7.4 out of 10


45.9541444849074 -86.242102056093
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Manistique – Endless Forests and Crystal Clear Water"

I have considered a move to Manistique many times. In fact, every time I visit, it gets harder to come home. Being an outdoor enthusiast, we head up to the Upper Peninsula when time allows, indulging in the never-ending supply of forests, trails, crystal clear lakes and wildlife. Manistique is my idea of heaven.

The city is nestled right on the water and literally surrounded by five forests and a wildlife refuge. You could walk a trail everyday for the rest of your life and never hit a duplicate.

It is definitely not expensive to live up here, housing is cheap, hotels typically are not! It is a small city, only a few thousand people and a lot of retirees. There is a good mix of singles and families, small schools and there is minimal crime reported, other than a few thefts and an occasional assault, which is probably from the locals getting rowdy after a long night of drinking.

Most of the restaurants and shops are locally owned, and although you will find the basics here, you will likely need to travel into a bigger city like Sault Ste. Marie for many things. If you would be happy spending your days enjoying nature, you would love Manistique. Make sure you have a snowmobile though; sometimes this will be your primary source of transportation.
  • Endless supply of forests and wildlife
  • Safe
  • Quiet
  • Quite a distance to commute to work in a city or do any shopping
  • Lack of public transportation
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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