Quality of Life in Marquette

Watch the sun rise over Lake Superior. Shop at the local farmer's market or co-op. Enjoy a craft beer at one of Marquette's breweries, or a dinner downtown overlooking the water. Ride your bike through the city or on one of our world-class mountain biking trails. Hear the cricket sounds at night. Watch the northern lights. 

Marquette, Michigan is home to around 20,000 residents and 70,000 in the greater metropolitan area. It is consistently recognized as one of the most livable small cities in America, and lauded for its commitment to and innovation in small business and technology. With whitesand beaches, access to state parks and campgrounds, lush forests, and waterfalls, Marquette is a nature enthusiast's paradise.

We love living here. We know you will, too. 

A Family-Friendly Community

Marquette, Michigan offers an incredible opportunity to raise your family. Affordable housing and countless amenities in a clean, safe environment make for a high quality of life. We also enjoy one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. We offer educational excellence for your family at Marquette Area Public Schools, year-round family-friendly festivals and events, clean, safe parks and plentiful recreational areas. The Marquette City Police Department offers many services to the community, including bicycle patrol, rescue/dive teams, snowmobile patrol, and a school liaison officer.