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Flint, MI

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Flint is an industrial city located in central Michigan and just an hour drive from Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor. It is the original home of several General Motors factors and has a rich history of the American automotive industry. Today, the city’s classic brick streets and scenic architecture resemble the old but bring about the new. Flint’s poor economy has encouraged many new businesses to absorb downtown space to help revitalize the once culturally rich district.

Getting Around in Flint, MI

Flint is a great town to explore by car, mainly because of its excellent network of roads and highways that connect the city and suburbs. The area helped popularize automobiles, making it no surprise that it has a well-structured and maintained structure for drivers to get around town. The Mass Transportation Authority, on the other hand, is the city’s public transit agency and offers an alternative to driving. Buses serve the city and inner suburbs through 14 routes that collectively cover most of Flint's 31 square miles. Unfortunately, buses run a few times an hour, so riders should budget plenty of time for travel. However, if you expect to stay within the downtown area, walking is definitely a viable alternative to the MTA.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Flint is:
15 to 19 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.12%
  • 8.01%
  • 0.6%

Flint Cultural Center

<p>The Flint Cultural Center is a 30-acre area that hosts nine separate entertainment institutions managed under by the Cultural Center. These include the Mott Applewood Estates, Bower Theatre, Longway Planetarium, the Flint Institute of Arts, the Flint Public Library, the Flint Institute of Music, Sloan Museum and Automotive Gallery, The Sarvis Center, and The Whiting Auditorium. The Sloan Museum is particularly interesting, as it is dedicated to local and regional history with a strong emphasis on the automotive industry. It is Flint&Otilde;s most popular destination and Mid-Michigan's premiere cultural attraction.</p>

Motor Cities National Heritage Area

<p>The Motor Cities National Heritage Area is another popular cluster of cultural sights in and around Flint. It includes the Auto City Speedway, Buick Gallery &amp; Research Center, Flint Cultural Center, Crossroads Village and many more. Crossroads Village is a family-friendly attraction reminiscent of a late 19th-century town. It features a cider mill, steamboat and the historic Huckleberry Railroad.</p>

Holly Recreation Area

<p>The Holly Recreation Area is a popular park just thirty minutes from Flint. It covers over 8,000 acres of unspoiled countryside and offers visitors a variety of outdoor activities. The park's trails, which pass through mature woodlands and prairies, are perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Other recreational opportunities include fishing, boating, golfing and camping.</p>