Eau Claire County- The Next Place You'll Want To Call Home

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Hillcrest Estates - 1028 Oak Drive, Altoona, WI

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Eau Claire - One of The Top 16 Coolest City In The Country

Are you into outdoor adventure? Music? Or even food? No matter what you're into, Eau Claire has a little bit of everything for every type of person! After a long week you can spend your weekend at a mesum, winery/brewery, or even doing a little shopping if you're up to it. Eau Claire will be your one stop for all the weekend fun, we even have family friend attractions, like our indoor water park! Eau Claire has a small town feel with big city attractions! It is also very affordable city to live and there are some affordable home ownership options. 

Why Move To Eau Claire?


Employment Opportunities

Eau Claire is known for it's leading healthcare system, retail, education, and IT career opportunities. With the Mayo clinic being close in proximity, along with two other majors hospitals employing over 12,000 employee's, it's easily one of the fastest growing fields in the state. Healthcare isn't the only industry that's taken off in Altoona; Technology, Retail, Education and Manufactoring are just some of the other industries that Eau Claire has to offer. Did we mention these industries are employeeing over 45,000 citizens of Eau Claire and surrounding cities like Altoona.

Being Practical With Your Finances

Eau Claire is a great place for the financially responsible, as well as fun-lovers. Income level in the city is higher relative to the cost of living. In fact, Kiplinger.com named Eau Claire one of the Best Cities of Cheapskates. The cost of living, and housing price is lower than the national or state average. It's not bad, considering the all of the city has to offer.

In the recent years, the home prices and rent have been going up like rest of the country. However, there are affordable home ownership options like high quality manufacutred homes described below. 

Major Employeers of Altoona

These are major employers in Eau Claire, just to name a few!

  • Menard Inc
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Eau Claire School District  
  • University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
  • Sacred Heart Hospital
  • United Healthcare
  • Hutchinson Healthcare
  • Chippewa Valley Tech College
  • City of Eau Claire
  • Nestle Inc. 


Activities, Events, Culture

Eau Claire is a small city with a lot of sprit. There are many fun events throughout, including several music festivals, truck show.

For nature lovers, there are numerous parks, trails nearby. Lake Eau Claire and Lake Altoona offer water-activities such as fishing, boating, or just relaxing by the water.

If you want to get back to hussle and bustle of a big city, the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St Paul) are just over an hour from Eau Claire. 

As you can see, Eau Claire really is a wonderful place. 




Annual Events

Here are just some of events near Eau Claire

Blue Ox Music Festival (June) - Enjoy great bluegrass music, dancing, and tasty beers in a wonderful green outdoor

Chippewa Valley Airshow (June) - Come check out the high-flying planes inlcluding the Blue Angels

Country Fest (June in Coddot) - Enjoy great beer and great country music in nearby Coddot 

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series (June - August) - Every Thursday nigh in Phoenix Park, come hear local bands perform 

Annual Pioneer Days - August

Country Jam USA (July) - Come see the hottest country music artist sipping fine Wisconsin beer

Chalkfest (July) - See a work of art being created in front of your very eyes in this family friendly event

Big Rig Truck Show (August) - Check out big trucks, semi drag racing, parade, food and kid-friendly activities

Annual Fall Festival Extravaganza (November)

Eau Claires Annual Global Market (November)

Altoona - Small Town Hospitality

Altoona is a small town right around the corner to Eau Claire - known for its outdoor recreation. Not only is it a great place to call home, but it's filled with outdoor activities that anyone would enjoy. Fishing, biking, festivials are just some of the activies Altoona has to offer- not to mention Lake Atoona has trails that you can bike through all the way to Eau Claire River. Altoona is full of beauty, fresh air, and small business that gives this small town-big city vibes. Because of this, the city has been attracting businesses and new residents including seniors downsizing. 

The city of Altoona provides residents with many opportunities for recreation, leisure, and enrichment. River Prarie Park is an gathering spot for outdoor music, creative cuisin and fun for the whole family. Lake Altoona Park (just north of Hillcrest Estates), offers numerous recreation opportunities. Overall, it is a wonderful city.

Affordable Homes near Eau Claire

Homeownership with Manufactured Home

A manufactured home or as some call it, mobile home, is an appealing option when looking to relocate to Eau Claire County. 

Manufactured homes are built in climate-control factoires with efficient modern manufacturing methods. They are transported to site and installed by licensed installers and contractors. Thanks to the manufacturing methods, they cost significantly less than site-built houses. Often you can own a manufactured homes for fraction of stick-built home prices. 

Manufactured homes also have great build qualities. Some people still have misconception of mobile homes being low in quality. That is no longer the case. hey are built with same materials and strict building code. 


Hillcrest Estates, Altoona

Hillcrest Estates is a premier manufactured housing community in Altoona. It is managed by top-notch staff who work very hard to keep the community attractive, safe, and convenient for our residents. We also continue to invest heavily into our community.

We are blessed to have great residents who watch out for each other and respect their neighbors. Our recent survey show that 88% of our residents would recommend others to move here. 

If you are looking to relocate to Eau Claire, please come visit our homes. We believe you will like our homes and their prices. 

Available Homes in Hillcrest Estates

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