Wisconsin Rapids Real Estate: Live in a Place You'll Love
Wisconsin Rapids “area” is a cozy city with a population of roughly 18,000. The area was settled in the 1830's but got its name later in 1920. As the seat of Wood County, Wisconsin Rapids sits adjacent to Grand Rapids and before receiving its name, was referred to as Ahdawagam by Native Americans, meaning "Two-sided rapids." Wisconsin Rapids real estate is currently very affordable, as the city has a low cost of living. The average home price here is $94,400. With a plethora of amenities and great educational resources, Wisconsin Rapids makes a wonderful place to call home.
Community Amenities in Wisconsin Rapids
Wisconsin Rapids is a city that focuses on its residents. In December 2012, Incourage purchased the former Daily Tribune building on the Wisconsin River and gave community residents the power to decide how to use it. So far, the community has invested more than 6,300 hours making the Tribune Building into a "community accelerator." The Tribune building will accelerate economic growth by promoting environmental sustainability, creativity, and learning within the community. The Tribune Building will house many areas for residents of all ages. Some features include:
- An art studio
- Cafe and brewpub, complete with a microbrewery
- Culinary kitchen
- Youth spaces
- Creative worshop
- Recreational rental
- Social spaces, including rooftop lounge
- Welcome center
The city has other plans to improve outdoor areas as well. Currently, several areas along the East River Corridor and the West River Corridor are undergoing enhancements. Some of the work includes adding recreational areas in green spaces and installing features like fishing piers, overlooks, and landscaping.
Wisconsin Rapids has over 25 miles of trails, and whether you prefer to run, bike or hike, there is sure to be a perfect path for you! In the spring and summer, baseball fans can spend an enjoyable evening with family and friends at Witter Field watching the 2016 Northwood's League World Series Champions, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. During the winter months, hockey fans can check out the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings - a junior hockey team within the U.S. Premier Hockey League (USPHL). Each season brings additional event experiences unique to the Wisconsin Rapids area. The Annual Cranberry Blossom Festival held in late June is a celebration where the berries begin, including live music, a 3-day carnival, arts and crafts and a parade. The 4th of July in Wisconsin Rapids is always a widely-attended celebration of patriotism, family and tradition. While in September, the Annual Grand Affair showcases our vibrant downtown and waterfront area. In November, Rekindle the Spirit includes a tree lighting ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Park, a holiday parade and an opportunity for children to visit with Santa Claus.
Economic and Cultural Growth Through Incourage
Incourage, a community initiative which serves South Wood County, WI, seeks to grow the local economy and culture in Grand Rapids and other areas in the county. Funded by Incourage, the Tribune building, which sits on the West side of the Wisconsin River, is now home to a wealth of community resources. Inside, residents will find a variety of activities for all ages, including a creativity room, microbrewery and cafe, an art studio, and social gathering spaces. Incourage serves residents in the area by connecting them with educational opportunities, workforce improvement strategies, and other resources. It's a glue that holds the cities and towns of South Wood County together and encourages residents to take part in their community.
A Caring, Resident-Centered City
Wisconsin Rapids is a growing city which is dedicated to bettering the lives of people who live in Wisconsin Rapids homes. This is most obvious in Incourage's Vital Signs Report, which examines the quality of life in the city and its surrounding areas. By collecting demographic data and first hand testimonials, the city hopes to leverage this information to improve its long-term social, economic, and physical health.
A Sustainable Community
The community is also home to a rich agricultural heritage. Currently, there are farms, community farms, and several farmer's markets. Wisconsin Rapids breathes new life into the concept of a small, tightly-knit town. From its community activities to its ongoing efforts to make the city more sustainable and beautiful, Wisconsin Rapids is a lovely and safe place for families and individuals of all ages.
Regardless of how you choose to experience it, our area will provide you with an abundance of opportunities to live, work and play.
Contact Coldwell Banker Siewert Realtors to learn about this wonderful community and our list of Wisconsin Rapids homes for sale.
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