Living in Bessemer can make home ownership a reality. With over half of our houses having a price of less than $50,000 (2015 American Community Survey), homeownership is very obtainable. We also have a diversity of homes ranging from downtown apartments to large, two story historic homes, ranch houses, and everything in between. For more information about purchasing a home, contact a local real estate agent.
Centered in the Bluffs, the City of Bessemer fully utilizes our four seasons. As such we have numerous jobs pertaining to outdoor recreation. We also utilize our natural resources with several wood based industries. As the county seat we have many government jobs as well. There is a strong desire within the community to diversify Bessemer’s economy, providing a variety of new sustainable jobs within the City.
In addition to this diversification, the community is also strongly committed to revitalizing their existing downtown business district. For more information about developing and diversifying our workforce, contact our city manager at 906-663-4311.
Contact Michigan Works (http://www.upmichiganworks.org/) for more information about employment opportunities.
Local Meet-Up Groups
Although not very well known, there are a number of Local Meet-Up Groups for a wide array of activities. Biking, volleyball, music, history, and foreign wars are just a few of the topics that members gather for. One of the reasons these groups are not well known is because they are generally hard to find. If you are interested in joining any local gatherings, click below and see what kind of groups are currently meeting.
New Resident Information
We know it's hard to figure everything out when you're new in town, so we've gathered some useful contact information to help you get started.
Sewer, Water, Garbage
- Bessemer City Hall: (906) 667-0333
Energy (Gas & Electric)
- Xcel Energy: 1-800-481-4700 (Website >>)
Internet, Cable, Phone
- GogebicRange.net: 906-842-3394 (Website >>)
- Charter Spectrum: 855-757-7328 (Website >>)
- AT&T: 866-861-6075 (Website >>)
- Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency: (906) 667-0283 (Website >>)
- St. Vincent de Paul: (906) 663-0089