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I was born and raised in Racine and have lived here for 23 years! The people are all very kind and exhibit Midwestern hospitality. Racine is located on the coast of Lake Michigan and has one of the best beaches in the nation. North Beach stretches north to south for 50 acres along 2,500 feet of shoreline allowing visitors to spread out to play in the soft sand and cool water. It also has a huge playground to add to the fun. Winters are definitely brutal, but it makes the residents of southeastern Wisconsin appreciate the summer so much more. Located just south of Milwaukee, Racine is a prime location if you're looking to go to Summerfest. It's just 20 minutes away from the two-week long music festival – the largest music festival in the world!
Racine is a small town/ city, it is very diverse in its people and culture. It is also home of the famous Kringles that sell nationwide, which are very taste. We are close to lake Michigan, so you can enjoy several water related activities, of course weather permitting. We have plenty of of parks in the city of Racine for kids to enjoy, we also have the Root river for fishing enthusiasts and plenty of restaurants that have delicious food. If you want to enjoy a slice of delicious pizza go to Well's Bros restaurant, which is known nationwide. The cost of living in Racine depends on what neighborhood you choose, but comparing to other cities, living here in Racine is less expensive and there are many job openings ranging from construction to office work.
Racine is in between two large cities, Chicago and Milwaukee, making it a cost-effective area to reside while still being able to commute to the colleges or jobs you could find in these industrious areas. The town of Racine has all of the normal stores and amenities you need but if you are looking for more high dollar amenities you'd best go to Milwaukee as the mall in Racine is dodgy. Racine also only has a cummunity college so if you're looking to attend a four-year university near by you would likley go to UW Parkside or UWM if you want commute.