Some people live in homes with ocean views, or have all the amenities of a major city right when they step outside of their door. But none of that matters if you aren’t happy. Because of its strong Midwestern roots, natural beauty, and kind people, living in Wisconsin is going to make you plenty happy. But you’ll be especially happy if you live in one of these nine cities:
Madison tops charts of happiest cities not only in Wisconsin or America but worldwide. Why? Well, Madison has a lot of amenities most cities offer but also has an intimacy about it because of its size. Interesting stores and delicious restaurants make for a great time just walking around. There are all sorts of events going on, whether it's a conference at the university or a concert. And if you like the outdoors, you'll love hiking or biking by the lake.
2. Green Bay
Green Bay was once ranked as one of the happiest places to live based on people's tweets. But there's more to it than that. First, the town is constantly celebrating the Packers (yes, even after that awful Seattle game...I still don't want to talk about it...). If you love football, that's a dream. But there's more to do than just sports. Frequently, concerts and other personalities visit at places like the Resch Center. There are also events of interest held at either the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay or St. Norbert. You'll love the farmer's markets. True to Wisconsin, people are incredibly friendly. And then there's Seroogy's.
People in Mequon have a lot to smile about. Citizens have great incomes and kids go to good schools. They enjoy outdoor activities such as bike riding. And it's a safe community, so that peace of mind makes people extra happy!
4. Sheboygan Falls
About 8,000 of you call Sheboygan Falls home, and you're happy about that. Low home prices and short commutes leave you a lot less stressed about money and time. There are plenty of great little shops to explore on a lazy day. And you will love exploring the outdoors...although chances are, it will be at a golf course, because the golf is awesome around these parts.
If you're a fish, you might not be too happy in Onalaska, but the fishermen definitely are! As you might have guessed, there's plenty of water activities here in this lakefront community. Being on the water would make just about anyone happy. Cost of living isn't too bad and that home will be safe because people here just don't seem to commit crimes.
People in Brookfield love the proximity to Milwaukee but not having to live there, either. But the commute into town isn't too bad, and citizens bring in great incomes. Nice community members and the absence of crime makes this a great place to live.
7. Two Rivers
Who wouldn't be happy if they had this view? In Two Rivers, you'll get some of the most exquisite views of Lake Michigan. But you won't have to pay high prices to live close to the beach. Strong community ties keep people here, and it also deters crime.
8. New London
In other polls, New London has topped the list, and citizens agree. People are definitely happy around St. Patrick's Day, when the town changes its name to New Dublin. It is a great place to go tubing, canoeing, and hiking. Fishermen will be very happy in New London, because some of the earliest walleye show up here in New London. Strong businesses and friendly people round out the reasons why New London rocks.
Isn't that just a gorgeous view though? Natural beauty surrounds Neenah but economic development and a strong community fill it. You'll find solid schools and instantly make friends. And if that doesn't make you happy, seeing a Theater in the Park performance is sure to make you smile.