Canton, Texas, is located 59 miles southeast of Dallas in the scenic Southern countryside. The town has approximately 3,500 residents who enjoy a high quality of life and the familiar nature of living in a small town. Search for Canton apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Lone Star state.
The City of Canton was laid out in 1850 when the separation of counties required the moving of the county seat to a more central location. A track of the Texas and Pacific Railway was built nearby in 1872, which brought new attention and industry to northeastern Texas. Today, Canton is a quiet town that offers the best features of life in the Texas wilderness. People come here to get away from the hustle of city life and enjoy relaxing drives along the town's scenic roads. Canton is best known for its First Monday Trade Days, which generates significant tourism and revenue for the town. Residents can look for Canton apartments for an easygoing atmosphere without paying high living expenses. The town's cost of living index of 83 is well below the national average.
First Monday Trade Days is one of Canton's largest attractions and brings a unique shopping experience to residents in the region. On the Friday before the first Monday of every month, the open air flea market comes alive for the weekend with more than 100 acres of stalls and vendors. Splash Kingdom Waterpark is also located in Canton and invites families to enjoy an afternoon of fun in the beautiful Texas sunshine.
Canton hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Canton Autumn Stroll Festival, Old-Fashioned Fall Festival and Sound Post Music Festival.
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