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Stevens Point Area Relocation Guide

Looking to move to the Stevens Point Area? With the Green Circle Trail, Standing Rocks County Park, the Schmeeckle Reserve, and the expansive Lake DuBay, there is more than enough outdoor recreation possibilities year-round. On top of that, the area is home to the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective which includes the iconic Point Brewery. The area is also home to the highly rated Sentry Golf Course and the accredited University of Wisconsin Stevens Point which makes it easy to understand the area’s appeal.

Navigating a new city can be challenging so we have compiled a guide with just about all you will need to know for moving to the Stevens Point Area.

Choose a Community



The Stevens Point Area includes all of Portage County, Wisconsin, including the communities of Stevens Point, Plover, Park Ridge, Whiting, Almond, Amherst, Amherst Junction, Junction City, Nelsonville, Rosholt and the Lake DuBay area. The Stevens Point Area is located in the heart of Wisconsin, at the crossroads of the Wisconsin River Valley and the Central Sands Region. Take a look at a full list of towns and find out what best suites your wants and needs. 

Don’t worry, you won’t have to navigate finding or renting a home alone. There are a number of resources for owning or renting homes in the area.

Finding Employment



Now that you’ve decided the Stevens Point Area is your ideal home base, you might be looking for a job here. With a low cost of living, a strong economy, and prospects for long-term growth, the Stevens Point Area is a great place to work. To get started, you’ll find resources through the Portage County Business Council. They serve as the Chamber of Commerce and connect you to local businesses, networking opportunities and job openings to help you get started.  

Schools and Education



Wondering about educational options in the Stevens Point Area? The region offers plenty of options for K-12 education, including private and public, that are both well respected. In addition, the Stevens Point Area is home to several post-secondary options including the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Mid-State Technical College and Lakeland University.  




If you are moving to Wisconsin from another state or country, you will need to obtain a Wisconsin’s driver license and Wisconsin tags for your vehicle from the Wisconsin DMV. Getting around the area once you arrive is easy and those resources can be found on the getting here and getting around page

There are a lot of parking options in the area, including free options. But be sure to note that during the winter when snow emergencies are in place, there are places where on-street parking is not acceptable for short timeframes.




There are many healthcare providers in the Stevens Point Area, and you can visit here to see a comprehensive list and find what you are looking for. If you’re moving with an existing insurance plan, be sure to look for local, in-network providers.

Looking for a branch of your existing bank or credit union? Learn more about what is available in the Stevens Point Area to fit your needs here.

Getting Settled In



Browse the list below for a checklist of things to do when getting settled in:

Mail forwarding: Change your address and set up mail forwarding with the United States Post Office.

Register to vote: Get your civic duty on and register to vote for future elections.

Newspaper: There are many different papers and sources of news in the area which include the:

  • Stevens Point MetroWire
  • Portage County Gazette
  • Stevens Point City Times
  • Stevens Point Journal
  • Rosholt Record
  • Our Community Spirit

Trash/Recycling: Each municipality has different information regarding trash and recycling. You can find the information for each on the list below:​

Stevens Point Amherst Rosholt  Plover
Alban Belmont Dewey Grant
Hull Lanark New Hope Sharon
Whiting Stockton Junction City Park Ridge


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