About Marquette

Marquette area is the largest population center of the Upper Peninsula with 31,000 residents living across 3 municipalities; The City of Marquette, Marquette Township and Chocolay Township. With deep roots as a shipping town for the iron ore coming from the west end of the county, the Marquette area has become the regional hub for retail, restaurants, education, health care and outdoor recreation. The area is known as a great place to live, work and play. The area has received lots to recognition over the last few years including: Top 10 Best Small Cities in America (Nerd Wallet), Top 5 Places to Retire (CNN/Money), Top 20 Towns for Sportsmen (Outdoor Life), 10 Best Small Cities to raise a family (Forbes), Number one place to bike and live (Bike magazine), Top 100 Small Art Towns in America.