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Old 06-27-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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Ashland average temperatures are somewhat moderated due to proximity to Lake Superior and lower elevation. The Northern Highland region of northern Wisconsin away form Lake Superior, (Rhinelander, Eagle River, Hayward, Tomahawk), is quite a bit colder and at a higher elevation. Northern Wisconsin is more directly comparable in climate to central and northern Maine and the Adirondacks of NY state compared to south-central NH.
Thanks for all the feedback. Even if it's a bit worse there, it's hardly going to be a culture shock coming from the mountains of rural NH. We will know in mid-July if/where we'll be in WI.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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The further north you are makes winter last just that much longer. Good luck on search.
Oh yea this is a good point. Big difference in snow depending on what part of the state you are in and should be evaluated before moving. Same with storms and tornadoes. No tornadoes by the lake.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:37 AM
 
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Yes, I see that there is a lot more snow in Ashland than Sheboygan. Where we live in NH is about in the middle between them in volume and temps. No tornadoes in NH, either. (Well, VERY rare, that is.)
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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Well, it looks like Ashland is it! He took the job. Planning to be there by Sep. 1. Thanks, everyone! Any other feedback on Ashland is welcome.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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Excellent! I hope that you will be very happy there and grow to love the big lake.


For fun, check out Lake Superior Photo on Facebook. They post some neat stuff. Based out of Michigan but some stuff is Ashland relevant.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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Excellent! I hope that you will be very happy there and grow to love the big lake.


For fun, check out Lake Superior Photo on Facebook. They post some neat stuff. Based out of Michigan but some stuff is Ashland relevant.
Great! Will do that. My daughter is hoping to find some theater opportunities there as well. I see that they have one, but hoping there are a few to choose from.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:07 AM
 
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Default How did things work out?

Hey KristinNH, it's been a few years since this thread has had any activity. Did you move to Ashland? How do you like it? We'll be moving to La Crosse in the Spring.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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Great! Will do that. My daughter is hoping to find some theater opportunities there as well. I see that they have one, but hoping there are a few to choose from.
Enjoy the winter, hope to hear how you're liking it in the region. I usually visit northern WI at least once a winter, I'm sure lots of snowmobiles out on the trails there now.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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Hey KristinNH, it's been a few years since this thread has had any activity. Did you move to Ashland? How do you like it? We'll be moving to La Crosse in the Spring.
Hi and thanks for asking! We did move here late last August, so just 9 months ago. It's been a whirlwind, but I can happily say that everything has worked out perfectly for us here. It is just as I concluded in my research (and based on what others have said here.) It's VERY much like the city we left, with interesting differences (like more shops, but less big box stores; new and different restaurants, more growth here, trading our mountains for a giant lake . . . )

Being on the shore of Lake Superior has also been nothing short of awesome. The views and access are like nothing we've seen on the south shore. The city is small (as I said, similar to our city in NH,) but has just enough to make it so that we rarely have reason to venture elsewhere for anything. Well maintained overall (except for some of the roads) and pretty and clean. The schools are fine (though we don't use them,) the colleges are reputable, the hospital is impressive. Plenty of shopping, restaurants, and local activities to keep us busy in all seasons.

Saying all that, we just experienced an unusually cold, snowy and brutal winter here. Spring was very late (the lake ice didn't go out until mid-May!) But, other than blizzards, not terribly different from rural NH and not even as much snow as we got there sometimes, except that they never have thaws up here like they do in NH.

We are still getting to know the town and area -- we have been snowed in for 6 months, so just getting out again and exploring. It's been slow-going for us to find a good church and get to know people, but our kids plugged in immediately with sports, theatre, and a large active youth group. I have plugged into several Facebook groups and even started a local business one as I am re-opening my own business here in our new city. My husband's job and co-workers are amazing.

We have been to Bayfield and the Apostle Islands, which are beautiful but not different enough from here to call us there very often. We've taken several trips to Duluth and I love that city (much nicer than I thought it would be.) Went to Ironwood, MI (about 30 miles away) and was less impressed (sad area there, frankly, but beautiful.) I have to say, though, that if you head south for any reason, you are in no-man's land for a long time. Nothing but TREES (and lakes) for miles. More remote than even NH (because it's so much bigger.) There is also more wildlife in the city limits than I am used to seeing and that's saying something living in rural NH (though we were more in town.) On our lot, we often see rabbits, deer, owls, and more. (WI also has elk, wolves, and cougars -- animals that do not reside in NH.)

So, that's my summary so far. Looking forward to the rest of our first spring here (though it's only been in the 40s and 50s these first 3 days of June!) and, of course, summer! Even if people don't move way up here, it's worth a visit!
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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I've lived in both places- Wisconsin is boring and cold much like NH but at least NH has the ocean. Don't fool yourself and think that lake Michigan can compare because it does not even come close!! Hated Wisconsin- people are nice to your face and talk about you behind your back.
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