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Welcome neighbors and newcomers! I have put this page together for anyone interested in selling or buying a home in Fenton, MI. Our city has recently been designated as one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Michigan, and there is good reason for that! Fenton is a tight-knit community built around family values, education and innovation. Additionally it is the perfect place to raise a family. Does Fenton sound like the right choice for you? Then you might want to keep reading.
Of course there are a lot of options when it comes to housing. Whether it is single-family homes in beautiful neighborhoods, like The Hills of Tyrone or Fenton Orchards; or a home on one of our many beautiful lakes like Lake Fenton, Lake Ponemah, & Silver Lake; a downtown condo, or one tucked away in a lovely wooded area, the City of Fenton has it all! Let me help you find your dream home.
Why Live in Fenton?
For those who work outside the city, they do not have far to travel. Flint is only about 20 minutes down the road. Similarly other major metropolitan areas, such as Ann Arbor, Lansing, and the Detroit area all located within an hour’s drive. Surprisingly with being so close to all this fenton has remained a little bit of a hidden gem. And not that that is a bad thing at all. The community is able to keep in close contact with eachother while still being able to jump on US-23.
Business in the City of Fenton is booming, which is evident by the number of new shopping areas, restaurants, and specialty shops that occupy every corner of the city. The Cornerstone development was recently completed and there are several new developments coming. We also boast a multi-million dollar industrial park, which is filled with strong, viable corporations, enhancing the employment market and tax base in the city.
The City of Fenton has worked hard to make Downtown Fenton grow and prosper. They have helped developers make numerous projects possible. Not to mention they have kicked in their own money by redoing the streets and widening the sidewalks. There are even art sculptures from artists across the nation on display throughout the Downtown Fenton area. These art exhibits grab a lot of attention from locals and those passing through. A big thanks goes out the City of Fenton and Fenton DDA for keeping our city beautiful and accessible.
Fenton has just recently worked with the City of Linden to create the Thompson Road Regional Dog park. It sits on an open 2.2 acres of land giving dogs and their owner’s plenty of room to play. Dogs of all sizes are welcomed to the park! Read more information about the park here: Thompson Road Regional Dog Park
Fenton also boasts one of the finest school districts in the state, with three public elementary schools, a fifth- and sixth-grade facility, a newer seventh- and eighth-grade building which opened in 2000, and a high school. In addition, the City of Fenton is home to a private parochial school for parents who choose a religion-based education for their children. The Fenton Area also has two great districts, Fenton Area Public Schools and Lake Fenton Schools. Several of the Fenton Township Students go to the Lake Fenton School District.
In addition the municipal services are second to none in the City of Fenton. In the past several years, the city has completed construction on three new state-of-the-art facilities: the Department of Public Works, located in the city’s industrial park, the Fenton Fire Department, located in the downtown area, and a new water treatment plant.
Not to mention Fenton is among the few communities in the State of Michigan that is offering their residents municipal water softening. Additionally all of these facilities were constructed without raising taxes. It’s nice to be a part of a community where the infrastructure is new and not failing like other communities in Michigan.
Furthermore, Fenton features some of the best and most highly rated lakes in all of Genesee, Livingston, and Oakland counties. In fact just to name a few of the excellent lakes home to Fenton are Lake Fenton, Silver Lake, Lake Ponemah, Runyan Lake, and there are so many more. Certainly there is a ton of fun things to do out on the lake, such as the Silver Lake Ski Club Shows!
Parks and Recreation
The Southern Lakes Regional Parks & Recreation District is a collaborative effort between the City of Fenton, Fenton Township, and the City of Linden bringing a multitude of cultural and recreational opportunities, leisure classes, and events to residents of all three communities. The model developed to allow funding and operations for the SLPR is said to be the first of its kind in the State of Michigan.
Housed in the historic Fenton Community and Cultural Center designed by Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen and his son, Eero Saarinen.
SLPR organizes the Farmer’s Market, works cooperatively with the Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce to partner in Jinglefest, Taste of Fenton, and other community events.
Dauner Martin Nature Preserve. A favorite for locals and folks from miles around is the Dauner Martin Nature Preserve 155 acres of wilderness in the city of Fenton!
Fenton MI Parks
Bush Park Conklin Park Franklin D. Adams Park Freedom Park Millpond Park O’Donnell Park Rackham Park Silver Lake Park Strom Park The City of Fenton, Michigan has a wonderful system of parks that provide a variety of opportunities for recreation. Within the city it is possible to play tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and have a picnic. Enjoy a quiet afternoon feeding the ducks, fishing or reading a book by the Shiawassee River. Have a memorable wedding at a gazebo, or a family reunion at a pavilion. Enjoy nature within the city – pick a park and have fun!
If you are interested in donating to any of these parks, please contact the Fenton City Hall.
• Bush Park
• Conklin Park
• Franklin D. Adams Park
• Freedom Park
• Millpond Park
• O’Donnell Park
• Rackham Park
• Silver Lake Park
• Strom Park
Information found from Fenton Be Closer.com
Fenton, MI is a great place to live and I couldn’t be happier to call it my home!
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In 1834, Clark Dibble was threading his way through the trackless wilderness from Shiawassee to Grumlaw (Grand Blanc), and by some mistake he found himself on the White Lake Trail. Here, he turned north and came upon a spot on the Shiawassee River where several Indian trails came together He was so taken with the location and its beauty that he stayed to thoroughly examine the lay of the land. On his return to Grumlaw, he induced several families to settle here.
By 1836, “Dibbleville” consisted of a hand full of people, a saw mill and two small houses. All built beside the river. Dibbleville was at the center of five well-traveled trails and many families came to make their homes here after the land was platted in 1839. The borders for Dibbleville included the area from South Street to Robert Street and from East Street to West Street.
Changing The Name
The City’s current name reportedly came from the winner of a card game on August 24, 1837, between William M. Fenton (a lawyer and land speculator) and Robert LeRoy (a land speculator). The consolation prize of the game, given to Robert LeRoy, was putting his name to LeRoy Street, the main route through the City. The game did not stop at one hand.
The men continued on naming other streets, choosing names in turn, according to the fall of the cards. Among these were “Elizabeth”, street , now known as Shiawassee, named for Mrs. LeRoy: “Adelaide” for Mrs. Fenton, and “Lavinia” for Mrs. Rockwell. Later, LeRoy built a hotel in 1837 in Fenton and later became postmaster. Fenton went on to become lieutenant governor of Michigan.
The Later Years
In the 1850s, the railroad reached and terminated in Fenton, making this village an important commercial and transportation center. Wagon trips came down from Flint, Saginaw, and the north, since Fenton was the farthest a railroad had ever reached in this part of the State. To facilitate shipping, a plat road was built between Flint and Fenton.
The settlement prospered and was incorporated as the Village of Fenton in 1863. It wasn’t until 1964 however that the Village of Fenton was incorporated under the provisions of Act 279, P.A. 1909, as amended, as the City of Fenton. The community celebrated its sesquicentennial in 1984, three years before the State celebration.
Today, the downtown area retains much of its historical look while at the same time including a town square shopping nearby. The Shiawassee River also flows over a dam through the park in the center of town. The park is overlooked by City Hall and includes an old fashioned gazebo and walkway by the river.
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