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Ishpeming’s history is rooted in the discovery of Iron Ore during the 1840s. The city was built to support mining, and much of that past is still visible today.


Ishpeming is currently home to roughly 6,000 residents. The city offers a variety of options for shopping, restaurants, events, and recreation.


The various neighborhoods which make up the city vary in age and style. Historic homes, some more than 100 years old, boast their legacy with their Victorian splendor. Other homes are more modern and welcoming just the same. The neighborhoods are woven together by bike paths and sidewalks and offer amenities of living in a small city as well as access to nature, lakes, and trails. 


Our District strives for excellence in education by:

  • Maintaining small class sizes

  • Offering a variety of academic options, including AP and College classes

  • Offering One-to-one technology in classrooms

  • Competitive sports teams

  • Free elementary and middle school breakfast and lunch

  • Free before and after school program at Birchview Elementary

  • Tuition based pre-school

  • High School Seniors are awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarships annually


  • Bell Memorial Hospital

  • Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library

  • Downtown shops and restaurants

  • Local gyms and fitness centers

  • Senior Center

  • Active Service Clubs

  • Fifteen churches or places of worship

  • Public transportation to and from Marquette


Whether you enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, biking, running, or driving an ATV or snowmobile- Ishpeming has more than 100 miles of trails. 

Learn more about Ishpeming!



The City of Ishpeming website includes useful information such as a calendar of events, information for visitors, city ordinances, and information about utilities, fees, permits, local government, and the Carnegie Public Library.


​In Ishpeming, and on the West End of Marquette County, you’ll find brilliantly unique stores nestled in downtown streets, authentic restaurants to satisfy every taste, and recreational trails for miles. Check out this site to learn about businesses, food and drink, recreation, and other unique things to do and see in the area. This site is hosted by the Greater Ishpeming Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce


The Ishpeming Public School District is a small district located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Our current student population grades K-12 is over 700.  The district consists of one elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.


PCF is an educational farm located in Downtown Ishpeming that is dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community, and promoting education on sustainable food systems. 

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