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Old 10-20-2021, 08:13 AM
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My wife and I are considering a relocation of our family to the Eau Claire area of Wisconsin. We will be heading there in the near future to explore the area for ourselves but we would also like some opinions from those who currently live in the area or have in the past.

We are a family of 4 with two elementary school aged boys who we homeschool. I am an engineer by trade and would be trying to get on with the WI Dept. of Transportation if we decide to make the leap, so we would need to stay within about an hours drive to Eau Claire. The ideal home we purchase would have 5-10 acres of land (cleared or forested) and be in a fairly rural area. We are an outdoor loving family and are excited by the prospect of outdoor activities at low temperatures, we formerly lived rurally in the California Sierra Nevada Mountains and loved it but wished that it got colder and for longer durations.

We are a fairly conservative family but we get along with pretty much everyone regardless of political affiliation, religion, or race. However, having lived in CA we are a bit concerned about the "blue" nature of the politics in Wisconsin in regards to the current events, but this would not be a compete deal breaker.

Any opinions on the current state of affairs in the Eau Claire area in regards to our situation would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-23-2022, 03:08 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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I know this is an old thread but I've been in Eau Claire for over 10 years. It has a university so that plays into the political landscape of the city and county. Eau Claire typically leans blue but there are plenty of people who identify as conservative. People here believe what they believe but they're typically not aggressive about it. I think you'd be fine if you are or lean conservative and wanted to relocate here. Eau Claire is one of the better spots (IMO) to live in the state and if you do find that Eau Claire city is too liberal, just move out a bit and it gets much more conservative.
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