Communities/Benton Harbor, Michigan
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North Pier Outer Lighthouse and catwalk in Benton Harbor attracts visitors from all over.
Stroll down Main Street in Benton Harbor to shop local wares, enjoy a good meal, or spend your time people-watching.
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Life In Benton Harbor, Michigan


Benton Harbor is an eclectic and diverse city originally founded as Brunson Harbor. The city was renamed Benton Harbor in 1965 for Thomas Hart Benton, a Missouri senator who helped Michigan achieve statehood. The summers are warm, which gives outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunity to enjoy boating, kayaking, hiking, and biking at one of the many parks, such as Sarett Nature Center, Jean Klock Park or Rocky Gap County Park. Golfers can tee off at Berrien Hills Golf Club or... 

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Internet Speed Rating

1200 Mbps

Closest Airport

South Bend International Airport • 35 mi

Weather (High/Low)

81 / 20

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)


Benton Harbor: FUN FACT

Benton Harbor, Michigan produced a few heavyweights in the sports world. On September 6, 1920, Jack Dempsey successfully defended his heavyweight title against Billy Miske. Benton Harbor also claims Iris Kyle, an American professional female bodybuilder, as a native daughter. Each year, thousands of athletes also compete in the Maytag Ironman 70.3 Steelhead triathlon, a qualifying event for the world championship.

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