The City of Linden is a vibrant community that takes pride in its historic charm. Forming around our present downtown at the intersection of Bridge and Broad, the Village of Linden was established in 1871, with structures dating back to 1840. We have grown from a village into a well-established city (1988), home to a population of about 4,000 residents and many thriving small shops, restaurants, and local businesses. Whether you are visiting our community or looking for a place to call home, Linden is a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
The heart of our city is the Linden Mills building, an historic treasure sitting on the bank of the Shiawassee River, dating back to the pre-civil war era. The Mill currently houses our public library, a unique collection of artifacts pertaining to Linden’s history, as well as our City Council Chambers. Across the River from the Mill building sits a picturesque park that is home to the Linden Mill Pond Gazebo. The park and gazebo area is a popular location for outdoor weddings and summertime events, including Music by the Mill, a summer concert series. Up the street from the Mill building stands City Hall, where the day to day business of the City takes place.
Our area is served by the Linden Community School System whose 2008 Eagles cross-country team won the first state championship in the school’s history. Our student population is approximately 2,900 children spread across three elementary schools (Central, Hyatt, and Linden), Linden Middle School and Linden High School. Our schools are wonderful place to learn with a long tradition of excellence.
Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or merely enjoy a beautiful scene, the Shiawassee River and Heritage Water Trail is a must see in Linden. Locals enjoy the waterway for kayaking, fishing, swimming, and watching wildlife. Eagles Wooden Park and Playground, which bounds the River, is surrounded by an expanse of woods within walking distance of shops, and restaurants. This park features forested trails winding with the bend of the River. If you are looking for more outdoor opportunities, Linden is on the doorstep of the Genesee County Park system. Linden County Park consists of 135 acres, including a 1.1 mile walking trail and bike path. The path connects to the City’s sidewalk system making it accessible from many downtown locations. Get in your daily walk, morning run, bike with your family, or enjoy a cookout while overlooking Clover Beach on Byram Lake. In the winter, the park is host to snowmobilers, cross-country skiing, as well as a sledding and toboggan hill.
As a resident wanting to pay your utility bill online, a visitor looking for the Music by the Mill schedule, a new business beginning the process of opening in Linden, or a homebuyer considering moving to the area, we hope this site is a valuable resource for information pertaining to our community. Please check us out on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates, photos, and event reminders and feel free to contact us at City Hall with any questions or concerns.