Renovation & Renewal in Flint, Michigan

Renovation & Renewal in Flint, Michigan

Sarah Coffey
Aug 20, 2009

Across the river from the economically depressed downtown area of Flint, Michigan lies Carriage Town, a neighborhood that's experiencing an unexpected revival. The New York Times visited the town, where historic Victorian architecture and a close-knit community are luring renovators looking for quality housing on a small budget. Nick Hoffman and David White bought their home for just...

...$16,000 in the 1990s. Lovingly restored, the house is just one example of Carriage Town's unique architecture. Since Hoffman and White moved in, home ownership in the neighborhood has increased by ten percent. Although abandoned houses still dot the streets, the area has a thriving neighborhood organization, lush lawns, and active local hang-outs like the Good Beans Coffee Shop.

For even more pictures and the complete article, check out Faded Glory: Polishing Flint's Jewels and the slide show from The New York Times.

(Images: ©2009 Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times)

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