Flint, MI

Overview

Located along the Flint River about an hour northwest of Downtown Detroit, Flint is the largest city in Genesee County. As a college town, it is home to the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, and Mott Community College. Flint provides easy access to the entire region, with I-475 and I-69 passing through the area. Bishop International Airport is located on the southeast side of the city. Flint is known as the "Vehicle City" -- General Motors was founded in flint in 1908. With a history dating back to 1819, Flint features a variety of architecture along its tree-lined streets. After finding a Flint apartment, be sure to check out the Flint Cultural Center. This large complex contains the Flint Institute of Arts, the Flint Institute of Music, Sloan Museum, and the Longway Planetarium.

4 Neighborhoods in Flint, MI

  • Central Flint

    Sitting at the heart of the largest city in Michigan and positioned around the intersection of U.A.W. Freeway & I-475 & I-69, Central Flint puts all of life's necessities right at your fingertips. The homes and apartments in Central Flint offer a variety of options to suit your own distinct taste and needs while offering easy access for commuters.

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  • Northeast Flint/Beecher/Genesee

    Incorporating much of the Genesee Recreation Area, the Northeast Flint/Beecher/Genesee neighborhood offers many fun outdoor activities, including beach-going, fishing, and boating. Visit Crossroads Village to see what life was like at the turn of the 20th century, and take a ride behind a steam engine on the Huckleberry Railroad. Paintball enthusiasts love CRU Paintball's indoor and outdoor fields, and the haunted house they put on in October is spooky fun. The McCree Theater celebrates the area's cultural history with plays, musicals, and professional concerts and features a folk art gallery as well. Just eight miles from downtown Flint, the apartments in this neighborhood make commuting to work easy.

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  • Northwest Flint/Flushing

    Northwest Flint and Flushing consists of a large suburban area located to the northwest of central Flint. Depending on where you live, the commute into downtown ranges from three to 13 miles. For an easy drive into downtown, look for apartments for rent near the I-75 corridor or in the north part of the neighborhood near I-475. Flushing features great views of the river, close-knit communities, appealing schools, and a historic downtown. Locals enjoy attending a variety of summer and holiday festivals. Corunna Road and Linden Road act as the commercial hotspots in Northwest Flint, and there, restaurants dish up a range of treats, from burgers to curries.

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  • South Flint/Grand Blanc

    Spanning a large area, the South Flint and Grand Blanc communities of Flint host a range of small neighborhoods with a variety of personalities. Homes on the outskirts of the area sit 10 miles from downtown Flint, while some homes in South Flint are just a short walk into the city center. For a more suburban, small town atmosphere, look at apartments or homes for rent in Grand Blanc. This suburb has gastropubs, ethnic restaurants, and Italian fare on Holly Road and Saginaw Street, making it easy to enjoy a night out without leaving the suburb. For a more urban feel close to the action, check out South Flint. There, just outside of downtown, Fenton Road acts as the area's hub, and eateries dish up pizza, steaks, and Chinese fare at reasonable prices.

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