Canton, Massachusetts was settled in 1650 and incorporated in 1797. It is located in southeastern Massachusetts at the Foot of the Blue Hills. It has an altitude of 126.8 feet above sea level.
Canton is a 19.58 square-mile community located 18 miles southwest of Boston. The town is conveniently situated near Routes 128, I-95, and 24 and is served by the MBTA’s commuter rail. The town’s prime commercial area is easily accessible to major highways and does not conflict with the community’s residential charm. Canton is home to Massasoit Community College and offers various recreational activities at Blue Hills Reservation and Ski Area.
Canton’s public school system consists of three elementary schools, the Dean S. Luce School, The John F. Kennedy School, and the Lt. Peter F. Hansen School, one middle school, the William H. Galvin Middle School and one high school, Canton HIgh School. There is also one parochial elementary school, St. John’s School and one regional high school, the Blue Hill Regional High School.