I have lived in Stevens Point my entire life, born and raised I am currently 21 years old and definitely searching for my escape route. It is a great small town to raise a family as well as retire. Families have lots of local parks and outdoor trails and rivers to explore, with little to no crime on a weekly basis it is a very safe environment for children and adults of all ages. Although it is great for a young growing family, or a retired couple the amenities for young adults are very limited with the closest shopping mall being over an hour away! Things are definitely growing from what they were though. Many new restaurants and businesses popping up all over town. Such a friendly atmosphere.