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.
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.
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. 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.