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About Canton Massachusetts

Canton is a residential community in Norfolk County about 20 miles southwest of Boston. It’s close to major routes 95 and 93 and is about a half hour drive to Boston. Canton is has two stops on the Providence/Stoughton commuter rail line. There is also bus service to Canton from the MBTA Mattapan Station. The population of Canton is 21,561.

Home sales in Canton this year are off to a strong start. There were 19 homes sales in Canton last month compared to 7 home sales in January 2012, an increase of 171%.

Watch John and Anthony Show 2 Homes for sale in Canton on Fox 25 Morning News: 

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On the Slopes in Canton

What Makes Canton a Great Town to Live In?

Canton is home to the Blue Hills Ski Area where we were for the On the Slopes segment with the newscasters from Fox 25 Morning News. Blue Hills Ski area has 60 acres of skiable terrain and twelve trails. Blue Hills is a family-friendly ski area and the perfect place for skiers of all levels to get out on the slopes.

In addition to skiing, the Blue Hills Reservation is the location for many outdoor recreational activities in Canton. The Blue Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 square miles with sections of the park in Canton, Quincy, Randolph, and Milton. There are areas to go picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, rock climbing, and much more. The Ponkapoag Golf Course, located near the Blue Hills Reservation in Canton, has been a favorite destination for families for over 70 years. It has a 9-hole course and 18-hole course and offers instruction for every level.

Many companies are incorporated in Canton including Dunkin Brands, Reebok, and Interpolymer Corporation, which is a contributing factor in the town’s low unemployment rate of 5.1%.

Canton is home to the Irish Cultural Centre which sponsors the Annual Boston Irish Festival as well as a Children’s Cultural Camp, a week-long day program where children take educational classes in step dancing, Irish language, arts and crafts, storytelling and Irish sports.

The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton is an art museum located on a 124-acre wildlife sanctuary. Their exhibitions feature art by internationally recognized artists inspired by nature. There are plenty of dining options in Canton as well, including popular Takara, which serves Japanese cuisine. For traditional fare, Canton residents also enjoy going to the Suffolk Grille or the Canton Junction Sports Pub.

The Canton School system includes the Dean S. Luce Elementary, John F. Kennedy Elementary, and Lt. Peter M Hansen Elementary Schools, William Galvin Middle School, and Canton High School.

The average price for a single family home in Canton is $422,660 and the average price for a condo in Canton is $271,132.

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