Ishpeming has built a reputation for itself of being a town with a drug problem. There was a drive by shooting here recently. I am looking forward to moving out of this town.
Born and raised here. Nice little place to live. Quiet town. Large football community. Historical area mainly in mining.
Ishpeming is a nice quiet town with nice features. There is so much to explore whether is be trails or shops. I can always find something to do with my little kids.
There is little public transportation other than a bus service. Most people drive their own vehicle. Parking is not very limited since there is such a small population..
There is a long winter with a lot of snow. If you are not used to the snow, you will probably feel more threatened by it than those who have grown up around it. The snow storms are basically the only natural "disaster" to be aware of. There is little threat of anything else happening, although we do get severe thunderstorms every once and a while.
Most people who have good job work at the mine or hospital. There are few businesses to work at, so there is not much of a job market outside of the mine and hospital.
There is mostly small business type shops, and not very many of them. Shopping in general is very limited in the area. There is not much variety. However, there is a mall only about 15 miles out of town with better shopping.