Located just a short distance West of Flint and only moments from the 1-75/23 corridor allows the people of Flushing to enjoy the advantages of a metropolitan area, while residing in a small town atmosphere.
The City of Flushing is a stable community with quality residential neighborhoods, good schools, beautiful views of the Flint River, a historic and vibrant downtown, parks, and convenient freeway access. Annual events and festivals, such as the summer Fabulous 50's Festival and Christmas Candlewalk contribute to Flushing's "small town" sense of community.
The Flint River and related topography are the most important visual assets to the community. Spectacular views of the river valley and tranquility of the water create an identity unique to the region. The City is now preparing to take full advantage of this resource, especially in the downtown. The river's aesthetic opportunities include physical links to the river in the downtown area, along Main Street east of the Central Business District, and in Riverview Park along the River Walk path.
Street Light Conversion
The Flushing City Council authorized entering into a standard light contract with Consumers Energy to convert its mercury vapor cobra head, post top and center suspension streetlights to light emitting diodes (LEDs). This conversion has an upfront cost, however the City of Flushing will experience a .9 month payback. This one time capital improvement will reduce streetlight costs, which is an expense of the general fund.
Residents will see work crews in the near future switching out the mercury vapor fixtures throughout the City of Flushing.