Much like the city's early settlers, modern day residents of Wausau enjoy their river town way of life. Kayaking and canoeing, riverside hiking, biking, gatherings, and jam sessions create a friendly, laid back atmosphere. In the summers, riverside parks are the place to be, especially during the Big Bull Falls Blues Festival. In the winters, there are a number of other popular spots, such as Sylvan Hills for winter tubing, and Marathon Park for pick-up hockey games, camping, and some amazing old growth forest.
Or, head on out to the Granite Peak Ski area at nearby Rib Mountain, where 700 feet of vertical drops have been the fix for people with thrill issues ever since the 1930's. When people aren't in the mood for a day in the great outdoors, they are enjoying the quaint downtown life of local eats, shops, cozy coffee spots, and plenty of funky live music. And, hear me out because you are really going to love this... rental prices in Wausau are very affordable, with apartments leasing for as little as $400 a month! In fact, you probably couldn't find a single rental in this town for more than a grand if you really, really tried. In a city like this, people don't live to work. They work to live.
Renters of Wausau are truly lucky, with plenty of affordable apartments that offer all the amenities you would ever need around here. A typical apartment complex offers these common property amenities: laundry facilities, playground, fitness center, BBQ pits, picnic areas, and recycling. For those looking for a rental with a swimming pool, well, you might just want to go on down to the river, silly. Those with big kid toys, such as guitars, kayaks, canoes, snowboards, and skis, will be happy to know that many apartments come with nice, big walk-in closets and extra storage space.
Pet-friendly apartments are hit and miss. Some places don't allow any pets, some only allow cats, some only allow dogs under 25 lbs., and others simply state "Call for pet policy". Pet deposits are common when a complex does allow your furry friends to stay, however they are very low and often refundable. Some places also charge a pet rent around $30 per month.
So, are you ready for long days on the river, on the mountain, and getting funky on the town? Well, hop to it. We've got the listings all ready to go for you, so best of luck and happy hunting!