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Canton Public Library
Canton Public Library

YEAR INCORPORATED 1797
POPULATION 21,561
COUNTY Norfolk

AREA

19.58 square miles
DISTANCE FROM BOSTON 17 miles south
DRIVING TIME TO BOSTON 25 minutes
TAX RATE $11.55
AVERAGE ASSESSED VALUE $462,419
FORM OF GOVERNMENT Selectmen, Executive Secretary, Open Town Meeting
BORDERING TOWNS Sharon, Stoughton, Randolph, Milton, Dedham, Westwood, Norwood, and Boston

TYPE OF TOWN AND HOMES AVAILABLE: Canton is a pleasant and rapidly growing residential community with some light manufacturing and unique New England characteristics. It served as the location of Paul Revere's copper mill. For the commuter, Canton provides easy access to major routes 1, 24, 95, & 128. Canton provides a high level of municipal services to its residents, including an excellent library, school system and recreation programs. Many of the town's lakes, ponds and wetlands have been protected and preserved, and several areas such as the town-owned Pequitside Farm offer hiking, picnicking and skiing. The Town of Canton has purchased the Williams Estate on Pleasant Street, offering passive recreation with access to the Reservoir.(Back to top)
Canton Town Hall
Canton Town Hall
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Two stations provide commuter rail service to Back Bay Station and South Station. Full rail service to Boston, Providence and New York. The bus to Mattapan connects with MBTA service for Boston. (Back to top)
PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Electricity to the entire town. Gas to most of the town. Trash collection weekly with curbside recycling program biweekly. Sewer system to 60% of the town and MDC water to the whole town. Full time police force and fire department, with modern equipment housed in 2 fire stations. Public library has special programs including an art festival. (Back to top)

PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM:

Public Schools Lt Peter M Hansen K-5
  John F. Kennedy 1-5
  Dean S. Luce K-5
  William H. Galvin Middle 6-8
  Canton High 9-12
Blue Hills Blue Hills Reg. Voc Tech 9-12
Norfolk County Norfolk County Agricultural 9-12
Colleges/Universities Massasoit Community College- Canton Campus  

Click here for the Canton Public School Calendar.

Pupil-Teacher ratio of approximately 23-1. Approximately 86% of grads go on to 4 year colleges and to other post-high school training. Outstanding guidance and counseling department. Several remedial reading supervisors. Outstanding special education department including remedial reading and speech therapy. Evening classes for adults. Summer school through grade 12. Students can attend Blue Hills Regional Technical High. Located in Canton, Blue Hills serves Avon, Braintree, Holbrook, Norwood, Randolph, Westwood, and Needham. Canton also has 1 parochial school, grades 1-8. (Back to top)

Canton Historical Society
Canton Historical Society
HOUSES OF WORSHIP: 2 Catholic, 1 Congregational, 1 Episcopal, 1 Lutheran, 1 Unitarian-Universalist, and 2 Jewish temples. (Back to top)
ORGANIZATIONS: All kinds, including Canton Association of Industries, Civic Association, Rotary, Masons, Knights of Columbus, Lions, Women's Club, Garden Club, Art and Drama groups. (Back to top)
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES: Several golf courses, hiking trails, full time recreation department, Blue Hills ski area. (Back to top)
MEDICAL FACILITIES: Massachusetts Hospital for Handicapped Children. Nearest hospitals are in Milton, Norwood, and Stoughton, approximately 6 miles away. (Back to top)

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
website to learn more about the town of Canton.

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