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