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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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1 posted on 06/21/2012 9:45:44 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

The southeast corner of Wisconsin includes Milwaukee. Avoid it at all costs.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 9:49:20 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Why southeastern Wisconsin? There are much nicer areas of Wisconsin to see.

And, no, Wisconsin mosquitoes are nothing like Minnesota mosquitoes. Wisconsin mosquitoes are much bigger. And hungrier.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 9:54:25 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Lurker

avoid Milwauki? Why is that?


4 posted on 06/21/2012 9:55:13 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: kevao

a job


5 posted on 06/21/2012 9:58:20 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: kevao

I’m not going there to visit...if I go.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 10:00:02 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Waukesha and Washington counties are the GOP heartland of Wisconsin.

There is a local preemption law, so gun laws are consistent.

If you’re looking for a good place to live, I like Delafield or Mukwonago. Small town feel, but convenient to MKE.

A lot really depends on what you’re looking for. I live in the city of Waukesha. It’s a good place to live, but is a bit more “urban” than some folks would like.

Most of the suburban communities in Milwaukee County are still good places to live, but a conservative will be a bit alone.


7 posted on 06/21/2012 10:03:48 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: mamelukesabre

I grew up in New Berlin WI, a suburb approx 30 minutes southwest of Milwaukee. I agree that living in Milwaukee is to be avoided due to Detroit-like problems brought on by decades of Dem mismanagement. However, it does positive aspects (Summerfest, Performing Arts Center). The surrounding burbs are great places to live and raise families and relatively untainted by Dem madness.


8 posted on 06/21/2012 10:04:52 PM PDT by armydoc
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ping.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 10:05:42 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: MediaMole

excellent.

I was looking at the cluster of lakes just to the northwest of waukesha.


10 posted on 06/21/2012 10:06:32 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: MediaMole

Don’t forget Ozaukee!!! And, it is cooler by the Lake. :)


11 posted on 06/21/2012 10:08:56 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Will there even be an election cycle for 2016?)
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To: mamelukesabre

You can get your cheese curds deep fried.


12 posted on 06/21/2012 10:16:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“But other than cheese, beer, dairy cows, and harley davidson motorcycles I know nothing about it.”

What else would you need to know? You already mentioned all the fun stuff! (except for ice fishing. . . which is just an excuse to drink beer of course)


13 posted on 06/21/2012 10:17:13 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: kevao; mamelukesabre
I wholeheartedly agree that most places in Wisconsin are nicer than the SE part.

I emphatically disagree that Wisconsin's mosquitoes have anything on Minnesota's.

14 posted on 06/21/2012 10:21:37 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: mamelukesabre

Yes!!

Becoming a red state makes someone think of moving here finally.

If you want to be near the lake, consider the community of Port Washington. Sort of a new England like sea town about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee.

Any of the ring counties around Milwaukee are great. And then when you want some activities, venture into the city for the sports events or lakefront activities. Also, property taxes and insurance are much lower if you live outside Milwaukee County.


15 posted on 06/21/2012 10:22:37 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: mamelukesabre

I’m surprised nobody has mentioned the very best thing about living in Wisconsin: Gov. Scott Walker!


16 posted on 06/21/2012 10:22:42 PM PDT by kevao
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To: SteveAustin

And, the biggest one day Fish Fry in the world (I think). Port is beautiful and 10 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. There are beaches, parks and it does have a small NE town feel. Salmon galore. Lots of fisherman. It is affordable too.

I want to move out of Wisconsin, but Ozaukee county is the best if I am staying. lol


17 posted on 06/21/2012 10:35:46 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Will there even be an election cycle for 2016?)
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To: ozaukeemom

You do have to deal with Packermania, but I just kinda avoid all that.


18 posted on 06/21/2012 10:38:19 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Will there even be an election cycle for 2016?)
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To: Lurker

Two words; fish fry.


19 posted on 06/21/2012 10:50:07 PM PDT by steve8714 (Who didn't already know Obama was our first gay President?)
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To: kevao
All areas outside of cities are more conservative than liberal except Dane County, I live in Pleasant Prairie, which is in Kenosha County(the southeast tip of Wisconsin)Thirty Miles for Milwaukee. The city of Kenosha voted overwhelmingly for Tom Barret, But the rest or the county voted Big tome for Scott Walker, Barret only won Kenosha County by 705 votes,
20 posted on 06/21/2012 10:51:36 PM PDT by factmart
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To: Lurker

Two words; fish fry.


