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Old 12-24-2007, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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My husband and I are seriously considering moving to Menominee county when (maybe I should say "if") our home ever sells. We haven't had a chance to go down and scope out the area yet and the only thing we know about it is that it's out of the Lake Superior snow belt- which was enough to pique our interest! Can anyone tell me what the atmosphere is in that area - i.e., friendly, conservitave, open, metropolitan (as compared with the rest of the U.P.), etc. Also, what sort of amenities are available, such as clubs, organizations, recreation, and shopping? We plan to go and check it out in the spring, but I'd like to have some idea what to expect.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Default Menominee County

I grew up in Menominee County and I can assure you its a great place. As the trend is with most of the U.P., the people are very friendly. The only "city" in the County is the city of Menominee, down by the WI border. Other large towns are in bordering counties (Iron Mountain in Dickinson and Escanaba in Delta). Those three towns are pretty much your options for big time shopping (malls, walmarts, etc). Many of the smaller towns and villages have your typical grocery stores and banks and such. Its pretty much all flatter farmland, but there are plenty of woods to keep an outdoors person busy. There are tons of parks and several golf courses, as well as snowmobile/ATV trails, lakes/rivers for fishing, forests for hunting, etc. Of course since its pretty flat there aren't many "mountains" to hike like in northern areas of the U.P., but there are plenty of outdoor opportunities. Great deal of clubs and volunteer organizations to keep you busy.
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
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Up here in the Keweenaw, we call that part of the UP the "banana belt" because the winter's are so entirely mild (in comparison to what we experience thanks to Superior).
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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Up here in the Keweenaw, we call that part of the UP the "banana belt" because the winter's are so entirely mild (in comparison to what we experience thanks to Superior).
Which is exactly why we want to move there. The best of both worlds - we can still be Yoopers yet not have to deal with the Lake Superior snow.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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It definitely gets less constant snow the the snow belts, but just because its in the banana belt doesn't mean much. It still gets its share. I remember growing up spending most of the "snowdays" snowblowing after some major storms. But I agree it gets less. I live in SSM now and the few times in the winter I make it back, it snows all the way to Manistique, then usually ends up being party sunny by Menominee County.
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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I live in SSM now and the few times in the winter I make it back, it snows all the way to Manistique, then usually ends up being party sunny by Menominee County.
Thats exactly what I want to hear!
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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I've lived here in Menominee CO for 25 yrs. Shopping etc. you will find as any other place you live. There are malls, grocery, gas stations etc. all in close range or no more than an hour away from it all...People are friendly and I will recommend the best Dentist in Menominee...Please check him and his staff out as you will NOT be disappointed. Dr. Troy Clausen, West Drive, Menominee MI. May I suggest Dr. Carlson who is located in a small town about 20 mi north of Menominee and she's located right on the highway! There are many clubs/organizations and churches in this area also. Check out the Chamber of Commerce maybe for that? Hopefully when you come in Spring to check it out it will be to your liking. Wishing you the best!
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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Default Menominee is a pretty nice area

I love the term banana belt! You might want to consider Escanaba too. Lake Michigan tends to temper the weather in both areas. Both cities are great launching pads for exploring the really beautiful parts of the U.P. which are north of Iron Mountain and west of Marquette.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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You might want to consider Escanaba too.

Actually, we just decided to buy a home outside of Gladstone. I think we're going to love it.
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