20 hours ago ·Justin Becker ·0 comments
Fenton is a wonderful place to relocate, especially if you have children and pets. This family-oriented city and its surrounding areas offer great entertainment options, regarded schools, ample dining and shopping options, plus affordable manufactured home living. Of course, Fenton and its surrounding area also have rental homes and apartments, but if you are looking for affordable rentals that are also pet friendly, then you will likely fare better with a manufactured home. Do not just take our word for it; check it out for yourself. Here are the top five pet friendly rentals in and around Fenton, Michigan.
Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community
Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community is our top pick when it comes to pet friendly rentals for many reasons. Besides offering contemporary mobile homes with amazing communal amenities, this manufactured home community’s policy regarding pets is fairly straightforward. Since you can either lease or buy a luxury manufactured home, you have two options. Obviously, with a rental, Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community property manager has a say on how many pets you can have and monthly pet rent is $25 per month.
In contrast, if you purchase a manufactured home here, then you have more of a say and your monthly pet rent is only $10 per month. That said, tenants or renters are allowed cats and dogs. There is usually a limit of 2 pets allowed, but you may be able to have more if you double-check with the management. Here, if anything, what matters most are the community/park rules; thus, there are breed restrictions and leash requirements. Note, Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community is located in the city of Fenton.
Fairfield Apartment Homes
Coming in at number two is the Fenton apartment community, Fairfield Apartment Homes. Here, you will find a similar pet policy that allows for cats and dogs. Likewise, there is a limit of two pets per apartment home. However, here you will be required to pay a $250 non-refundable fee and $25 a month per pet. This apartment community also has the standard breed restrictions, which exclude Dobermans, Pit Bulls, Chows, Akitas, German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and any mix of these mentioned breeds.
Cider Mill Crossing
Cider Mill Crossing is in the third place on our list of pet friendly rentals because this manufactured home community has a one pet limit. Located in Fenton, Cider Mill Crossing is another affordable mobile home park (home rental rates start at $1080 a month and go up from there) with a plethora of amenities. Here, once again, there are breed restrictions for dogs, a non-refundable deposit, and monthly pet rent in the amount of $25. So, if you are okay with having only one pet, then you might want to consider this manufactured home community.
Georgetown Park Apartments
Number four on our list of pet friendly rentals is Georgetown Park Apartments. This apartment community has a fairly standard apartment pet policy—allows dogs and cats, a $250 non-refundable fee, $25 pet rent, two pet limits, as well as breed restrictions for dogs. That said, monthly pet rent is $40 if you have dogs. Georgetown Park Apartments has mainly two-bedroom units that range from $890 to $1260 a month. Of course, if you need more than two bedrooms, you might want to consider one of the manufactured home communities instead. Note, the Georgetown Park Apartments complex is located in Fenton.
Silver Lake Hills Apartments
That said, number five on our list does offer two- and three-bedroom units, but, as far as pet friendly establishments go, Silver Lake Hills Apartments has one of the more strict pet policies. This apartment home community has a one-time $300 non-refundable pet fee, a two pet limit, allows cats and dogs only, and requires monthly pet rent of $40 (per pet). Plus, breed restrictions apply, and this is only the tip of the iceberg here. For a more complete pet policy, you have to call their leasing office. Moreover, here you are looking at paying up to as much as $1,540 a month for a three-bedroom unit and $1,295 a month for a two-bedroom unit. As a result, Silver Lake Hills Apartments comes in at last place due to its stricter policies and rental rates that are more expensive than most people’s manufactured home mortgages.
Bonus High-End Rental – Pier 38 Apartments
Here, our bonus high-end rental that is pet friendly is none other than the Pier 38 Apartments. These luxury apartment homes are yet another Fenton gem that allows pets. Here, Pier 38 allows cats and dogs (with breed restrictions). Furthermore, you can expect to pay a $250 non-refundable deposit and $25 monthly pet rent (per pet). There is also a two pet limit.
In addition to this standard pet policy, Pier 38 Apartments has posh one- and two-bedroom units. Two-bedroom units are currently available, which range from $1,280 to $1500 a month, and that is without any utilities included. When coupled together, this is a lot of money to pay for you and your pet(s), which is why Pier 38 Apartments did not make it on the list.
Bonus Affordable Rental – Fenton Estates Apartments
You will find a more affordable rental at Fenton Estates Apartments with their two-bedroom units ranging from $925 to $1,120 a month. However, this pet-friendly apartment did not make it onto our list because their pet policy requires tenants to pay a non-refundable $350 fee and $30 monthly pet rent. Though Fenton Estates Apartments does allow both cats and dogs, there are weight limits for both. Your dog cannot be over 80 lbs. and your cat cannot weigh more than 25 lbs. Plus, you also have the standard breed restrictions for dogs.
How to Choose
With quite a few options for pet friendly rentals, you may be having a hard time deciding on a place. Well, we can help. If you are looking for a reasonable pet policy, affordable luxury living, ample living space/more than two bedrooms, and would like to have some money left over each month, then the choice is clear—Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community is the way to go. Sure, apartment living has its appeal, but having a pet in an apartment is never really a fun experience. Often there is very little room for you both, and if you have kids, you will be even more crowded. In contrast, manufactured home living gives you and your pet room to breathe. Finally, Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community is the better option rather than Cider Mill Crossing because you can have more than one pet.
As you can see, finding the perfect pet friendly rental is not easy. There are more than a few things to consider for your pet(s) and yourself. So, why not save yourself the trouble of looking everywhere for affordable luxury, ample space, great amenities, and welcoming arms for your pets. Instead, call or contact Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community today for more information regarding manufactured home living and their flexible pet policies. Once you schedule an appointment and actually see the place, you will know that you made the right choice for you and your pet(s).
1 month ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Top Things to Do In Fenton During The Fall Season
For most Michiganders, fall is simply a wonderful time of year. In places like Fenton, you really get to see all the breathtaking colors that come with the changing of the seasons, and you realize there is a wealth of things to do now—maybe even more so than there was during the summer months.
Though Fenton is best known for its lake living in summer, amazing parks, and endless entertainment, there is just something unique about being able to explore the city, and its surrounding areas come September. If you are a new resident in this wonderful city, then you’re probably looking for fun things to do once the unpacking is done. Thus, in order to assist you in your search for fall time fun, here are the top things to do in Fenton during the fall season.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
A top activity that many people enjoy in Fenton is exploring all that surrounds them. In other words, people make it a point to get outdoors in Fenton. With countless lakes, beaches, parks, and nature trails, there really is no reason not to. Of course, if you think it is going to be too chilly to go kayaking or have a bonfire at the beach, think again. The weather in the fall, especially in this part of Michigan, is perfect for getting back in touch with nature.
Check Out the Local Eateries
While you are spending time outdoors, you and your family will likely work up an appetite. In Fenton, you can find just about any type of cuisine that your heart desires, so get ready to eat some of the most delicious food around. A few notable restaurants that will satisfy your appetite are The Laundry, Fenton Fire Hall Kitchen & Taproom, Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ, and Sagebrush Cantina.
