Superior, Wisconsin Read Guide >
Located about six miles south of Duluth, Minnesota, Superior is part suburb, part industrial center, and part wilderness vacation home. If you’re commuting to Duluth for work, you’re probably going to take a lot of guff. Superior gets a bad rap from Minnesotans. Whether they’re calling your new home backwoods or Duluth’s ugly stepsister, you’ll just have to grin and bear it, keeping in mind that you pay less rent than your jealous neighbors.
While many Superior residents commute to Duluth for both work and play, you’ll find that you have many options for entertainment, shopping and dining in your own backyard. Though many of the attractions in town will be centered in the suburban areas to the south and the surrounding malls, Superior is close to Pokegama Bay where you can enjoy activities of both the terrestrial and aquatic variety.
Superior’s city center and major industrial port is situated just south of Lake Superior’s shore. Much of the central shoreline, as well as the further inland urban areas, have been rendered somewhat undesirable by the thriving shipping industry. However, if you go southeast from the city center along the shoreline, you’ll find a small community with a great safety record and desirable rentals around Central Park and the East End. Some properties in this area will offer studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Additionally, several apartment rentals offer great amenities, including gyms, pools and clubhouses.
The inland area around the city center is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Here you’ll find a few rentals that cater to the small student population. While these rentals frequently offer short-term leases, the safety reputation in this area is typical of campus areas. Two bedrooms range from $550 to $700.
Further south, Superior transforms from an industrial center to a wilderness wonderland. Additionally, you’ll find easy access to the city’s shopping centers in the southern portion of town. If you’re looking for great scenery with proximity to suburban convenience, this area’s for you. Large, wooden rental homes on rustic lots dominate the real estate market in this area. Two bedrooms here can be costly, though, generally ranging from $1000 to $1200.
Great news for animal lovers! Superior, particularly in the more rural southern portion of town, is quite pet-friendly. And why wouldn’t it be? Fido and Fluffy will enjoy all the great outdoor activities available in your new city. Though some rentals may have limitations on the size or number of pets, most landlords will be quite accommodating to your four-legged friends.
So welcome to Superior! Enjoy all that this diverse community has to offer!