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Tell me about Wisconsin...specifically the south east corner. What should I know?

Posted on 06/21/2012 9:45:39 PM PDT by mamelukesabre

I am considering leaving iowa and going to wisconsin. But other than cheese, beer, dairy cows, and harley davidson motorcycles I know nothing about it. I was in wisconsin one weekend about 25 years ago. What I remember was the towns and neighborhoods reminded me of ohio.

Climate, economy, cost of living, politics, crime, wildlife, any unusual laws, taxes, gun rights, recreation, night life...whatever you can think of. If close to the great lakes I assume the climate will be mild. I hope they don't have mosquitoes like in Minnesota.


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To: bjorn14
My Milwaukee suburb reccomendation would be Whitefish Bay.

Whitefish Bay is nice. It has good schools and a small-town feel. It's right on Lake Michigan and has a shorter commute to downtown Milwaukee than most of the nicer suburbs (Greendale, Oak Creek, Wauwatosa, New Berlin, Brookfield, Hartland, Delafield, Menomonee Falls, Germantown, Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg).

HOWEVER, Whitefish Bay has become heavily infested with DINK (dual income, no kids) liberals and is located in Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County property taxes are INSANELY high.

But if you like a small-town feel and want to remain near the benefits of a Big City, I would recommend Cedarburg in Ozaukee County. For the same amount of money, homes and property are much larger in Cedarburg than Whitefish Bay. The schools are as good or better than in Whitefish Bay. There are also more families and fewer DINKs. Ozaukee County property taxes are also nearly half of those in Milwaukee County and less than the taxes in the nicer suburban communities in Waukesha County (Brookfield, Hartland, Delafield, New Berlin & Menomonee Falls). And liberals are scarce in Cedarburg.

The downside to Cedarburg is the 30-45 minute commute times (add 15 minutes during rush hours) to downtown Milwaukee, lakefront festivals, Miller Park, shopping malls, the zoo and the airport.

51 posted on 06/22/2012 11:28:06 AM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: riverrunner
Wis is a great place to live 10 months out of the year Jan and Feb. get to be really long.

lol

I prefer suburban/city living to the country or small town experience you enjoy, but I understand what you're saying. I used to travel quite extensively across the country as part of my job and I would tell anyone who would listen that suburban Milwaukee was the greatest place to live in America from May 1st through November 1st.

If I ever win the lottery, I would retire and purchase "winter" homes in South Carolina, Florida, Texas or Arizona. But I would ALWAYS live near Milwaukee for the great seasonal weather in late spring, summer & fall.

Metro Milwaukee simply has the BEST summer festivals and great BIG CITY amenities (parks, arts & theatre, restaurants, shopping, pro sports) without the stress, crime and long commutes of other metropolitan areas.

52 posted on 06/22/2012 12:01:31 PM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: ozaukeemom

I grew up in Mequon. At one time it was fox farms and mink farms. I know its changed, but still leaves a soft spot in my heart.


53 posted on 06/22/2012 12:41:11 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kozak
too many FIBS.

Fibs. LOL. "Friendly Illinois Brethren." I've heard that term a few times in West Michigan.

54 posted on 06/22/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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too many FIBS.

Fibs. LOL. "Friendly Illinois Brethren." I've heard that term a few times in West Michigan.

****

Thanks for the G-rated definition of FIB. You've got the Illinois part correct.

You do know what the acronym "FIB" actually stands for? I just want to be sure.

Friendly & brethern are not even close.

55 posted on 06/22/2012 1:38:31 PM PDT by Sideshow Bob
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To: Sideshow Bob
There's a reason for the quotes. :)

I'm from North Michigan originally, so I'm aware with townie terms for citiots. Citiots, F'n Illinois Bastids, Fudgies, trolls (lower Michigan), flatlanders, Detoilet,

56 posted on 06/22/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: mamelukesabre

I live real close to Iowa. Believe me, it’s not any warmer in Wisconsin.


57 posted on 06/23/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT by driftless2
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