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Why We Live Here

Relocating and making a home somewhere new is exciting and challenging at the same time. Our Why We Live Here video series gives prospective residents a window of insight to the day-to-day lives of people who have taken the leap. We want to help you understand what your lives here might look and feel like.

Prospective Residents

Boundary Waters Connect has interviewed dozens of new residents for our video series, our Meet New Elyites segment of Tuesday Group, and other projects. We observe common themes among new residents. Many people who relocate to northeastern Minnesota’s Wilderness-edge communities:

  • Value having quick and easy access to the wilderness as an essential part of their daily lives.

  • Prioritize spending time outdoors and value closeness to nature.

  • Want to enjoy where they are, and strive for a work-life balance that suits their unique needs.

  • Are interested in recalibrating their pace of life and quality of life.

  • Seek to benefit from communities and environments that encourage lifelong learning. 

  • Appreciate intergenerational exchange and opportunities to connect with elder knowledge and wisdom.


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