Big-Time Tech in a Small Town.
Houghton is the postcard town of postcard towns. Charming. Historic. Authentic. But don’t let that fool you. The city is a vibrant, world-renowned innovative tech hub where you can find young entrepreneurs balancing ground breaking research with a kayak lunch or afternoon mountain bike.DISCOVER MORE
Why Live Here.
From eclectic festivals to stunning aurora borealis nights, and from catching a hockey game in the birthplace of professional hockey to way too many Michigan Tech happenings, Houghton packs a punch with things to do. Being situated right on the banks of the beautiful Keweenaw Waterway doesn’t hurt either.
Ahh the snowy winters. No need to fret. That’s when your inner winter Olympian comes out. There are over 28 miles of World Cup-caliber Nordic ski trails nearby, Michigan’s premier ski resort Mount Bohemia, and plenty of skating, snowmobiling and snowshoeing right at your covered-up fingertips.
Two for the Record Book.
Houghton is the proud owner of two Guinness World Records. One for the largest snowball ever. The other, of course, for the largest snowball fight ever.