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Old 04-06-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Any suburb of Madison would probably fit the bill.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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After living in numerous other places in the country, I found Wisconsinites to be the most intolerant people I've ever seen. so self-righteous, it's nauseating. It's like they've never experienced the world!
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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After living in numerous other places in the country, I found Wisconsinites to be the most intolerant people I've ever seen. so self-righteous, it's nauseating. It's like they've never experienced the world!
Sadly, it does seem like Milwaukee and Madison are the only places in the state that are aware that there's a world outside of Wisconsin. Although I'm not too familiar with most of the places that have been mentioned in this thread so far, so hopefully that'll change soon.
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Exeter,ca
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what about stoughton??
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Don't see "progressivism" as anything to be lauded and in my experience It is pretty closed minded in its nature. That said, Beloit has a lot of culture, and live music. Whitewater and Janesville are reasonably close both with live theater. If She were to consider Beloit she will want to look closely at the neighborhoods there. The rougher areas are fluid and spotty in their nature. Real estate can be had for a pretty good price though.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Default Progressive Small Towns in WI

Hello, I too am looking for small progressive towns in WI. Though I think I like more of the hippie organic environment. Anyway, I have a friend that lives in Viroqua, WI and likes it there. There's a Co-op that's great, Organic Valley HQ is not far away the Kickapoo River is there to trout fish, hiking and other outdoor stuff to do and square dancing in Gays Mills. Since the town is small it might be hard if you don't 'click' with anyone, but otherwise I would move there.... The job market would be rough though. Another good town is Ashland, WI in the north. There is the Apostle Islands Islands National Park right near the city with Co-ops and larger chain stores. But it's COLD! and the growing season is short. Duluth is close enough if you need a bit of a bigger city feel every once in a while. Plus there is the Northland College that is know for it's environmental liberal arts programs and according to city-data most people voted Dem. Maybe these two places help? I live in Madison and like it though the property taxes are horrendous. I have two houses and I pay around 10K in taxes a year and it keeps going up. I don't enjoy Middleton, Stoughton or other of the burbs besides the east-side and downtown of Madison. Madison eastside seems to have all the younger progressive minded people outside of the College trying to start a family also there are Co-ops, music, nightlife and other interests. Middleton is new and fancy with lots of tract housing and chain stores, although it was rated really well in Money magazine in 2007 as the best place to live I disagree- It feels new money to me and sterile. I've lived in numerous states and I feel I have a well rounded opinion of the general area since I've also lived in Mad for 5 years.

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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If she is looking to keep her current job, I would say she should look into the Appleton area. It is nicer than Manitowoc and Green Bay, and the closest she will come to liberal and progressive in NEWI. If she's willing to relocate, nothing will be quite like Madison. Lived there a few years and enjoyed it. Maybe consider something out of state ?
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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There are some small pockets of progressive areas in some of the small cities, but WI isn't the state to live in if you want progressivism and you don't live in Madison. The state is pretty mixed liberal/conservative, but there isn't much money outside of Madison and Milwaukee, and the people who live in the small cities tend to work at the same companies and shop at the same stores.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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Hippies have exactly one use in life: Speedbumps.

The fewer hippies and "progressives" that are on the planet, the better off everyone is.

Same goes for the jesus freaks on the right.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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the fact that some people....are just intolerant dicks.
Yeah, put out a Palin sign in your yard, or sticker on your vehicle, have a GOP T-shirt, etc. in the 'progressive' madison and you'll see a lot "intolerant dicks"...or their actions.

I find it endlessly funny how the left think they are the bastion of decency, acceptance and tolerance. I also find it amusing when city people move to the country, then complain about everything the country is (no good restaurants, bad roads, no 'alternative' gathering places, etc.

GB has arses. Madison has arses. Someone doesn't like where they live, then they should do as President Reagan said, "Vote with your feet".
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