Canton and Collinsville

Canton - Where History, Adventure, and Community Thrive – Discover Why it's the Perfect Place to Call Home!


Welcome to Canton, Connecticut—a town with roots dating back to its official incorporation in 1806. Here in the heart of the Farmington Valley, Canton is more than just a place to live; it's a community rich in history and charm.

With a population of 10,124 as of the 2020 census, Canton is a close-knit haven bordered by Granby, Simsbury, Avon, Burlington, New Hartford, and Barkhamsted. Picture-perfect views are a given, thanks to the serene presence of the Farmington River meandering through town.

Explore our vibrant villages, each with its own personality: from the quaint streets of North Canton to the bustling energy of Collinsville. Speaking of Collinsville, it's not just any village—it was ranked among the "Ten Coolest Small Towns In America" by Budget Travel magazine back in September 2007. Trust me; it lives up to the hype!

If you're curious about what makes Canton tick, let me fill you in on some fascinating points of interest

First off, you've got to check out the Canton Historical Museum over in Collinsville. It's housed in the old Collins Axe Company building, a piece of local history that dates back to Samuel W. Collins himself. Step inside, and you'll feel like you've traveled back to the 19th century with displays ranging from a general store to a working railroad diorama. It's a real gem for history buffs and curious minds alike.

Now, let's talk adventure! With the Farmington River running through town, you're never far from outdoor fun. And if you're into paddling, Collinsville Canoe & Kayak has got you covered. It's the largest specialty store of its kind in New England—perfect for getting out on the water and exploring our beautiful surroundings. Plus, there's a rail trail winding its way through town, offering scenic strolls and bike rides for those who prefer solid ground under their feet.

Looking to shop till you drop? Head over to The Shops at Farmington Valley, our open-air shopping center along Route 44. Since 2004, it's been the go-to spot for snagging everything from trendy clothes to delicious eats, with space for over 50 stores and restaurants. It's the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon or grab a bite after a day of exploring.

And here's a bit of insider knowledge for you: the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act. This piece of federal legislation was all about our little corner of the world, aiming to breathe new life into old dams and harness hydroelectric power right here in Canton. It's a testament to our community's forward-thinking spirit and commitment to sustainability.

As a local resident and real estate agent, I'm here to share the best of Canton with you. Whether you're searching for your dream home or just looking to explore all that our town has to offer, I've got the insights and expertise to help. So, let's connect and start uncovering the magic of Canton together!

As a real estate agent in Canton CT with a passion for this area, I'm here to share my extensive knowledge and help you find the perfect home in Canton. Whether you're drawn to the historic architecture, outdoor recreation opportunities, or vibrant community events, there's something here for everyone. So, don't hesitate to reach out—I'm always ready to assist and answer any questions you may have. Let's find your dream home together in beautiful Canton!

Overview for Canton and Collinsville , CT

1,484 people live in Canton and Collinsville , where the median age is 50.4 and the average individual income is $43,816. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Canton and Collinsville , CT

There's plenty to do around Canton and Collinsville , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hard Rain Farm, Full Moonshine, and Poke Bros.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.01 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.71 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.3 miles 18 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 4.48 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.79 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Canton and Collinsville , CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Canton and Collinsville . The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Focus Center For Autism~fresh Start School
4th - 12th
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Demographics and Employment Data for Canton and Collinsville , CT

Canton and Collinsville has 754 households, with an average household size of 1.97. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Canton and Collinsville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,484 people call Canton and Collinsville home. The population density is 843.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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