Get a Reading
Yet another top activity to do in Fenton, especially in the fall, is to get a psychic or tarot card reading. Several spots worth considering include the Virgo Room, the Detroit Tarot Company, Rev Marilyn Morgan Spiritual Psychic Medium, and Tarot Equinox. Of course, if you would prefer not to get a reading, that is okay. There are unique goods and products available in most of these shops. In fact, going to check out what these shops have is a fun Saturday adventure you did not know you needed in your life.
Visit a Cider Mill
The nice thing about being in a more rural area like Fenton is that there is no shortage of cider mills. If you grew up in Michigan, then you know fall and cider mills go hand-in-hand. So, putting on your favorite fall sweater and heading out to a cider mill with friends and family on a sunny Sunday afternoon is absolutely one of the top things to do in Fenton. A few mills to check in the area are Spicers Orchard Farm, Market & Cider Mill, Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mills, Tom Walker’s Grist Mills, Diehl’s Orchard, and Markillie Orchard.
Spend an Afternoon at the Local Breweries and Wineries
In addition to having ample cider mills, Fenton also has a number of wineries and breweries for those looking for an adult beverage or two. Hands down, one of the best places for wines and more is Seven Lakes Vineyard & Winery. Here, you get the full wine experience right on a lush vineyard. Ultimately, this is just one of many vineyards in the area, but this is a great place to start.
In terms of breweries, you have a long list of options, which include the Redwood Steakhouse, North Oak Brewery, and the Fenton Winery & Brewery.
Take a Historical Tour
Fenton has a rich history and interesting backstory. As a result, a top activity is going on historical tours. You can do a self-guided tour of all the landmarks and historical buildings, check out the various museums, spend the afternoon in a memorial park, and the list goes on. If you are looking for a short-list of things to see, you should stop by the Capital Theatre, the Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, and the West Howell Cemetery, which dates all the way back to the 1700s.
Yoga and Fitness
Staying active is important to most residents in Fenton. Nevertheless, the yoga movement is still getting its footing in these parts. As a result, there are only a handful of studios to check out at the moment, like the Divine Yoga Studio, Dibbleville Yoga, and the All Natural Healing Associates. That said, people in Fenton are starting to take a liking to this particular form of fitness, and fall is the ideal time to try your hand at outdoor yoga or even paddleboard yoga.
Though Fenton is not known for its amazing galleries and art museums, that does not mean there are not some worthwhile art spots nearby. For example, the University of Michigan (U of M) Museum of Art is only a short drive away. Likewise, the Flint Institute of Arts and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU) are less than a half an hour away by car.
When all else fails, you can usually go golfing in Fenton. With more than a dozen golf courses and clubs around, you can always tee-off somewhere. Of course, the top course for residents is none other than the Fenton Farms Golf Club. Coming in tied for second place are the Coyote Preserve Golf Club and the Tyrone Hills Golf Course. Ultimately, these are just the top three courses in the city. So, if you are interested in venturing further out, then you should check out the Springfield Oaks Golf Course in Davisburg, which is only a short drive away.
Enjoy the Festivals
There are few fall festivals in Fenton worth checking out as well. For instance, you can still enjoy the Art in the Park festivals, the Crim Festival of Races, and the nightly festivities at Spicer Orchards. Overall, events for the whole family are not too hard to find in Fenton, so get ready for some fall time fun with the entire crew.
Last but not least, if you have been so busy moving into your new manufactured home that you have yet to take a stroll in downtown Fenton, then what are you waiting for? This beautiful downtown has great historical sites, shops, a central square with a gazebo, a creek that runs throughout the business area, and so much more. Exploring downtown Fenton is a great way to get acclimated to your new town and is a cheap activity that the whole family will love. Other activities you can get into downtown include grabbing a bite to eat, feeding the ducks, shopping, and just enjoying a night out on the town.
Finding things to do in Fenton this season, as you can see, will not be difficult at all. So, do not let this town’s rural surroundings fool you. Fenton is a lively place to put down roots, work, and play. Thus, you will likely fall in love with your new town at first sight. That said, these are just a few things you can do in Fenton this fall.
So, if you are looking for more fun things to do now that summer is over, do not hesitate to reach out to your neighbors or the friendly people in the front office of your manufactured home community.
3 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Best Public Parks in Fenton
Fenton is one of the top recreational havens in Michigan. Thus, it is not too surprising that people relocate to this amazing city of the lakes. If you happened to be one of the Fenton newcomers and you are wondering what exactly there is to do around these parts, well, wonder no more.
Fenton has a thriving downtown area, shopping centers galore, local restaurants, lakes, beaches, and a large selection of outdoor spaces/parks. In fact, there are so many parks and recreation activities here that you may just spend all your free time outside instead of in your new manufactured home community. Of course, we do recommend that you at least go home to sleep on occasion, but only after you have had your fill of Fenton’s great outdoors.
That said, if you are ready to paint the town red, but do not know where to begin, that is perfectly okay. Navigating all the available outdoor spaces, your first day, or even week in town can be overwhelming, to say the least, but there is no need to panic; we can help. Here is a quick overview of the best outdoor spaces and parks in Fenton.
Best Nature Park
There are probably over a dozen nature parks in Fenton. Moreover, none of these dozen or so outdoor spaces are the same. Thus, after compiling a list of all the park amenities one would typically expect to find in a top-rated nature preserve or nature area, we decided the best nature park is the Dauner-Martin Nature Preserve. Not only is this particular nature area ideal for kids, but it also offers year-round activities like hiking, snowmobiling, and more.
Deerfield Hills Nature Area comes in second and is a wonderful place to observe wildlife in their natural habitats. If you are not big on hiking or wildlife, Fenton and its neighboring cities can still accommodate your adventurous spirit.
Best Adventure Park
The best adventure park in the area is just a stone’s throw away from the city of Fenton. The Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Oxford offers large-scale indoor trampolines for a variety of occasions—birthdays, fitness classes, and more. This adventure park even hosts dodgeball parties for all ages. Notable park amenities here include concession stands, private rentals, an arcade, laser tag area, and go-carts.
With that said, the runner-up for adventure facilities is none other than Paradise Park in Novi. This adventure park has mini-golf, an arcade, a designated laser tag area, and an amazing pizza café. Note, there is also an archery range in Fenton worth stopping by if you are into that sort of thing—SunRy’s Archery and Outdoors.
Best Pet Park
Fenton also has a few pet or rather dog parks. The local champion when it comes to dog parks is hands down Thompson Road Regional Dog Park. This puppy playhouse is actually an expansive outdoor space for both large and small dogs. Here, many dog owners and lovers rave about the dog toys, ample benches, available doggy water fountains, and the abundance of shade. So, if you and your furry friend have finished moving into your new mobile home, why not reward him/her with a wide-open space to run freely and the opportunity to socialize with other dogs.
Best Family Fun Park
In terms of family fun parks, Fenton definitely has several. Nevertheless, the general consensus is that Silver Lake Park takes the cake. Silver Lake Park is the largest outdoor area in the city, coming in at roughly 37 acres. Here, families come year-round to enjoy the views, the beach, the open green spaces, and the recreational fields/courts. In the summer months, you will find people soaking up the sun, playing volleyball, having a picnic or barbeque, and exploring this park’s numerous hiking/walking trails. In the winter, the Silver Lake Ski Club practices here. What’s more, any major festivals or town celebratory events often happen at Silver Lake Park.
