About St. Joseph
Known as “the Riviera of the Midwest,” St. Joseph is a resort community surrounded by picturesque beaches, with Lake Michigan as its sparkling backdrop.
The city was founded as a shipping community and has since evolved into an affluent resort community.
St. Joseph’s lakeshore is lined with idyllic beaches and picturesque sand dune formations. Inland is a lush countryside that produces some of the country’s best orchards and vineyards. Downtown St. Joseph is comprised of local shops and eclectic dining options.
Outdoor enthusiasts have limitless options. The Margaret B. Upton Arboretum showcases many sculptures and park benches and is adjacent to downtown. Locals and visitors can also enjoy the many parks, such as Lake Bluff Park, Tiscornia Park, and Silver Beach County Park, and recreational facilities that offer fishing, boating, and swimming.
St. Joseph hosts various festivals that attract thousands of visitors, including the annual Chalk the Block Arts Festival and live music at the Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach.
Housing in St. Joseph includes homes overlooking the bluff and plenty of opportunities to own property with Lake Michigan frontage, ranging from beach cottages to custom-built mansions.
St. Joseph has easy access to I-94, offering convenient travel to both Chicago and Detroit.