Stanley is a warm-hearted community nestled in the beautiful countryside of Chippewa and Clark Counties in Northwestern Wisconsin. The city is home to approximately 3,400 residents and is highly regarded as a recreationalist's playground. The area boasts over 32,000 acres of pristine forest, a well-maintained network of biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails, 3 state parks, 21 trout streams and more than 500 miles of snowmobile trails.
While some might call this "small-town" living, the area does not fall short on excitement and offers plenty of activities all year round. Stanley has its own theater, library, an assortment of restaurants, golf courses, parks, a fitness center with an Olympic-size swimming pool and even its own rodeo.
The Stanley community is home to a number of parochial schools and is part of the Stanley/Boyd Public School District. The district serves approximately 1,000 students in its elementary, middle and high schools and boasts strong music, forensics, FFA and sports programs. Those looking to further their education closer to home can consider the Chippewa Valley Technical College, which offers technical or associate degree programs, Lakeland College, which offers four year non-traditional programs or UW-Eau Claire, which offers four year degree programs.
Stanley is ideally situated just off of Hwy 29, which allows for easy access to neighboring communities of Chippewa Falls (about 25 miles) and Eau Claire (35 miles). Residents are just about 120 miles away from Minneapolis.