Come Home to Mercer, Wisconsin


If you are thinking of relocating your primary residence or purchasing a vacation home in northern Wisconsin, it’s likely that you’re looking for somewhere near the region’s incredible natural resources and recreational opportunities, with convenient access to creature comforts (shopping, dining, internet access) and health and safety resources (medical care and emergency services). Mercer, located in Iron County, is an excellent choice that offers all of these amenities in abundance.

Boasting 74,500 acres of public forestland and the immense, 14,300-acre Turtle-Flambeau Flowage, Mercer attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Avid paddlers have options from the Turtle River and the placid Turtle-Flambeau Flowage to the challenging rapids of the Flambeau River. Hikers have their pick of scenic trails, including Big Island Trail, Deadhorse Trail, Hidden River Nature Trail, Little Turtle Trail, and Wilson Hills Trail. Cyclists have many miles to explore on the Mercer Bike and Hike Trail and nearby at WinMan and North Lakeland Discovery Center. ATV/UTV explorers can ride on more than 100 miles of trails in the area. There’s snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and downhill skiing galore. Anglers will delight in the choice of over 200 clean, freshwater lakes in the Mercer area. Wildlife lovers, Mercer is called the Loon Capital of the World, and the sky is the limit for birdwatching opportunities. Mercer residents aren’t just limited to the resources within Mercer alone. Day trip possibilities include hiking in the Whitecap Mountains and chasing the many nearby waterfalls.

It’s no doubt that Mercer makes a great wilderness playground, but what makes it a great place to live?

Mercer, Wisconsin, prides itself on being a Telecommuter Forward Community. The recent expansion of broadband infrastructure allows sole proprietors and other remote workers options to work comfortably and efficiently from Mercer. Imagine yourself fishing on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage at dawn and tackling your inbox by 9 a.m! The Mercer Business Park, conveniently located on Highway 51, has available lots for brick-and-mortar businesses looking to establish themselves in Mercer.

For workers and learners of all ages, Mercer boasts the comprehensive Mercer Public Library, which is open six days a week. The library offers patrons a variety of resources: computers, printers, free Wi-Fi, and unique programming for both children and adults. You can sit by the fireplace and pore over the latest and greatest novel in the reading room, set up a meeting in the bright and modern conference room, or improve your cognitive skills in the library’s new memory lab.

If you have children or would like to start a family, know that children’s educational needs are provided for in Mercer. The Home of the Tigers, Mercer School is a public pre-K–12 school with approximately 150 students. School leadership aims to provide Mercer School students and parents—as well as the broader Mercer community—with a place to come together to learn and form positive lifelong relationships.

Mercer is also a safe and healthy place to live for all. For primary care needs, Marshfield Clinic Mercer Center is open Monday through Friday. Mercer’s volunteer fire and EMS departments provide fire suppression, prevention, rescue, hazardous materials response, and many other valuable services to the town and surrounding areas.

Check out the latest issue of Up North Home Showcase to see properties available in Mercer and to learn about the outstanding real estate professionals working in the Mercer area.

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