Relocating To Wausau / Central Wisconsin

The seven communities that comprise the Wausau/Central Wisconsin area each have their own personality that, when combined together, creates a special place to live and work. The question is, what do you look for in a place to live? What's missing where you currently live? Everyone has different tastes and needs, so let's see if this area has something to offer you!

I love the outdoors!

If this is the case then why aren't you already living here? Wausau and Central Wisconsin was voted as The BEST Place in Wisconsin for Outdoor Activities by the readers of Wisconsin Trails magazine. Marathon County has great facilities for hunting, fishing, skiing, boating, and camping — just to name a few! Rib Mountain State Park, the Wisconsin River, and Lake Dubay provide the setting for a wide range of recreational activities year round.

Will I be able to find work?

Our economic environment is thriving as companies are finding the Wausau area an excellent place to start a business and recruit quality employees. There are several organizations in the area that have implemented initiatives to train and develop a skilled work force. Continued growth means new and exciting opportunities for you.

I like the arts and entertainment found in the big cities!

The Wausau area has a long standing commitment to the visual and performing arts. Facilities like The Grand Theater and the Woodson Art Museum rank as some of the finest in the state. The Performing Arts Foundation and its affiliate organizations provide live theater, ballet, concerts, Broadway shows, and more. Attend one of the many events in the area that caters to the arts enthusiast, such as the annual Festival of Arts, the internationally-acclaimed Birds in Art exhibit at the Woodson Art Museum, or stroll the streets of downtown Wausau viewing art during Exhibitour. Or pack a picnic lunch and head down to the 400 Block in Wausau every Wednesday during summer to take in free concerts.

I like Winter!

With so many ways to enjoy it, you'll wish winter lasted longer. Skiing and snowboarding at Granite Peak Ski Area. Tubing the state's longest runs at Sylvan Tubing Hill, and then sitting back in style as you are gently whisked back up the hill on one of the two wire tows. Cross-country skiing at Nine Mile Forest Recreation Area's 30km of groomed terrain. Nearly 800 miles of snowmobile trails to explore. Snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice skating, curling, sledding...whew! It's no wonder that Wausau/Central Wisconsin is The BEST Place to Play in the Snow!

I don't like Winter!

If your enthusiasm for snow stops at how pretty it makes everything look, then you'll be able to take advantage of the other benefits of living in this area. Stretch your legs walking our shopping districts, or take a one-hour vacation at a number of other area spas. Take a seminar at one of the area colleges or join a class offered by the Center for the Visual Arts.

I like to keep busy!

With seven communities to choose from, there's always something going on. Festivals and events are scheduled throughout the year. Our central location in the state makes it easy for friends and family to visit. The Central Wisconsin Airport connects the Wausau area to any point in the United States.

You're invited to take a closer look! We encourage you to browse...take a test drive...try a sample. Whether you're looking to start a family or start a career, you'll find the Wausau/Central Wisconsin area a great place to live.

Just The Facts

To learn more about the schools, communities, cost of living, taxes, outdoor recreation, and other important relocation information, contact our local chambers of commerce or visit

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Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce
209 W Washington St
Wausau, WI 54403


Wausau Area Newcomer Service
P.O. Box 251
Mosinee, WI 54455


200 Washington Street, Suite 120
Wausau, WI 54403


Mosinee Chamber of Commerce
224 Main Street
Mosinee, WI 54455