Located within Massachusetts, United States, the town of Canton is situated in the Boston metropolitan area.
Home buyers who prefer a calm ambience will enjoy Canton. There are over 50 public green spaces nearby for residents to explore, such as Town Forest and Massapoag Trail and Brook Conservation Area, which makes them very easy to access. This town is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however noise can be bothersome around one of the railway lines, Interstate 95 or Yankee Division Highway.
Roughly 40% of properties in Canton were built pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. In this town, most of the dwellings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings. Around 85% of the population of this town own their home and 15% are renters. This part of the Boston metropolitan area has quite a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in Canton and for this reason they can be an extended walk away. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. As far as food is concerned, a portion of property owners in this part of the Boston metropolitan area may be able to access one of around 20 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. A small selection of restaurants and coffee shops is available as well.
A car is a great transportation option in Canton. Accessing a parking spot is quite easy, and it is a reasonably short drive to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 95, from anywhere in this part of the Boston metropolitan area. On the other hand, the public transit service in Canton is not very frequent. Nonetheless, commuters can depend on the Canton Center Station and Canton Junction Station on the Providence/Stoughton Line. The town is connected by a few bus lines. Walking is not very practical for house buyers in Canton since very few daily needs can be met without having to resort to a car.