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Old 09-18-2006, 10:32 AM
 
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I am an artist and would like to live in a small town that gets enough tourists to be able to make money. I am hoping to open an art shop and breakfast/soup place and was wondering if Eagle River was the place. What is Eagle River like and what are the people and tourists like? Does anyone know any other places that I should check out?
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:05 AM
 
Location: NORTHERN WISCONSIN
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I live near Eagle River in St Germain. It is a very tourist driven economy. The summer is very busy with family vacationers and the winter is buzzing with snowmobilers. You would in my opinion have a pretty good buisiness in the summer months but may struggle in the rest of the seasons.

I have 3 children in the schools here and am pretty happy with them. They really encourage parent involvement, which I like.

As far as the people and the tourist go, there are good and bad everywhere.

Good luck with your venture, I hope you find the place that is right for you. Check out the local chamber web sites for some other info that may be helpful. I also like (broken link) it lets you compare cities on topics like crime and cost of living.

Lynn

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Old 10-24-2006, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Never been to Eagle River, but I knew a somewhat close friend who was fond of going there every summer(and I believe still does, to my knowledge). I think her family owned a house on some lake near there, or something along those lines. Anyway, from what I've heard of it, it seems like a very nice town, though its somewhat out of the way of midsize cities(Wausau being the closest decent-sized city). I would suspect it probably gets some tourism, however(being near Minocqua, another touristy town, and a place I've often seen T-shirts of).

Good luck with wherever you decide to set up your business at!
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Old 11-03-2006, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin currently
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Eagle River is nice, but very touristy. I agree with lalexander98 about possibly struggling thru fall, winter and spring. Working in the media, I see who advertises when... GOOD LUCK to you though!
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:09 PM
 
Location: MN/WI/MI
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I've always liked Eagle River, very nice area.

Though I will agree with other posters, it's VERY touristy.

Lots of good places to eat though! Plenty of outdoors stuff to do.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Very outdoor oriented place and cold! I hear good things about it, but it is kind of isolated. It goods tourists in the summer but I think kind of shuts down in the winter. I don't know if you could make a living there year round. [URL removed]

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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In my own opinion I would say out of Eagle River, St. Germain and Minocqua. Your best bet would probably be Minocqua. Yes St. Germain is touristy, but
St. Germain is more of a town with lake cottages and some restaurants etc. Minocqua has a petting zoo, Wal Mart, Triggs grocery store. I can't remember the third store, I know they sell IGA products. Eagle River seems more like St. Germain if you ask me. So if your looking for tourist, and amenities for daily living Minocqua is the place.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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Eagle River doesn't shut down in the winter. Big snowmobile area. Hosts the Snowmobile races in January and has other events in winter, Klondike Days etc.
Trigs is an awesome store. They opened in Wausa and it is the only store I shop at.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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We went to the Snowmobile Derby this winter. It was a lot fun and lots of people were there for it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
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I agree with Josh B. Minocqua came to mind for me too. We lived in Price County for 7 years and know that part of the world well since we loved to travel out of town. There are always tons of snowmobilers, ice fishermen and folks who love the outdoors around in the winter months. IMO a visit would be worth the effort before making a move!
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