Are you seeking an escape to the North Woods? Imagine yourself in a quaint town amongst a wilderness setting and a high quality of life. The Ely area is nestled within the Superior National Forest and is the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Imagine leaving work, driving through a Historic Downtown and within minutes sliding your canoe into the water for an evening paddle or come winter, slipping on a pair of cross-country skis for a trek around an area lake.
The Ely area has a strong business foundation with room for expanding goods and services and endless opportunities to pursue the passion that drives you. Elyites (Elyite – (EE-lee) -ites are artists, crafters, makers, and adventurers. Entrepreneurship and innovation are two of the most prevalent threads within the fabric of our business community.
Our healthcare workers and systems are second to none. This includes a regional hospital, clinic, behavioral health network, assisted living facility, and nursing home. We have several school districts in the Ely, Babbitt, and Winton area, a strong population of homeschoolers, and the highly respected Vermilion Community College. Ely’s Independent School District is in the top 50 percentile rating for Minnesota K-12 schools and welcomes new students throughout the year.
The community has over 100 clubs and organizations ranging from arts to sports, gardening to amateur radio. With that being said, volunteer opportunities abound and are a sure way to meet your new neighbors. No matter what phase of life you or your family are at, Ely is the perfect place to Live, Work & Play.
Ready to make the next step? Check out area Job Postings and contact any of the following qualified Ely Area Realtors. We look forward to welcoming you home to Ely, Minnesota!


Construction & Repair

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Sports & Recreation

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