Small to Mid-sized Midwest City - 12/9/2011
Nice little town. Just big enough to have some smaller versions of chain stores (Best Buy, Lowe's, etc). Smaller local stores have a hard time surviving, with only a few exceptions.
There are a only a few larger "career" employers: UWSP, Sentry Insurance, Skyward, etc. Paper mills are closing, many other "blue collar" jobs are drying up.
Point is a college town (aforementioned UWSP) and a stop on the way to the summer & winter recreation areas of northern Wisconsin.[read more...]
Climate - 4/25/2010
Cold, wet winters. Warm, humid summers.[read more...]
A small college town with big city amenities - 1/31/2010
A city of 30,000 with its own symphony? A park system comprising lakes, rivers, playgrounds and safe trails connecting everything. A university with a multitude of activities including academics, public programs, dance, music, theater, athletics, natural science museum, a children's museum, adequate shopping, low unemployment and steady corporate growth, regional transportation and proximity to major cities like Milwaukee and Chicago. Affordable housing, easy access, good transportion, great schools, medical services for all ages.....that's Stevens Point and the entire community.[read more...]
Stevens Point - 11/12/2009
Stay away from Stevens Point! - 10/21/2009
They are racist (once quoted from a faculty member of the education system themself) in Stevens Point, WI and not friendly or welcoming.
They enjoy threatening new students from out of town to a degree of expulsion for just being hispanic/african american and/or of any other nationality (other than their own) whatever that might be.
Defending themselves every day and standing up to the bullies of the school, as the children chant to the other race kids...to swim back where they came from, not realizing that their ancestors and decendants too, flew or swam here once upon a time! --- LOL!
If they only new of Christopher Columbus, who brought spanish slaves with him when he discovered America, to BUILD this country, before any one else could dare to threaten others to go back to where they from...the spanish/latinos were one of many foreigners to step foot in the US!
We all come from somewhere, just in case you failed to make your children aware of this in your schools!
*An American to me is -- ANYONE WHO IS A CITIZEN OR BECOMES A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OR BORN HERE, OF ANY colored RACE!!!
So parents, tell your kids to do a family tree and tell them the truth of where YOU come from and what foreign nationality they REALLY are....give them the knowledge and wisdom to know and accept others. Teach them there is no such thing as WHITE/BLACK/BROWN/YELLOW. Just people of skin and bone and same color blood.
You obviously dont like yourselves which is why you teach and/or allow unfair judgement displayed by your own children. Someone obviously taught this racist way of life to you and your parents.
Life is too short to not take the time to absorb all cultures and learn from eachother and our backgrounds and what makes us ALL unique, yet the same.
Other races spend more energy defending themselves and their kids from insults and slander and dirty looks coming from your teachers and your students all year round until you run them out.
Such a shame how adults are teaching their kids to hate without fact or reason. No morals of decent humanity. Just judgement there. They are blasphemers if believing in any religion that allows anyone to judge, especially children. God does NOT judge.
Bullying is allowed and accepted here. Everyone makes it a point to pre-judge you before getting to know you. If you want your child to be a victim of bullying and perhaps become a statistic of shootings and vengeful acts towards their schoolmates and advisors, such as...(Columbine and Virgina Tech), this is it!
Stevens Point is a place where good and intellegent students from another race, are turned bad and emotionally damaged.
And I would like to add that the curriculum in the schools are way behind the times as well. I understand why the children are suffering of boredom, (getting pregnant and being left alone at home all the time) while their parents drink all day and night at the nearby pubs and talk about what child in the school they will have their kids pick on next.
I am not a racist towards anyone and never will be, but would like to express my sympathy for those who are. Walking though life with blind eyes is no way to live. But you attract into your life what you think and say to and about others. So, good luck with that one, Stevens Point.
For those who have even heard about this small town, drive around it ok and keep going.
You have a better chance of being invited for tea at Satan's Lare before being allowed to even accidentally step on someone's lawn without getting your head bit off by a neighbor.
There are only 3 highschools in this small town, so....I advise that you stay out of the city of Plover and Wisconsin Rapids as well, even though these 2 cities ARE filled with good and decent and welcoming people (nothing like Stevens Point) but only because your kids might just be forced to have no choice but to attend the 3 most unpopular schools in the nearby area.
This information comes from personal experience.
It's alright. - 3/5/2009
Stevens Point is a pretty good place to be. However there isn't much to do as we're located quite a ways from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee, or Madison. So most of people's free time here is spent in bars. Overall the people are somewhat stand-offish. It's like that in most of our state, and it comes from the long German Heritage.
However, Stevens Point is a nice little community with affordable home prices, and quaint houses with good schools. Great if you're going to be raising a family.[read more...]
UWSP - 2/8/2008
Fabulous University in Point! UWSP has a world-class College of Natural Resources, and a beautiful campus.[read more...]
If you hate winter - 12/30/2007
Don't come here. Central Wisconsin has awfule, long, cold winters with an abundance of snowfall. Plan on shlveling snow at least twce per week December through March.[read more...]
A great place to live and raise your family! - 4/19/2007
Stevens Point is a wonderful place to live in all aspects, but it would be even nicer if located 400 miles to the south.[read more...]