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Over the past decade, the lush greenery, ample hunting and fishing, and increasing access to modern conveniences in Canton have fueled a population explosion. Cherokee County is now the fastest growing county in the greater metro Atlanta region. With more than 15 percent of Canton’s population 50 or older, this region is an ideal retirement spot, with plenty of opportunities to make new friends and foster nascent romances. An active senior lifestyle in Canton, Georgia, awaits!

Just 40 miles north of Atlanta, Canton offers residents the perfect mix of rural charm and urban hustle. What does this mean for seniors? There’s plenty to do and many people with whom to share the experiences.


The Charms of Rural Living

Take a deep breath of fresh air because Canton is the ideal place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. The Canton area is home to many sprawling farms, gorgeous streams, and an abundance of natural splendor. If you love the outdoors or are open to exploring nature, you’ll find plenty of places right outside your door in Canton.

Hunters will find plenty of places to hunt for deer, ducks, and other wildlife. It’s virtually impossible to run out of fishing options, with a fishing hold around every corner. If hunting or fishing isn’t your thing, you can hike, bike, kayak, bird-watch, or simply observe nature by visiting the Etowah River Park, WildeWood Farm, Hickory Log Creek Reservoir, Blankets Creek Trail System, or Hickory Trails Park.

Pack a picnic, lace up your favorite tennis shoes, and download a trails app to begin your Canton outdoor experience. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and set a goal to see how many local trails you can explore each month.

The Conveniences of City Life

Canton is close enough to enjoy everything the world-class city of Atlanta has to offer. As a northern suburb, Canton residents can take advantage of one of the nation’s most sprawling metropolises without needing to book a hotel or plan a weekend excursion. Instead, a 45-minute drive can give you access to museums, restaurants, shopping, and more.

Bring the grandkids to experience Zoo Atlanta, or catch a performance at the world-renowned Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Brush up on history at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. There are numerous museums and experiences to enjoy throughout Atlanta. Be sure to take your time; after all, you are just a short drive away.

Shopping and Dining for Everyone

Because of Atlanta’s status as a world-class city, the conveniences of city life, such as chain stores, fast food, and easy takeout or delivery, extend well beyond the perimeter of the city. With suburbs such as Marietta, Lawrenceville, and Loganville nearby, Canton offers easy access to all that is good and convenient about suburban life, but without Atlanta’s infamous traffic.

You’ll love exploring nearby suburbs and the downtown Canton scene, each full of plenty of reasons to grab a coffee with a neighbor, share a meal with a friend, or shop for someone special.

Canton used to be a sleepy rural town with only a few diners to serve residents. Today, Canton’s restaurants are booming. You’re sure to find a few favorites to frequent throughout the Canton area. Try unique and delicious options from Salt Factory Pub, Union Hill Grill, or cook at home using fresh ingredients you pick up at the Canton Farmers Market.

When your belly is full, it’s time to hit the shops. Take in the discounts at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta or duck into Canton Marketplace for an impressive roster of retail chains.

Senior Living Options

Canton’s growing senior population has driven the area to offer more senior living options, including independent and assisted living, as well as specialized dementia care neighborhoods. You can find personalized assistance as well as luxury amenities and resort-style spaces at The Arbor at BridgeMill. It won’t take you long to realize the Arbor lifestyle is ideal for Canton retirement.

Call The Arbor at BridgeMill today to schedule your personalized tour. We will show you how an active lifestyle in Canton is even better when you can experience it with new friends and neighbors.

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Brooke Figueras

About the Author: Brooke Figueras

Brooke’s passion for serving seniors began upon graduating from the University of Georgia in 2003. She moved to Canton with her family to join The Arbor Company in 2017 and couldn’t be happier.

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