Top Sports Fields and Parks
Fenton has both indoor and outdoor sports parks and centers. As a result, you have your choice of first-rate centers like the McBrook Sports Complex, the Sports Lab, Bush Park, plus more. If you are looking for an outdoor soccer field or even an open area to throw around a football with friends, then Bush Park is a great choice.
Alternatively, if you prefer a little indoor recreation on a rainy or winter day, then check out the Sports Lab and McBrook Sports Complex.
In addition to all the parks mentioned above and recreational facilities, Fenton has a handful of activity centers for when the Michigan weather rears its head. Consequently, whether you are into jazzercise, gymnastics, golfing, soccer, Pilates, or educational enrichment, Fenton has an activities center for it.
Nevertheless, the top activities/recreation center in Fenton is, by far, the Southern Lakes Park and Recreation Center. If you are interested in learning more about local or nearby activities centers, your mobile home park management team should be able to assist you with additional information.
Lake and Beach Access
With over 50+ lakes in and around Fenton, having a couple of lake and beach access points only makes sense. Access points like the Lake Ponemah Public Access/Marina, the Silver Lake Park, the Lake Fenton DNR Boat Access Site, and Runyan Lake Point are all convenient spots to launch your boat, jet ski, or kayak. All of these sites have comparable features like open green spaces, ample parking, and glowing reviews; therefore, you really cannot go wrong with any of these access points. Other nearby marinas and boat launches include the Fenton Mill Pond, Whites Landing, and Silver Spray Sports.
Besides all of these incredible outdoor spaces, Fenton has more parks worth mentioning, like the Fenton City Park, Fenton Community Gardens, Community Center Rackham Park, Conklin Park, and Mill Pond to name a few. Thus, as you can see, a lack of recreation is definitely not what this city is all about.
That said, Fenton City Park should absolutely be on your must-see list if you simply do not have time right now to experience all of these outdoor spaces. This particular park has a little bit of everything—river access, a boardwalk area, concession stands, a gazebo, wildlife, art sculptures, and more.
Freedom Memorial Park
Lastly, what is a city without a memorial park? Well, we may never know. Here, the Freedom Memorial Park is a .35-acre triangular-shaped park with a small recreation area, picnic tables, a Gazebo, trees, and several war monuments. This park was originally part of the founding town square, but as time passed, things got moved around a bit—at least since 1834. In fact, this outdoor space was not even called Freedom Memorial until 1972.
Clearly, this is a lot of park information to digest, but the good news is there is no rush. You and your family have just finished settling into your new mobile home community, therefore you do not need to be running all over town just yet. If there are still boxes that need unpacking and things that need to be organized, then it is highly recommended that you take care of all of that first.
Once everything is squared away, then you can enjoy your city and all that it has to offer, guilt-free. Ultimately, Fenton is an incredible city with endless entertainment, lush parks, dozens of outdoor spaces, and more—so get ready to have a booked calendar.
3 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Top 5 Schools in Fenton
Fenton is a flourishing city in Michigan, with so much to offer its residents. If you have recently become a Fenton resident, you are probably still getting a feel for your new community.
The reality is when you move to a new city, it takes time to settle in. Moreover, part of settling into your new manufactured home and surrounding neighborhood definitely involves getting the kids squared away.
For instance, maybe you need to find a nearby park for your daughter’s soccer practice sessions, get a rundown of the day camps in the area for your son, or simply enroll them in a top school. Regardless of the task at hand, going at it alone or blindly will only make it that much harder to accomplish.
So, if you are in fact looking to enroll your kids in the best schools in the area, but don’t know where to start, then look no further. Here is a comprehensive outline of the top five schools in Fenton.
In general, there are two Fenton school districts—Fenton Area Public Schools and Lake Fenton Schools. Together these districts account for more than half of the available educational institutions in the city. That said, overall, there are just under 20 schools in Fenton.
In addition to public schools, you will find several private institutions, faith-based academies, and much more. Ultimately, if you are looking for an affordable public education for your kids, you will have a variety of options to consider. Note, there are no charter schools in the city of Fenton currently.
The Top Pre-School
In terms of pre-schools in the area, you will find approximately six pre-K centers. The majority of these learning centers are private or rather tuition-based. Nevertheless, these pre-schools offer great head start programs and ample structure for developing minds.
With that said, the top Fenton pre-school is none other than Fenton Montessori Academy. Located, just off of North Leroy Street, this early-development learning center is an excellent choice for both infants and toddlers. Furthermore, this particular institution is open all year round and offers summer day camp, which for many people, is a godsent.
Of course, if you are looking for a non-faith-based pre-school, then you should schedule a tour at Lake Fenton Child Development Center or Fenton Community ED Pre-School. Both schools have comparable programs and curriculums.
The Top Elementary School
Similarly, Fenton has roughly six elementary or primary schools to choose from. Many of these primary schools are K through grade 12 public institutions. However, there are a handful of traditional elementary schools that cover grades 3 through 5, in the city as well.
In any case, our top primary pick is actually a tie between North Road Elementary School and Torrey Hill Intermediate School. North Road is a public K through grade 12 school with 443 students and is best known for its students’ overall academic progress.
On the other hand, Torrey Hill Intermediate School covers grades 3 through 5 and has 473 students. This particular elementary school made it to our top five list because test scores are consistently higher than the state’s average, and students show great promise academically.
The Top Middle School
Fenton has a total of seven highly-ranked middle schools. Nonetheless, the top middle/upper elementary school here is Lake Fenton Middle School. Located on Torrey Road, this traditional school covers grades 6 through 8 and has just over 500 students.
Besides high test scores and academic progress, this institution also gets rave reviews from parents. Thanks to this school’s hands-on approach to learning and expert teaching staff, children who need a little extra assistance are able to get it. Furthermore, Lake Fenton students excel when it comes to AP courses like Algebra 1; this is evident by the 97% pass rate, which is almost 25% higher than the state average. Thus, if you have a little math genius on your hands, you should seriously consider Lake Fenton Middle School.
The Top High School
Though there are a limited number of high schools in the area, Fenton’s are some of the best schools in all of Genesee County. Here, the top high school is, without a doubt, Fenton Senior High School.
Located on West Shiawassee Avenue, this public K through grade 12 institution has over 1,170 students and has been the proud recipient of the 2018 College Success Award. Moreover, this high school has an almost perfect graduation rate, is extremely diverse, and boasts some of the highest SAT scores in the state. Therefore, it is not too surprising that this institution made it to the top five.
Having said that, if your teen would benefit from a learning environment with a higher teacher to student ratio, then you should check out some of Fenton’s other comparable high schools with fewer students like North Road, Tomek-Eastern, and State Road Public Schools.
The Top Private School
Finally, Fenton is also home to six private schools, many of which are pre-schools or early development learning centers. However, there is one K through grade 8 private educational institution that offers an unparalleled learning experience—St. John The Evangelist Catholic School.
Located on Lincoln Street, this faith-based private school is also our top pick for Fenton tuition-base/private institutions. This private school received our vote because students here excel both academically as well as spiritually. Plus, St. Johns offers a variety of extracurricular activities (music, arts, sports, etc.) and also has a 15 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
Furthermore, parents and former students both speak highly of this institution’s teaching methods, approach to homework, overall leadership, character-building, and fair yet effective policies. Note, this school has a co-ed student body and has a dress code, ie. uniforms.
