Living in Wisconsin

What a Great Place to Live!

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Living in Wisconsin blends the conveniences of urban living with natural beauty, Midwest friendliness and incredibly affordable cost of living.

Add to that low crime rate and high-ranking schools and you can see why parents consider it a great place to raise a family.

And, parents aren’t alone in their reviews.

But, don’t just take our word for it! In June 2015, five cities in Northeast Wisconsin, including Oshkosh, Neenah and Appleton, were listed in the 100 Best Small Cities in America. The cities were ranked on affordability of housing, economic health and quality of life. Check it out to see what makes this such a great place to live!

A place for all seasons

Wisconsinites embrace all four seasons. We fish year-round—by boat in the spring, summer and fall, and on ice in the winter. Our state parks and forests are open for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and leisurely drives. We travel on two wheels over more than 80 bicycle trails throughout the state. We camp and play golf in the summer and hunt in the fall.

Thriving arts scene

Wisconsin is rich with artistic opportunities. Living in Wisconsin, we satisfy our artistic interests by visiting any of the hundreds of museums and art galleries, watching live theater performances or listening to live music. The state – and Northeast Wisconsin, in particular – is home to a wide variety of summer outdoor music festivals featuring national country, rock, Christian, alternative performers and more.

Travel with ease

Seven U.S. highways run to and through Oshkosh, which Silver Star Brands calls home. This provides easy access to larger metropolitan areas. Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago are within driving distance. From these metro areas, you can hop a train to get to further destinations.

Airports in Appleton and Green Bay connect the Fox Valley Region to domestic and international destinations. The Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton and Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay in Northeast Wisconsin provide access to leisure or business destinations. General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee serves a variety of travelers, including those who want to fly non-stop or to international destinations.