Only 12 miles southeast of Hudson and approximately 35 miles from the Twin Cities, River Falls, Wis., is a quaint college town along the Kinnickinnic River—giving it the nickname "City on the Kinni."
Sometimes called "Dreamtown," River Falls has also been compared to the fictional towns of Mayberry and Bedford Falls. As in the bygone eras of those fictional cities, you can see first-run movies at the River Falls Theater on Main Street for only a few dollars. Independently owned restaurants and shops help complete this Dreamtown's Main Street business district.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls attracts traditional and non-traditional students to River Falls, bringing energy and vitality as well as arts and entertainment to the area. Because the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is the city's largest employer, our REALTORS® often help professors, college staff and other personnel find River Falls homes for sale.
If you have school-aged children in your family and you are looking at River Falls homes for sale, you'll be pleased with the River Falls School District. It offers four elementary schools, a middle school, a high school as well as an alternative charter school called Renaissance Academy for students seeking a high school diploma but want more individualized instruction and hand-on learning.
The River Falls School District also supports the River Falls Public Montessori Elementary school, which embraces Montessori philosophy, curriculum and materials to nurture and build on students' natural love of learning. The school is located in River Falls just north of Lake George and next to Meyer Middle School. There also is a private alternative called Heartland Montessori School near the River Falls neighborhood of Red Cedar Estates on the southeast side of town.
Recreation abounds in River Falls, Wisconsin, which is located on the banks of the Kinnickinnic River. The "Kinni" is a Class I trout stream that attracts fly-fishing anglers and canoe adventurers. Outdoors enthusiasts will love Glen Park where you can cross a suspension foot bridge that spans the Kinni. Golf enthusiasts will find plenty of options near River Falls. There are six golf courses within 15 miles of town.
Willow River State Park, near River Falls and Hudson, offers year-round activities that draw more than 300,000 visitors every year. Parts of the nearly 3,000-acre park are open for deer and turkey hunting seasons, and summer visitors enjoy the park campground, boat launch, beach and picnic areas.
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