Canton, Michigan, located in the southeastern portion of the state, has just under 100,000 residents whose median age is 37.5 years old. Canton is only 8 miles west of Detroit and 8 miles east of Ann Arbor, but operates as a charter township with its own history dating back to 1834. Canton is known for low-crime rates, ranking a low 1 out of 6, and excellent public and private schools. Elementary and middle schools in Canton score 8.13 while high schools rate 8.75 out of 10, drawing families and young couples both to the Wayne County township. Canton has three school districts, the Plymouth Canton Community School District (PCCSD), which serves the majority of Canton residents, Van Buren School District and the Wayne-Westland Community School District.
Although crime rates are low, school rankings are high and the median income is well above the national average at $82,227 annually, home prices in Canton are within reason. In 2015, the average list price was $274,271, a 5 percent drop from the year prior. Inventory, while small in Canton, declined 4.02 percent to reach 334 listings in 2015.