Ely Minnesota is a world renowned vacation destination. We are a small community that is very friendly and open. Our natural beauty of the pristine lakes and North Woods surround our City of Ely and offer low taxes and excellent investment opportunities for people of all walks of life to enjoy our area. We are very proud of our Ely Independent School District 696, a State of the Art local Hospital, nursing home, clinic and MediVac services partnered with The Essential Health System of Duluth, Minnesota. We are a very modern community on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, BWCAW. Ely is a great place to live, to relax, to raise a family and enjoy the safety of our small town.