Homeschooling and Distance Learning
Something to keep in mind when you are perusing Fenton school districts is the likelihood that many of these schools will still be closed due to COVID-19 concerns. If students are not permitted to return to school grounds and classrooms in the fall, you need to be prepared.
Thus, it is highly recommended that you start looking into homeschooling and any available distance learning programs offered by the above-mentioned schools. If the very thought of homeschooling or distance learning sends you into a tizzy, take a deep breath and remember there are several distance learning benefits like more parental involvement and a safer learning environment.
It is safe to say that a lot of pertinent information has been covered here. If you are like most people, you could probably benefit from a quick reference list of the best or rather top five schools in Fenton. So, without further ado, these are the schools you need to check out, starting from the top.
- Fenton Montessori Academy (Tuition-based)
- North Road Elementary School (Public)
- Torrey Hill Intermediate School (Public)
- Lake Fenton Middle School (Public)
- Fenton Senior High School (Public)
- St. John The Evangelist Catholic School (Private)
Note: don’t forget to look into homeschooling and at-home learning programs offered in your district.
Ultimately, moving to a new city and settling into a new community is a lot of work. Moreover, once the boxes are unpacked, you know the fun doesn’t stop there, especially if you have kids.
Unfortunately, there is a long list of things that need to be addressed in order for you and your family to be officially settled into your new mobile home. So, do yourself a favor, handle all the administrative items, like enrolling your kids in one of these top schools, sooner rather than later.
3 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Top 5 Mobile Homes for Rent in Fenton
Fenton is a wonderful city in Michigan with ample housing options. In particular, manufactured housing has truly made a name for itself in the last several years here. In fact, some might say, there is actually an overabundance of portable housing communities in Fenton. So, you may be wondering, which mobile home park is right for you, or better still, how do you go about finding that needle in the haystack? Well, both are great questions that hopefully we can answer together.
For starters, in order to make your mobile home search a little more pleasant, it is highly recommended that you narrow down your options. There is nothing worse than having too many options, as you may have experienced before. Too many choices generally just leads to indecision.
Thus, instead of you rattling off that line to your family members when they ask you why you have not moved into a place yet—let’s get you into your new mobile home asap by going over the top five mobile homes for rent in Fenton.
Learn More About Fenton
Of course, if this is your first time living in or moving to Fenton, then it never hurts to get the lay of the land before you further focus on your mobile home search.
In general, Fenton is a small town at heart and is just around the corner from major cities like Holly, Highland, and Grand Blanc. What’s more, there is a wealth of recreation in Fenton—thanks to the 50+ lakes, dozens of parks, nature trails, regularly scheduled festivals, free summer concerts, several community events, and more.
Besides endless outdoor fun, there is a rich history here, a bustling downtown district, local eateries, and amazing shopping centers. Fenton is also a business-friendly metropolitan area and a fantastic place to raise a family.
With that said, you will still need a place to rest your head at night, so how bout we count down the top five mobile homes for rent in Fenton.
- Hawaiian Gardens/Holly Village
Coming in at number five, Hawaiian Gardens/Holly Village is a decent mobile home community with mid-luxury amenities. This well-maintained mobile home park has lush landscaping, playgrounds, recreational courts, a private pond, and communal activities. Hawaiian Gardens is also near highly-rated schools and everyday conveniences.
Mobile homes at Hawaiian Gardens offer modern features, custom layouts, brand-name appliances, wood-like flooring, and have a minimum of 1,000 square feet of living space. That said, a manufactured home for rent in this community that is worth a look-see is a lakefront 3-bed/2-bath, 28×52’, 1,450 square foot home for $1,179 a month. This manufactured home comes with all major appliances, a full-size washer/dryer, and has a sizable deck overlooking the water.
- Hartland Meadows Mobile Home Park
Number four on our list is the Hartland Meadows mobile home community. As the name implies, this mobile home park is located in the city of Hartland. Nevertheless, this community is only minutes away from Fenton, Brighton, and Ann Arbor.
In addition to its great location, this mobile home park has a wealth of amenities. A few notable communal perks at Hartland Meadows include an upscale clubhouse, a children’s play area, trash removal, locking mailboxes, lush landscaping, and more.
Looking at manufactured homes for rent here, you will find several worthwhile homes to consider like the brand-new 4-bed/2-bath, 28×56’, 1,600+ square foot mobile home for $1,440 a month. This residence has the latest mobile home features and is actually a rent to own.
There is also a lovely 3-bed/2-bath, 28×56’, 1,500+ square foot manufactured home for rent for $1,390 a month. This brand-new mobile home has an open floor plan, a custom kitchen with all black appliances, an outdoor storage shed, and three designated parking spaces.
- Highland Greens Estates
The mobile home community of Highland Green Estates is number three on the list. Yet another community in the city of Highland, this beautiful mobile home park offers spectacular amenities like boat/RV storage, recreational courts, a billiards room, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and so much more.
Here, you will find several mobile homes for rent. Thus, depending on your budget and overall needs, you can choose between these available homes if you can see yourself living in Highland. Note, the majority of these residences for rent are 3-bed/2-bath, 28×48’, 1400+ square foot mobile homes ranging from $750 to $1,125 a month.
- Grand Blanc Crossing Mobile Home Park
Number two on our list of the top five mobile homes for rent in Fenton is the mobile home community known as Grand Blanc Crossing. As the name of this manufactured home community indicates, it is located in Grand Blanc.
In terms of communal perks, Grand Blanc Crossing has a lot to offer, including a fitness center, a billiards room, a basketball court, a swimming pool, and a clubhouse. There are also a few other notable amenities, like off-street parking, neighborhood sidewalks, open green spaces, and playgrounds. Residents are allowed multiple pets as long as they weigh less than 75-lbs.
The top manufactured home for rent at Grand Blanc Crossing is a recently upgraded 3-bed/2-bath, 28×48’, 1,456 square foot, mobile home for $1,149 a month. This simply ageless home has custom features like a gourmet kitchen with a butcher block island, hardwood flooring, all black appliances, and spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets. If this stunning mobile residence has piqued your interest, you should act fast; this home won’t be available for much longer.
- Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community
Last but definitely not least, the number one spot goes to Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community. Located in Fenton, this particular mobile home park has everything and then some.
Not only are there manufactured homes for rent and purchase here, but there are also top-rate amenities that the entire family will love. Noteworthy features and communal comforts include a gorgeous country setting, affordable housing, new water filtration systems, onsite management, resident appreciation events, and convenient access to all the remarkable schools in the Linden School District.
Furthermore, the mobile homes at Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community are all double-wide homes that offer 3 to 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a minimum of 1,500 square feet of contemporary living space. Each home comes with your choice of custom styles, layouts, and designs. Here, these homes’ high-end features include custom oak kitchens, spa-like bathroom suites, and spacious living rooms with stone fireplaces are practically the talk of the town.
As you can see, Fenton and its surrounding cities have so much to offer when it comes to manufactured housing. However, there is no denying that the high-end residences like the ones available at Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community are rare finds.
Don’t just take our word for it, stop by this community’s main office or call to schedule an appointment and see for yourself. Ultimately, if you are ready to make your move to Fenton, then do yourself a favor—check out all the amazing mobile home parks mentioned above. But remember when you are ready to put down roots in the number one manufactured residence park in Fenton, Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community will be waiting for you with open arms.
4 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Best Summer Activities in Fenton
Fenton is a great place to put down roots. This almost-hidden Michigan gem has a thriving community, wonderful housing, excellent schools, and a strong economy. So, if you have recently purchased a mobile home here, then congratulations.
As you settle into your new home, however, it is important to get the lay of the land, especially when it comes to all events and activities around town. Fenton has a wealth of year-round activities. Nonetheless, during the summer months, newcomers can become easily overwhelmed with all the things to see and do. The good news is, that does not have to be you this year.
Let’s go over some of the best summer activities in Fenton, so when you are ready, you can hit the town like a local.
Explore Outdoor Spaces
Fenton is definitely an outdoorsy community. Here, you will find more than a few parks and lush outdoor spaces. In fact, there is practically a park for just about every outdoor recreational activity. For sports lovers, the Fenton park system has it all—tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball areas, baseball fields, and more. In addition to all of this recreational fun, most of these outdoor spaces are large enough to have picnic areas, gazebos, events pavilions, nature trails, bike paths, and playgrounds. Thus, taking the kids to the park in Fenton is often a great summer activity for everyone involved and is certainly no small feat.
Indoor Summer Fun
If you prefer to enjoy the summer months in air conditioning, that does not mean you will be bored out of your mind in Fenton. Instead, you have a choice of various museums, libraries, galleries, movie theaters, and shopping centers to explore. What’s more, Fenton is a family-friendly community. As a result, there are all types of family-fun summer activities, many of which can be found at the Fenton Fitness & Athletic Center, Fenton Community & Cultural Center, and hosted by the Southern Lakes Park and Recreation Center (SLPR). The SLPR Center has programs for kids, adults, and seniors. If you are looking for some organized summer fun, then you should check out what SLPR has to offer.
Mobile Home Community Activities
Of course, if you would rather keep your summer activities more low-key, then look no further than your mobile home community. The majority of manufactured/mobile home parks in Fenton offer fantastic communal amenities. Furthermore, a select few communities have management-hosted resident appreciation events. This means the whole family has something fun and free to do, practically in your backyard. Other notable mobile home community perks generally include playgrounds, open green spaces, picnic/barbeque areas, nearby nature trails, and more.
Since Fenton is only a few minutes away from major college towns and lively cities in Michigan, you might just say there are a few nearby attractions. Nevertheless, one worthwhile attraction right in Fenton is Balloon Quest’s Capt. Phogg Balloon Rides. Yes, you read that right.
When was the last time you went on a balloon ride? If you don’t remember, then this summer activity should absolutely be on your to-do list and subsequently on your Instagram. If you are afraid of heights or simply not into experiencing the pure joy that comes from a balloon ride, then there are several outlet malls in the area that might be fun for you instead—Silver Pointe Shopping Center, Fenton Village Marketplace, Genesee Valley Center, and more.
Concerts and Festivals
After some intense outlet shopping, you may want to show off your new outfits at a festival or concert. Well, this summer, you definitely can. Fenton likes to party, and it shows. Coming up events include the First Try Triathlon for all you athletes, the Fenton Freedom Festival, the More Than Just Golf Scramble, and the Taste in Fenton Festival. Ultimately, these are just a few things going on in the next two months. Likewise, if you are looking for a concert, or ten, remember Fenton is near several college towns; thus, there is always a band playing somewhere in the vicinity, if not right downtown.
Summertime fun and patio bars are a match made in Heaven. Let’s not even argue about it. With that being said, Fenton’s patio bars and bars, in general, are a promising good time for everyone of legal drinking age.
A few patio bars that you must frequent this summer are the Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grill, The Laundry, Legends Sports Café, the Fenton Fire Hall, and the Buddha’s Bar & Grill. Not only do these bars/restaurants have amazing patios and great drink specials, but they also have downright tasty food, live music on occasion, and outdoor games like cornhole.
Wineries and Breweries
The summertime fun does not end with patio drinking. Fenton also has a handful of wineries, cider mills, and breweries. Thus, your Sunday Funday basically plans itself.
In terms of wineries, you have more than six local vineyards/specialty shops to choose from—Seven Lake Vineyard & Winery, Fenton Winery & Brewery, Merchants Gourmet Wine Shop, Sonhadora Meadery, and Spicers Winery. Similarly, there are a number of local cider mills like Parshalville’s and breweries such as Lynchpin Beer Company.
Yet another wonderful summertime activity in Fenton is partaking in water sports. Maybe you have noticed that Fenton has a few lakes. Of course, by a few, we actually mean over 50… but who’s counting, right?
So, if you think your summer won’t involve boats, kayaks, paddleboards, pontoons, fishing rods, rafts, floaties, jet skis, bathing suits, and more—well you are wrong. One of the best things to do in Fenton is to embrace the lake/boat life. That being said, beware once you do, there is no going back.
Notable lakes, then, include Silver Lake, Loon Lake, Lake Fenton, Squaw Lake, Ponemah Lake, Lake Tupper, and Crane Lake—to name a few.
If you don’t turn into a mermaid this summer, there are several summertime sports worth getting into or watching. Around these parts, people are serious about their cornhole—there are tournaments and brackets galore.
If you fancy yourself more of a sports traditionalist, then go right ahead and join a soccer club, a basketball club, a minor league baseball team, a lacrosse coalition or sign up for sports camp. There are also several golf courses like Fenton Farms Golf Club, Tyrone Hills Golf Club, and Coyote Preserve Golf Club.
Road Trip Destinations in Michigan
Lastly, 2020 appears to be the year of the staycation, so if you find yourself missing the open road this summer, then check out some of the nearby road trip destinations in Michigan. A few notable nearby hotspots include Bay City, Ann Arbor, Port Austin, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph.
Fenton residents are also closer to several up North areas like Torch Lake (this is a very popular place to vacation in Michigan, especially for those who are missing the ocean right now). Nevertheless, all of these destinations are fun holiday spots, but honestly, with so many things to see and do in Fenton, you may just choose to stay put and explore all the lakes in your hometown this summer instead.
As you can see, Fenton undeniably has a lot of summer fun and activities waiting for you. Ultimately, these are just a few examples of how you can take your summer to the next level in Fenton. So, once you have officially settled in and explored your new community, get out there and paint the town red.
4 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Learn About the History of Fenton
Fenton is a city seemingly tucked away from it all. That being said, once there, you will notice this hidden gem has a lot to offer. If you have recently relocated here or are in the process of moving, getting a better feel for the area can be beneficial.
Often the best way to become more familiar with a place is to learn about its past or history. You can start small and learn more about your manufactured/mobile home community, which is highly recommended in general, or you can dive right in.
With that being said, to help guide you in your journey through Fenton’s past, here is a brief timeline of important events that shaped this city and made it into what it is today.
