Hospitality checks at the house are encouraged for new arrivals. PM when you get to town.
Wisconsin is definately worth the commute.
I moved into WI from NJ (!!) and I have never been happier. Firearms are not a crime here. IL/CA/NY/NJ/Mass are firearms hells. Why live in hell when you can enjoy the same commute north to as you might enjoy west into a suburb of another ring of Dante's Inferno?