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Benton Harbor, Michigan

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North Pier Outer Lighthouse and catwalk in Benton Harbor attracts visitors from all over.

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About Benton Harbor

Located in southeast Michigan on the shores of Lake 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 Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club. Wine enthusiasts can sample their favorite vintages at 12 Corners Vineyard and beer aficionados can sample the offerings at North Pier Brewing Company. Love concerts and performing arts? Take in a show at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College or enjoy art exhibitions at Water Street Glassworks. Dwellers Coworking offers unlimited membership with desks, access to the conference room, 24/7 keyless entry, and Wi-Fi for less than $100 a month. South Bend International Airport is located less than 30 miles from Benton Harbor. Passengers can fly four major airlines, Allegiant, American, Delta and United. There are 12 non-stop daily flights and connections to destinations worldwide.



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, 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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