21 posted on 06/21/2012 10:52:32 PM PDT by steve8714 (Who didn't already know Obama was our first gay President?)
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To: Lurker

Two words; fish fry.


22 posted on 06/21/2012 10:52:32 PM PDT by steve8714 (Who didn't already know Obama was our first gay President?)
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To: mamelukesabre

If you need a Good Conservative REALTOR, Let me Know!


23 posted on 06/21/2012 10:53:39 PM PDT by factmart
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To: mamelukesabre

Despite all the obvious things, Madison is very pretty, set between two lakes.


24 posted on 06/21/2012 10:53:46 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: mamelukesabre

avoid Milwauki? Why is that?
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Oh my goodness. You really have to ask that question?


25 posted on 06/21/2012 11:05:09 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I said I don’t know anything about wisconsin.


26 posted on 06/21/2012 11:25:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

I’m sorry. I thought everyone on here knew that Milwaukee was a dirty, DemocRAT infested, Liberal infested, corrupt, Union Thug city.


27 posted on 06/21/2012 11:28:07 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: MediaMole
"...I like Delafield or Mukwonago."

Indeed. I'd like to be smack in the middle between them.

Just to the south: ELEGANT FARMER PIE!
Just to the north: MARTY'S PIZZA!

I'd weigh three hundred pounds, though.

28 posted on 06/21/2012 11:40:14 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: mamelukesabre
I had a great fishing trip to Sheboygan! It is also the bratwurst capital of the world.

Fishing, brats. What else do you need? (I assume you can get the beer and the woman for yourself.)

If not, maybe you should consider North Dakota, instead.

29 posted on 06/22/2012 12:02:42 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: mamelukesabre

I know two people from W. and according to them, everything is W. is the best, first, largest, biggest, most wonderfull, record breaking, invented in, perfected in, first thought of in, written in, written about, started in, completed in and whatever ever other superlatives you can think of. You can be talking about banks, boats, hotdogs or cake, and the subject of W. will be worked into the conversation as the most, mostest and the better, best. So I guess they like it there. I drove through once and it was beautiful with the rolling hills and farms.


30 posted on 06/22/2012 12:10:22 AM PDT by BRK
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To: BRK

Sounds like Texas north.


31 posted on 06/22/2012 12:24:07 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: mamelukesabre

Only thing I remember about WI, was when the wife and I first married in 1960, in-laws said come to WI, plenty of work around Superior. The very day we got there, just over in MN, the entire Iron Range shut down over a big labor dispute.

Jobs became nonexistent overnight, wife stayed with in-laws, I hitch hiked to Chicago with ten bucks in one shoe and 15 in the other one. I have never had the desire to go back since.


32 posted on 06/22/2012 1:04:05 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (A man with his feet hacked off tends not to scurry far. - Norse proverb)
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To: mamelukesabre

We lived in the Fox Valley for 10 years, many small communities that are linked by the Fox River. Great rec, lots to do, family oriented. Appleton is the biggest community with airport, performing art center and shopping. You are also just about 45 min from Green Bay (Go Pac!) an hour from Milwaukee. Lots of rivers and lakes nearby, low cost of living, low crime.


33 posted on 06/22/2012 2:52:50 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: mamelukesabre

If you like the outdoors, Kettle Moraine is worth a trip.


34 posted on 06/22/2012 3:01:54 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: mamelukesabre

If you are leaving Iowa what do you have to loose? ;-)


35 posted on 06/22/2012 3:24:41 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: mamelukesabre

For us that live in gods country most of Wis above highway 64. I live in north west Wis. The south east is the arm pit of Wis.

Wis is a great place to live 10 months out of the year Jan and Feb. get to be really long.


