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Eau Claire was ranked in top 25 safest cities in United States to live

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Families First, Safety First

The warmth of the sunset gleamed over the church as the cold night came upon the city.

The warmth of the sunset gleamed over the church as the cold night came upon the city.

Photo by Gabbie Henn

The warmth of the sunset gleamed over the church as the cold night came upon the city.

Photo by Gabbie Henn

Photo by Gabbie Henn

The warmth of the sunset gleamed over the church as the cold night came upon the city.

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  • Eau Claire's popular downtown continues off Madison street with various shops and restaurants, such as Stella Blues.

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  • Grandparents and parents held hands as the new winter season arrived.

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  • Kids enjoyed watching the ducks and seeing who could throw the farthest rock.

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  • Eau Claire has numerous bridges that offer scenic views of the city.

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  • In 2014, Eau Claire was awarded an All-American City in leadership.

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  • Recent events at the Pablo Center at the Confluence had families enjoying their time outside together.

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  • In the downtown area, one can spot Haymarket Landing — a UW-Eau Claire off-campus apartment.

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  • A footbridge installed this year offers another route to enjoy the city and for college students to commute from home to school.

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  • The city makes sure to enforce laws among fellow bikers and skaters for pedestrian safety.

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  • The community can enjoy classic and affordable movies at the Micon Downtown Cinema budget theater throughout the week.

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  • Downtown has various shops such as Antique Emporium, Pedals Music and coffee shops.

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  • Nature and downtown life are completed with music playing in the background for the community to enjoy.

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  • Biking and other manual transportation are encouraged in Eau Claire.

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  • High bridge near the dam offers an aerial view of the Chippewa River and the city.

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  • In the distance, Eau Claire's sunsets shine across the Chippewa River.

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  • The local dam rushes water as it continues its work throughout the community of Eau Claire.

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  • Locals can be seen taking walks at anytime of the day even when sunshine is replaced by the lights on the streets.

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  • Ramones Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor shines with enjoyment of the community from families to college students.

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Eau Claire was ranked one of the safest cities for families in the United States. According to SecurityChoice.com, Eau Claire was ranked No. 18 out of 358 U.S. cities. Other Wisconsin cities include Appleton (8th), Fond du Lac (16th), Oshkosh (21st), Sheboygan (23rd) and Wausau (6th). The website cited low vehicle theft and burglaries as well as the presence of UW-Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Technical College as contributing factors to the city’s ranking. Eau Claire has low crime rates and theft as well.

Henn can be reached at [email protected]

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