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Shawano, WIMy review of Shawano Wisconsin, nice people quaint
When I lived in Shawano I developed a slogan there. "Come to Shawano on vacation, leave on probation" I put it on bumper stickers and sold a ton of them.
Shawano for the most part is a good town. The local people are very friendly. There are many lakes in the area to choose from for recreation. Shawano does have one of the highest rates of alcoholism in the country though. There are more bars per capita than anywhere in Wisconsin. I find that the utility costs are high in comparison to other cities that I have lived in around the world. The nice thing about Shawano is everyone waves to each other whether walking down the streets or passing cars. It is an ideal place for all kinds of activities for winter and summer. The law enforcement there is extremely crooked. Many of Shawano County's laws are not upheld anywhere else in Wisconsin. In fact the FBI and other Federal agencies are currently monitoring the entire Shawano municipality system. The average median income is the least when compared to Wisconsin. Domestic violence seems to be about the major crime in Shawano in addition to DUI and minor drug offenses. The school system was outstanding and I think it's a good place to raise young children. Shawano has a rich history but changes are always happening. Good luck...
Phoenix, AZPhoenix metro is horrible, I'm moving out of Arizo
It's really a shame because Arizona is beautiful with the mountains, lakes and desert. I've come to a consensus in the last 6 years that the people here are either stupid, doped up or just a bunch of mooches. I'm originally from WI where everyone gets along (for the most part). Here everyone has an agenda, they are figuring out what they can get from you next. I haven't met one quality woman here in 6 years, they are either drugged up, have 3 kids from different guys or they are just plain trailer trash. If you choose to move here I would keep your guard up to make sure you don't get taken advantage of. The drivers are amongst the worst in the country. If someone screws up on the highway they flip you off??? I do not have any children but I have heard from many parents that the education system here is horrible. I think the drop out rate is almost 60% here now. And not to sound prejudice but the Hispanic population has pretty well taken over this area. I'm tired of ordering food 5-8 times at Taco Bell until they get the order right. You go shopping here and half the employees don't speak English. I recommend you visit Phoenix, if you have to move here, leave again in 2-3 years max or your will get tired and miserable here quickly. I'm moving to Panama City Beach, Florida in 2 weeks,,,,perhaps that will be better. Do your own thorough research but, I hate it here.