A dad and his kids canoe on the waters of Onalaska, Wisconsin.

#18. Onalaska

Known as “The Sunfish Capital of the World,” Onalaska overlooks the Black River and features a man-made reservoir known as Lake Onalaska. More than 300 acres of parks are available to residents, and the community is served by two quality school districts. Cost-of-living expenses are generally lower than you’ll find in most cities. The majority of homes in Onalaska come in under the average national price. Health-care options in Onalaska include Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center and Mayo Clinic Health Systems Onalaska.

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