One of the most rapidly growing cities in Michigan is Canton, a suburb of Detroit as well as Ann Arbor. A smorgasbord of various housing options are available in Canton, including everything from small bungalows to large single or multi-family homes to mid-rise apartments or condominiums. The condos in Canton are typically suburban and midwestern in styling and appearance, with modern architectural detailing and space-efficient layouts.
Numerous residential enclaves are interspersed throughout Canton. There are a total of 23 different constituent neighborhoods within the city. A few of the most affluent of these districts include Warren Road, Cherry Hill, Glengarry Boulevard, Geddes Road, and Joy Road. The Town Center is a neighborhood in Canton that offers close and convenient access to many of the most popular retail and commercial shopping centers of the area. Cherry Hill is one of the most distinctive and desirable urban neighborhoods within Canton that has garnered much positive attention. It is a small planned community that was intentionally designed to aesthetically reflect what Canton might have looked like 100 years ago, with architecture echoing early 19th century midwestern towns. Sheldon or Sheldon’s Corners is another of Canton’s historical locales that has experienced some residential revitalization.
As is the case in many suburbs of Detroit, Canton’s economy is growing and promises to continue this pattern. Many of the top employers in the city are in the industries of production, manufacturing, education, healthcare, government, retail and commerce, professional and business services, and finance. The Plymouth-Canton Community School System is the largest employer in Canton, with a workforce of 2,500 employees. Yazaki North America, Walmart, A.D. Transport Express, Sysco Detroit, and the Charter Township of Canton are some of the other major employers in the city. The primary retail outlets in Canton are Meijer, IKEA, Kroger, and the Home Depot, which are also among its top ten employers.