As you head east from Hudson, Wisconsin, the further you take your real estate search, the more land and value you can get for your money. And, you'll still be a short distance from big city amenities, quality health care and St. Croix River Valley recreational activities.
Living in Ellsworth or Spring Valley keeps you near Hastings to the west and Menomonie to the east. Because Ellsworth, Spring Valley and several other small towns are technically in Pierce County, they may get overlooked as being part of the greater St. Croix River Valley. That's good news for those looking at homes for sale because you'll find great real estate deals in these cities.
Ellsworth is the county seat of Pierce County and hosts many community celebrations, including the annual Cheese Curd Festival, Ellsworth Polka Fest, the Old Car Club Show and the annual Pierce County Fair. Snowmobilers find Ellsworth especially attractive as it provides access to more than 200 miles of snowmobile trails for wintertime enjoyment. You may want to include Crossing Meadows in your real estate search. This new Ellsworth, Wisconsin, development features single family homes, twin homes, triplexes and senior living apartments that are anchored by commercial offices, restaurants and retail stores.
The village of Spring Valley, also in Pierce County, protects residents and tourists from threatening floods with the world's largest earthen dam, the Eau Galle River Dam. Spring Valley is the "crown jewel of tourism" in Pierce County, and it's only an hour's drive from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
When you search information from the MLS for real estate listings in Spring Valley, you'll find homes for sale in the village and throughout the surrounding area. Be sure to narrow your real estate search depending on the type of home you want to buy. There are homes for sale on hundred-plus acre farmsteads as well as small starter homes that are full of potential in the village of Spring Valley.
Just north of Interstate 94, on the border of St. Croix County and Dunn County is Glenwood City. This farming community is in the heart of Wisconsin dairy country and home of the St. Croix County Fairplex where area residents flock for events like the St. Croix Valley Rodeo and the St. Croix County Fair. Homes for sale in Glenwood City provide affordable, country living. Your real estate search will reveal smaller, in-town homes as well as wide-acre homesteads with room for hunting or farming.
There are countless townships and villages that are around 30 minutes away from downtown Hudson and within an hour of the Twin Cities: from Osceola to the north down to Diamond Bluff to the south; from Northline near Hudson to Wilson at the eastern edge of St. Croix County.
When conducting a real estate search, zoom in on a map of homes for sale until you can see everything available in the area where you are searching. If you limit your search to a city name, you could miss out on some hidden gems.
For sale: Properties which are available for showings and purchase
Active contingent: Properties which are available for showing but are under contract with another buyer
Pending: Properties which are under contract with a buyer and are no longer available for showings
Sold: Properties on which the sale has closed.
Coming soon: Properties which will be on the market soon and are not available for showings.
Contingent and Pending statuses may not be available for all listings