In pretty much every Wisconsin town, there is a warm community where enough people will know you. But we are profiling those small Wisconsin towns where pretty much everyone knows everyone else. Here are 11 small towns where everyone in Wisconsin knows your name.
This nice river town has just under 800 residents. This peaceful town is the backdrop to numerous bald eagles who make an appearance here annually. You can get a workout climbing up and down their 13 stair step streets.
2. Wild Rose
With a population of just over 700, Wild Rose is in Waushara County. It was named as such because of wild rose bushes growing near town. The town offers Class A trout streams.
This town of around 700 is located in Crawford County. There is plenty here in the way of scenery, though. You will thoroughly enjoy the Wauzeka unit of the Kickapoo River State Wildlife Area.
4. Green Lake
Green Lake has just under 1,000 residents. Yet, it is a favorite among tourists. You will love the golf courses and restored opera house. Oh, and the lake is the deepest in the state (237 feet).
This Door County town manages to remain its intimate feeling even during the height of summer tourism. The gorgeous lake views and warm community make this a place you want to put down roots.
6. Junction City
Junction City has a population of just over 400 people. Its motto is: "A quiet village with a big heart!" Community events throughout the year like a picnic and ice cutting make this a charming place.
With just over 700 residents, Mellen is located in Ashland County. In just a short drive, you can head to Copper Falls State Park, a gorgeous state park with awesome waterfalls.
With around 700 people, chances are that you will be recognized in Potosi. Still, there is a lot going on. They hold an annual Catfish Festival and Fireman's Fish Fry. Also, Potosi is home to the longest Main Street in the world.
9. Sister Bay
The population of Sister Bay swells in the summer, when many visitors from across the country come to visit. But at the shops and restaurants busy with tourists during the summer, locals will recognize locals. And how many towns can say there is a restaurant with goats on the roof?
Oxford has just over 600 people and is located in Marquette County. Nice country roads and a quiet town add to the charm. Boating, fishing, hunting, and camping are all popular here.
This small Wisconsin town has just 563 people. While small, this place has a very active community. It is home to one of the oldest continuously active Masonic Lodges in Wisconsin.