Quality of Life

Central Iron Range Family Life

The advantages of living in small cities are numerous: smaller populations allow for closer ties to neighbors, law enforcement, educators and health care providers, helping nurture positive relationships, cooperation and security. A strong faith community, small schools and active volunteers make it easy to be involved in the life of a Central Iron Range city. Many local and regional events are family-centered, and there are many ways the entire family can enjoy the great outdoors: from beaches to bike trails, sporting events to children's fairs. Just 70 miles from Duluth, the Central Iron Range offers easy access to the amenities of a big city and immediate access to the north woods wilderness. Despite proximity to area mines, the region enjoys high air quality and unmatched visibility for stargazers.