While the percentage of Americans moving each year is way down from historical highs, around 40 million people still change homes each year. Lots of those moves are local, but plenty of people still do cross-country relocation for jobs or personal preferences.
What if you’re planning a move to Wisconsin for work or maybe to get closer to family? Or maybe you’re just looking for a change and asking, “Why should I move to Wisconsin?”
If you’re committed or even strongly considering moving to Wisconsin, keep reading for our quick guide to moving to the Cheese State.
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Picking Your Destination
If you just picked a name you knew for a Wisconsin city, odds are good you ended up with Green Bay. Ironically, while it’s likely more famous than other Wisconsin cities, it’s actually third in size behind Milwaukee and the state capital of Madison.
If you’re looking for big city life or a position in state politics, you’re likely better off in one of those other cities. If you’re not from the area, you’ll want some help with the local real estate markets.
Got your heart set on Green Bay? Then you’ll want to click here for more information on the local real estate scene there.
Cheese is a big deal in Wisconsin. In fact, around 25% of all the cheese manufactured in the US comes out of Wisconsin. If you love your cheese, you’ll have a lot of opportunities to indulge during the many, many cheese festivals that happen across the state each year.
Wisconsin has a nice mix of options when it comes to lifestyle. While Milwaukee and Madison provide a more traditional urban experience, the Wisconsin countryside is dotted with plenty of small towns and smaller cities.
If you like farming communities or just want to live in a rural setting, you can easily find options.
Wisconsin weather has a mix of mild and the not so mild. The late spring weather, summer weather, and early autumn weather all fall firmly into the mild category. Even during the high summer, temperatures rarely climb out of the 80s.
Severe thunderstorms are common in Wisconsin and tornadoes happen there as well.
Winter in Wisconsin is another matter entirely. The state is just south of Canada, so winter temperatures often drop into the sub-zero temperature range. Most of the state experiences substantial snowfall every year.
Your Move to Wisconsin
If you take a new job there, the job’s location will define your move to Wisconsin. If you’re just making a change, though, Wisconsin has a lot to offer.
You get your pick of lifestyle choices, whether that means small-town living or urban living in a sizeable city. Cheese production is huge there, which means cheese festivals aplenty.
You’ll enjoy generally mild weather in the late spring to early fall months. You should plan on getting serious cold-weather gear for winter, though.
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