Westby Wisconsin is the second largest city in Vernon County. The population is approximately 2150. The scenic city is located in the coulee region in southwestern part of our state. Evidently the town was named after a Union Soldiers by the name of Ole T. Westby. He immigrated to the area from Norway and opened a general store in the area. Later the town was named after him.
To this day, the city is immensely proud of their Scandinavian heritage, and proudly demonstrates that by hosting several annual festivals each year. In May a Syttende Mia parade to celebrate the past heritage is held on May 17th. In February the city is the host of an international event at the Snowflake Ski Club.
If you plan to visit Westby, there are several antique stores and Norwegian gift stores to browse along its Main Street. The historic Westby House B&B is a popular destination for many visitors for a mini weekend getaway. It is also a wonderful place to plan a special event such as a wedding or shower.
The local housing market in 2008, shows that the median price for existing homes in this city sell between $95,000 up to approximately $135,000. However, newer built homes start around $149,000 and up. There are several newly developed subdivisions with some custom built homes selling above $200,000. The location is a 22-mile commute to the larger city of La Crosse.
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