Flint, Michigan, has a varied inventory of homes and a cost of living 42.1 percent less than the rest of the state, which makes it an attractive real estate market. In July 2015, the average home in Flint sold for $69,214. The city boasts revitalization that led to University Park, a planned residential community built in 2004. Whether the desire is to live in a downtown loft, immaculate smaller cul-de-sac home or enclaved high-end mansion, Flint has the perfect residence for every home buyer.
Located along the Flint River 66 miles northwest of Detroit, the city of Flint has a population of 102,434, according to the 2010 United States Census. It is 34.06 square miles and the seventh largest city in Michigan. Flint has four distinct seasons with moderate winter snowfalls. General Motors was founded in Flint and remains a major employer. Many of the areas where residents lived during the auto industry boom remain, with strong neighborhood associations including Carriage Town and the Grant Traverse Street District. The mile-long University Avenue Corridor connects the University of Michigan, Flint with Kettering University. For primary education, Flint families have the option of public, charter and Catholic schools as well as the Michigan School for the Deaf.
Travelers to and from Flint are served by Bishop International Airport. Amtrak and Greyhound also have service to and from the city. Chicago and Port Huron, at the Canadian border, are popular stops along train and bus routes. Local bus service is provided by the Flint Mass Transportation Authority. Kettering University owns the Atwood Stadium, where high school football is popular. Flint also has professional rugby, roller derby, women’s basketball and hockey teams. There is also a semi-pro football team. Even though no NBA team calls Flint home, a number of local players have gone on to play professional basketball. The movie "Semi Pro," about the fictional Flint Tropics, showcases the city’s love for basketball. In addition to sports, residents routinely enjoy many restaurants that suit every taste along Saginaw Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. The Flint Jazz Festival, Michigan Storytellers Festival and Back to the Bricks, a car show, are annual events eagerly anticipated each year. Flint promotes cultural and commercial ties with its sister city relationship with Ontario, Canada. Workers during the heyday of the auto industry found their fortune in Flint. FortuneBuilder.com says that today, there are plenty of opportunities to find great homes at attractive prices in this city, so search our listings to find your next home.