11. Rice Lake
Total points: 36
Rice Lake is a small town in Baron County, in northwestern Wisconsin with the population of just above 8,000. According to both Sperling’s Best Places and AreaVibes, median housing index of Rice Lake amounts to 70 which means that the town is 30% more affordable than the national average in this category. Furthermore, square foot costs $61 on average. The health index average comes to 108.5, but that’s pretty much the average for the Badger State. Grocery index of 102.75 is Rice Lake’s weakest link since the town features no less than 3.21 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants.