Chippewa Valley Lifestyle
Something for Everyone
We take a unique look at what life balance really feels like as we go through our days and manage our well-being within all that life offers us including the demands of family life, work life, technology, personal values, and self-care.
Whether you’re born and raised here or new to the area, the Chippewa Valley offers a lifestyle that supports recreation, worship, the arts, health and fitness, the great outdoors, furthering your education, starting and running your business, and community action. Our excellent schools, a wide range of world-class health care systems, and the cost of living below the national average make it easy to enjoy living and raising a family here.
Our site, chippewa-wi.com, contains only a small sampling that represents the wide variety of amenities the Chippewa Valley has to offer residents, business travelers, or talent looking looking for career opportunities
A Strong Sense of Place
The Chippewa Valley takes pride in offering amenities normally found in larger metropolitan areas, with all the advantages of living in a smaller community. Fast commutes, a locavore culture, affordable housing, and general costs of living that are below the national average allow our residents to enjoy the diversified lifestyle our area has to offer. Revitalized downtown areas provide a lot of local and international flavor, entertainment, and retail options.
Farmer’s Markets and Locavore Culture
Peruse the produce of our local fields and farms at our farmers markets, peppered throughout the Chippewa Valley each day of the week during growing season. Residents as well as several local restaurants enjoy the farm-to-table ideal our area is able to support.
There’s never a dull weekend in the Chippewa Valley as we celebrate our history, people, talent, seasons, food, and drink. Pure Water Days, Oktoberfest, and Bridge to Wonderland Parade, the Chippewa Falls Christmas Village, Spring Fest, and the Northern Wisconsin State Fair are among just a few of the dozens of our events.
The Chippewa Valley has garnered national attention over the years. In 2014, Eau Claire won the All-America City Award and the Bicycle Friendly Community Award in 2015. Fireball Run of Amazon Prime showcased the Chippewa Valley in their opening episodes of their 11th season, “Big Country.”
The Chippewa Valley is known for it’s remarkable arts and culture scene. In Chippewa Falls, the Heyde Center for the Arts, housed in the historic 1907 McDonell Memorial High School building, offers up a full calendar of concerts, art shows, performances, and a venue to book for your own events. Pablo Center at the Confluence in downtown Eau Claire is the newest center to host concerts, performances and Broadway-style touring shows. The crown jewel of Menomonie is by far the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts is also a historic landmark and hub of cultural activity in the area.
Chippewa County has a wide array of hospitals and extensive healthcare services. Many of these facilities also serve Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Area.
By applying evidence-based healthcare principles and practices with the latest advances in complementary medicine, the highly-skilled and compassionate clinical teams that make up the healthcare systems in the Chippewa Valley provide medical and wellness services with the aim of restoring clients to optimal health and functionality.
Quality of life and living healthy go beyond whether our citizens have access to affordable, quality doctors and hospitals. Chippewa County’s healthcare takes into consideration the choices residents are making to lower their personal health risks. The county’s health and wellness needs are met with comprehensive services ranging from community education classes to physician practices; inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to advanced wound care; hospitals to surgery centers and clinics such as Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Oakleaf Clinics, Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) St. Joseph’s Hospital & Sacred Heart Hospital, Prevea Health, and Ascension.