Living - Thrive in La Crosse
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Driftless Living

Open minds and open spaces.

Historic. Charming. Full of adventure. La Crosse is the postcard town of postcard towns. But don’t let that fool you; it’s no sleepy river town. La Crosse is a vibrant hub for thriving business, innovative healthcare, and exploration. From young professionals to growing families, locals are discovering personal prosperity in one of the Upper Midwest’s fastest-growing regions that ranks among the best in the nation. With easy access to multiple major metro areas, the communities of the Driftless Region blend small-town character and big-city benefits.

Upgrade your lifestyle.

High-paying jobs, low cost of living and short commutes combined with quality education, renowned healthcare, and access to outdoor adventure makes La Crosse the home of less-stress living.

Housing

You’re sure to find the perfect home in a neighborhood you love.

Education

The La Crosse area has six excellent school districts.

Healthcare

La Crosse is home to Mayo Clinic Health System and Gundersen Health System.

Public Transportation

From local buses to Jefferson lines and Amtrak, there are transportation options for your needs.

Child Care

La Crosse County boasts more than 100 regulated child care businesses.

Getting Involved

The people of Greater La Crosse are proud of their long tradition of serving the community.

$158,000

Median home value.

$895

Average monthly rent for a
1-bedroom apartment.

Make yourself at home.

From trendy, urban lofts in bustling downtown La Crosse, to historic houses with river views, to spacious homes on quiet, tree-lined streets, La Crosse delivers housing options for everyone on any budget. Take advantage of the La Crosse area’s competitive housing market with property taxes lower and homes appreciating faster than the national averages.

Ready to make the move?

Take the next step by exploring the comprehensive La Crosse Relocation Guide.