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Some people talk about quality of life. In Sault Ste. Marie, we live it! A vibrant,

picturesque community of approximately 15,000 people, Sault Ste. Marie is situate

d on the southern shore of the historic St. Marys River at the eastern end of

Michigan's spectacular Upper Peninsula. Known as the Northern Gateway to Canada

the Sault is home to the world famous Soo Locks, connecting Lake Superior with

Lake Huron.

Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest community in Michigan and one of the earliest settlements

in the Midwest, with a storied past populated by the earliest French missionaries to the

continent and an even deeper Native American history. Against this historical backdrop,

Sault Ste. Marie is a modern community, home to the highly respected Lake Superior

State University on a lovely historic campus, a dynamic and fast-growing regional

medical center in the heart of the city s attractive downtown, and modern and growing

shopping facilities.

Located on the northern end of Interstate I-75, Sault Ste. Marie is strategically located at the nexus of rail, highway

, air and water transportation systems.

As a long-time tourist mecca, the community is full of generous people who are very welcoming of newcomers. This extends to the growing economic base of the city and county, where several modern industrial parks, three airports, low energy costs driven by hydroelectric power complement the friendly business environment, industrious work ethic of our people and a minimal bureaucracy with strong community collaboration to help to make Sault Ste. Marie the place to grow.

With the region' s abundant natural beauty, nearby Great Lakes, extensive National and State forests, limitless fishing opportunities, Sault Ste. Marie is indeed a great place to live. And with our safe neighborhoods, lack of traffic congestion, affordable housing, extensive cultural activities, low cost of living, and modern and outstanding public and private educational facilities, this is a great place to raise a family.

Come experience Chippewa County and Sault Ste. Marie. Stay for a day... or forever!

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