Wisconsin has a lot to offer for those who are considering relocating to the state. Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee, is less than 100 miles north of Chicago. The great ethnic diversity of Milwaukee contributes to a wide variety of restuarants and events. Summerfest is one of the nation's largest music festivals and takes place in Milwaukee at the end of June. Madison, the state capital, is home to the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus, and the college atmosphere makes Madison a lively, entertaining place to be. Green Bay, home of the legendary Green Bay Packers is in the northesastern part of the state. Lambeau Field in Green Bay is a great place to visit even without seeing a game. Outdoor enthusiasts will find many opportunities for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and boating.
The main industries in Wisconsin cities are tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing. Besides dairy production in "America's Dairyland," Wisconsin is a major producer of cranberries. Many of the larger cities in Wisconsin have public bus transportation. The top ten school districts in Wisconsin are located in or near the suburbs of Milwaukee. Northern Wisconsin is the coolest part of the state in both winter and summer. Annual snowfall can range from approximately 30 inches in the south to over 100 inches in the north.
Wisconsin in known as a very safe state and the numbers back that up. Cities in Wisconsin average a crime rate that is 30% less than that national average. Even larger cities like Green Bay are fairly safe for a larger city. The cost of living in Wisconsin is below average, and especially low in smaller cities. Housing costs are some of the lowest in the country as Wisconsin homes are extremely affordable.