Money Magazine crunched the numbers to zero in on America’s best small cities for families and it’s no surprise that 4 Wisconsin cities are in the Top 100.
Waukesha, a western Milwaukee suburb, ranks #50 with its easy access to miles of Rails to Trails bike paths, Frame Park’s miles of hiking trails and regular weekend events and ‘art crawls’ every 2 months.
At #69, Eau Claire‘s great fishing (Wisconsin is so much more than cheeseland – we’re known for our fish fries too), and rolling hills are complemented by an active music scene downtown – in fact, the indi folk band Bon Iver got its start here.
Madison, known for its bike friendly culture – try a scenic cruise around Lake Monona past Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace – and exceptional Farmer’s Market Saturday mornings on the Capitol Square, comes in at #95.
Appleton, a mecca for shop-a-holics with the Fox River Mall area, showcases Broadway entertainment (did we mention we’re so much more than cheeseland?) at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, is #96.
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