Sault Ste Marie Michigan - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario neighbourhoods and nearby communities
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan lies on the Canada-USA border and is the northern terminus of I-75, where it connects to the Trans-Canada Highway. Interstate 75, which connects with the Mackinac Bridge at St. Ignace 52 miles (84 km) to the south, and continues south to Miami, Florida. The city's downtown sits on an island, with the locks to the north, and the Sault Ste. Marie Power Canal to the south. Shipping traffic in the Great Lakes system bypasses the city's namesake rapids via the American Soo Locks, the world's busiest canal in terms of tonnage passing through it, while smaller recreational and tour boats use the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Canal. As of the 2010 Census, there were 14,144 people, 5,995 households, and 3,265 families residing in the city. The city's residents are 75% White, 18% Native, 7% Other or mixed race.
Sault Ste Marie, MI is served by several elementary schools in the Sault Ste. Marie School System (including Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Soo Township Elementary). There is also a Public School Academy, Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting School, the St. Mary's Catholic School, and the private St Mary's School.
Sault Ste. Marie has two middle schools, firstly the Sault Area Middle School in the Sault Ste. Marie School. There is also the Second Middle School, which is a part of Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting School, a public school academy for Native Americans.
The Sault's primary public high school is Sault Area High School, and the school district also operates Malcolm High School, which is an alternative school.
Sault Ste. Marie is home to the 2500 student Lake Superior State University ("LSSU"), which was founded in 1946 as an extension campus of Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University), with the campus located on what used to be Fort Brady.
This city has lots of shopping downtown 9with over 130 businesses) and a cluster of larger chain stores closer to the I-75 corridor.
Sault Ste Marie, MI has about 6500 housing units, and has a 60% home ownership rate. These housing units are 71% in single family homes, with a minority (29%) in multi-unit structures.
The city has Pullar Stadium, which is the local ice arena used for figure skating and ice hockey. the community is also home to the Tanglewood Marsh Golf Course (I-75 Exit 392, west of 3 mile Road)
Sault Ste. Marie hosts the annual International 500 Snowmobile Race (commonly called the I-500), which draws participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Canada. The race, which was inspired by the Indianapolis 500, was first held in 1969.