Canton is mostly made up of terrace houses, with a few flats thrown in for good measure! You may find that families on your street have lived there all their lives and probably know all the local shopkeepers by their first names.
On Cowbridge Road East you will find supermarkets, banks, pubs, butchers, pharmacies and some excellent restaurants, which is surprising as it's only a 15 minute walk to the city centre. You really do have everything you need on your doorstep.
Canton also boasts Chapter Arts Centre, which a little gem. It screens independent films, and has art exhibitions as well as running a number of classes in yoga, drama groups and photography workshops.