The City of Grand Blanc is located in southeast Genesee County 10 miles south of Flint and 60 miles north of Detroit. The City occupies an area of approximately four (4) square miles. Current population, as determined by the 2010 U.S. Census, is 8,276. Previous census counts are as follows: 1980 - 6,848,1990 - 7,760, and 2000 - 8,242.
"Grand Blanc", which literally means "Great White", was originally settled by Chippewa Indians. French traders arrived before 1800 and gave the town its name. By 1823, pioneer families began setting up trading posts and settling on the abundant farmland which sold for $1.25 an acre. The railroad added more work and growth to the small community in 1862. The village of Grand Blanc was the first in the state to consolidate its schools in 1904. Grand Blanc adopted its City Charter on March 4, 1930.
The City is currently served by an appointed City Manager, an elected Mayor and six (6) elected Council Members.
Today, residents of Grand Blanc are fortunate to have many services and programs available to them. Parks and Recreation activities, Senior Citizen services, McFarlen Public Library programs, and Community Education courses are available to satisfy many diverse interests. The Heritage Museum preserves the history of the area. Our school system is one of the best in the State of Michigan. Opportunities for shopping and dining are available in the City, as well as medical and dental facilities. Churches of all denominations are present throughout the area. Bus, train and air transportation are easily accessible.
The name "Grand Blanc" is synonymous with "Golf"! Located within the Grand Blanc community are many fine public and private golf courses. Warwick Hills Country Club, situated just south of the City limits, was host to the annual Buick Open Golf Tournament, the first corporate sponsored PGA tour and the only PGA tour event held in the State of Michigan, for 50 years. Debuting in 1958, the Buick Open became one of the PGA Tour's most prestigious events. In 2009, Buick announced that it would no longer sponsor the Open. The final tournament was won by Tiger Woods.
Grand Blanc, priding itself on its small town atmosphere and friendliness, is an excellent community in which to work and live.