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Old 04-07-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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greetings cheesehead's


I am thinking of moving from Southern California to a small town somewhere in Wisconsin does anybody have any ideas what would be a good small town and why and how I would go about trying to find rooms for rent I am on a fixed income of Social Security disability I tried looking in craigslist but small towns are kinda of tough to find rooms for rent listed


so if you have any ideas any help would be appreciated


thanx

john
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:22 PM
 
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Hi John,

You might like the village of Winneconne. It's a super friendly place.
If you Google, "Winneconne rentals," you will find quite a few listings. There might even be houses that would fit into your budget. Rent is much cheaper here than in CA, generally speaking.

Try Zillow and Trulia for rental listings. They have a more comprehensive list and are generally safer than craigslist.

Oshkosh, Omro, Berlin, Fond du Lac, Eden, and Waupaca might be up your alley, as well.
Let's see... Redgranite, Wautoma, Green Lake, and Ripon are other smaller towns to consider.
Oshkosh and Fond du Lac are larger than the rest I've listed, but still not overly huge.

Best of luck to you. Hope you find what you're looking for!
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:48 PM
 
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squirrels thank you so much I appreciate you taking the time to writing all that down

i crack open a peanut -- here's toast in your honor
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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How about some information to narrow your search? Define small town, please. Many communities in WI are small enough to be unincorporated (no population published) or our definition of small town may be different than yours.

What do you need to have nearby? Medical facilities, grocery stores, entertainment?
Prefer farm country, river town on the Mississippi, or northwoods forest environment?
Tourist town? Suburb?
What type of budget are you looking for? Have you looked at airbnb listings?

Many options to consider but cannot advise without some better idea of what you are after...
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:02 AM
 
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true a small town could also be interputed as 100,000 midget's

however something similar to Mayberry RFD would suffice as my definition of a small town

all the basic amenities would be fine I'm working with the budget only about a thousand dollars a month

a farm town sounds about right

this inspired me many years ago when I met actor don knott's

and asked him if " he had change for a fife "

he started to search his pockets and then quickly realized it was a joke and sarcastically retorted with

" very funny " rolled his eyes and smiled and walked away
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:39 AM
 
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OP, i'd add to consider if any medical care is required; to keep that in mind when looking around WI. There are countless small towns that could make your list, but if one needs routine dr visits (as an example) i'd suggest keeping within a reasonable distance from the hospital or clinic system that would be used.
Because always remember up here in winter, a drive can easily double when the white stuff flies.

Which leads me to another point; i'd stay more in-town rather then out in a rural setting. Can still keep a small town feel but tough to deal with less amenities when harsh weather arrives. You mentioned fixed income: then don't stay in a home that requires LP over natural gas, again just as an example as LP's price spikes could wreak havoc on a fixed income.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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squirrels thank you so much I appreciate you taking the time to writing all that down

i crack open a peanut -- here's toast in your honor

Why, thank you for the peanut toast, sir.

Check out Omro, Heaveniscalling...there are medical facilities, lots of apartments that fall into your price range, and it's a small, welcoming community. Same with Winneconne.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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you're most welcome to squirrels it's a matter of fact I'm about ready to throw a Carl's Jr french fry to0 one


that sounds like an interesting little community will check it out thank you again for the info
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:15 PM
 
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ps ranger thanx for your input as well
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