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Old 06-06-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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TXPackerbacker, where are you thinking of looking? I had an interview in Beloit and am figuring out what town around there in WI to consider if I decide to go there.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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Default Madison or River Falls?

Hi, made the decision yet? Let everyone one know with a more personal update after your 1st winter. not kidding on the extremes, but summer can be glorious. Get a covered parking area atleast, garage of some kind.

Madison or River Falls are similar, both college towns,both diverse and River Falls allows easy drives to the Twin Cities!(MN) Highly recommend this Township as well.
The protected Kinnickkinnick river flows through the heart of this area,just wonderful!!
Good luck and do update at some point,
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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Default Clinton, WI

Clinton is a truly nice small burg town and close, Beloit is ahem rough at the edges
West or east of Beloit on the WI side is ok, Illinois is a run down affair,nice people though. Drove many northern IL country roads, trying to forget that exp.!
Rockford is a plain no go, just north in Loves Park might be ok,though I would not do it.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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I made the decision. Taking job in Beloit. Will be figuring out where outside there to live. Not any towns in IL.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Default Wisconsin

Since you live in Texas I see one thing not brought up is TAXES. Texas does not have state taxes and Wisconsin does. Both state and property taxes are high enough.

I lived in Milwaukee all my life and now that I am retired, I figured I am tired of the taxes and the COLD weather and now terrible roads. Where did I go? I went to Florida. I am in the middle of the state where it is the safest from hurricanes. We are were the people evacuate to. No states taxes and my property taxes are half of what I paid up north. One thing down here for the younger folks is low paying jobs. Weather is hot during the summer, but nice during the winter.

We always thought that the Madison area would be nice to live in.

One hour north of Disney ....
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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I lived in TX for 4 years and I hated it! I went from NH, to Az and then to Tx. We are now looking to move to WI. If you want to talk high taxes..NH..OMG!!! The property taxes in NH are insane! Texas has ok taxes as does Az. From the homes we are looking at in WI, the taxes are inbetween Tx and NH so I am ok with that. Az has high state taxes and NH has none, so once again...WI is the middle of the line for us. We are looking to move quickly and looking in the Tomah area. We have horses and like to show also. I would take NH and Az over Tx..and hopefully will love WI as much...I hope to find out soon
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN (North Minneapolis area)
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Go for it!
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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From my experience the city you choose to move to plays a big factor. I've lived in a number of states where I was happy in one city and not in another. Just pick your city in Wisconsin wisely, based on the culture/personality you desire. For example, Milwaukee and Madison or both an hour or more from cities like Fond du Lac and Oshkosh, but it is like day and night.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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sorry I disappeared! I got tied up with other things and this just slipped my mind. I haven't made the move yet. still going through a lengthy government interview process and waiting to hear back on some other job apps and interviews. "the move" has mostly been decided, but I'm basically in limbo as to when I'll move and where I'll live for now. I'd like to try to get up there this fall if possible, but it could be spring or even next summer before we move.

Dannan: have you moved yet? how do you like it? where are you moving from?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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oh btw, I'm actually going to be in the Janesville/Beloit area next week. interview and getting a feel for the area. ideally I'd really like to start out renting a nice sized home w/ a couple acres or so just outside a city.

back on the fenced homes in the south/no fences in midwest discussion...I actually had a different thought. I'm not familiar w/ the midwest "culture," but I thought maybe y'all could be a bit more community-oriented, more concerned about people other than yourselves, and trust your neighbors more. from my experience, people in Texas are extremely selfish about their property and land. they really treat their homes as their little castles and their land like territory and can be a little fanatical and overly self-righteous with the "not in my backyard" and "I don't want my money being spent for X" type stuff. people are more concerned about their property values over "greater good" type things like raising property taxes to increase wages for teachers.

anyway, I just thought not having fences could be a cultural difference where maybe y'all are more trusting of neighbors and less selfish about personal property and property values. I'm curious what people who have actually lived in both the midwest and south have to say about my "theory."
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