Top Ten Locations to Live in Wisconsin

wisconsinNicknamed “America’s Dairyland“, Wisconsin is one of the nation’s leading dairy producers, particularly famous for cheese. It is known for its agriculture along with industries like manufacturing, paper products, information technology, healthcare and tourism.

If you live there, you most likely wouldn’t live anywhere else. If you’ve been there, you understand why people make it their home.

Here are the 10 best places to live in Wisconsin 2016:

1. Madison.

Madison, a midsize city in Wisconsin with 240,000 residents, is home to the University of Wisconsin and is also the state capital. Its citizens have high education levels and average income levels. It’s a vibrant cultural hub of art, music, food, and beer. Madison has many great thing to offer its residence including, festivals and fairs. It’s a naturally beautiful city with plenty of outdoor activities.

USA Today ranked Madison number 4 in its list of best cycling towns for its widespread network of biking paths and lanes. The community is really great. People are very friendly and you will find it’s great for all ages. It has average home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels.

Madison is a great place to live.

2. Middleton.

Middleton is one of the best places to live in all of America, a very friendly community. It tends to have a highly educated population, which most of the time is a plus. As part of the greater Madison area, the fastest growing metropolitan area in Wisconsin, Middleton offers unparalleled quality of life, outstanding schools, a broad economic base and one of the Midwest’s strongest job markets.

There are a variety of homes available in Middleton in a wide range of prices. If you’re looking for a place to live, Middleton might be the perfect place to call home. Middleton has 18,000 residents. It has very high home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels. There is very low crime here and everyone is very helpful.

It’s a good area to live in Wisconsin.

3. Appleton.

Appleton is a small city with 70,000 residents. It has low home values, low rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels. Appleton is home to Lawrence University as well as the Hearthstone House. Jobs are increasing, businesses are booming, a country lifestyle is still available on the outskirts, and health and fitness is very encouraged. There are many young kids playing outside everyday and all of their parents get along too. You feel comfortable with all of your neighbors.

Jobs are increasing, businesses are booming, a country lifestyle is still available on the outskirts, and health and fitness is very encouraged. There are many young kids playing outside everyday and all of their parents get along too. You feel comfortable with all of your neighbors.

Appleton is a nice place to live and raise a family.

4. Brookfield.

Brookfield is a suburb in Wisconsin with 40,000 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels. The neighbors are friendly and the location is ideal for kids growing up. There are many local and state parks in the area. The police are present but not overbearing, and local laws are logical and easy to follow.

The school system is fantastic, and the community is pretty good.

If you are fine with lots of home time, then Brookfield is the place for you.

5. Hudson.

Hudson is a large town in Wisconsin with 13,000 residents. It is a beautiful town on the river with great parks and a wide variety of restaurants. Many of the houses along the river are from the 1800s and early 1900s.  It has average home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels.

Its citizens generally have high income levels. The education system is very good. In high school, not only was athletics important but also music and art. People will open doors for you and make friendly conversation, you will be safe here.

6. Elm Grove.

Elm Grove is a suburb in Wisconsin with 6,000 residents. It has very high home values, high rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Citizens generally have very high education levels. Elm Grove was named as America’s best suburb by Business Insider in October 2014. It has the lowest taxes in the state, average commute time of just 19 minutes, and median household income is about $120,000.

Police are very responsive, and the campus is very safe.

The housing in the area is very well maintained. Yards in the area are large and great for families. Most people in the area have very good jobs.

7. Cedarburg.

The Town of Cedarburg, located in the western half of Ozaukee County with 11,000 residents, has many attributes that make the community an exceptional place to live.

Forbes Magazine ranked Ozaukee County the 2nd Best Place in the nation to raise a family in 2008. It has high home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels.

It is very safe here, and you feel like you can trust the people in my area.

There are also festivals which bring the community together, and truly unite the area as a whole.

Its citizens generally have high education levels and high income levels.

8. Whitefish Bay.

Whitefish Bay is a suburb in Wisconsin with 14,000 residents. It has very high home values, high rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Whitefish Bay does have many of the qualities that makes it a perfect place to raise a family: a high-performing educational system, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, historic architecture, a quaint business district – all in close proximity to Lake Michigan.

Winter is normally cold and snowy, followed by wet springs, mild summers, and beautifully colored falls.

Downtown there are many great opportunities to eat and new exciting restaurants and visit little boutiques.

There are many opportunities for teens to work in small shops and restaurants in town, but many parents and adults work in the city with mainly business oriented jobs.

9. Mequon.

Mequon is a suburb in Wisconsin with 20,000 residents. It has very high home values, very high rent costs, and very low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.

The overall climate of the city is moderated by nearby Lake Michigan, which causes temperatures to be cooler in summer and especially spring, and which keeps overnight temperatures warmer in winter.

Mequon contains more than two dozen parks and hundreds of acres of community parks, and nature preserves operated by the city, and some operated by the county.

10. Fitchburg.

Fitchburg has 26,000 residents. It has very high home values, average rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

There is some crime but police are always ready to respond to any reports.

The city has an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. Other areas Fitchburg did well in were total amenities and quality of life. According to Yelp data, there are 2,000 businesses and services in Fitchburg.

Despite its status as an incorporated city, some rural parts of Fitchburg still lack certain municipal services such as sewer, water, and natural gas.

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