Wonderful Quality of Life in the Northwoods
Located in Wisconsin's northwoods, Price County is the fifth largest in
land area of the state's 72 counties. The area is known for its
spectacular natural beauty, including vast areas of national, state, and
Price County was created in 1879 and is named for W.T. Price, a local
logger and president of the Wisconsin State Senate. The lands that
became Price County were a part of the vast pine covered area of
northern Wisconsin and provided necessary materials for the
expansions of the western frontier and growth for our nation.
The area is home to approximately 15,000 residents in small cities, villages, and townships. Major industries include
manufacturing, wood, paper, & plastic products, farming, tourism, and health care.
Residents of Price County enjoy a relaxed lifestyle where they experience peace of mind on a daily basis. The area offers quality
educational opportunities, unlimited outdoor recreation, and a very reasonable cost of living. There is always plenty to do,
especially in regard to sporting and hunting.
Phillips has an indoor community pool with Olympic-sized lanes for lap swimmers, swimming lessons, and open swim. Elk
Lake Park provides a walking trail on the lake, and areas to play soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
Park Falls has an outdoor community pool used for lap swimming, swimming lessons, and open swim in the summer months.
Park Falls also has a Recreational Arena featuring hockey, open skating, and other area events.
"We chose to move to Price County because
of the affordable property, great natural
resources and recreational opportunities, as
well as access to Highways 8, 13 and 70.
Solid industrial base, lots of employment, and
Mark Distin, Phillips
Recreational opportunities abound during all seasons. Whether you're seeking the thrill of landing a trophy musky, the winter
stillness of a cross-country ski trail, the world's finest ruffed grouse hunting, or a fun family experience, you can find it all in
Price County. About 18,000 of the county's 806,840 acres are in lakes and streams, and more than 310,000 acres of forested land
are open to the public with over 300 miles of trails.
There are unique cultural community events, such as the Czech Fest, Price County Fair, and Flambeau Rama. Phillips is home
to an annual country music festival, as well.
The communities are often centered around their school’s sporting events, which creates a lot of pride in the local towns. Much
camaraderie takes place at these local sporting events.
Visitors from throughout the Midwest are drawn to Price County's clean air and water; thousands of acres of forest lands, parks,
campgrounds, & golf courses; and hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails. Area residents enjoy this quality of life on a daily
Price County communities also offer a reasonable cost of living, low crime rates, and the knowledge that their children are
growing up in a positive environment.