Burton, Mich., is in the eastern region of the state, conveniently located on Interstate 69 and U.S. Route 23. It is approximately 72 miles north of Detroit and five miles east of Flint. Although it started as an agricultural community, it is now a thriving suburban city. Its population is approximately 29,700, according to the United States Census Bureau. Families wanting to live in a family-oriented town in close proximity to larger cities will find what they're looking for with Burton apartments for rent.
Burton was founded by settlers from New York in what is now Genesee County. In 1856, it was organized as a township and named after John Burton, a prominent local farmer. The city was incorporated in 1972.
Burton has three school districts in the city limits, and four more border the city. There are also several higher education opportunities in the county, including Baker University, Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) and Mott Community College. Burton residents can also learn about nature with Burton's extensive park system. Kelly Lake Park offers 40 acres of parkland and provides residents with a lake, nature trails, picnic pavilion and bike path. The For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum is a 380-acres complex that houses the DeWaters Education Center and the Corydon E. Foot Bird Collection. Residents can golf at two 18-hole golf course and ice skate year-round in the indoor area. Burton's leaders are also very focused on its residents' well-being, and hosts several events throughout the year to ensure their health and safety.
There are many attractions in the Burton area for people who want to learn more about its history or culture. These include several in Flint, which is home to the University of Michigan, Flint. The university's theater and dance department puts on performances that are enjoyed by all walks of life. Also in Flint is the Sloan Museum, which has historic memorabilia and hands-on science exhibits for people of all ages to enjoy.
When Burton residents need to take a trip, they easily fly out of the Detroit International Airport or take the Amtrak train that stops nearby.
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