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Old 10-19-2022, 09:21 AM
 
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Hi CityData,


OP here. So, I did make the move to Eau Claire this past summer, but unfortunately, I have to move back to the tri-state area (but Platteville this time....no way am I moving back to IA....I switched my car to WI plates and mailed back my IA plates for a refund as a passive-aggressive you-know-what). I've decided that living alone is a priority for me and Eau Claire is so expensive that even adults have to get roommates. Is Eau Claire turning into Denver and Seattle in that regard? I hope not.


Actually, Eau Claire does have some things in common with Seattle (I did live there for a short time to live with my aunt for a while): homeless, hipsters, modern-day hippies, cyclists everywhere, but just not as big of a tech industry as Seattle. I actually do want to move BACK to Eau Claire in the future to work for Jamf, the one major IT company here. I just need to take some online IT courses first. I tried CVTC but didn't pass the first 8-week courses, so that's one reason I can't stay here.



Those of you local to Eau Claire: would you say that Eau Claire is, or will become, the "Seattle of Wisconsin/the Midwest"? If you ask me, I never would've thought that a Wisconsin town would be SO liberal, almost by Seattle standards! What makes Eau Claire so liberal and the rest of WI more conservative?


But yeah, all in all, I really like it here in Eau Claire! No more lifted pickup trucks with "TRUMP 2024" banners like in Iowa! Actually, Wisconsinites in general (except maybe in more rural/backwoods areas) don't feel the need to drive large, loud, lifted, obnoxious pickup trucks to show their status or "compensate" for something (whereas in IA, half (by exaggeration) of the vehicles are lifted pickup trucks). That's one thing I like about WI and Wisconsinites.



As mentioned, I really hope to move back to Eau Claire in x number of years (hopefully 2? Maybe less if I can get an internship?) to work for Jamf, so it's "just goodbye for a little while." Also, I know I can always visit Eau Claire 2-3 times a year (while living in Platteville), just to make sure it's where I want to live. Bye now!
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