Are you thinking of making a move to Wisconsin? Often, when people think of Wisconsin they think of rolling, green, rural farmland – after all, it is nicknamed “America’s Dairyland” for a reason. Others think of excellent professional sports, or beautiful outdoor scenery and great recreational opportunities. While Wisconsin certainly does offer some of the best cheese in the world, great sports, and wonderful outdoor fun, it’s also a state with several, progressive and diverse cities, each with its own unique personality, and all with thriving, growing and welcoming LGBTQ communities. If you’re thinking of moving to Wisconsin, a few of the cities you may want to consider include:

  • Milwaukee: Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city, and one of its most diverse. In fact, in 2016, Milwaukee was ranked as one of the top 10 “Under the Gaydar” cities in the country, for its wide variety of gay nightlife options, hospitality, and for holding one of the nation’s largest and longest-running pride events each year. Truly it is a city of midwestern hospitality that celebrates all of its wonderful diversity and the wide variety of people that make it wonderful. Read the full Milwaukee Gay City Guide here.
  • Madison: Madison, or “Madtown” as it is affectionately called by residents is located in south-central Wisconsin, on an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona. It is a very gay-friendly university town and a well-educated and progressive community. It has a quirky and unique personality and offers residents a perfect balance of outdoor recreational opportunities for enjoying nature’s beauty, plenty of arts and entertainment options, and boundless opportunity to grow and thrive. Truly, it would be a wonderful place to call home. Read the full Madison Gay City Guide here.
  • Green Bay: Green Bay is of course well known for being the home of the famed Green Bay Packers football team. While watching a Green Bay game is always a great time – this city has plenty of other wonderful things to offer too. It’s a city that mixes the industrial and the artsy, with several amazing museums, much to see and do, a beautiful view of the Fox River, and a fairly large number of colleges and universities.  Green Bay has something for everyone and is a city with many wonderful neighborhoods. Read more about some of the wonderful neighborhoods in Green Bay here.

After you’ve decided which city in Wisconsin is the best fit for you, your next step should be to connect with a realtor who knows that city and its neighborhoods well, and who can help you find a home that you will love and enjoy for many years to come. If you’re ready to do exactly that, we have over 20,000 LGBTQ realtors in our extensive network at, and we are ready to help! Choose an agent and start a conversation – there is never a cost or obligation. We look forward to helping you find your perfect Wisconsin home soon!