Lifestyle Northwoods

Why Eagle River

By on February 6, 2018

Northwoods Life \\ Eagle River Wisconsin \\ Up North

The real question about “Why did we move to Eagle River” is “Why Not”?! We often joke that we got to move to the Northwoods long before our Chicago friends ever would. In fact, we hear often how lucky we are to live where we live. When one of us grew up here, it really wasn’t luck but we are very thankful to live where we live.

Our Business…

One of the reasons we first started discussing moving from Milwaukee (at the time) back to Krista’s hometown of Eagle River, Wisconsin is that we were starting to photograph more weddings there for Fornear Photo. By nature Eagle River and the Northwoods as a whole is a destination wedding location with many fantastic venues not only for a vacation but also for a wedding. As we had more and more weddings up north we started talking about it until we finally made the decision.

Cost of Living…

Another huge factor for us in moving to the Northwoods was cost of living. Since we have lived in Phoenix, Chicago and Milwaukee we knew homes in any of those locations had never been and never will be affordable for us. Both of us have rented for so long and it was killing us to keep throwing away money on something that wasn’t ours. We ended up finding the small house of our dreams and now we pay 3 times less for a mortgage than for any rent we ever had in our lives. It’s pretty amazing actually!

We will note that not all Northwoods living is affordable. In fact, a great deal of it is not. If you are looking for a lot of land or cabin on the lake, you will be looking at prices closer to our friends in the city and the taxes… ouch! We still


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Matt + Krista
Northwoods of Wisconsin

We are living A Riveting Life & so can you! Blog by Matt + Krista of Fornear Photo • Wanderlust enthusiasts & Northwoods Wedding Photographers • Featuring our wedding & engagement photography along with Airstream renovations, adventures, travel, craft beer, saving money, our everyday Northwoods lives & more!