Michigan is finally starting to thaw out after a freakishly chilly start to spring. And that change in temps suddenly opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Like, for example, have you ever just wanted to pack your bags and move someplace new and exciting ASAP?

We know we get that itch every now and then. So it got us to thinking…if pesky things like the climate weren’t in the picture, where would we love to move to in the Great Lakes State? That’s when we settled on Marquette. Some may say, hey, why Marquette? Well, let’s count the ways that this UP town of about 20,000 is the ideal place. Cost of living is about 10 percent lower than the national average, and it’s home to Northern Michigan University – making this place ideal whether you’re headed toward retirement and need to stretch those dollars or you’re a young co-ed, looking for a fun place to pursue your undergraduate degree.

On top of those very practical clues about Marquette, we’ve got eight other more specific reasons why you should call this Upper Peninsula city home.

If these aren’t reason enough to consider relocating to this special town, we don’t know what to say. Tell us though, why do you love Marquette?

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