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Old 05-21-2022, 10:06 PM
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Wife and I are moving for work starting in August. Struggling to find a house in a quiet neighborhood or outside the city. We’re both 50 and need some room, 3bedroom 2 bath min and garage. Have looked at fb, Craigslist, and property manager websites with only one option so far. Are there other places to look? Could go up to 2k+ but prefer less. Thanks
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Old 07-23-2022, 06:28 PM
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Maybe look at Lake Hallie or Chippewa Falls, or maybe even Altoona? That is all part of the Eau Claire metro area, but some of those might be more likely to have 3+ bedroom houses. Eau Claire is a lot of apartments, quadplexes/duplexes, and small houses. The average age of the population is low and there is a university and a technical college in town, so it's a lot of students and recent graduates that create demand for apartments.

And it's also one of the bluest cities in Western Wisconsin. Blue cities are more compacted together, and Eau Claire is trending that direction fast with all the apartment under construction. It's not just the college-related demand - the government is encouraging this. Basically, as far as the leadership is concerned, you are not worth the carbon emissions to heat and cool a 3-bedroom house, or to commute across what would then be a more spread-out and less packed city. Affordable housing initiatives are primarily focused on apartments, when they should be houses. They are building a lot of little eco-friendly cubby holes to stuff the peasants in, and lots of bus stops to wait at in the middle of winter (since adding lanes and keeping the city driveable as it grows is also not a green priority).
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:20 AM
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Where are you moving from and what side of Eau Claire will you both be working?
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