Treebeard wrote:BigDee wrote:The one thing about Rice Lake, your not to far from Eau Claire or the Twin Cities. If you like the northwoods and lakes its a nice place to be.
I haven't been through Rice Lake for a few years, but I remember it as a nice place. The comment about proximity to Eau Claire & the Twin Cities is spot on too. Probably a couple of hours to downtown St Paul, and a lot less to the northern burbs
*** I lived in Minneapolis for several years in the 90's, but I'm now am back in SW Wisconsin . Of course, the differences of living in a larger city vs a small town are substantial. One of the things that you may find is that you measure your commute to work or play, by the time involved rather than the distance. I now live about 35 miles away from my regular work place - which is about a 45 minute drive through the country. When I lived in Minneapolis, my commute was less than 20 miles, but that could take anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours, with about an hour plus as the average.
For me, living and working in a small town absolutely beats the snot out of living in a city. For me, cities are great places to visit on some weekends - and that's it.... Your mileage may vary
I pretty much concur with treebeard here. I prefer a small town, away from a metro-area. I spent most of my childhood in Cedarburg, then moved to Houston County MN for about 4-5 years. I got VERY used to the slower pace. Moved back here to Cedarburg in 1984 or so, and to this day, I can't get used to the fast pace. Seems like everyone is in a real hurry to get nowhere and do nothing. I applaud you for seeking information, but from my perspective, what is the worst thing about taking this job? If you decide that this insn't the environment for you, then hopefully the job market will improve and you can move on with more personal and professional experience for the next adventure or you may just love it...........