Livability Score

64
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
AMC CLASSIC Riverstone 15
Cinema
Food and Drink (13) F
Moe's Southwest Grill
Fast Food
Bruster's Ice Cream
Sweets
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Which Wich?
Fast Food
Five Guys
Fast Food
Zaxby's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Fast Food
Newks Eatery
Sweets
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (6) F
ALDI
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Panaderia Sweet Cake Bakery
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Target
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Parks (12) C-
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Etowah River Park
Park
Canton Commerical Historic District
Park
Brown Park
Park
Boling Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Harmon Field
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Kenney Askew County Park
Park
Shops (25) F
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
Discount Store
Best Buy
Electronics
Books-A-Million
Books
Kirkland's
Interior Decoration
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
Rack Room Shoes
Shoes
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Kay Jewelers
Fashion
Five Below
Discount Store
Chevron
Convenience Store
Rio Body Wax
Beauty
Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse
Shoes
RaceTrac
Convenience Store
TJ Maxx
Clothing
PetSmart
Pets
Bed Bath & Beyond
Houseware
Edible Arrangements
Gift Shop
RaceTrac
Convenience Store
PetSmart
Pets
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.5% take public transportation in Canton.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.5%
F
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Canton is 107/100 - which is 16% higher than Georgia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime C-

Canton crime rates are 2,182 per 100k, which is 6% higher than Georgia
Property Crime
1,792 crimes per 100k
C
Violent Crime
389 crimes per 100k
D+
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employment C

The median income in Canton is $61,459 - which is 20% higher than Georgia.
Med. Household Income
$61,459
C-
Unemployment Rate
4.5%
D-
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (6)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
Northwest ENT and Allergy Center
Clinic
Cherokee County Station 16 Canton Fire Station
Fire Station
City of Canton Police Department
Police
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Northside Hospital Cherokee
Hospital
Aspen Dental
Dentist
Cherokee County FIre & Emergency Services Station 11
Fire Station
Cherokee County Sheriff Headquarters and Detention Center
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Canton home prices are $237,800 - which is 56% higher than Georgia
Home Price
$237,800
A
Home Appreciation Rate
27%
A+
Home Affordability
3.9x (home price to income ratio)
C-
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schools D+

The Canton graduation rate is 76% - which is 7% lower than Georgia
School Test Scores
57%
D+
High School Grad. Rates
76%
D
Elementary Schools (21) F
Canton Elementary
William G. Hasty- Sr. Elementary School
Teasley Middle School
J. Knox Elementary
Community Christian School
Indian Knoll Elementary
High Schools (4) F
Cherokee High School
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ratings C

