A progressive spirit and exceptional quality of life.

Welcome to Canton

A progressive spirit and exceptional quality of life

On the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton offers local residents exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreation, a vastly high quality of life, and a progressive spirit perfect for this vibrant, growing community. An abundance of spacious parks are great places for fun with four-legged friends, festivals, and other community gatherings, while downtown is home to friendly bistros and eateries serving comforting southern classics, barbecue, seafood and more.  Neighborhoods are flanked by mature treetops and dense, untouched greenery, allowing residents to enjoy a peaceful, otherworldly standard of living.

What to Love

  • A growing community rich in traditional southern charm, while making advancements for the 21st century
  • Parks, charming downtown, and dog-friendly parks for time spent in the great outdoors
  • Conveniently located alongside Interstate 575 for easy traveling

Local Lifestyle

With great schools and friendly neighbors, it is difficult to find a Canton resident who doesn’t love where they live. Streets are quiet, parks are plentiful, And despite recent growth, Canton has still managed to maintain a small-town aesthetic. Residents enjoy low property taxes in Cherokee County and an overall low cost of living. Canton offers an opportunity to live among gorgeous country scenery while still offering tons of activities, all of which are a stone's throw away. If a night out of town is in order, Atlanta is 35 miles south, and easily accessible via nearby interstate 575 & 75. Other nearby road trip destinations include zip-lining and hiking through the Blue Ridge Mountains and rafting or canoeing in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Goin’ Coastal is a locally owned and operated seafood joint in the heart of town specializing in Gulf seafood with traditional flavors. Lobster mac, crab cakes, gator tail, and shrimp tacos are a few of the top sellers served in rustic, red brick-clad digs. Other southern favorites are the specialty of Riverstone Country Bistro. Mason jar cocktails, country chic decor, and a traditional menu revitalized for the 21st century have made Riverstone a local favorite. 


Local on North offers a diverse, globally influenced menu of casual, bar favorites. Bang bang shrimp, tacos, steak frites, juicy chicken and pizza are a few crowd-pleasers. Live music and their Sunday brunch are favorite additions to one of Canton’s newer, beloved eateries. 


Within the heart of historic downtown, traditional southern-style barbecue has been perfected at Queenie’s BBQ. Fried chicken, pulled pork, ribs, and more have been described as tasty, extraordinary, and excellent by patrons. Another cozy spot serving familiar favorites such as chicken and waffles, meatloaf, burgers, and steaks is The Butcher and Bottle. Perfectly seasoned, generous portions are presented in the company of a rustic, warm ambiance.


Shopping for both modern pleasures and hidden gems from previous times are fantastic ways to spend the weekends when you’re in Canton. Cotton Mill Exchange is a massive and unique stop for antiques, artisan goods, and more from over 200 different small businesses, designers, and artists. Spanning across nearly 50,000 square feet, Cotton Mill Exchange is located within an old cotton mill boasting over 100 years of history. Nearby, Canton Marketplace is the community’s one-stop-shop for taking care of all essential errands.

Things To Do

Canton offers a wide array of local events for the whole family to enjoy. Throughout the summer, the city hosts the River Rock Concert Series, a compilation of live music performances held at Etowah River Park. Patrons are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and coolers while they enjoy some of the region's most talented musicians and local food trucks. On the first Friday of the month from spring through autumn, the shops and eateries extend their hours and invite the townsfolk to shop, dine, and enjoy live music, all while supporting downtown's vibrant, locally owned businesses. The Canton Theatre, first built in 1911, is a historic venue presenting movies, concerts, and other live events. In addition to current films, the theater often holds events and presentations, such as family movie nights. Canton boasts an extensive public park system, and Etowah River Park is just one scenic option. This 58-acre park features an amphitheater, pavilions, canoe launches, playgrounds, and walking trails. Throughout the summer, the Saturday morning farmers’ market in Brown Park offers locals a chance to take home fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, and other artisan food items.

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