Wisconsin is full of these small towns that aren’t anything special to people on the outside looking in, but are fantastic for the people who call them home. Schools aren’t large, and there isn’t particularly much going on. But the people are nice, and you feel safe. Here are 10 Wisconsin towns that, if you live there, will just bring you a sense of peace.
People settled here in the 1840s, and there are buildings here from the 1880s that form the downtown area. That certainly adds to the charm of the town! It also has some stunning views, as it is located along the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
This is a small river town, with its shops and downtown area facing the river. It also is home to Lock and Dam #4, one of the absolute best places to see bald eagles.
Viroqua is nestled among gorgeous valleys. And the downtown is a blend of old and new. There are vineyards and plenty of places to fish. It sounds like a great place to relax.
4. Mount Horeb
This is known as the troll capital of the world. But other than the trolls, it is your classic small town. There is a nice downtown area with cafes, bakeries and restaurants.
This historic downtown is a reflection of an established community. Eclectic buildings inhabit Italianite architecture structures. During the winter, there is an outdoor ice skating rink.
The most complicated part of living in Oconomowoc is learning to say the name. A tight-knit community and a quaint downtown area are some of the highlights here. It is surrounded by lakes, making it great for those who just want to fish.
7. New Glarus
This town is known for its great beer. And while you can go to the New Glarus brewery, there are many other things to do as well. It's referred to as "Little Switzerland," with buildings and festivals reflecting that name.
8. Richland Center
You can see how the beauty of this place inspired Frank Lloyd Wright, born here in the 1860s. Looking just as it was then, rolling hillsides dotted with cattle greet you. A small downtown with some unique shops is also here.
There are numerous towns in Door County, one of the most heavily toured parts of Wisconsin. But Ephraim tends to escape a lot of the traffic. Nevertheless, it offers one of the best views of Green Bay. A few restaurants and a great ice cream shop are about all that's going on here, and we like it that way.
This small town gets some foot traffic, being the gateway to the famed Apostle Islands. But for the most part, this town on the water is nothing but peaceful. A downtown with some quaint shops, filled with locals, makes for a great community.