1830s to 1860s
The city of Fenton was discovered by mistake. In 1834, a man by the name of Clark Dibble went out on an expedition, you could say. In his attempt to make his way to Grand Blanc, which was called Grumlaw at that time, Dibble accidentally happened upon a serene, virtually untouched, northern area by the Shiawassee River. Dibble stayed for almost two years before returning to Grand Blanc, where he then persuaded a number of families to relocate. By 1836 this area was named Dibbleville and had less than 20 people living by the river in a total of 2 houses. There was also a single sawmill.
It was not until 1837 that Dibbleville was officially renamed. Thanks to a card game between William M. Fenton and Robert LeRoy, one night in August, 1837, this city was subsequently named after the winner. The winner, William M. Fenton, was a lawyer and a land speculator, but the fun did not stop there. Robert LeRoy’s winnings gave rise to LeRoy Street. The pair then proceeded to name many of the streets in the city—street names which are still used today. However, it’s worth mentioning that Fenton was not recognized as an official city until 1964, so in the meantime it was known as the Village of Fenton.
1870s to 1910s
Of course, it was not all fun and games for Fenton and LeRoy. They founded this city in hopes of making Fenton a shipping center when, and if, the railroad line made its way to the area. Well, as luck would have it, that’s precisely what happened in the 1850s; the railroad depot they built was fully operational for almost 30 years before burning to the ground in 1880. Though the fire did set things back for a time, by 1882, a brick depot was constructed in its place, and operations continued for decades to come.
1920s to 1950s
The rail line was, in many ways, the lifeblood of the city. In fact, for more than 100 years, the railroad only went as far as Fenton. Thus, this city’s residents and anyone in Flint, Saginaw, and the far northern parts of Michigan relied on this commercial and transport center. By the 1920s, the new brick depot had stood the test of time, until a 1923 fire. However, the fire only damaged the roof of the railroad depot. Subsequently, the roof was repaired, and the structure is still standing to this day (though now used for various offices).
1960s to 1990s
Up until 1974, in fact, the Fenton railroad depot was still a vital part of the community. However, this city’s economy eventually shifted, and most individuals began working in manufacturing positions, self-employment jobs, retail trade, healthcare, and city offices. Consequently, as briefly mentioned, the railroad depot is now a historical site with offices. Likewise, a good portion of the downtown district in this city has stayed true to its roots and retained much of the aesthetics of the past.
2000s to Present
Present-day Fenton continues to honor its rich past while still reinventing itself. Now, in addition to a lovely downtown district, Fenton has ample shopping at the Silver Lake Shopping Center. This city’s population has also risen from a few families to 11,000+ people. Manufacturing, healthcare, and retail trade occupations still rank high here as well. Suburban areas, mobile home communities, and other affordable housing are in abundance, and let’s not forget the wealth of outdoor recreation everywhere you turn.
Everyday Life In Fenton
Moving to Fenton will not be easy, as moving rarely is, but once you get settled into your new manufactured/mobile home—make time to take it all in. This lovely city has so much to offer and continues to be a great place to live and work. Of course, you do not have to take our word for it. Take a break from all your unpacking and explore your new community. You will not be disappointed here. Nevertheless, maybe start slow and take a relaxing walk alongside the Shiawassee River—the river actually flows right through the center of town in a lush park.
Exploring Your Community
If you prefer to dive right in to your new community, on the other hand, then there are a variety of things to see and do here. For starters, now that you have brushed up on this city’s history, bring the past to life by checking out the many historical sites and wonders in Fenton. After you have had your fill of the past, head on down to one of the 58 lakes and enjoy yourself. While you are out and about, remember to try the local funfair and grab a bite to eat—you definitely have some tasty options here.
Your first stop on your history tour should be the railroad depot. This building will give you a real sense of where it all started; plus, show you how much has changed since the 1830s. Next, stop by the A.J. Phillips Fenton Museum and Historical Society. Here, you will find extensive genealogy records, vintage clothing, tools, equipment, military items, and more. Better still, the building itself has its own fascinating story, dating back to the 1900s. This is also the place to learn how things turn out for William M. Fenton and Robert LeRoy.
After the history comes the lake party, maybe? Whether you prefer fishing, swimming, water sports, or boating, you have ample lakes to visit and several options for outdoor recreation. Moreover, it will surely take some time to explore all 58 lakes that are within a 10-mile radius of this city. So, in the meantime, make sure you have all your lake essentials.
When you are ready, we recommend starting with the largest lake of them all, Lake Fenton. You can easily spend a whole weekend just enjoying all the sights and sounds at this amazing lake. Finally, for those who prefer nature trails, parks, biking paths, golfing, cornhole tournaments, and winter sports like ice climbing, never fear—Fenton has you more than covered on that front as well.
As you can see, Fenton residents definitely know how to work up an appetite. So, it’s no wonder that there are over 60 restaurants, local eateries, and bars just around the corner from your new manufactured/mobile home community. With almost every kind of cuisine available, it might be hard deciding on your favorite spot just yet, but that’s alright. Try these notable places, that you can only get a taste of here—the Fenton Fire Hall Kitchen &Taproom, the Laundry, Lucky’s Steak House, Fenton Winery & Brewery, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, and Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ. Ultimately, these are just a few more reasons why you will be happy you moved.
4 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Why Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community Has The Best Chattel Financing Options For Manufactured Homes
What is a manufactured home?
The terms ‘manufactured home’ and ‘mobile home’ are often used interchangeably, but there are a few differences. Manufactured homes are technically only those built after July 15, 1976, because that is when stricter standards were set for mobile homes. These standards applied to design and construction, strength and durability, transportability, fire resistance, energy efficiency, overall quality, and performance of house systems (electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning). Manufactured homes are built and assembled primarily in factories. They are then transported to a site for use.
Mobile vs. Manufactured vs. Modular
- Mobile homes were those built prior to the 1976 Mobile Home Construction and Safety Act. These homes were easy to move and built with few production standards.
- Manufactured homes are those built after July 15, 1976. They are built in one piece. Once manufactured homes are transferred to their site, they are placed on wooden pillars, metal piers, a solid foundation or basement. These homes must adhere to federal regulations. Manufactured homes come in many styles and are usually fit with comfortable amenities.
- Modular homes are built in multiple pieces at factory facilities. The pieces are joined when they arrive on the site and are joined on solid foundation. Modular homes look more like a traditional home than other factory-built options.
Mobile and manufactured homes are popular in the United States today. The once negative stereotype of low value mobile homes is less applicable to modern manufactured homes. It is estimated that 17.7 million Americans live in manufactured homes. These are typically young adults and retirees. They are homeowners as well as renters. The affordability and value of a manufactured home is what draws people to this type of living solution.
Benefits of Choosing a Manufactured Home
- Manufactured homes are built at a fixed price in a factory setting. You are unlikely to run into the costs that arise when building a traditional home, like weather setbacks or subcontractors.
- The base cost of a manufactured home is much lower than a traditional house. A new manufactured house can cost half as much, per square foot, as a house.
- Manufactured homes are built to high safety standards. Federal laws require smoke detectors, escape windows, and limits on combustible materials around heating sources. You can be sure your manufactured home is safe.
- There are many floor plans to choose from and your manufactured home can have all the amenities you desire. Many have walk-in closets, bay windows and fully-equipped kitchens.
