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Family Life

Family Life2018-10-18T09:21:06+00:00

WISCONSIN: WHERE YOUR FAMILY IS OURS

Where we choose to raise our family is arguably one of the most difficult and important decisions we make, as it tends to be the place we live the longest. Wisconsin’s diversity in both people and opportunity has created unique communities that stand out not only as great places to raise children, but great places for the whole family.

With both high-quality school options from pre-K to PhD and superior health care spread throughout the state, Wisconsin communities offer what your children need to grow up healthy, happy and educated. And, with the state’s lower costs of living, you’ll even be able to afford it. Our communities embrace family life through library programs, kid-friendly events and more, promoting both learning and playing for our youngest Wisconsinites. The state’s extensive park system, access to freshwater and surplus of hiking trails give opportunity for kids to explore the outside and make unforgettable memories—and our shorter commute time means you’ll have time to join them.

FAMILY LIFE RANKINGS

Finding a place where your children will grow and prosper is easy In Wisconsin®.

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CHILD WELLNESS VISITS
Wisconsin was ranked #1 in the country for child wellness visits by U.S. News in 2017.

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IN OVERALL SCHOOL SAFETY
Learning happens here, without unnecessary distraction.

WalletHub, 2017

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PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Wisconsin believes all residents should have access to diverse informational, educational and artistic resources.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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

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

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

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

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

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Impactful careers, family living and recreational opportunities galore​

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Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

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Recreational playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and a small-town feel

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HAVE A LOOK IN WISCONSIN®

One thing Wisconsin’s regions all have in common is how unique they are. Every community in Wisconsin holds its own individual charm and characteristics, making our state one of the best options for fulfilling your personal and career goals.

From the natural playground of our forests and lakes to the vibrant communities hosting world-renowned festivals and farmers markets, Wisconsin balances enriching experiences with the essentials of a superior education and high-quality healthcare. Regardless of what you’re looking for, one of our safe, diverse neighborhoods is a good place to start being more you.

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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