Known for its busy yet charming downtown area with a mix of historic charm and modern buildings.

Welcome to Fenton


A busy city mixed with old charm nestled among the lakes

Surrounded by lakes and miles of forest, Fenton is a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors. Founded in 1886, Fenton is known for its busy yet charming downtown area with a mix of historic charm and modern buildings. Its location on U.S. 23 allows residents easy access to many Michigan cities, including Flint, Brighton, Detroit, and Ann Arbor.

Homes in the area range from classic farmhouse styles to craftsman and modern homes built on medium to large lots. You can also find many beautiful acreages just a few minutes drive from downtown. 

What to Love

  • Charming downtown
  • Lake access
  • Active community

Local Lifestyle


The tight-knit community feel of this small city is the main reason people move to Fenton. The charming downtown, the laidback vibe, and access to multiple outdoor recreations allow residents to enjoy living a relaxed lifestyle. The city hosts many fun activities, giving locals a chance to get out and mingle with their neighbors.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


Fenton is known for its multiple shopping and dining options. The downtown area is home to many unique shops and restaurants, including a regional favorite, Andiamo, an Italian restaurant with a luxurious atmosphere and fantastic food. In addition, the Fenton location has a banquet hall for weddings and other events and provides catering services. Another downtown favorite is the Fenton Pub, an industrial bar that offers delicious food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. It's the perfect place to meet with friends for a night out.

The Laundry Restaurant in the downtown area is a laid-back establishment offering European and American comfort food. The large, airy dining area has a retro industrial feel you wouldn't expect in a modern-style building. In addition to fantastic food, they also have an event space and offer catering options for special occasions.

Along with the charming downtown district, there are many fantastic eateries outside the area. Snappers on the Water is located on Bennett Lake, west of Fenton. The relaxed atmosphere and view of the lake bring visitors from all over the area. Another out-of-the-way gem is the Seven Lakes Vineyard and Winery, a local favorite offering wine tastings and casual food.

Located on Silver Lake Rd and U.S. 23 is Eclections, a clothing store offering everything from swimwear to everyday wear with a stylish selection of jewelry, handbags, and other accessories. You can also find the perfect gift for anyone who loves living by the lake with their lake life collection. 

Things to Do


Surrounded by parks, lakes, and forests, Fenton is an outdoor lovers' paradise. Within the city, the Shiawassee River meets the Fenton Mill Pond, creating the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely walk or picnic and get some ice cream at Pumphouse Custard. Locals especially love this area's live music and other acts during warmer months.

The Dauner Martin Nature Preserve is north of the downtown area and is the perfect place to enjoy the day hiking or sightseeing. The preserve has multiple boardwalks along the trail system to enhance the park's enjoyment and protect the wildlife. Another popular hiking spot is the Deerfield Hills Nature Area, west of Fenton. The five miles of wetland trails draw hikers and nature enthusiasts from all over the area.

Along the western border of Fenton is Silver Lake Park. This 35-acre park with lake access has a beach equipped with lifeguards and bathhouses. It is a fun and relaxing place to enjoy the day, and there are plenty of open spaces for outdoor games and picnics.

The Parshallville Cider Mill opens each fall and hosts many events for the whole family to enjoy. The mill offers fantastic fall foods, such as cider, spiced donuts, apple pie, and caramel apples. There is no better way to enjoy a crisp fall day.



Fenton Area Public Schools serves Fenton. Notable schools here include:


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