Located about 40 minutes outside of the City of Atlanta, Canton, GA is a charming suburb with a rich heritage. Formerly a mill town known for its high-quality denim, the town has experienced an economic boom in recent years thanks to many new construction, renovation and revitalization projects taking place in the area. However, these improvements haven’t affected the historic charm of the area. Canton real estate options include a wide range of options, perfect for anyone who wants the wide open space and a quaint community to raise a family, while commuting to work in the city. Canton is also home to great schools like Creekview High School.
Like any great small town, Canton enjoys a robust Historical Downtown, complete with local artisans and quaint restaurants. It also sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making it an oasis for outdoor activity and natural beauty.
Canton real estate listings feature not only new construction subdivisions, but also many older and historical homes. In addition, there are a variety of large lots available in Canton, along with the neighboring communities of Bell Ground, Holly Spring, Nelsa, Waleska and Woodstock, perfect for quaint homes or impressive estates.
Canton, the county seat of Cherokee County, incorporated in 1833. Town founders, hopeful that they could initiate silk production there, named Canton to honor the famed Chinese silk production capital. Nothing more than the name, however, survived that venture. Denim production instead earned Canton a spot in the fabrics industry.
Originally the heart of the Cherokee Indian society, Canton saw major change during the summer of 1838, when the federal government, with the full authority of President Andrew Jackson, forcefully removed the region's Cherokee people and sent the tribe west on the Trail of Tears.