Featured Neighborhood: Marquette’s East Side

Known as Marquette’s oldest neighborhood, the East Side is located in Northeast Marquette, with unbeatable access to Lake Superior. The area is known for its impressive collection of historic homes in a wide array of architectural styles. Aside from being a haven for distinctive architecture, the East Side is also renowned for its dining district, which features an assortment of independently owned and operated restaurants. The neighborhood enjoys close proximity to a number of shopping, educational, and recreational opportunities, and the breathtaking views of Lake Superior is icing on the cake.

Quick Facts

  • East Side is home to a diverse community. Due to its location and close proximity to services and amenities, the area is a popular choice among families, professionals, and students.
  • Most of the homes in the neighborhood were built during the 1800s, when people migrated to the north in search of greener pastures brought about by the area’s lumber, minerals, and shipping industry. Turn-of-the-century and Victorian homes stand proudly side-by-side and include traditional American Foursquares, Tudor Revivals, and Colonial Revivals.
  • Residents and tourists alike enjoy Marquette’s annual Marquette Restaurant Week, which showcases the best of local flavors. A number of independently owned and operated restaurants that are part of East Side’s dining district regularly join.
  • East Side’s dining district is a must-visit for any foodie as the area offers various gastronomical delights. Whether you’re in the mood to try out cuisine that’s new to your palate or you’re looking for good old burger and fries, you won’t leave the district with an empty stomach.
  • Marquette Senior High School and Northern Michigan University are just some of the educational institutions you’ll find within the area.
  • Other attractions in the East Side include North Marquette Outdoor Recreation Area, NMU Superior Dome, NMU Berry Events Center, Shiras Park, and Marquette Tourist Park.