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February
5

Canton MI Buying a Home
Nine Reason Why You'll Love Living in Canton, MI

If you're considering relocating to Michigan, why not settle into a city that has everything you need? Canton is a medium-sized city with big-city amenities. For your downtime enjoyment, you'll find numerous dining, recreation, art, culture, and entertainment options. When you tour Canton homes for sale, we think you'll fall in love with this wonderful city and you'll never want to leave.

Our REALTORS® understand that the cost of living in Canton is a bit higher than in other Michigan cities. Housing prices are a major factor, but we believe that Canton's quality of life makes it worth the investment. Here are some additional information to consider.

  1. Canton Homes and Neighborhoods
    Canton homes and neighborhoods are beautiful and well-maintained. You'll find contemporary and traditional home styles, many with large wooded or finely landscaped lots. While the largest percentage of Canton homes were built from the 70s to the late 90s, 22 percent were constructed post-2000.

  2. Transportation
    Canton has public transportation, with special programs for seniors and disabled riders. The city is located between Ann Arbor and Detroit. It's a quick commute to these and other regional cities. Detroit Metro Airport and Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti are a short drive away.

  3. Low Crime Rates
    Canton's crime rates are lower than national averages. The Partners in Your Safety program makes a difference by establishing a crime prevention partnership with residents. Canton encourages resident/police interaction with Citizens Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, Community Policing, and other programs.

  4. Senior Services
    Canton Community Senior Services connects Seniors with the Senior Alliance and other health, safety, transportation, social, and care resources.

  5. Canton Schools
    Canton offers a number of education options for your children. There are nine private elementary schools; three public k-12 districts: Plymouth-Canton Public Schools, Van Buren Public Schools, and Wayne-Westland Community Schools; and 32 area colleges. Visit NeighborhoodScout.com for a list of the best-ranked Canton schools by neighborhood.

  6. Family Sports, Recreation & Leisure
    Canton makes it easy for new residents to establish roots by organizing and promoting family-friendly activities.

    - On the city Leisure Services page, you'll find links to information on classes, camps, events, and local parks and facilities.
    - The Canton Sports Center page lists adult and child softball, soccer, and tackle football leagues, cheerleading activities and more.
    - Golfers can enjoy events, outings, leagues, and special programs at Pheasant Run Golf Club.

  7. Establishing Your Residency
    As a new Canton resident, you must officially establish your residency with the city. The New Property Owner page outlines your duties and provides links to downloadable forms which you must file as a new Canton homeowner.

    - Property Transfer Affidavit for new homeowners
    - Principal Residence Exemption, for a homestead exemption that releases you from paying 18 mills in school operating taxes
    - Homestead Exemption Rescission for buyers or sellers of non-owner occupied property

  8. City Services
    As with most residential areas, you must establish water, sewage, and trash collection accounts. The Canton City Services page provides links to these and other key city services.

  9. Property Taxes
    As a Canton homeowner, you may pay property taxes online on the city 's website. The FAQ page provides additional information on Canton's Tax Collection and Property Value Assessments.

Remerica Hometown REALTORS®

If you're thinking about moving to Michigan, we'd love to help. Contact us when you're ready to make Canton your new home.