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Discover Canton, GA Real Estate

Canton’s roots as a rural cotton-mill town may seem humble, but its ambition to become a regional hub has never waned. Named after the Chinese city of Canton (Guangzhou), it once sought to establish itself as a major silk producer before ultimately solidifying its name in the cotton and denim sector.

Modern day Canton is quickly vying to become the new epicenter of activity in Cherokee County. There is nothing stagnant about this North Georgia suburb, with its ever-expanding variety of shops, eateries, parks, and outdoor adventures. Between Riverstone, Downtown Canton, and the impressive transformation of the Mill on Etowah, this once diamond-in-the-rough has proved to be a noteworthy destination for families, foodies, and fun-seekers alike. It’s no wonder Canton is ranked one of the Most Diverse Suburbs in America AND one of the Best Suburbs to Live in Georgia by Niche. They must be doing something right with major networks adding Canton to their growing list of Georgia film locales for shows like Netflix’s “Ozark” and “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings”.

While Downtown Canton may be the heart of the town, it’s just a small piece of the pie! Just one exit over you’ll find the invaluable Canton Marketplace, filled with all of your big-name shops and popular franchises such as Target, Lowes, PetSmart, Five Guys, Chipotle, and many more. Five minutes from Downtown and just beyond Riverstone lies The Bluffs Technology Park where many local conferences and events take place. As if that weren’t enough, tucked around every corner of Canton are even more local dining favorites and sought-after neighborhoods.

Though Canton has continued to blossom throughout the years, it’s steadfast in its effort to maintain its quaint roots through the restoration and repurposing of its historic brick buildings. Whether it’s grabbing a beer on the brewery deck, catching a concert on First Friday, dusting off your kayak at the Etowah River, or enjoying the Christmas Parade, Canton’s juxtaposition of old and new creates an inimitable magic that’s sure to leave you wanting more.

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Photo credits: Downtown Canton GA Facebook; The Mill on Etowah Facebook