- Mobile home loans are available to make manufactured houses available to individuals wanting to own one.
Tyrone Woods Manufactured Homes Community offers mobile homes for lease and for sale. Purchasing a manufactured home is much more affordable than a traditional home. Homes for sale at Tyrone Woods range from $30,000 to $50,000. Although this is much more affordable than a house, it is still more than most people are able to pay up front. Because of this, partnered lenders are available to work with individuals of all financial backgrounds and are incredibly understanding of past financial hardship. Almost anyone can own their home with these manufactured options. If you do not qualify currently, lenders will also work with you to make future plans. Consider all the ways you could finance a mobile home.
Ways to Finance a Mobile Home
- FHA loans: You can get an FHA loan for a mobile home if the borrower does not own the land. The borrower must provide a signed lease for a mobile home plot. There are other requirements relating to maximum loan amounts and terms.
- Fannie Mae: The borrower has to own the land they intend to place their mobile home on to qualify for this type of loan. The land also must be titled to secure collateral for financing.
- Freddie Mac: To get this type of loan, a manufactured home must be permanently affixed to the land it sits on. The loan is attached to the home and the land.
- Chattel loans: These loans are personal property loans instead of real estate loans, which means the mobile home does not need to be affixed to land. For this reason, chattel loans are popular for manufactured home communities.
Chattel loans are a common way to finance manufactured and mobile homes. While traditional mortgages typically disqualify mobile homes, chattel loans are a great option. Chattel loans are technically personal property loans instead of real estate loans. These loans are designed specifically for movable property and are also applicable to vehicles, airplanes, boats and farm equipment. Chattel loans are popular for homes in manufactured home communities because they can be used when land is not owned by the owner of the manufactured home. A chattel loan is completely separate to the land that the manufactured home sits on.
Compared to a traditional mortgage, chattel loans typically have a higher interest rate and come with shorter terms. Buyers can own their mobile home quickly and easily using a chattel loan. Manufactured homes often allow for individuals to purchase a home more conveniently than a traditional house. Chattel loans have lower down payment requirements than a traditional mortgage, which may allow borrowers to get started paying for their home faster.
How can I get a chattel loan?
An individual with a stable job and fair to poor credit is typically able to get a chattel loan. Lenders associated with Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community work with all credit scores and income levels. If applicants have experienced a hardship in their past, they will not be dismissed. Even if you cannot get approved currently, they also can help plan for the future. This level of service and financial assistance makes it one of the best ways to finance a mobile home.
Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community
Located right outside Fenton, Michigan is Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community. This pet friendly living community is strategically located 30 minutes from Ann Arbor and Flint. It is also about an hour from Lansing and Detroit. Fenton offers plenty of its own amenities, like shopping, a historical downtown, dining, entertainment and education.
Tyrone Woods provides financing for individuals with various backgrounds. The average purchase payment is often $200 to $300 less per month than lease options. Minimum down payment typically matches a lease security deposit.
If you are looking to buy a home in Fenton, Tyrone Woods Manufactured Home Community is the place to look. Fully renovated manufactured homes are complete with spacious kitchens and master suites. Upgrades, like new appliances, new flooring, new utilities, metal roofing, sheds, central air conditioning and more are also available. There are down payment assistance and referral programs for extra financial support as well.
Purchasing a manufactured home is a great way to get all the amenities of a traditional house for a much lower cost. The value of manufactured homes is unmatched. This is a great way to achieve home ownership for millions of Americans.
Overall, manufactured homes offer the best of both worlds if you want to own your own home without the commitment of a traditional house. With a chattel loan, you can quickly and easily work towards this goal. Instead of constantly renting and moving, start owning your home today. Average closing time is just three weeks.
Tyrone Woods Manufactured Homes Community offers affordable purchasing and leasing options. Get started on your pre-qualification form or apply now to become a resident of the Tyrone Woods Manufactured Homes Community.
4 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on 5 Tips for Moving into your Fenton Manufactured Home this Summer
Moving into a manufactured home in Fenton, Michigan, is a dream come true. This area of Michigan has it all with amazing suburban communities, a wealth of recreational parks, a lively downtown district, and access to major metro-Detroit cities. And to even make it better, the cost of living is below the national average, both unemployment and crime rates are lower here than in other areas in Genesee County, and Fenton has excellent schools. In terms of manufactured/mobile homes, Fenton’s manufactured homes are contemporary and have a variety of community perks to boot.
If you’re moving to Fenton this Summer, it’s highly recommended that you don’t overlook the temperature on move-in day. During the Summer, Fenton tends to be slightly warm. Yet despite the heat, it’s still peak moving season and movers book up fast. Therefore, consider getting ahead of the crowd and start planning today.
If you need some warm-weather moving guidance, here are five tips to help you get a handle on your move and make summertime in your new Fenton manufactured home as pleasant as possible.
#1. Consider the Logistics Before Moving
Typically, for a move to go off without a hitch, you need to be prepared. Often, when moving, you learn a lot about what you actually use and don’t use. So, before you start packing up your entire apartment or house, consider getting rid of some of the clutter first. Not only will downsizing make for a smoother move, but it will also make unpacking and settling into your new manufactured home a breeze.
Besides decluttering, it’s highly recommended that you measure your new space. For instance, if you have a sectional now, but no room for a sectional in your new home, it’s better to figure that out now rather than later.
Other formal logistics includes speaking with your community management team so you can get a rundown of the park rules, utilities, move-in procedures, and more. Familiarizing yourself with your future community will make moving easier and answer any move-in procedure questions you may have, like where to park the moving truck so it’s not blocking anyone in.
#2. Learn the Community/Park
Along those same lines, it never hurts to learn more about your future mobile home community. If there are strict rules about what can be displayed or left in your front yard, you probably want to know.
Furthermore, during the actual move, consider exchanging pleasantries with your neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors is the quickest way to get a lay of the land and help you navigate the area. Moreover, if you have children, your neighbors can advise you on the schools in the area, playgrounds/teen hangouts, and even give you valuable recommendations for sitters, plumbers, and so on.
Speaking of plumbing, don’t forget to familiarize yourself with your home’s pipes, circuit breaker, water heater, etc. Knowing where everything is located upfront takes away a lot of guesswork and gives you a chance to see if any repairs are needed before you get settled in.
#3. Pack Right the First Time
By now, you should have a better understanding of what you need to pack and, in general, of your community. So, it’s only natural that the packing comes next.
To make packing as stress-free as possible, there are a few tricks of the trade you should consider. For starters, purchase or try to use boxes that are all the same size. Doing so will make loading the truck a lot less cumbersome for both you and the movers.
You should also clearly label, and even color-code, the boxes so you won’t spend hours searching for your silverware. Note that fragile items like artwork or electronics that could be damaged in the Summer heat should be packed with extra care. You may even want to consider loading those items in your car to prevent any damage during transport and to allow for faster unloading.
When loading the truck, if you opted not to go with movers, try loading the heavy furniture first. Be as creative as possible when loading up the moving van. The more room you can create, the fewer trips you will have to make.
#4. Seriously Consider Movers
Of course, if you prefer to hire movers, then most of the truck-loading guesswork will fall to them.
