Welcome to Canton
Historic charm meets stunning natural beauty north of Atlanta
From its historic downtown to its stunning scenery, Canton is the epitome of small-town living in North Atlanta. Ideally located between downtown Atlanta and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life in this historic town. It is home to gorgeous parks, charming boutiques, upscale restaurants, and chic cafes.
Canton is a welcoming, tight-knit community. It hosts festivals and events year-round, making it an exciting place to be, no matter the season. Canton is the place to be for those who appreciate a more laidback community while still being within driving distance of Atlanta’s amenities.
What to Love
- An inviting community with a picture-perfect downtown
- Ideally located just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta
- Scenic views of the foothills and Etowah River
- A lively town with excellent shopping and fine dining
In contrast to the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Canton offers tranquility and peace. Nestled along the banks of the Etowah River, Canton was recently dubbed “Georgia’s Most Beautiful Town,” according to The Culture Trip. With spectacular water and foothill views, a historic downtown, and beautiful parks, it’s easy to understand why so many people have fallen in love with Canton.
Along with beautiful scenery, Canton has various amenities, including restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and boutiques. It is also home to the Cherokee County Historical Society and the Cherokee Arts Center. Canton also hosts many local events and festivals throughout the year, so there’s never a dull moment in this charming town.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
With its charming downtown and scenic parks, living in Canton feels like living in a storybook. There’s no better way to explore what Canton than on foot. For many Canton residents, one of the best places to shop is The Mill at Etowah
, a collection of locally-owned shops and specialty boutiques. Nestled between the downtown square and the Etowah River, The Mill at Etowah was formerly a denim factory. Today, it is home to some of the area’s best shops, restaurants, and breweries.
Located within The Mill at Etowah is Reformation Brewery
, a microbrewery best known for its locally-sourced beer and live music events. Beyond its in-house beers and seltzers, Reformation Brewery has spectacular spirits, coffee, and pastries. It’s also a famous hangout for those who work remotely and want to unwind.
To start your day off on a high note, check out Bizarre Coffee
. Located in the heart of downtown Canton, Bizarre Coffee features fresh-roasted coffee, healthy breakfast entrees, and specialty drinks.
For a romantic night on the town, check out J Michael’s Prime
, Canton’s premier steakhouse. With its rustic ambiance, impressive wine selection, and spectacular menu, J. Michael’s Prime is considered the crowning jewel of Canton’s dining scene.
Things to Do
Surrounded by some of the most stunning natural scenery in Northern Georgia, there’s no better town for outdoor lovers than Canton. Located just a short distance from downtown Canton is Boling Park
, a serene nature park featuring multiple ball fields, playgrounds, and wooded trails. Boling Park is nestled along the Etowah River, adding to its natural beauty. The park is also known for its events and festivals throughout the year, including the Annual Cherokee County Mother’s Day Powwow & Indian Festival, which is held every May.
Another popular outdoor destination is Lake Allatoona
, a reservoir on the Etowah River. Lake Allatoona is known for its wildlife and is considered one of the area’s best camping sites.
Canton has two beautiful golf courses for those who enjoy hitting the greens: BridgeMill Athletic Club
and Woodmont Golf and Country Club
. BridgeMill Athletic Club, a semi-private club, features an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and a clubhouse. The Woodmont Golf and Country Club, one of North Atlanta’s premier courses, is a beautiful 18-hole course suited for all skill levels, from novice to professional.
Similar to many towns in the area, Canton is part of the Cherokee County School District
. Some of the area’s top educational opportunities include: