Live & Work in Wakefield

Why Choose Wakefield?

Wakefield is home to approximately 1850 year-round residents. Wakefield is one of the few Upper Peninsula Municipalities that owns and operates its own electrical utility. By having our own Electrical Department, Wakefield is able to maintain a low cost of living while providing excellent year round recreational opportunities and services. Regardless of having only one stoplight, Wakefield has multiple professional, family-owned and retail businesses to serve our residents and tourists. Wakefield residents take pride in their Community. Wakefield is a perfect example of Small Town America and has been known for decades as the "Friendly City". People in Wakefield are certain to take the time to talk with you, offer friendly advice nd are even willing to lend a helping hand, if in need. If you stop at one of our local establishments and talk to a 'local', you will leave a friend. Our hope is that fond memories will bring you back to our little hidden gem in God's Country!


Employment Resources

Looking for a job in the Wakefield area? We've gathered a few resources to help you out.

Starting a Business

With a tight-knit and friendly community, Wakefield is a great place to start your new business venture. We'd love to help you make your dreams come true in any way possible and have pooled some resources to help you on your way.

Housing Resources

Ready to make Wakefield your new home? The city has several types of affordable housing options available to suit every need. We've prepared some resources to help you get started.

  • Sunday Lake Aparments (Website) - 906-224-9130
  • Real Estate in Wakefield on Trulia
  • Keenagers Assisted Living - 906-229-5609
  • Wakefield Housing Authority - 906-229-5204
  • Riverview Apartments Low Income Housing - 906-224-6141

Our Schools

The Wakefield-Marenisco School District is located in the City of Wakefield and serves the communites of the City of Wakefield, Wakefield Township, and Marenisco Township.

Local Resources

New to town? Looking for some information?  We've prepared a few important resources for you. If you can't find something you need, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help you find the answer.

Public Safety
Health & Wellness
Local News
Community Organizations