Community Profile

Eagle River, Wisconsin

Population - 1,481

Located in Vilas County:  Population - 21,188

Overview - Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and Ministry Medical Group-Northern Region's Eagle River office is located in the largest city in southeastern Vilas County. Recreation and tourism activities include snowmobiling, biking, hiking, golf and cross country skiing. Eagle River's 28-lake chain provides multiple opportunities for water recreation; an additional 3000 lakes are within easy driving distance. Eagle River offers affordable land and housing, as well as high quality schools, banks, medical facilities and other services.

Churches - The greater Eagle River area has 26 churches, representing Baptist, Roman Catholic, Christian, Lutheran, Episcopal, Seventh Day Adventist and United Church of Christ.

Housing - Housing is affordable in Eagle River and Vilas County. Nearly 82% of the population owns their own homes. The county's median value of owner-occupied homes is $120,000.

Schools - Eagle River is part of the Northland Pines School District, which includes public elementary, middle and high schools and parochial elementary schools.

Community Service - Residents can get involved in local civic clubs, recreational organizations and other special interest groups.

Transportation - Eagle River is easily accessed by state highways 70, 45 and 32. The community is 141 miles from Green Bay and approximately 240 miles from both Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Eagle River has a regional, municipal airport. The nearest commercial airport is the Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport which is serviced by Northwest Airlink and Skyway Airlines.

Climate - The average winter daytime temperature is 18 degrees with an average of 65 inches of snowfall. Average summer daytime temperature is 81 degrees with an average rainfall of 24 inches.

Recreation - Golf courses and other outdoor recreation venues dot the landscape. Bowling alleys, horseback riding, and camping are among activities offered in the area.

Shopping - Local stores features handmade crafts, antiques, books, clothing, home furnishings, artwork as well as service amenities.

Events - Museums, art and music festivals and seasonal events populate the calendar. Annual fishing derbies, snowmobiling races, marathons/walks and a cranberry fest attract local residents and visitors.

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