, attending events, or playing rounds of golf. 

Seeing the historic landmarks and museums is one of the top activities in Canton. Just a few include the Paul Revere Heritage Site, Irish Cultural Center, and Museum of American Bird Art

For fun and recreation, families love TreeTop Adventures zip-lining and climbing park. Blue Hills is another recreational paradise, with skiing and other fun winter activities. For skating and hockey, locals love going to Ice House. At Reservoir Pond, people love to go to take in nature and even go fishing. 

There are plenty of country clubs and golf clubs for any golf lover to enjoy. Some of the top spots include Ponkapoag Golf Course, Brookmeadow Country Club, Wampatuck Country Club, and Blue Hill Country Club




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Overview for Canton, MA

24,122 people live in Canton, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $62,712. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Canton, MA

Canton has 9,305 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Canton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,122 people call Canton home. The population density is 2,096.691 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Canton, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Canton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
The Judge Rotenberg Center
3rd - 12th
No rating available
St John The Evangelist School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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Lt Peter M Hansen
K - 5th
Wm H Galvin Middle
6th - 8th
Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical
9th - 12th
K - 5th
The Blue Hill Montessori School
K - K
No rating available
Dba:clarke School Boston
PreK - K
No rating available
Cole Harrington School Age Enrichment
PreK - K
No rating available

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