Rating 3.73 out of 5 11 reviews
I grew up in Perham and I have to say most of the people here are not very nice. They think they are better than anyone else, and they love to bully those who do not have much money and they especially love bullying the mentally handicapped. I have seen that happen firsthand! They also love ordering people around and think they are so funny. They are extremely rude and snotty. I would say don't move to Perham. If I could rate it as having zero stars, I would pick that option.
Small town with lots of character. Great schools and lots of work opportunities. Room for more diversity.
Unless you enjoy being treated with complete disrespect from ignorant, narrow/small minded self-righteous jerks who believe they are superior to others, DO NOT GO HERE!!!!! Their attitude is completely inacceptable and they possess absolutely no proper manners!!! They are extremely snobbish!!!!!
Perham is a very friendly resort town. There is a lot of shops and lakes in the area. There is something for everyone to do. Great town to raise a family in and has up and coming neighborhoods.
I have lived in Perham, Minnesota for 12 years and I've loved every second of it. They have a lot of activities to keep you entertained, like turtle races in the summer. The only complaint I would have is there is nothing to do at night, other than go to a bar.
Your worst fears here are going to be storms, tornadoes, and blizzards. Flooding can be an issue if you live out by a lake, but I've never experienced being too concerned with any of these things except for on occasions.
I love the restaurant choices here because you have some fast-food, but you've also got the perkins knock-off, Lakes Cafe, the Cactus (which is also a bowling alley) and during the summer, the Stationhouse. Not much stays open late (although the summer does coax out somewhat later hours), so nightlife is rather poor around here. Detroit Lakes is only 20 minutes away, but I haven't found much open late there either. Fargo is an hour if you want to have more late night fun. I have no comments on bars however.
I'm a job hopper, so I've seen my fair share of opportunities here. There's plenty for work for all different tastes. You might be the high school kid looking for part-work at McDonald's or Service Food, the in-between stages of schooling working for decent pay at one of the several factories, or maybe a college student picking up summer work cleaning cabins. For a small town, the options are fairly vast.
Perham is a quaint little town filled with unique and adorable mom-and-pop shops, a few popular fast-food chains, and some well-known businesses within the lakes area such as Service Foods, Dean's, Dollar Store, Shopko, etc. Many of these places are filled with friendly people. My particular favorite is the Bev's Booknook located on mainstreet, which I've been going to since I was a child. The biggest of these however is the big KLN company spanning over Barrel O' Fun chips, Kenney's Candy, Nutheads the chocolate factory, and Tuffy's dog food plant.