Canton has an overall rating of 65% from 18 reviews.
User Reviews (5)
From AreaVibes
D+
User Surveys (13)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Safe place to live with wonderful neighbors 5 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 09, 2020) I absolutely love living in Canton. I feel very safe and it is very clean. People are friendly, mostly white conservative republicans live in this area. There is a strong sense of community. It is definitely more of a upper class neighborhood. It is higher priced than a lot of a ...Read More reas, but worth it. Lots of shopping with a trendy little down town area for night life and lakes and parks close by. I was going to move to Woodstock, but glad I didn’t . The only thing that is lacking in Canton is sidewalks. Maybe one day the city will put them in. Read Less
Very Happy I live here 5 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 07, 2020) This is by far the best place I ever lived. There is shopping and restaurants everywhere with lots of out door things to do in Canton. Down town Canton is a trendy spot to go out at night. Very safe area with wonderful schools . ...Read More Read Less
Do NOT move to Canton!!! 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 25, 2019) Never say you weren't warned! We have lived in Canton, Georgia for one year and are planning a move AWAY!! In the course of this year there have been multiple shootings, robberies and countless issues which make the streets unsafe. There is NO real public transportation and ...Read More absolutely nothing to do for entertainment. The quality of life has, according to other residents, fallen rapidly in the past several years. The cost of living is no longer a "deal." The City of Canton does absolutely NOTHING to resolve issues with water lines, electricity lines, streets, etc. In general, this area has taken a real nosedive. Fortunately, I do not have school aged children as the schools, as a whole, are simply AWFUL....talk to any parent! This is the worst place we've ever lived (and we've moved around quite a bit.) Just don't come here!! Read Less
Unfriendly for Senior Citizens 0.5 rating By C W H ( Oct 28, 2016) Got totally screwed by City of Canton on property 2016 tax exemption. Canton bills property tax separately from Cherokee County ad while I did the required paperwork for County and got the senior exemption there was no indication in the year I lived here until an unexpected prop ...Read More erty tax bill arrived, one that I should have been exempt from but no info was available that I needed to file a 2nd exemption. They also have a senior garbage exemption which is so buried that you have to go through 3 screens on their internet site to get there.NOT a senior friendly city! Sorry I ever bought in this City.See details at: http://cantongeorgia.blogspot.com/ Read Less
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Do NOT move to Canton!!! 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 25, 2019) Never say you weren't warned! We have lived in Canton, Georgia for one year and are planning a move AWAY!! In the course of this year there have been multiple shootings, robberies and countless issues which make the streets unsafe. There is NO real public transportation and ...Read More absolutely nothing to do for entertainment. The quality of life has, according to other residents, fallen rapidly in the past several years. The cost of living is no longer a "deal." The City of Canton does absolutely NOTHING to resolve issues with water lines, electricity lines, streets, etc. In general, this area has taken a real nosedive. Fortunately, I do not have school aged children as the schools, as a whole, are simply AWFUL....talk to any parent! This is the worst place we've ever lived (and we've moved around quite a bit.) Just don't come here!! Read Less
Unfriendly for Senior Citizens 0.5 rating By C W H ( Oct 28, 2016) Got totally screwed by City of Canton on property 2016 tax exemption. Canton bills property tax separately from Cherokee County ad while I did the required paperwork for County and got the senior exemption there was no indication in the year I lived here until an unexpected prop ...Read More erty tax bill arrived, one that I should have been exempt from but no info was available that I needed to file a 2nd exemption. They also have a senior garbage exemption which is so buried that you have to go through 3 screens on their internet site to get there.NOT a senior friendly city! Sorry I ever bought in this City.See details at: http://cantongeorgia.blogspot.com/ Read Less
Cherokee County Georgia, for the Fickle Minded 3 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 11, 2012) I have lived in Cherokee County, GA for six years. Cherokee County is located about 40 miles North of Atlanta, the largest city in the state of Georgia. Living in a northern suburb of Atlanta has been difficult as a young woman in my twenties. Many of the residents commute to the ...Read More metro Atlanta area for work, have families and children in the local schools, or are of the elderly and retired population. This area is not home to a night-life, with a very small amount of residents in their 20-30's. Living expenses are nearly equal to Atlanta, which does not provide a strong incentive to live in the area, especially with gas prices and the cost of commuting. Since most job opportunities are in the city and this area does not offer a lower cost of living, this is not a desirable location for young couples and recent college graduates.

On the other hand, there are colleges like Reinhardt University, Georgia Highlands, and Chattahoochee Technical College nearby. These schools cost significantly less to attend, and not located in actual "college towns," making it great for students paying their own way through college and do not desire a typical college experience. Although the housing prices are low, the rental prices remain high, appealing to those who are capable of buying a house. However, if you have a family and can work locally, this would be an ideal place to live. Any way to avoid battling traffic on a daily basis! For families, it is far enough from Atlanta to enjoy the perks of a small town, but close enough for access to the airport and everything the city of Atlanta has to offer.

Cherokee County has great schools, a rapidly growing population, and a host of recreational activities with beautiful lakes and Blue Ridge Mountains nearby. Living here, you will get a healthy dose of very southern, rural people, young families, and the nontraditional college student. Read Less

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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Canton? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Etowah River Park
Canton Commerical Historic District
Brown Park
Boling Park
Unknown Name
Harmon Field

Entertainment

AMC CLASSIC Riverstone 15

Food & Drink

Moe's Southwest Grill
Bruster's Ice Cream
Unknown Name
Burger King
Papa John's
KFC
Taco Bell
Chipotle

F Commute

Is public transit available in Canton? Of all people who commute, 0.5% take public transportation in Canton.
Drive to Work
67%

10% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
4%

1% higher than the US average

C+ Health & Safety

Is Canton a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Northside Hospital Cherokee

Pharmacies

Doctors

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