Canton : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Canton

Canton is a booming city in northcentral Georgia.  It is the fastest growing city in Georgia and by some accounts, the 5th fastest growing in the U.S.  The city has a tremendous plan for development and its execution appears to be excellent.
Many exciting projects are underway in the city to revitalize the community, using  millions it has received for park and sidewalk improvements. The Historic Canton Theatre on Main Street features plays and other special events, and has injected new life into the downtown business district. Streets and sidewalks in the downtown area have been upgraded. Heritage Park is part of the Etowah greenway - there are trails for hiking and biking, a natural amphitheatre hosts many concerts and other events. There is an $8 million community center on Waleska Street, built in partnership with the Atlanta YMCA.

Where to Retire in Canton and Home Prices

There are several communities and many subdivisions within Canton (see links at right). 
According to Zillow, the median home value in Canton was a $233,300 in early 2017.


What is special about Canton

Fastest growing city in Georgia. This town has a tremendous plan for redevelopment and a lot going on.


What is not special about Canton

Explosive growth

Who will like retirement in Canton

Retirees would like it here if they are looking to live in a small but vibrant town, and close enough to Atlanta to enjoy all that it offers.


Local economy is driven by

Construction, retail, and manufacturing


Climate and Physical Environment

Atlanta is just 33 miles to the south.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The downtown is busy and the new community center and amphitheatre have a lot going on


Crime in Canton is just over the national average.

Medical facilities

Northside Hospital Cherokee



Atlanta is a world hub and it is just 33 miles away

Valuable Links

Canton Wikipedia entry
City-Data entry for Canton
Georgia retirement facts and retirement communities


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Facts about CANTON
  • State: GA
  • Environment:
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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