Menomonie, WI is a unique small city located on beautiful Lake Menomin. With a population of about 16,000 residents, Menomonie is located about 60 miles east of St. Paul, Minn., and 20 miles west of Eau Claire, Wis. Menomonie is a college town, as it is home to the University of Wisconsin, Stout, which enrolls about 7,000 students each year. Although it is a small city, Menomonie boasts an attractive historic downtown, numerous local shops and boutiques, and a vibrant arts and music scene. Those searching for Menomonie apartments for rent will enjoy the area's low-key lifestyle.
The Menomonie area, though inhabited by Native Americans throughout much of its history, was first settled by European Americans in 1822 when Harding Perkins erected a small local lumber mill. Over time, disputes with local Native Americans and numerous weather-related events caused the mill to close. Lumber continued to play an important role in the local economy as numerous companies set up shop in the area: The Wisconsin Milling Company and Knapp-Stout & Company both operated mills in the Menomonie area. Menomonie continued to grow throughout the coming century and is now home to a variety of businesses and educational facilities.
Menomonie residents enjoy a quaint downtown area that is secluded from larger metropolitan areas like Eau Claire and the Twin Cities, but is still within driving distance from many regional amenities. Menomonie's university presence creates a young and fresh vibe within this historic and small city. Because of the city's small-town character, its downtown areas have remained relatively compact and attractive; in fact, it is considered very walkable and boasts a Walk Score of 82, according to WalkScore.com.
Menomonie is home to the historic Mabel Tainter Memorial Building. Built in 1890, this famous landmark showcases numerous performances and community activities and serves as the area's local theater.
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