i am a native to wisconsin. i have lived in madison, north of wausau and am currently in onalaska(outside la crosse). i have also lived in minneapolis.
we returned to this area (onalaska) b/c of lower taxes, great schools, goodness of people and over all saftey. la crosse is the home of two hospitals. i am employed at gundersen lutheran hospital (www.gundluth.org
) one of wht midwests leading health care providers. the other is franciscan skemp(www.franciscanskemp.org
) a memeber of the mayo health network. both are teaching facilities and provided cutting edge treatment and research.
we are located on the mississipii river and 2 1/2 hours from the twin cities, 1 1/2 from madison, 3 from milwaukee and 4 from chicago.
the area is home to viterbo college and uw lacrosse. we have several areas for shopping,education,relaxing and entertainment.
no, i haven't lived in new york, or boston, or l.a.
but, i have no desire to.
i'm sorry you were treated badly in milwaukee- please don't judge by that expirience!
good luck in your search! check out the sites i have listed- even if you aren't interested- the area is beautiful- come and visit!!