Burton Michigan in Genesee County is a suburb of Flint. This is a mid-sized industrial city with a low cost of living. Opted in for both medical and recreational, Burton is considered a marijuana friendly municipality. Job growth and residential real estate value have recently been increasing in this area. It is also home to the For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, a 383 acre preserve since 1970 and it is only about a one hour drive to Detroit from here.