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Living In Wisconsin

Living In Wisconsin2018-10-24T15:53:57+00:00

LOCATION, LOCATION, WISCONSIN

Finding a place to live is easy. But finding a home takes so much more.

From the fittest city in America to the Waterpark Capital of the World, Wisconsin’s distinct regions come together to form a state that offers a home with more experiences and more life to be lived. Our low costs for housing and child care along with short commute times make room for soul-enriching experiences—from our foodie culture and outdoor recreation to careers that make a global impact.

With the highest ACT scores in the U.S., top health care efficiency and the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the nation, Wisconsin is a place to grow older and happier. Here, the life you want is yours to enjoy. It’s the reality of living where people value creating their life, their way.

HOW WE RANK

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and outdoor recreation.

#8

BEST STATES FOR MILLENNIALS
With career opportunities and lower cost of living, Wisconsin is catching the attention of younger generations.

WalletHub, 2017

#4

IN OVERALL HEALTH CARE QUALITY
Wisconsin ranks #4 in the nation for overall health care quality, as reported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2018.

TOP 10

MOST LIVABLE STATES
Wisconsin's growing career opportunities, access to natural resources and low cost of living make it a great place to build a life.

Morghan Quinto Press

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Charming small-town living with close proximity to major metro areas

VISIT SOUTHWEST

Education, culture-rich communities and $1 billion in yearly research

VISIT SOUTH CENTRAL

Lake Michigan, old world charm and craft beer and Wisconsin’s largest city

VISIT SOUTHEAST

Scenic landscape, high qualify of life and an abundance of recreational activities

VISIT WEST CENTRAL

Extraordinary quality of life, outdoor recreation and business-friendly communities

VISIT CENTRAL

Impactful careers, family living and recreational opportunities galore​

VISIT NORTHEAST

Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

VISIT NORTHWEST

Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

VISIT NORTH

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DISCOVER WISCONSIN'S REGIONS

Each region offers a slightly different mix of all that's great in Wisconsin.

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SOUTHEAST

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CENTRAL

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NORTH

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Maximize Your Potential.

What does it mean to live and work in Wisconsin? It means you’re free to think bigger, encouraged to make your mark, and that you’re poised for great things to happen around you and to you. Wisconsin has long enjoyed a heritage of personal, career and business success—and this tradition is stronger today than ever before.

While Wisconsin is known for its natural beauty and abundant resources, it is perhaps best defined by the people who call it home. People with a restless drive to invent, create and achieve. Who combine passion with pride and turn ideas into industries, and whose intellectual curiosity and commitment to collaboration propel groundbreaking discoveries to meet global challenges. We know that the real motivation to push forward comes from a common purpose to make an impact, while supported by a state that affords you the opportunity to define quality of life on your own terms. Our traditions, connections and experiences celebrate our unique culture and define a way of life in Wisconsin.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WISCONSIN®

In a place that values new experiences and fun, there’s alway something different to do.

AMERICAN BIRKEBEINER

February

Hayward

SUMMERFEST

June - July

Milwaukee

PACKERS

September - December

Green Bay

Startup Wisconsin Week kicks off November 5

With more than 150 events happening around the state, Startup Wisconsin Week kicks off on Monday, Nov. 5, to celebrate the achievements of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs and to promote efforts to provide additional support for startups and early-stage companies. Read More

WISCONSIN NEWS

From the latest announcements and economic developments to behind-the-scenes insight into the best state in the Midwest, find complete coverage of all things Wisconsin here.

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WISCONSIN STORIES

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“I think the best part of living and doing business in Wisconsin really is the people. Everyone is so nice. I’ve heard people say there’s something in the water. I don’t think’s that’s quite right … I really just think there’s something in the beer.”

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GRANT PAULY • 3 SHEEPS BREWING • SHEBOYGAN

“We came here for the beautiful countryside, we came here for the schooling options, the access to amazing food. It’s really been a great place to start a family and start this business.”

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TJ SEMANCHIN• KICKAPOO COFFEE • VIROQUA

“Not all of the owners are from Park Falls specifically, but choose to live in this state because they find a quality of life that [they] haven’t found elsewhere.”

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SETH CARLSON • PARK FALLS GASTROPUB • PARK FALLS

“If this (game development with his current company) is going to happen – it needs to happen in Wisconsin. The state has a strong engineering background and strong education background, but also a strong artistic background. Wisconsin brings the best of these unique backgrounds together.”

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TIM GERRITSEN • BUSINESS OWNER

“Wisconsin is the best state for us. The balance of network support, the economics and the opportunity for social and culture. Wisconsin is ideal for anyone’s success.”

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WESLEY ESCONDO • BUSINESS OWNER

“Living in Austin (Texas) was getting to be too expensive. There are a lot of opportunities in Wausau with major companies. We took promotions when we moved here. And the commute times are shorter so I get more time with my family.”

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TINA & PATRICK REVELL • HOMEOWNERS

“Wisconsin is great for it. The cost of living is amazing, the people are amazing, you have access to so many things. You don’t need to live in a Chicago, San Francisco, New York … they are great cities, but if you can get  all those amenities here, at a much lower cost, why wouldn’t you?”

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DAVE HEALY • MADMARKER STUDIOS • MOUNT HOREB

“There is a sense of belonging that I feel in Eau Claire that I don’t think I would feel if I was living in a different city.”

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AARON BRICE • AMBIENT INKS • EAU CLAIRE

“Choosing Wisconsin was a perfect fit for our company and part of it was the people that live in the great state of Wisconsin.”

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LARRY KLENC • MCPHERSON GUITARS • SPARTA