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The Eau Claire Wisconsin area has a perfect combination of urban and rural environments, providing the amenities of a large metropolitan area, without the congestion, noise and stress. 

Recreational Activities

Four distinct seasons offer year-round outdoor fun. Few regions can boast of so many outdoor recreational opportunities within an hour drive of residential neighborhoods including:
  • Retail shopping
  • Cultural and community activities
  • 2,500 Lakes
  • 11 State Parks
  • 3 state recreation trails
  • 700 trout streams
  • Resorts, hotels, and camping
  • Multiple urban parks and pathways
  • Many miles of bike trails
  • snowmobile trails
  • Cross-country ski trails

Low Crime Rates

Source: Sperling's Best Places, 2014, crime rated on a 1 - 100 scale, with 1=low and 100=high.
 
Eau Claire,
Wisconsin
Madison,
Wisconsin
Minneapolis,
Minnesota
Chicago,
Illinois
Austin,
Texas
San Jose,
California
Violent 44.7 55.4 82.4 62.8 59.5 52.5
Property 46.7 51.3 61.2 57.5 68.5 40.8
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An All-America City 
Eau Claire is a 2014 recipient of the All-America City Award (National Civic League)

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Award Winning Healthcare
3 of Eau Claire’s hospitals have received the “Outstanding Patient Experience Award” for at least two consecutive years (Healthgrades.com, 2012-2014)

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Bicycle Friendly
Eau Claire has been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community since 2011, and is ranked #3 in Wisconsin by the League of American Bicyclists