Welcome to Canton

Heart of culture and community in Baltimore
Unarguably one of the trendiest communities in Baltimore, Canton has turned itself into an ideal location for families and young professionals. Its family-friendly lifestyle and vibrant entertainment scene make Canton a unique and picturesque neighborhood where residents can feel safe while enjoying some of the city’s most outstanding local amenities. 
Originally a merchant district and shipyard, Canton began seeing more residential development in the early 19th century, when Irish and Welsh immigrants settled in the area due to its proximity to Central Baltimore. Today, the community is an idyllic mix of urban excitement and residential tranquility, which is one reason it’s considered a top neighborhood in the city.

What to Love

  • Vibrant and energetic lifestyle
  • Numerous dining and shopping opportunities
  • Family-friendly community
  • Picturesque scenery 

People & Lifestyle

A unique blend of families and young professionals living in Canton helps give this community its unique vibe. Many residents work in white-collar professional positions, often at the managerial or executive level. As a result, the average annual household income in Canton is nearly double the national average.  
Canton residents typically enjoy living a much healthier lifestyle, and many take advantage of the numerous parks and recreational activities found throughout the community. There is also a distinct appreciation for arts and culture in the neighborhood, with art galleries and cultural centers lining the streets.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Canton has one of Baltimore’s most eclectic and exciting dining scenes, with numerous highly-rated restaurants and eateries. Raw and Refined is definitely one of the local favorites. Serving up a unique take on New American cuisine focusing on local seafood, their menu includes dishes such as oven-roasted oysters, candy glazed pork belly, and a delicious tempura-fried lobster tail. 
Mama’s on the Half Shell has been serving high-quality “Baltimore” cuisine since opening in 2003—and has been thrilling guests ever since. Their one-of-a-kind menu includes dishes like beer mussels, seafood chowder, and Delaware Bay oysters. Annabelle Lee Tavern is another local favorite, offering guests their take on classic American cuisine with a menu that includes duck fat fries, barbeque pulled pork sandwiches, and chicken and waffles.   
Lee’s Pint & Shell is a great place for families and friends to relax, sit back, and enjoy some good times. This one-of-a-kind restaurant serves excellent local favorites like Chesapeake roasted oysters, fried pickles, and an outstanding seafood bowl. They’re also known for their bar, which has some of the best hand-crafted cocktails around, so make sure you take a good look at their drink menu!

Things to Do

With Central Baltimore just a few minutes from their door, residents never have to worry about finding something to do in their spare time. However, there really isn’t any need to wander outside of Canton on your days off. Canton Square is a picturesque and charming village center filled with many shops, restaurants, and pubs for residents to wander around. 
Patterson Park is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon out. While this land played a tremendous role throughout history, it is now filled with recreational activities for residents to enjoy, including a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and even a swimming pool. If you’re looking to enjoy some of the best water views in the community, you may want to stop by Canton Waterfront Park. With multi-use trails and access to the Chesapeake Bay, this beautiful park is perfect for an evening stroll. 
The Baltimore Waterfront Promenade is a stunning public pedestrian walkway that has allowed residents to easily access the numerous businesses along the harbor. Connecting Locust Point and Canton, it’s also a picture-perfect place for residents to enjoy a nice afternoon walk.


Numerous families live in Canton, and they are dedicated to ensuring their children receive a top-quality education. This is especially apparent in the highly-rated schools in the area, including:

Canton Homes

Canton is a great place to live for both families and professionals. A safe neighborhood with all the dining and recreational options you could want, Canton offers a unique vibe not found in many places around Central Baltimore. Learn more about available Canton homes for sale or get in touch with local real estate expert William Weeks to get your home-buying journey started. 
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