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- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyA-
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Onalaska is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 18,546. Onalaska is in La Crosse County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Onalaska offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Onalaska there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Onalaska and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Onalaska are highly rated.
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In this region, the community provides a very safe neighborhood to walk around. There are nice neighboring houses that makes this place enjoyable to stay. The city is clean and safe for children to play around and it happens to be right next to the beautiful Mississippi river! Every morning you wake up, you are greeted with the nice Mississippi river and the far mountains in the distance which gives you a calming feeling as you enjoy your way to work or school.
Onalaska is beautiful nature-wise because of the bluffs and river. The houses are priced well and it feels very safe here. La Crosse County's chain stores and chain restaurants are located here, but many have been going out of business recently. Onalaska is also known in the area for being La Crosse's whiter, wealthier neighbor. The wealthy people here run everything and their kids run the public schools, getting all of the awards and scholarships. The rich neighborhoods with clubs for stay-at-home-moms and roads that are always maintained and plowed well (shock) include Aspen Valley, the Country Club area, area behind Coulee Golf course, and Meadow Wood neighborhood near Home Depot. I personally prefer living in a middle-class neighborhood here with a more diverse, interesting variety of people. Overall, it's a very "basic" place, and people who are "different" (non-white, lgbt+, vegan, etc.) may not feel home here.
My family moved to Onalaska in 2011 when my Dad was based in Minneapolis for Delta Airlines. Every since we moved, we have found that it is easy to get involved and that the town itself has very accessible locations. Usually a commute take no longer than 10 minutes. We live in the Aspen Valley neighborhood and the community that surrounds us there is very supportive, safe, and most importantly, friendly!