Living Here

A snapshot of places to live in Door County.

Welcome Home!

Millions come to visit, the lucky ones get to stay. Why not you?

You’ve dreamed of a friendly place to raise your family that offers an active outdoor lifestyle, great schools, a lively arts and culture scene, and good jobs. Door County is your place to call home.

Door County is often referred to as a whole. However, it’s many wonderful and unique small towns and villages that create the whole that is Door County. The Door Peninsula is broken into three distinct sections, each with its own unique business, career and recreation offerings.

Southern Door County

The Southern Door hosts a well-known custom meat processor, strawberry farm, and cheese producer. Dairies, landscaping businesses, construction companies, camping resorts, and family-owned diners thrive year-round. Entrepreneurs like these, welcome you to explore open spaces for your business opportunity.

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Southern Door County

The Southern Door hosts a well-known custom meat processor, strawberry farm, and cheese producer. Dairies, landscaping businesses, construction companies, camping resorts, and family-owned diners thrive year-round. Entrepreneurs like these, welcome you to explore open spaces for your business opportunity.

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Central Door County

The Central Door region includes the populous City of Sturgeon Bay.  Historically, Sturgeon Bay’s economic development started with shipbuilding which is still strong today. Related businesses grew around shipbuilding and today you’ll find modern pharmacies and medical facilities next door to charming Bed & Breakfasts.

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Central Door County

The Central Door region includes the populous City of Sturgeon Bay.  Historically, Sturgeon Bay’s economic development started with shipbuilding which is still strong today. Related businesses grew around shipbuilding and today you’ll find modern pharmacies and medical facilities next door to charming Bed & Breakfasts.

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Northern Door County

The Northern Region is defined by shoreline, cherry farms, and small town living. Before the Sturgeon Bay canal was built in 1881, these towns served travelers crossing Death’s Door destined for the fur trade hub in Green Bay. The region is dotted with tourist attractions and many are available in multiple seasons. Residents and visitors enjoy golf, theatre, charter fishing, holiday events, and festivals. Another part of Northern Door County is its Washington Island. Door County’s only year-round island community is the largest of Door County’s thirty-four islands and is served by a daily ferry line.

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Northern Door County

The Northern Region is defined by shoreline, cherry farms, and small town living. Before the Sturgeon Bay canal was built in 1881, these towns served travelers crossing Death’s Door destined for the fur trade hub in Green Bay. The region is dotted with tourist attractions and many are available in multiple seasons. Residents and visitors enjoy golf, theatre, charter fishing, holiday events, and festivals. Another part of Northern Door County is its Washington Island. Door County’s only year-round island community is the largest of Door County’s thirty-four islands and is served by a daily ferry line.

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Housing

The Southern Door hosts a well-known custom meat processor, strawberry farm, and cheese producer. Dairies, landscaping businesses, construction companies, camping resorts, and family-owned diners thrive year-round. Entrepreneurs like these, welcome you to explore open spaces for your business opportunity.

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Housing

The Southern Door hosts a well-known custom meat processor, strawberry farm, and cheese producer. Dairies, landscaping businesses, construction companies, camping resorts, and family-owned diners thrive year-round. Entrepreneurs like these, welcome you to explore open spaces for your business opportunity.

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Local Resources

You’ll soon be a Door County local, it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Learn the in’s and out’s of the community that you’re about to call home and start to reimagine your life in Door County.

Find everything you need from new doctors, banks, child care, pharmacies, transportation opportunities and more to quickly live like a local in this Relocation Packet provided by the Door County Visitors Bureau.

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Local Resources

You’ll soon be a Door County local, it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Learn the in’s and out’s of the community that you’re about to call home and start to reimagine your life in Door County.

Find everything you need from new doctors, banks, child care, pharmacies, transportation opportunities and more to quickly live like a local in this Relocation Packet provided by the Door County Visitors Bureau.

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What’s it like to live in Door County?

Here’s what current residents say about living in Door County.

My husband and I chose to relocate to Door County from the Milwaukee area to allow us more time to enjoy the many outdoor activities that Door County offers, we enjoy spending our time outdoors, hiking, biking and fishing, as opposed to sitting in traffic. Additionally, we enjoy the more laid back and relaxed lifestyle and great close knit community that Sturgeon Bay offers.

Andrew & Kelsey Fox

Lydia and I chose to live Door County because of its unique location and experiences. This is a destination where you can have friends and family visit for vacations while we get to enjoy the amenities whenever we want. Door County is also a place where the residents care about their communities and they are passionate to keep it a welcoming place. We hope to enjoy this place for years to come.

Beau Bernhoft & Lydia Semo

I procured a position as a Tooling Design Engineer at WireTech and relocated to Sturgeon Bay from a large metropolitan area. It worked out great for me. I no longer spend hours commuting. Instead I spend that time biking and hiking in the State Park. The clean air and peaceful atmosphere help to keep my mind clear and I feel healthier.

Paul Sund

Door County “Fast Facts”

A vibrant business community nestled within one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the United States, Door County seeks to welcome business and economic development alike.

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Over 208 Apartment Units have been completed in Door County to assist with adding more affordable housing options for residents

The DCEDC is a great resource for existing and aspiring business owners, helping more than 100 entrepreneurs in 2018 alone

Door County features a diverse local economy including manufacturing, agriculture, health care, tourism and much more

Door County offers a skilled workforce brimming with mid-western work ethic and pulling from Door County’s active art and cultural community

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