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You’ve reached the place where you’ll find your personal invitation to come home to the Fairmont Area. This site showcases area assets and encourages you to come home to live, work and raise your family.

Feel free to browse through the menu at the top where you’ll be able to connect with how residents and visitors  PLAY, LEARNWORK, CREATE and BUILD!


Fairmont Area Life is an invitation for you to return to Martin County, Minnesota. If quality of life is what you are looking for, come home to Fairmont Area Life.

We have great educational facilities that include public and private k-12 schools. Fairmont Opera House, Red Rock Center for the Arts and Martin County Museum enrich the local culture. The area is home to 3 golf courses, Fairmont Yacht Club, Center Creek Orchard, Fairmont Aquatic Park and Flying Goose Campground. Medical facilities are available to serve residents of all ages. Local realtors will showcase available housing in and around cities and towns. New housing is planned for the near future.

In addition, a unique opportunity awaits you! If you would like to relocate to Martin County. A team of professionals will help eliminate challenges, connect you with schools, employers, realtors or just answer your questions. Call Fairmont Area Chamber at (507) 235-5547 or connect with us via email.

Abundant Lake Access - Fairmont Minnesota
Abundant Lake Access – Fairmont Minnesota


We want you to consider Martin County your future home. There’s a great team in place to help you overcome the challenges you may face when relocating. All you need to do is contact us from this site or call the Fairmont Area Chamber at (520) 235-5547 and let us know that you would like to talk with someone about life in the Fairmont Area! Local leaders are standing by to help you find careers, connect you to schools or answer questions.

We’ve worked hard to learn about what you want in an ideal community and we’re building those features into community and economic development planning. It’s important to know that we believe in a regional concept that includes Martin County and or neighbors within Southern Minnesota.

The area has strengths in all facets of community life and well-being, including:

  • Cost Of Living
  • Diverse – Welcoming Community
  • Affordable Housing
  • Abundant parks, lakes and recreational areas
  • Multiple Medical Providers
  • Higher Education Institutions

Powered by a mix of agricultural and industrial businesses, Fairmont has become one of the state’s leading agricultural communities. It has a significant industrial manufacturing base. The community also has a healthy combination of national and homegrown companies are among the more than 500 businesses operating in the city. That number tops the 800 mark in Martin County. Fairmont’s community and economic development efforts drive Fairmont to be one of southern Minnesota’s best cities for access to transportation, land availability, workforce and quality of life. Recognized as one of the top micropolitan areas in the nation for new and expanding companies, Fairmont is a growing regional hub located in southern Minnesota.


• One of the best cities for young families
Ranked 10th in towns that take the least of your money-The cost of living in Fairmont is 13.6% less than the Minnesota average. It sits in Martin County, which has a median property tax of $800, the 8th lowest in MN!
• Ranked 13th in best places to start a business in MN
• Ranked 39th best town to raise a family in MN

Take a look at Martin County’s Visitor and Relocation Guide: