Genesee County Real Estate Information

The fifth-most populated county in the state, Genesee County, Michigan, lies in the southern part of the state in the Detroit region. The county has actually seen its population fall since the 2000 census, when it was around 436,000, to an estimated approximately 429,000 in 2008. The county seat, and subsequently largest city, is Flint. 

Genesee County was created on March 28, 1835, and fully organized on April 4, 1836. It was named for Genesee County, New York, from where several of the new settlers came. The county's land and water area is around 650 square miles. Major cities include Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris and Swartz Creek. There are also several other smaller unincorporated communities.

In 2000, Genesee County residents were found to have a median annual household income of around $42,000. The Bishop International Airport provides commercial flights in and out of the area. Colleges an universities in the county include schools like the University of Michigan-Flint, the Kettering University engineering school, the 12-campus Baker College, Mott Community College and Davenport University. It is also home to the state's Michigan School for the Deaf and Blind. Three hospitals, Hurley Medical Center, McLaren Regional Medical Center and Genesys Health Park, serve the region.

One of the most notable sites in the county is Crossroads Village, a living history village north of Flint that celebrates the area's rich past. Other similar sites include the Huckleberry Railroad and Genesee Belle steamboat, the For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum and two areas for horseback riding, the Elba Equestrian Complex and the Everett A. Cummings Center. The county operates more than a dozen parks, including Buell Lake County Park, Flushing County Park, Goldenrod Disc Golf Course, Linden County Park and Splash Pad Spray Ground, for enjoying in the summers.