Sit a Little Longer, Smile a Lot More

Leave the hustle and bustle, long waits and overpriced nightlife behind. Join the thousands who’ve already traded up for a greater quality of life in central Wisconsin.

Here, you can take a moment to breath and live at your own pace. It only takes a leisurely walk around town or paddle through a secluded waterway to grasp what we’re all about. Freedom. Adventure. Nature. The good life.

Not many places today offer a little of everything like we do. Our residents wouldn’t have it any other way.

Affordable Housing

Wausau and the surrounding communities offer plenty of housing options in pristine, safe neighborhoods. Looking for an older home with character and charm? Wausau’s northeast is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a diverse blend of architecture in Greek, Tudor and Classical revivals, Queen Anne, Prairie School and many more styles.

New homes and condos are always being added, many with easy access to trails, parks, ponds and major highways. From townhouses and luxury apartments at The Palladian in downtown Wausau to three- and four-bedroom homes in planned communities, you can find a place where you’ll love to kick back and watch the sun set.

Abundant Resources

Central Wisconsin offers scenic escapes for the entire family.

Beautiful city and county parks, thick forests filled with wildlife and an ancient mountain that’s one of the oldest geological formations in the country. In addition to natural terrain that seamlessly rolls along for miles, our region is surrounded by fresh rivers, lakes and streams. You can fish, canoe, kayak and swim the day away.

There’s the magnificent Mead Wildlife Area offering more than 80 miles of hiking, bird-watching or game hunting. The Nine Mile Recreation Area has some of the best cross-country ski and mountain bike trails north of Chicago. Because there is not much traffic, residents can reach these prime locations within 20 minutes.

It’s easy to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this vast region while working out or just having fun. Give a boost to your mind, body and soul in the great outdoors of the Greater Wausau Area.

Careers to Support Your Lifestyle

Whether you want to work in the insurance industry or excel in a manufacturing job, you’ll appreciate employers that offer flexibility and options so you can make the most of your days. The Greater Wausau Region has a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit and industrious mindset. Our employers recognize that investing in our people today ensures a brighter tomorrow.

If you value living an elevated lifestyle, then you’re our kind of person. Which one of our friendly neighborhoods do you see yourself living in?

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