Living in the Chippewa Valley
Whatever your preferred flavor, Chippewa has it!
Spread out on some acreage, or enjoy a smaller plot in the heart of one of our small town charm communities where you can walk or bike to nearby shops and restaurants. Lookout over the beautiful Chippewa or Yellow Rivers, take in breathtaking views of apple orchards and forests, or enjoy living in a more traditional city neighborhoods. What follows is a list of just a few of the housing options available for our citizens.
Wisconsin as a whole is beloved by both its home population and tourists alike for its lush, diversified landscapes, internationally-famous dairy products, celebratory culture, and colorful, distinctive cities. Located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and Madison, WI along the Chippewa River, the Chippewa Valley is a beautiful place to call your home.
Throughout Chippewa County, you will find a wide variety of housing options and locations to suite a wide range of tastes, needs, and financial plans, from above-shop downtown apartments to single-family country farmsteads.
Whether you or your employees want to live in an urban, suburban, rural, or lake/riverfront environment, you will find a home here that satisfies your dreams.
“The postindustrial town is reinventing itself as an outdoorsy cultural mecca, complete with new boutique hotels, locavore restaurants and an $80 million arts complex at the meeting point of two scenic rivers.” – Time Magazine said of Eau Claire
Beautiful, affordable housing is one of the most appealing draws of the Chippewa Valley. The average cost of housing here is around 79% of the national average, with the average sale price for a house being approximately $170,000! Our friendly neighborhoods and bustling downtowns foster a friendly sense of community and safety.
Close communities mean shorter commutes, with the average commute between 14.6-17.9 minutes. You’ll find yourself going from city to countryside in no time. And outside of the city limits, the cost of housing tends to be even lower.
The Chippewa Valley offers several types of apartment from market-range to upscale construction. The average rent for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is around $700/month, among the most affordable of any metro area in the nation.
The opportunity to walk to work, local shopping, and an enjoyable night life are some of the perks of living in the cozy downtowns that pepper the Chippewa Valley.
Realizing the Dream
The Chippewa Valley offers family homes that are brand-new to family homes in friendly and beautiful neighborhoods, to storied, historic homes. An average new home costs $283,000 – only 80% of the average in the Minneapolis metro.