Living in Canton

Canton is a vibrant community in Cherokee County that offers a welcoming blend of charm, progressive spirit and endless opportunities for all. Canton has grown significantly as the suburbs of Atlanta have expanded northward, and is currently experiencing a period of great population growth (it nearly tripled between 2000 and 2010). This increase is fueled in part by buyers wanting space to spread out and have some acreage. From chicken coops and small hobby farms all the way to equestrian estates, pastoral Canton provides abundant potential to create what property buyers are looking for.

Canton offers exciting and new possibilities for growth within an authentic, inviting community that deeply cares about the city’s future, and an unrivaled quality of life. Conveniently located between Atlanta and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton offers scenic views of foothills and the Etowah River, which flows through the City and boasts great shopping, dining, events, arts, and parks.


Parks & Recreation



On The Map

Covering an area of 18.7 miles, Canton is located in Cherokee County. Canton is located 40 miles north of downtown Atlanta.

Fun Fact

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Bonnie's Bottom Line

Canton is located in Cherokee County. The southeastern corner of Cherokee is borders Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell in Fulton County. Currently there is a migration of homebuyers moving just across the county line to Canton where they enjoy dramatically lower taxes and less congestion, and proximity to all North Fulton has to offer.