Living in the Northland

"Living in the Northland" is why we're all here. We have short commutes, affordable homes, and thriving local businesses. We invest in our communities, with strong support for our schools and safe streets, with endless opportunity for adventures and activities for families. We have strong towns that have weathered past economic downturns and emerged as vibrant, creative hubs for future growth.

We're kept here by the sheer beauty of the land around us. We enjoy sunrises over Lake Superior. The rural landscape around a water-filled old taconite mine. A crackling fire in a cabin as the snow falls outside. Ships sailing into our harbors. Our natural assets are boundless.

Our outdoor amenities provide a year-round playground. Hike the breathtaking ridges along Lake Superior, or paddle your way to solitude in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Drop your line in and fish, whether from a sun-drenched boat or a cozy icehouse. Strap on your skis or snowboard, or lace up your skates. Stop for a picnic and look for agates on the shore. The lake, whichever one you choose, is woven into the fabric of the Northland.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing escape or an invigorating adventure, this region has it all. Explore the details in the links on this page to learn what makes Northland residents so loyal to their home.