There’s something special about Winona, Minnesota. It could be the spirit of entrepreneurship… the love of arts and culture… the friendly people… or the beautiful natural setting. Most likely it’s the combination of all those elements–and more–that make it such a great place to live, work, and play. With both rural and urban homes to choose from, numerous world-class businesses, a bustling downtown, and top-notch schools, Winona residents consider themselves lucky to be part of such a vibrant community.
Goodview’s tagline–A Great Place to Live–tells it like it is! Nestled along the Mississippi River, residents enjoy beautiful views from the bluffs and easy access to the water. If you love fishing or boating, tubing, or water skiing, this easy access will feel like paradise to you! Goodview’s economic situation is also ideal, boasting many stores and businesses in the City of Goodview itself, with even more in nearby Winona. There’s also no limit to the fun organized events in this idyllic town, including the annual “Goodview Days” and, for future baseball stars, the Goodview Sandlot Baseball league.
Rollingstone may be small, but it sure has a lot to offer–starting with its fantastic location in southeastern Minnesota. Perched atop a plateau bordered on either side by two branches of the Rollingstone river that gave the town its name, visitors and residents alike are enchanted by the striking views. An active community, residents regularly take part in fun community events like the Jaycee’s Soup & Pie Night held at the Community Center; the annual Rollingstone Days (a quintessential small town festival), and silent auctions and bake sales hosted by the PTA.
Newcomers to this charming town will quickly “catch the spirit of Lewiston!” Though small, Lewiston has an active Chamber of Commerce promoting the community’s business climate, a number of community organizations which sponsor fun annual events like “Heartland Days” (aptly named as Lewiston is at the “heart” of Winona County), and several schools. In Lewiston, you can embrace the small-town lifestyle, enjoy the beautiful surrounding blufflands, and when you feel the urge for an urban adventure, visit nearby Rochester, Winona, or La Crosse.
Fountain City, WI
The river bluff capital of the world, Fountain City has certainly earned the title!
Take in the beautiful sweeping vistas of Fountain City from Eagle Bluff, a natural attraction standing 550 feet above the Mississippi River, then meander into town to take advantage of the many shops, restaurants, and other local businesses. Incorporated in 1860, the same spirit and enthusiasm which settlers first brought to the community remains intact today, with residents focusing on growing their businesses, tending their families, and enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds them.
Little town…big views! This historic river town is proud to offer some of the area’s most breathtaking views of the Mississippi River–simply hike the Buena Vista trail from Main Street to the top of Alma bluff, and you’ll agree! Back on Main Street, enjoy the classic river town atmosphere with friendly people, quaint shops, a variety of bars and restaurants, and even a seasonal market.