Since you are moving during the Summer months, you should seriously consider movers. Having professional assistance will make your move more streamlined and less labor-intensive for you.
If this sounds good to you, then make sure you do your research and book in advance. As briefly mentioned, Summer is peak moving season, so the early bird definitely catches the worm here. Book as early as possible and always compare pricing.
Once you’ve selected your moving company, it’s also a good idea to discuss the particulars with your movers. If they are going to need extra manpower or will need to get a little creative making things fit, then tell them upfront.
Finally, when booking movers, try to secure an early morning or late afternoon time slot, if possible. Remember, moving is hard work in general, and it’s even harder in the sweltering heat, so avoid midday moves at all costs.
#5. Prep For Move-In Day
Lastly, when your special day arrives, don’t forget, there is still some prep work to be done on your end. This means getting a good night’s sleep, wearing the right clothes, and packing the essentials in a separate box or bag.
You should also change your mailing address a few days prior to moving, if not sooner. Waiting until after you have moved in, may mean you do not get your mail for a few weeks.
During the actual move itself, it’s crucial that you and your movers stay hydrated. Big moves in Summer always come with a possibility of heatstroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. Therefore, making sure everyone stays properly hydrated and is wearing the appropriate clothing is essential. Sunscreen and a pre-air-conditioned home will also help to stave off the effects of the sun or intense heat.
Furthermore, you should take additional steps to ensure your children and pets are being properly looked after. Leaving your kids to play outside while you are moving or leaving pets in carriers or cages could create a host of problems. Thus, we suggest hiring a sitter for both children and pets. You can leave them with family if you prefer as well. This way, you do not have to keep a constant eye on anyone or your overly curious dog. Nevertheless, if you decide to bring the whole lot instead, make sure you have extra water on hand and healthy snacks for everyone.
Once the last box is off the truck, take a break. No one expects you to be able to do it all in one night. In fact, give yourself a full day or two to get unpacked.
Unpacking should not be too difficult if everything is labeled correctly and color-coded. Moreover, you really only need to unpack the essentials as soon as possible. Typically, bedding and kitchenware are the two main essentials that people tend to unpack first. Plus, thanks to your overnight bag(s) that you packed in the beginning, you should have clothes, toiletries, food, and more readily available.
Ultimately, relocating to a new manufactured home in Fenton should be exciting for the whole family. Don’t let the heat or a little extra prep work rain on your parade. Instead, follow these tips and make your summertime move seamless.
5 months ago ·Justin Becker ·Comments Off on Must-See Places in Fenton, Michigan
Fenton is a historical town in southeast Michigan. It became a city in 1964. The close-knit community works to preserve historical architecture and other features of the town. There are plenty of natural resources, like lakes, forests and the Shiawassee River, that offer recreational outlets for residents. Many residents of Fenton enjoy living in senior housing, historic homes, kid-friendly subdivisions and mobile home communities. Fenton is also located near US-23 for access to bigger cities, like Flint, Detroit or Ann Arbor.
There is no shortage of things to do in Fenton, Michigan. Visit AJ Phillips Fenton Museum to learn about the rich history of the town. Find all of the outdoor sculptures that decorate Fenton’s streets. Throughout the Summer, shop at the Fenton Farmers Market or see a concert at Millpond Park. You can also enjoy a picnic or feed the ducks at one of Fenton’s nine city parks.
AJ Phillips Fenton Museum
AJ Phillips was a prominent Fenton citizen, who was one of the leading manufacturers in Michigan. Originally built in 1900, the AJ Phillips Fenton Museum was donated by Phillips’ heirs to the city in 1906. The building was used as the Fenton Library before the library was relocated. The museum is divided into themed sections. Displays include vintage clothing, tools and other materials. There is a replica of AJ Phillips’ personal office with some original furniture. One section displays military and war items related to Fenton. Notably, there are pieces from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, both World Wars and Vietnam. The museum also houses a collection of Fenton newspapers from 1869 to now. Visit the AJ Phillips Fenton Museum on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm to dive into local history.
Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Download the map online and head out on a self guided walking tour of more than a dozen sculptures around Fenton. Many of the sculptures are inspired by nature, such as the Steel Butterfly or Cattails. See if you can take a photo with all of them.
Fenton Farmers Market
Support your local community at the Fenton Farmers Market when you shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and artisan creations throughout the Summer. The farmers market is open on Thursdays between 5pm and 8pm on the front lawn of the Fenton Community Center.
City of Fenton Parks
Fenton has a variety of parks in the city for recreation. Residents can enjoy playing sports and having picnics. Nature is never far away with nine parks in the city. Gazebos at the parks offer beautiful locations for wedding ceremonies. Several parks are located on Shiawassee River, which runs through the city.
Bush Park: At five and a half acres, Bush Park is one of Fenton’s largest parks. The Shiawassee River runs through the park. There are volleyball courts, playground equipment, restrooms, a gazebo, and a pavilion with electricity and picnic areas for visitors to enjoy. The pavilion and gazebo are available to rent for a fee. The park is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset with no entry fee. There are two entrances.
Conklin Park: Stop for a quick picnic at this small park just off Silver Lake Road. Amenities include a swing set and picnic area with grills. The park is open all year round with no entry fee.
Franklin D. Adams Park: This small park was named after a member of the Fenton City Council. Located at the corner of South Long Lake Road and Appletree Lane, this small park is convenient for residents in the neighborhood.
Freedom Park: Fenton’s first park is just .35 acres. It was where Civil War Colonel William Matthew Fenton had soldiers practice their drills. The Fenton City Band used to practice in the park on a wooden bandstand. Enjoy the rich history of Freedom Park when you visit the war memorial. The park also includes a picnic area, benches and a gazebo. The gazebo can be rented for a fee. The park is always open with no entry fee.
Millpond Park: Next to Fenton City Hall is a 4 acre park. Amenities include picnic areas, playground equipment, benches and a gazebo. Fenton hosts a Concert in the Park series on Thursday nights during the summer. Because the park is located on the Shiawassee River, it also features fishing on the river and a dam. This gazebo can be rented for a fee, but the park is always open at no cost to visitors.
O’Donnell Park: This one and a half acre park is located just across the street from Strom Park. There is a picnic area to enjoy. The large wooden deck is a highlight as visitors can feed the ducks or go fishing. Shiawassee Riverwalk begins at this park and continues through Millpond Park and Rackham Park.
Rackham Park: This three acre park is located on the Shiawassee River behind the Fenton Community Center. The park features two tennis courts, a walking path, a patio with picnic tables, a fountain and a large grassy area for visitors to enjoy. There are plenty of trees to provide shade on a hot Summer day.
Silver Lake Park: This is the largest park in Fenton at 35.4 acres. Amenities include ball fields, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, badminton courts, nature trails and playground equipment. There is something for everyone to enjoy. There are also two pavilions and picnic areas with grills to be utilized. Finally, there is 300 feet of beach area with lifeguards available for residents to swim at Silver Lake from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The rest of the park is open year round. Silver Lake Park does have a fee to enter and you can purchase season passes. This is the only city park that does not permit dogs within the park.
Strom Park: Enjoy this small park’s gazebo and picnic area year round. There is also a small boat launch. Visitors can fish at Strom Park as well. There are no entry fees to this park.