Surrounded by pristine lakes and deep forests, Bemidji is a friendly, family community.

Living in Bemidji


By living in Bemidji, you are able to strike the perfect work-life balance. Our community offers regional amenities, while maintaining the character that makes this place feel like “home”. It is a balance that no other regional center has mastered. Come see Bemidji, Minnesota’s emerging regional center, for yourself. Our community is family focused, top ranked for K-12 schools, outdoor enthusists, and ever growing.

Live and work where people go for vaction!

Family kayaking

Live and Work Where
People go on vacation!

Why Choose Bemidji?

Bemidji has top-tier higher education, outstanding K-12 schools, a major health care center, convenient air service, fine dining, and a vibrant arts scene.

Enjoy outdoor activities year round!
Bemidji has 400 fishing lakes
We have a vibrant arts scene
Easy air travel to Minneapolis 2x a day
Medical Services: Sanford Health Care
Top rated K-12 schools

Work Initiatives & Programs

Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Culture & Recreation

Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Enjoy living in Bemidji - with numerous outdoor activities year round.
Plus, a family focused culture that welcomes everyone!

Hiking Trails

From beginner to advanced Bemidji is a paradise for hunters, fishermen, snowmobilers, canoeists, cross-country skiers, hikers, cyclists. and four-wheelers. It’s also a great place for families to explore together!

Bemidji Airport

Bemidji Regional Airport has daily flights to Minneapolis/St. Paul, connecting Bemidji to the rest of the world. Plus, you can easily travel from Bemidji for work or pleasure without the hassle of a huge airport headache!


Sanford Health

Sanford Health is a growing system of highly skilled providers and high-tech facilities serving people throughout the Bemidji area. Bemidji also offers sophisticated dental care system, extensive mental health and family advocacy services.

Bemidji Schools

One of Minnesota’s most successful K-12 school systems! Bemidji High School competes with the very best across Minnesota. Offering rigorous learning, high-tech facilities and highly competitive athletics and academic teams.

Sanford Center

The Sanford Center often is the center of the action, with regular big-name concerts for every musical taste, great family attractions and expos. Every month, Bemidji has at least one major outdoor festival, parade or athletic competition.

Work from home

If you are a newcomer to the Bemidji area, you can take advantage of this program. The Greater Bemidji 218 Relocate Programs were created for those interested in moving to the Bemidji area to choose their lifestyle and take the leap.

Minnesota’s Emerging Regional Center

Our community has all the regional center amenities to support your business and workforce,
while maintaining the small town beauty and character that make this place home.