I love Bemidji because of the low cost of living, different amenities, education options, and the friendly community. One of the best things about living in Bemidji is that we are right on Lake Bemidji which makes is really cool especially in the summer, spring and fall. I love to escape and relax by the lake in the summer.
We don't have many different shopping options, but we do have a TJ Maxx, Walmart and other stores. One of my favorite places to shop is at Up Thrift Shop because there are so many second-hand deals. The prices are very reasonable.
We also value education. I don't live that far from Bemidji State University. The primary and high schools are decent. Most graduates attend the local University because it has a lot to offer. We have a few libraries in the area which offer several summer programs for kids. Overall Bemidji is a cool place to live for students, families, and retirees.