Flushing is known for its abundance of small-town charm. Located west of Flint with easy access to the expressway, Flushing allows its citizens to enjoy the advantages of a metropolitan area while residing in a small town. “Flushing is a great place to live!” says lifelong resident Terry Bigelow. Lovely neighborhoods, good schools, an historic and vibrant downtown and eight parks are just a few of the things that make Flushing idyllic. Annual events and festivals, such as the Christmas Candlewalk and the Fall Festival contribute to Flushing’s classic, small-town-America character and sense of community.
The community’s biggest asset, however, is its situation on the Flint River, with its river path, spectacular views and recreational opportunities. Longtime citizen and involved community member Dave Woods says that when he’s standing behind the crowd enjoying one of Flushing’s Concerts in the Park, he is struck by its resemblance to a Norman Rockwell photo in the Saturday Evening Post. “It looks like what small-town America did 100 years ago.” ♦