36 posted on 06/22/2012 3:37:25 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: factmart
Kenosha may still have a slight dem majority but it's a pretty city on the lake. They have the University Of Wi Parkside, Carthage College and Gateway a technical school. The lake front is very pretty and has museums and parks. Climate isn't too bad except when there is lake effect snow. Property taxes in Wi have been high but thanks to Gov Walker they are going to be kept under control. Chicago is 1 hr away Milwaukee 30 min. so you can enjoy the good things each have to offer like theater and restaurants and of course airports. Kenosha unlike Milwaukee is a pretty safe city and the public schools aren't bad. All and all a nice place to live.
37 posted on 06/22/2012 4:01:13 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: mamelukesabre

Taliesin! in southwest wisky


38 posted on 06/22/2012 4:18:18 AM PDT by Archytekt
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To: mamelukesabre

If you must be in Milwaukee County, try Hales Corners (where I am.) Nice little community, close enough to Milwaukee that you can find the good things of the city, yet far enough that you avoid the idiocy of the Libtards in Tom Barrett’s hellhole.


39 posted on 06/22/2012 4:23:22 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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40 posted on 06/22/2012 4:25:10 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: factmart

Hey, Pleasant Prairie, I grew up in Twin Lakes, graduated from Wilmot HS. Still make it up there at least once a year. Now down in Rochelle, IL.


41 posted on 06/22/2012 4:36:40 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: mamelukesabre

It’s kinda on the southwestern edge of SE Wis but Lake Geneva is a great place. A lot of nice small towns up Hwy. 36 towards Milwaukee. Lyons, Burlington, Waterford, Rochester (former state capitol)My Milwaukee suburb reccomendation would be Whitefish Bay.


42 posted on 06/22/2012 4:55:22 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: mamelukesabre; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin ping: still time to weigh in on where’s the best place to live in the SE corner of Wisconsin.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

I’d suggest Mequon, Cedarburg, or Grafton. Those little towns are conservative bastions, but still close enough to Milwaukee to participate in the good stuff there. If you want to be south of Milwaukee, there are Hales Corners or Franklin to consider.

Somebody above mentioned that January and February are long. Depends upon your perspective. You don’t have to mow the grass during those months! That’s a plus.


43 posted on 06/22/2012 6:38:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Lake Geneva suffers from too many FIBS. Er, that is to say an infestation, mainly in summer of people from Below the Cheddar Curtain, also known as Illinois.


44 posted on 06/22/2012 6:40:27 AM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: mamelukesabre

You’re expecting Wisconsin to be different from Iowa climatically? What part of Iowa are you from? I live in western Wisconsin, which is very hilly. Southeastern Wisconsin is flatter though not central Illinois flat. The suburbs of Milwaukee are very conservative while Milwaukee proper is quite Democrat. Not necessarily liberal, but certainly Democrat. Madison is very liberal and Democrat. Don’t expect the weather to be much warmer than where you’re at now. In fact, southern Iowa is probably warmer than any part of Wisconsin. The lake doesn’t warm things up much.


45 posted on 06/22/2012 7:01:02 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: factmart

Several relatives have places in Wisconsin.

A young relative lives on a farmlet west of Racine but has a Kenosha mailing address for some reason. I’d say this is just far enough from Milwaukee.

Grandpa had a cottage on a lake south of Burlington after WW II.

Seems like an OK area if you can take the winters. Me, I bailed to the southwest and south back in the Nixon administration.


46 posted on 06/22/2012 7:05:07 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: JRios1968; mamelukesabre
There are enough suburbs in Waukesha County that are close enough to Milwaukee--avoid anywhere in Milwaukee County if at all possible.

I say this as someone who's never lived anywhere else. I'd love to escape Milwaukee County, but our housing values here are dropping like a rock - I don't think I will be able to sell my house for a very long time.

47 posted on 06/22/2012 7:54:21 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, Reince Preibus. The Cheesehead Revolution to save America.)
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Well, we moved here in Dec 2010 from Southern California. Massive weather change...and we LOVE Hales Corners. So much so, that we’re buying here.


48 posted on 06/22/2012 8:43:48 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: mamelukesabre

I didn’t know you lived in Iowa. I like SE WI but don’t know if I would want to live that close to a major metropolitian.


49 posted on 06/22/2012 9:57:05 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: driftless2

You’re expecting Wisconsin to be different from Iowa climatically?
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Why not? Minnesota is different than iowa. Compared to iowa, cleveland has mild winters and mild summers. I assumed this was due to the lake.


50 posted on 06/22/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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