7.5 out of 10

Sault Ste. Marie

46.4727339721246 -84.3718385390745
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Sault Ste. Marie – Home to the International 500 Snowmobile Race"

There are a few common misconceptions about Sault Ste. Marie. Some assume most residents are seasonal, but this is absolutely not true. If you love snow, this is the place to be. The majority of people who live here are in no hurry to escape when winter weather arrives and nearly everyone has a snowmobile. Second, some think that this is an expensive place to live since it is such a touristy city when in fact, housing is pretty cheap and most people make well under the state average. Third, it is easy to assume that there is no crime up here, but Sault Ste. Marie definitely sees its fair share!

You really don’t have to deal with a lot of traffic in Sault Ste. Marie, especially in the winter, except when the annual International 500 Snowmobile Race comes to town in February. This is a huge event that attracts visitors from all over the United States and Canada.

This is an ideal place for singles or retirees who just love being outdoors. There are plenty of couples and families living here too though. This is a small school district that welcomes parent involvement. If you are a college student who loves cold weather, you really can’t ask for a better arrangement than to live here where it is inexpensive and attend Lake Superior State University.

You will find that a lot of the bars and even stores in the city do close up in the winter, but there are plenty left open to enjoy.
  • Affordable housing
  • Plenty to do outdoors
  • A lot of registered sex offenders
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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