You and the Soo: Making the move to Sault Ste. Marie

Thank you for considering Sault Ste. Marie as your new home. We are excited to share everything that “the Soo” has to offer. With a rich history dating back well before the city of Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668, the Soo has been a gathering place for people and families for ages. And thanks to a prideful community, it’s still the perfect place to bring your family in the 2020s. With easy access to big-city amenities, small-town charm, and international flair, the Soo is perfect for you.  Enjoy unique downtown shopping, historical landmarks, and exciting events year-round, whether on your own or with your family.

As we tell our guests, “Come for the Soo Locks, stay because the Soo rocks.” 

Use the links below to learn more about the city and help settle in as you make Sault Ste. Marie your home. 

Located in Chippewa County along the St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie is the second-largest city in the Upper Peninsula. This bustling cultural hub serves as the seat of Chippewa County and offers some of the finest education, healthcare, and opportunities in the UP.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie

Chippewa County

Sault Area Schools

Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation

War Memorial Hospital

Are you an adventurer always looking for that next trail to hike? That next hidden route to bring your kayak? Sault Ste. Marie is an all-seasons paradise for the outdoor lover.


Winter trails

Summer water trails

Motorists in Sault Ste. Marie don’t have to go far to find themselves in a different world. Travel across the St. Marys River to our “Twin Soo” sibling, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for international flair. This Soo is a large, bustling Canadian city complete with all of the amenities. Or travel south along Interstate-75 and journey across Lake Huron to beautiful Drummond Island or historic Mackinac Island. With easy to access interstates and state highways, the Soo is the perfect hub to plan your next getaway.
Drummond Island
Mackinac Island
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Featuring a Michigan Main Street downtown, Sault Ste. Marie offers unique local businesses and cuisines everyone can enjoy. Two breweries and a winery help compliment a historic downtown district that has fun for all ages.


Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Development Authority

As the first established city in Michigan and one of the oldest European settlements in the country, Sault Ste. Marie has a rich, proud history. Native Americans named the Soo, “Bahweting” (for the “Gathering Place.”) Explore some of the powwows, plays, concerts and more in the area.

Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Lake Superior State University

Soo Theatre

Getting to the Soo is easy! But, if you’re looking for maps and flight information, we have you covered too.

City Map

Chippewa County International Airport

Soo Air Inc. Sanderson Field

Real Estate Agents in Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie Travel Guide


Sault Ste. Marie is a proud United States Coast Guard city and is proud of all of our service people. Here are a few of our resources we have 

USCG Sector Sault Ste. Marie

USCG Vinyl Program

USCG and LSSU Partnership

Looking for even more fun to have in the Soo? Check out these videos from our friends at MI Playground about some of their adventures they’ve had exploring the Soo and surrounding areas.