The City of Canton is famous for its First Monday Trade days, but it has another distinction that is even more valued by the people who live here – Canton is one of the few places where the family still comes first and there is little fear of serious crime. The setting is beautifully wooded East Texas with lightly rolling hills, and the atmosphere is laid back. The people are family-oriented, genuine and friendly. The schools and community are progressive. The proof is that newcomers become life-long residents and hometown kids keep returning to raise their own families and retire.
As the county seat of Van Zandt County and a Texas Main Street City, the town bustles with shopping, services, events and activity all the time. Canton has dozens of restaurants, two shopping centers, one of the newest resorts in Texas, an awesome waterpark, the longest zip-line course in Texas, two golf courses, two fishing lakes, multiple parks and walking trails, over 2,000 RV sites, historical sites, a museum, a 19th century town square with unique shops and restaurants, and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.