Moving to Wisconsin

Life in Wisconsin shows you what Midwestern charm is all about. Whether you love the Wisconsin Dells, the Green Bay Packers, or cheese, you’ll find something you love in the Dairy State. 

Thinking of moving to Wisconsin? Mayflower has created a guide to help fill you in on what you need to know about life in America’s Dairyland.

Life in Wisconsin

Wisconsin falls almost in the middle in terms of cost of living in the United States, ranking as the 22nd most affordable state to live in.  

Wisconsin has been ranked as the 6th happiest state in the country due to health, economic stability, and a healthy work-life balance. 

With a fairly low cost of living, there’s more budget to explore the state. 

Some of locals’ favorite activities in Wisconsin include snowshoeing across the 1,200 mile ice age trail and exploring shipwrecks in Door County.

The Dane County Farmers Market in Madison, which is one of the largest in the country, is high on the go-tos list for many locals and out-of-town visitors. 

Parents and kids alike will love spending the day at the waterparks in the Wisconsin Dells. If you want to leave the kids at home, a craft brewery tour throughout Milwaukee or Madison may be the perfect afternoon. 

For outdoor lovers, Wisconsin is home to 47 State Parks, all offering unique views and excellent camping.

City Life in Wisconsin

Moving to the Midwest doesn’t mean moving to cornfields.  City living in Wisconsin is some of the best the country has to offer, without the high cost of living.  

Madison, home to the University of Wisconsin is more than just a college town. It is one of the top 10 cities to live in based on walkability, park access, diversity, and housing costs. It is also rated as the #1 city for work-life balance.  

Milwaukee, known as “the city of Festivals”, is one of the top 10 cities to live in based on salary and cost of living and has some of the best environments for millennial families. Summerfest occurs each year on the shore of Lake Michigan and is referred to as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” by the city. Milwaukee is also home to several cultural festivals during the summer, with a different celebration planned for just about every weekend. 

Housing in Wisconsin

Like many other areas in the country, the housing market in Wisconsin is competitive, with not as many homes available for sale. From October 2020 to October 2021, the median price of a home rose from $228,000 to $245,000. While this can be good for people looking to sell, it is something to consider when moving to Wisconsin and looking for a new home. Also, the number of home sales decreased by 1,200 when compared to last year.
Some of the more expensive cities to live in Wisconsin include Shorewood, Bayside, and Shorewood Hills. On the more affordable side, Whitefish Bay, Elm Grove, and Kohler top the list.

Wisconsin Sports

Wisconsin is a sports-lovers haven with both major and minor league teams in every sport.  

Green Bay, although known for the Greek Bay Packers, is also home to the Gamblers, a USHL hockey team.  

In Milwaukee, you can catch a baseball game with the Brewers or a basketball game with the Bucks. 

The Forward Madison Football Club brings professional soccer to the state. And for college sports, the University of Wisconsin – Madison is home to the Badgers.

Weather in Wisconsin

Weather in Wisconsin is impacted largely by the Great Lakes, with comfortable summers and bitter winters. 

Temperatures often get to below 0 degrees in the winter, with heavy snowfall and bitter cold temperatures.  

Summer, spring, and early fall are all popular times to visit the state and are often the most comfortable. The breeze from the Great Lakes prevents the temperatures from getting too hot, and as the leaves start to change in the fall, the summer crowds often start to slip away as well.

Moving to Wisconsin Soon?

Now you’ve decided moving to Wisconsin is worth it. Let Mayflower get you there. 

We make it easy by customizing your moving experience. From our hands-on service to our advanced technology,  our long-distance movers are here to guide you Every Step of the Way®. For shorter moves across town or down the street, our local agents can perform the same services under their own businesses’ independent authorities and brands. 

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