Fenton Property Management

Fenton is a small city that lies mainly within Genesee County, but also has small portions in both Oakland County and Livingston County. Originally named Dibbleville after one of the first settlers, Clark Dibble, the city was first established in 1834. Platted in 1837 by William M. Fenton, the area was dubbed Fentonville. When the settlement was incorporated as a village in 1863, the name was shortened to Fenton. The village was then incorporated as a city in 1964.

The population of Fenton is estimated to be around 11,600 people. The city has a total area of 7.00 square miles - giving it a population density of approximately 1,737.1 inhabitants per square mile. The median home sales price in Fenton is $98,600, which is nearly 44% below the national average. The median rent price asked in the city is $820, which is about 11% lower than the national average. The median household income in Fenton is $42,153, which is significantly lower than the national average. The per capita income is $22,851, which is quite a bit less than the national average. The unemployment is fairly high in Fenton, at 6.8% and 15.2% of the residents are living below the poverty line.

There are plenty of attractions in Fenton to keep anyone entertained. One of the most popular attractions in the area is the A.J. Phillips Fenton Museum and Historical Society. Donated to the city in 1906, the newly constructed building was home to the Fenton Library until it relocated to the old post office building. The building is now owned by the City of Fenton, while its contents are owned by the Fenton Historical Society. The museum includes a genealogy room - containing records of the residents of the city and surrounding areas. The museum also includes a variety of historical items, such as: Pieces of clothing, tools, old televisions, photography equipment, and military items from World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the U.S. Civil War, and the Spanish–American War. Spicer Orchards & Cider Mill is another popular tourist attraction in Fenton. The mill offers the opportunity to pick your own blueberries, or buy some at the market where you can also get peaches, apples, other produce, baked goods, and fudge. The orchard also offers hay rides and a corn maze. Named as a Michigan Historic Site, Tom Walker's Grist Mill - more commonly known as Parshallville Cider Mill - is one of the few remaining water-powered mills in the state. In addition to the fascinating history, the cider mill offers visitors cider, donuts, apples, apple pie, caramel apples, and local products such as honey.

When it comes to parks and recreation, Fenton certainly isn't lacking. The city offers a number of parks open to the public. One of Fenton's largest parks, Bush Park was donated to the city in 1954. The park has 5.5 acres of total area and is always accessible through either of the two entrances. Shiawassee River runs through the property, creating an unbeatable view of some of Michigan's natural beauty. Bush Park also includes a tot lot area, play equipment, volleyball courts, picnic areas, a small island, and a pavilion and gazebo that are both available for rental. Although it may be Fenton's smallest park at .35 acre, Freedom Park sure lives up to its name. Not only was this the city's first park, but it was also where Colonel William Matthew Fenton had the soldiers practice their drills during the Civil War. The area served as town square when Fenton was founded, and currently features a war memorial, picnic area, and a gazebo that is available for rental. Fenton's largest park by far is Silver Lake Park. Developed in 1974, the parks consists of 35.4 acres of total area, and provides activities for everyone. The park features: Nature trails, picnic areas with grills, a concession stand, play equipment, baseball fields, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, badminton courts, 100 yards of beach area, a bath house, and two pavilions available for rental. The city offers a number of other parks as well, including: Conklin Park, Franklin D. Adams Park, Millpond Park, ODonnell Park, Rackham Park, and Strom Park.

Aside from parks, there are additional attractions in Fenton as well. The city's downtown area has a rich history while maintaining a fun atmosphere. Several dining options are offered, as well as the opportunity to shop at the Silver Lake Shopping District. The area is dotted with lakes, which can be used for swimming, fishing, boating, and other water activities.

The city of Fenton is served by the Fenton Area Public School District. The district includes: Ellen Street Campus Early Childhood Programs, Tomek-Eastern Elementary School, State Road Elementary School, North Road Elementary School, Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School, and Fenton Senior High School. The Fenton-Winegarden Library serves the area, offering numerous programs and events to encourage the community to read more. The residents of Fenton can choose to get medical care at Fenton Medical Center, Fenton Late Hours Clinic, McLaren Flint-Fenton Community Medical Center, Primary Care Medicine, or Hometown Urgent Care. The city of Fenton maintains some of the best things life has to offer!