Top 10 Reasons to Live in Wisconsin


The University of Wisconsin System consists of 13 campuses and 13 Freshman/Sophomore UW Colleges. Approximately 160,000 students are enrolled in the state's university system. The University of Wisconsin - Madison is one of the world's leading centers for the research and development of biotechnology. Wisconsin also has a network of technical schools throughout the state.


The state has nearly 500 public golf courses, ranking it among the top states for its ratio of golfers to courses.


Milwaukee's Summerfest is recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records as the "World's Largest Outdoor Music Festival", drawing nearly one million visitors per year.


Wisconsin is home to Harley-Davidson, the world's largest (and most famous) motorcycle manufacturer.


The Green Bay Packers are the last (and only) publicly-owned pro sports team in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers have won more NFL titles and retained their team name longer than any other team in history (since 1919). The team's waiting list has more than 67,500 names and the legendary Lambeau Field has been in continuous use since 1957.


With 15,000 inland lakes, more than 33,000 miles of rivers and streams, two Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and the Mississippi River, Wisconsin fishing and Wisconsin boating opportunities are virtually limitless.


Historically speaking, Wisconsin has a robust economy with one of the lowest unemployment rates and lowest cost of living indices in the country.


Wisconsin's schools are renowned for their dedicated teachers. High performing grade schools and high schools abound. Among states in which the ACT is the predominant college admission test, Wisconsin received the top score in the nation every year since 1995. More recently WI ranked second only to Minnesota. In 2016, after five years under Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin's ranking for ACT scores sadly slipped to 9th place. No doubt Wisconsin will be right back on top as soon as we have a governor who values our public schools as much as the average Wisconsinite does.


Wisconsin is among the nation's leading producers of milk,  cheese,  cranberries, ginseng and beer. Home to brewers Miller, Sprecher and Leinenkugel’s, Wisconsin is known as "Beer Capital of the United States". The Dane County Farmers’ Market is a 30-year old farmers market held on the Capitol Square from April through November, and is the largest farmers’ market in the United States. Many neighborhood farmer's markets have sprung up in recent years including the Monroe Street Farmer's market.


Wisconsin residents are known for their genuine warmth and friendliness.

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