Canton City

Welcome to Canton City

An artistic, urban enclave with a dynamic community and bright future
Striking the perfect balance of Midwest charm and cosmopolitan shine, Canton City treats residents to a well-rounded lifestyle with artistic flair and urban sophistication. This up-and-coming city features an impressive mix of prestigious universities, world-class hospitals, fascinating museums, culture, and, of course, rich sports history. Known as the birthplace of the legendary National Football League, Canton has spent the better part of a century perfecting the nation’s favorite pastime.  
First founded in 1805, Canton took its time to grow and prosper – and it seems the wait was worth it. Canton claims sports greatness and political success as some of its defining features and today, this delightful town enjoys an energetic community and a reputation as a creative enclave for artists. House hunters in Canton have their choice of stunning homes, from sweet bungalows on small city lots to spacious historic homes in the Ridgewood Community. There are also housing options to include urban condo style living for both short and long term residence. These options can be found in the thriving downtown Canton area where you will also find the new Centennial Village, locally owned restaurants, boutique shops, as well as the business district filled with local goverment offices, attorneys, and business owners. 

What to Love

  • Dynamic arts and culture
  • Urban vibrance with midwest charm
  • Diverse architecture styles
  • Sprawling properties and spacious layouts
  • Home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

People & Lifestyle

Canton is a true Renaissance city, offering a dynamic lineup of events, interests, and hobbies for its community. From football and political museums to symphonies and the ballet, Canton keeps residents entertained. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Canton is synonymous with good food. Start with a latte or hot tea from the award-winning Muggswigz Coffee and Tea. With a focus on locally and sustainably sourced coffee beans and tea leaves, this award-winning business offers the freshest coffee, tea, supplies, and equipment to make the perfect cup of joe. Next up, the culinary classics at Bender’s Tavern are a must-try for any gourmand. Offering the freshest seafood and steakhouse fare, this Canton landmark has dazzled diners with sparkling cocktails and superb cuisine since 1902. For a sweet treat, there’s no better choice than the legendary Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor. Established in 1926, this Ohio landmark delights kids and grownups alike with banana splits, homemade sundaes, classic diner fare, and art deco charm. For a more laid-back atmosphere, head to Fronimo's Downtown. This creative bistro has won every award in town and features a vibrant, globally inspired New American menu. 

Things to Do

Canton offers plenty to keep your dance card full, but there’s one activity that stands out the most in this energetic town – the game of football. As the birthplace of the National Football League, Canton comes by its affinity for sports naturally. Sports fans will want to head straight to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This Canton landmark is recognized as the nation’s premier sports museum and has delighted many a football fan, while those with a passion for art and culture can celebrate Canton’s art district at First Friday Downtown, a walkable collection of galleries, boutiques, and world-class cuisine. Honoring Canton native and 25th president of the United States William McKinley, the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum explores the life of this distinguished legend and also features a historical library, a planetarium, and an interactive science center. Featuring an iconic town sign, spectacular architecture, and plenty of room for play, Centennial Plaza has become Canton’s gathering place for socializing, relaxing, and activity. Lounge on the grassy knoll, take a yoga class or host your own event at this scenic town center. 


Canton is home to the excellent Canton Country Day School, a private academy for students in preschool through eighth grade. 
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