Population - 12,079
Located in Marathon County: Population - 126,031
Overview - Noted for its economic development, affordable homes, safe streets and quality schools, Weston is taking a leading role in the growth and development of southcentral Marathon County. The home of Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital and Ministry Medical Group-Central Region, Weston offers big city amenities with small town charm.
Churches - Nearby Rothschild and Schofield have Evangelical Free, Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches in their communities. Assembly of God, Methodist, Pentecostal and nondenominational churches are also in the area.
Housing - More than 67 percent of village residents own their homes. Marathon County's 2001 average home sales price is $135,000.
Schools - Nearly 5,000 students attend Weston's elementary schools and junior and senior highsm with more than 1,600 students enrolled in grades 9-12. During the 1990s, the district made significant infrastructure improvements in many of its public schools and its field house. Excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, tech training, safety and success are priorities of the D.C. Everest School District. In fact, the district has been named the "Best of Class" twice since 1997 by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Parochial grade schools and high schools are also in the area. For post-secondary education, Northcentral Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Marathon County are also nearby.
Arts and Entertainment - The Greater Wausau area is rich in arts and cultural offerings, including the visual and performing arts. Weston also features community activities that celebrate the arts. Wausau hosts local, regional and national entertainment, including Broadway shows, theater troupes, entertainers, symphony and pops concerts, ballet and modern dance, comedy acts and more. The Wausau Conservatory of Music, Central Wisconsin Children's Theatre and other institutions provide opportunities for education and performance.
Community Service - Residents can participate in an abundance of local civic clubs, recreational organizations and other special interest groups. Social service, charitable, veterans, religious, ethnic, performing arts and other organizations have a strong presence and many volunteer opportunities.
Transportation - Central Wisconsin Airport is located in nearby Mosinee. Commercial service is provided by Northwest/Mesaba, Air Wisconsin, United Skyway and Midwest Express. Wausau Municipal Airport serves private and charter flights.
Parks - The Village of Weston's park system includes five locations plus a seasonal aquatic center. Kennedy Park includes athletic fields, skating rinks, picnic shelters and the Aquatic Center. The Aquatic Center features a wading area, water slide, climbing structure, water rides, tanning beach, sandy play area and picnic areas. Four neighborhood parks include picnic areas, playground equipment, Little League diamonds and soccer fields.
Climate - Average winter daytime temperature is 24 degrees. Average summer daytime temperature is 78 degrees.
Recreation - Wausau area residents and visitors enjoy biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, boating, camping, golf, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, softball, sledding, curling and ice skating. Indoor sports include skating, racquetball, tennis and fitness facilities (including the YMCA and YWCA). Several movie theaters and bowling centers are also in the Wausau area.
Shopping - Weston and central Marathon County feature a variety of resident- and tourist-focused stores, services and dining experiences. National retailers and local shops include anitques, apparel, artwork, furniture, gifts, household goods, sporting goods, everyday needs and much, much more.
To learn more about the Weston and the Greater Wausau Area, please visit the following online resources:
Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau
Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce