Sturgeon Bay

Where Life Happens.

Sturgeon Bay

Where Life Happens.

Discover Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay, Door County is where life happens. With small-town love and big-city amenities, it serves as a community with unique downtown shopping, tasteful eateries and breweries, innovative school districts, world class medical care, and all the outdoor activities to explore.
Sturgeon Bay has what you need to live and do business with just a short drive to the Austin Straubel International Airport of Green Bay, WI and enough wifi to boot.

Discover Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay, Door County is where life happens. With small-town love and big-city amenities, it serves as a community with unique downtown shopping, tasteful eateries and breweries, innovative school districts, world class medical care, and all the outdoor activities to explore.
Sturgeon Bay has what you need to live and do business with only 35 minutes to the Austin Straubel International Airport of Green Bay, WI and enough wifi to boot.

Work Sturgeon Bay

The Work/Life Balance You’ve Been Searching for…

Sturgeon Bay is home to a thriving business & entrepreneurial climate. Featuring large community employers with global and national reach spanning a variety of industries; from marine, manufacturing, hospitality and health care. Or, turn to smaller family-run businesses that help to create that unique Sturgeon Bay utopia. Wake up to the sun rising over Lake Michigan or Green Bay and head to work with no traffic congestion and short commute times. Why not work where everyone else vacations and get the best of both worlds?

FIND YOUR CAREER

Work Sturgeon Bay

The Work/Life Balance You’ve Been Searching for…

Sturgeon Bay is home to a thriving business & entrepreneurial climate. Featuring large community employers with global and national reach spanning a variety of industries; from marine, manufacturing, hospitality and health care. Or, turn to smaller family-run businesses that help to create that unique Sturgeon Bay utopia. Wake up to the sun rising over Lake Michigan or Green Bay and head to work with no traffic congestion and short commute times. Why not work where everyone else vacations and get the best of both worlds?

FIND YOUR CAREER

Live Sturgeon Bay

Small Town Love. Big City Amenities…

Happy faces and wide open spaces! Whether hiking the historic Ice Age Trail, venturing through many of the local state parks or 100 miles of Sturgeon Bay shoreline. No matter the season there is always something to do outdoors. It’s where life happens in Door County.

In addition, safe residential neighborhoods are inviting and affordable, only minutes from schools and dowtown amenties. Waterfront living offers an abundance of apartments and single family homes that keep you close to the lively local activities to experience.

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Live Sturgeon Bay

Small Town Love. Big City Amenities…

Happy faces and wide open spaces! Whether hiking the historic Ice Age Trail, venturing through many of the local state parks or 100 miles of Sturgeon Bay shoreline. No matter the season there is always something to do outdoors. It’s where life happens in Door County.

In addition, safe residential neighborhoods are inviting and affordable, only minutes from schools and dowtown amenties. Waterfront living offers an abundance of apartments and single family homes that keep you close to the lively local activities to experience.

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Business in Sturgeon Bay

Endless Business Opportunities…

While many relish the Door County Peninsula as a vacation destination, Sturgeon Bay is known for its thriving business climate energized with companies whose products are marketed locally and globally. There is enough wifi to boot when working from home or collaborating with others!

From large multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations to small mom and pop shops and everything in between. Sturgeon Bay has what you need to do grow and expand your business.

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Business in Sturgeon Bay

Endless Business Opportunities…

While many relish the Door County Peninsula as a vacation destination, Sturgeon Bay is known for its thriving business climate energized with companies whose products are marketed locally and globally. There is enough wifi to boot when working from home or collaborating with others!

From large multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations to small mom and pop shops and everything in between. Sturgeon Bay has what you need to do grow and expand your business.

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Local Perspectives

Here’s what current residents say about living in Sturgeon Bay.

Patrick and I moved to Sturgeon Bay back in the Spring of 2012 – moving up here from a college town in Iowa not really knowing what to expect. Within the first few weeks of getting acclimated to the town we fell in love with everything – especially the family owned businesses. Everyone we met was beyond friendly and encouraging/welcoming to us when we were brand new to town. This past fall when we were both quarantined due to COVID an idea that Patrick had thought of years ago finally had a chance to become a reality. We created Door County Bagel Company! Currently we are a home based business with the goal of having a storefront by the end of 2021.

Patrick & Alex Cole, Owners of the Door County Bagel Company

Urban amenities, small town charm, and over 300 miles of shoreline are some of the main reasons why Ben and I chose to move back to our hometown. We love that we have access to locally grown produce, a lively entertainment district and a water view all within walking distance from our home. Our pup, Arnie, especially loves Sturgeon Bay’s Bridge Walk! The one-mile walking loop around the Michigan Street Bridge and Oregon Street Bridge runs through the heart of both the West and East Waterfront Districts and features some of the best views of our Working Waterfront.

Carly, Ben & Arnie

Sturgeon Bay is the third Door County location of our gallery and it, by far, offers us the best of everything – live/work space, entertainment, food, supplies and wonderful neighbors…and we can walk pretty much everywhere. We gutted an 1860’s commercial building for our gallery and apartment with brick arched windows overlooking the steel bridge and canal..a “ringside seat” for the waterfront. What more could you ask for?

Margaret Lockwood & Allin Walker, Margaret Lockwood Gallery

Door County used to be my home away from home. For the past eight years, Sturgeon Bay has been my real home where I’m proud to have the opportunity to make exciting theater happen in a community chock full of artists, actors and musicians plus all the residents and visitors who love what artists create.

James Valcq, Third Avenue Playhouse

Fast Facts

Get to know Sturgeon Bay

Historically, Sturgeon Bay’s economic development started with shipbuilding which is still strong today. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is a major employer. Related businesses grew around shipbuilding and today you’ll find modern pharmacies and medical facilities next door to charming Bed & Breakfasts. Museums, churches, senior living options, childcare centers, and strong schools, including the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, serve residents of all ages.

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Rich History

Sturgeon Bay was settled in 1835 and grew as a lumbering community in the 1850’s. It was named for the once-abundant sturgeon in the lake as well as the the fish like shape of the Bay of Sturgeon Bay.

Great Schools

Central Door County is home to many high quality public and parochial schools and boasts upwards of 12 highly innovative multi-national manufacturing companies.

Shipbuilding Hub

Sturgeon Bay is a world renowned shipbuilding hub. During WWII Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilders produced Type N3 cargo ships as well as 175 foot submarine chasers. Today, companies like Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding carry on this strong tradition by operating a 63-acre shipyard right in our community.

Short Commute Time

Sturgeon Bay offers fast commute times wherever you’d like to go in the Door County area. You can drive to Brussels, Egg Harbor or the Green Bay Airport in all under a hour. Jump on a ferry and can you be on Washington Island in less than a total of 2 hours.

Sturgeon Bay Lifestyle

Explore what a life in Sturgeon Bay may look like.

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Events

View upcoming events and enjoy all that Sturgeon Bay has to offer every month of the year!

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2021 Sturgeon Bay Activity Guide

Check out the different experiences Sturgeon Bay has to offer by viewing our 2021 activity guide.

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Sturgeon Bay Restaurants

Sturgeon Bay’s restaurant scene is full of different culinary delights for you to experience.

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