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Old 06-17-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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The driftless area, because the northern highlands don't have much in the way of farming. However, "water" in that area of the state means rivers/streams generally, not lakes.

The area in and around the Kettle Northern Unit would also apply.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Thanks, I'm going to check out those areas.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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In your opinion, where are some of the best places in WI that offer all 3 (Woods, Water and Farmland)? I would actually love to have all 3 as well.

Since you are looking into various areas, I thought I'd throw this out as well. Have you looked around Lake Winnebago? There are several small, rural communities around the east side of the lake. High Cliff State Park is located in Sherwood. The east side of Appleton (called Darboy) is only 15 minutes away and give you the "big city" amenities. If you look at areas like Stockbridge or Pipe (along the east side of the lakeshore), then Fond Du Lac would be your next "big city" which would be between 30-40 minutes drive depending on where you lived.

In my opinion, these areas offer woods, water, and farmland.

Best wishes in your search.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Crandon, Eagle River , Alot of inland lakes west of the Nicolet Natl Forest
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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Since you are looking into various areas, I thought I'd throw this out as well. Have you looked around Lake Winnebago? There are several small, rural communities around the east side of the lake. High Cliff State Park is located in Sherwood. The east side of Appleton (called Darboy) is only 15 minutes away and give you the "big city" amenities. If you look at areas like Stockbridge or Pipe (along the east side of the lakeshore), then Fond Du Lac would be your next "big city" which would be between 30-40 minutes drive depending on where you lived.

In my opinion, these areas offer woods, water, and farmland.

Best wishes in your search.
Definitely, this is what I meant by the Northern Kettle area.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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Hi WiHomeaker! Just by that name I knew you weren't a guy! Anyway, we're in a similar boat; hubs and I have been traveling the state looking for just the right "feel". We live in St. Germain. Check it out on the map. Small town, touristy, beautiful, loaded with lakes, trails, woods. We're about 1.5 hours from Wausau. 20 min. from Minocqua where there are a lot of summer people, but also a nice year-round community with hospital/clinics, nice restaurants, shopping, etc. We have a LOT of homeschoolers up here. It's actually quite popular. Really a GREAT place to have a family. Good luck with your search and come up and visit the northwoods sometime!
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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Hi WiHomeaker! Just by that name I knew you weren't a guy! Anyway, we're in a similar boat; hubs and I have been traveling the state looking for just the right "feel". We live in St. Germain. Check it out on the map. Small town, touristy, beautiful, loaded with lakes, trails, woods. We're about 1.5 hours from Wausau. 20 min. from Minocqua where there are a lot of summer people, but also a nice year-round community with hospital/clinics, nice restaurants, shopping, etc. We have a LOT of homeschoolers up here. It's actually quite popular. Really a GREAT place to have a family. Good luck with your search and come up and visit the northwoods sometime!
Lots of people from the Northwoods have moved to the southern 1/3 of the state where a much greater diversity of jobs exist. If the Northwoods were so popular families and younger people would stick around, but that is definitely not the case for the most part. Housing prices and property taxes are high, particularly where lakes are more numerous. Therefore, it continues to be a haven for wealthy retirees for the most part...
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Yeah, it's difficult for working families to live in the northwoods, which is why so few do. It's a beautiful area, no doubt. Not many year-round amenities, though. Nearly 2 hours away from the nearest "city" (which is a place like Wausau) is pretty brutal, too.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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The Driftless area for sure, hands down....Crandon is nice, but the Driftless area offers a much more diverse setting and way better location.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: SE Wisconsin
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Thanks for the info about all of the different areas. Now for the hard part...visiting a lot of places then finally making a decision where to move! LOL Thanks to all of you, I have some idea where to start.
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