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Old 10-14-2009, 09:36 PM
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I also went to college in Stevens Point, and I fell in love with that city. But, if you are thinking about raising kids and a family, I don't know if I would go there. The area high school is the largest in the state, and the high school kids (at least the ones we see hanging out in the parking lots at night) only seemed to cause trouble and were plentiful.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:42 PM
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Somerset, Wisconsin would meet all of your requirements. (It used to have the rep as a summer drunk vacation/camping spot - no more. I've lived here for 12 years now and am raising my family - big house, big yard, great schools - and there it is no longer a "party" town. Young families have moved in and changed that). Less than a half hour to Min/SP, which has all the "culture" you would need but if you want a SMALL town feel, an affordable big house with a few acres, great schools without the "big" city problems - check it out. Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, etc. are much more expensive and may have more educational opportunities, but you get all the "bigger city" school issues. Stevens Point - NO.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:19 PM
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From what you described I'd say Minneapolis/St.Paul or Milwaukee might suit you best. If you want a smaller city feel then look at Madison. It's a great place with great people, and you'll probably love it for many years. The winters do get tiresome after about 30 years.
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