Marlette’s quaint downtown storefront area is modestly active with a variety of privately-owned storefront operations. Local retail includes a grocery store, restaurants and fast food outlets, hairdressing salons, barber shops, boutiques, ice cream parlors, florists, gift shops, thrift stores, hardware and lumber supply, sporting goods, pharmacies, four major auto and diesel fueling stations, a liquid propane filling station, and a host of automotive, home building, and repair services. Several major chain store retailers are located within a short driving distance. Although a number of large manufacturing corporations have established operations within the community, Oetiker Inc., Grupo Antolin, Marlette Regional Hospital, and the community schools are currently Marlette’s largest employers.
Marlette is centrally located within 60 miles of Port Huron, Mt. Clemens, Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City, Michigan. Marlette Township owns the area’s Pilot-operated General Aviation airport located adjacent to the City of Marlette. Public transportation to all points throughout Sanilac County is available through the Sanilac County Transportation Authority. The County Seat, located in the neighboring City of Sandusky, is approximately 19 miles from Marlette.
Marlette’s public schools offer a full curriculum, remedial learning programs, pre-school, B-4K (before Kindergarten), full breakfast and lunch facilities, and free busing throughout the rural school district. As one of six school districts within Sanilac County, Marlette supports and enjoys the use of the Sanilac County Intermediate School District (ISD) facilities. Sanilac’s ISD provides training in various skilled trades, specialized programs for the handicapped, and accelerated curriculum for gifted and talented students within the County. Busing and transportation to and from the facilities for students who attend classes at the ISD is provided by each of the local school districts.
Whether you like shopping, camping, hunting, gardening, swimming, or looking for "sea glass", you can find it in or near Marlette. A short drive in any direction can take you to neighboring towns or cities for a change of pace, or a great meeting place for family and friends. Michigan has the best freshwater beaches, and the the peninsula's "thumb" has miles and miles of coast line rich with history and photo ops. So grab your gear and your camera and come explore what we have to offer.
Marlette Regional Hospital includes an extended care facility, a physical therapy center, a cancer treatment center, well-established Hospice care services, and a fully-staffed emergency response facility with fully equipped ambulances and crews of registered and trained Paramedics. The hospital opened their brand-new, senior living community called The Heartlands (theheartlandsmarlette.org), a completely contained and accessible retirement village located within the City limits.
Grace Bible Church is located in Marlette, Michigan, a rural community at the center of Southeast Michigan’s “Thumb”. Marlette is primarily an agricultural community with public schools, a variety of small businesses, moderate industry, a hospital providing complete medical care, and a broad selection of affordable housing to lease or own in and around the City of Marlette. The area’s population of approximately 1,400 residents includes a gradually increasing number of retirees and an average number of families with children. Our surrounding community defines country living and embraces Christianity with open arms.