The Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Living in Wisconsin

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 The Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Living in Wisconsin

When asked by my friend Ron Marshall , who is also a fan of Wisconsin, what my 5 reasons for loving the place I live, my first thought is “how do I narrow that one down”.

Whenever considering a move to anywhere else, the first 5 things holding me back are always Sally, Josh, Amy, Nick and Jack.

Jack is willing to move, but the rest are not willing to budge from this Midwestern paradise of forests farms and of course packers.

But all kidding aside, Wisconsin does have some amazing things going for it.

1.       1. The Forests!

Wisconsin is famous for the quality trees that grow here, and our forests are continually growing much faster than we can use them to make our fine papers, lumber and veneers.  And the Timber and Forest industry is the largest employer in the state, even more that the Dairy industry that we are so well known for.

2.       2. The Farms.

If you don’t see a forest in Wisconsin, then you are likely looking at one of our plentiful farms.  We are known as “Americas Dairyland”, just look at our license plates, but that is not all we grow here.

In addition to our Milk and Cheese, we also produce so many other great foods like Corn, Potatoes, and just about any other kind of vegetable that you would like to enjoy.

3.       3. The Schools!

The main reason why we came back to Wisconsin back when we started having children was the Schools.  People ‘in the know’, know that Wisconsin is ranked as one of the top education destinations in the country. 

With a teaching license from Wisconsin, my wife got jobs immediately in all the other states we lived in, they knew quality and did not hesitate to bring a bit of it into their schools while we were there.

4.       4. The Water and other Natural Resources.

Though we often take it for granted, I read and hear often of how much other states would like to have the lush water resources that we have here in Wisconsin.

We have worked hard to keep our resources pure and pristine, and perhaps as a result of our thriving forest industry, we have succeeded.

Other areas have connived plans to harvest some of our water and divert it to other areas of the country, but we have resisted and kept the outflow down to what can be carried out in little bottles that are sold in grocery stores around the country.

And the rest of our natural resources, we require people to come here to enjoy those too.

5.       5. The Sports

Though I am not the greatest sports fan, I do enjoy seeing the pleasure that my family and others get from our world famous athletes including such well known and loved teams like the Green Bay Packers, The Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, and then our top ten teams  down in Madison where we have the Wisconsin Badgers.


6. St Lawrence Seminary Graduation Day      6. Nice People (just couldn't hold it to five)

Though so much of what makes Wisconsin special involves our natural resources, what really tops it off is The People.

Wisconsin is dominated by family oriented, spiritual, kind and gentle people who are forward thinking yet traditional, well educated (see #2 above), and always willing to help a stranger or a friend.


Stop by and visit some of them, you will be glad that you did.


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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#6 is high on my list of why live somewhere.  Wishing you a great day!  A

Jun 30, 2015 03:52 AM #1
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I'm a  product of Wisconsin public schools and had several great teachers along the way. And even though I'm 1,800 miles west, I still root for the Brewers, Packers, Bucks and Badgers. On Wisconsin!

Jun 30, 2015 04:06 AM #2
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wisconsin is one of those states I've not been to yet. Would love to visit someday!

Jun 30, 2015 04:11 AM #3
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

One day I want to be able to visit different States your blog makes Wisconsin seem like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Jun 30, 2015 04:42 AM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Those are all great reasons to live where you do. I like that you mentioned the schools as schools are so important to many of the people making a move from one area to another.

Jun 30, 2015 05:25 AM #5
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I had no idea about some of these resources, but you left off beer.

Jun 30, 2015 05:40 AM #6
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Bob - You have some excellent reasons to love Wisconsin - I have been able, over the years, to spend some very good time there and have always enjoyed it. It's just a bit flat for my taste :)

Jun 30, 2015 05:42 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think Family is a very important reason to live somewhere!  You have done a great job with this post and I definitely need to visit there sometime and see it for myself!!!

Jun 30, 2015 06:24 AM #8
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Wow Bob, sounds like a real winner to me! I really didn't know about the education part up there, I'm glad to hear that for you!

Jun 30, 2015 07:28 AM #9
The Julie Morales Team
RE/MAX Cinco Ranch - Katy, TX
Real Estate Questions? Call (832) 367-3412

Great post about Wisconsin. I read on one website that one city in Wisconsin (can't recall the name) was ranked as the most livable city. I love nature so I am sure I would love to visit there!

Jun 30, 2015 09:02 AM #10
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Bob...Wisconsin is a wonderful state to live in...right behind Minnesota...; }

Jun 30, 2015 09:14 AM #11
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I liked you informative post. glad I came across it in the archives today. Good luck toward your next sale.

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