Hudson is not only one of the best places to live in Wisconsin – it’s one of the best places to live in Minnesota. How so, you ask? Hudson is minutes from Saint Paul and Minneapolis, making it a convenient and affordable option for Twin Cities apartment dwellers who are tired of the traffic, expense, and general chaos of bigger city life. If you need more convincing, though, take a look at the following Top 10 Reasons to Live in Hudson.
10 Reasons To Live In Hudson
10. The St. Croix River
The St. Croix River is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the United States. In 1972, Congress designated the St. Croix as a protected scenic riverway, preserving the beauty of the shoreline for generations to come.
In Hudson, you can enjoy hunting, mountain biking, motorcycling, tubing on the rivers, hiking on local trails, and world-class fishing in area lakes, including Saint Germaine, Perch Lake, and Lake Mallalieu.
8. Restaurants & Nightlife
Old Town Hudson has a restaurant and nightlife scene that is widely considered among the most dynamic in Wisconsin. From Agave Kitchen to the Smilin' Moose, there is something for everyone of all ages and food and drink preferences.
7. Willow River State Park
Willow River State Park is a 2,891-acre Wisconsin state park located five miles north of Hudson. A main attraction is Willow Falls, a powerful cascade in a 200-foot deep gorge. Little Falls Lake, a shallow reservoir on the Willow River, is also popular among visitors.
Historic Second Street is home to many local retail stores and businesses, including a kitchen store, clothing stores, shoe stores, art galleries, and more
5. Economic and Job Opportunities
Hudson is also home to universities and several large corporations and very close to the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. It also rents that are lower than almost anywhere in the Twin Cities.
4. Historical Roots
Hudson was founded in 1840 by Louis and Peter Bouchea. Massey and Bouchea settled near the Willow River, now the vicinity of First and St.- Croix Streets. The new settlement was known as Willow River and was later changed to Buena Vista (which means a “beautiful view”). Today’s Hudson citizens are descendants of these early pioneers. The main attraction of this area at that time was the first lumber industry and sawmills. In 1852, A. D. Gray, the first mayor, petitioned to change the name of the city to Hudson, because many travelers had noticed the resemblance of the St. Croix River to New York’s Hudson River
3. Scenic Views
Everywhere you look, Hudson is nestled among stunning rolling hills and beautiful countryside, not to mention breathtaking river views.
2. Proximity to Twin Cities
Hudson is less than 30 miles from downtown Minneapolis and even closer to Grand Avenue and other areas of Saint Paul. An easy commute, many Hudson residents work in the Twin Cities and find they love escaping to a more peaceful area to call home at the end of the day. Plus, Hudson offers everything the larger cities provide, but without the headaches and high expenses that often come with. It’s the best of both worlds!
1. The Massey
For the first time, luxury apartment living is coming to Hudson. The Massey is an 85-unit luxury rental apartment complex located near the St Croix River. Opening in Fall 2021, the units represent a new type of apartment living that will be the most desirable in Hudson – and across the Twin Cities, from its design to floor space and layout to unexpected amenities unavailable anywhere else in town, including a dog park, kids play area, grill area for outdoors, and workspace, underground parking, social programming, and more. Now leasing!
There you have it! Hudson is a place you’ll love to call home. Lease your dream apartment today!