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The second largest city in Haywood County is the charming and artsy Canton, a historic mill town nestled next to the Pigeon River. Lying just about 20 minutes west of Asheville, Canton delivers that small-town feel while having quick access to the amenities of a larger city. The quaint downtown area favors local vendors, with local soapmakers, brewers, and artists selling their wares in the historic brick buildings. You can grab a beer next to the river at Bearwaters Brewing, or get dreamy shrimp and grits at the Southern Porch restaurant located in the historic Imperial Hotel. 

Residents in Canton enjoy low property tax, reasonable home prices, and a low cost of living. This means that you can get more house for your money! The homes in Canton range in housing style and age, including some new construction as well as some antique cabins from the industrial era of Canton's history. Home prices start on the lower end in the 100,000s, which will mean that most mortgages in this area will cost far less than the local rent. The land on each home near town will sit around half and acre, but homes further out into the county have much larger tracts of land enjoying more of the mountain views. There is a large scale paper mill in town that employs a large part of the local population, and can be seen from some homes in Canton. 

Amenities in the local area include Canton Recreational Park, located just near downtown and offering a community pool, ball fields, and walking trails for the public. Just about 15-20 minute drive away, you can reach the big box retailers in Waynesville for your everyday shopping, or travel just ten minutes more to arrive at the shopping districts in Asheville. The Haywood County Medical Center is just over a ten minute drive, and the Asheville Regional Airport is about a 25 minute drive away. Come see the arts scene that is thriving in Canton!

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $366K
Lowest Price $12K
Highest Price $2.5M
Total Listings 121
Avg. Days On Market 194
Avg. Price/SQFT $311

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