Well, it sounds like they may be right at home then in Cedarburg. By itself, there isn’t a whole lot of major companies around, (tons of those little shops though) so most people commute from there to other spots. It is close to Mequon, where there are quite a few office complex type buildings with possible jobs for her, or they could go into Milwuakee. Depending on where, you are usually looking at about 45 minute commute to most places or less. Cedarburg can be very rural in parts, so farm animals are deffinately a possibility. The whole southern eastern Wisconsin area is (historically) predominantely German, with lots of Polish, some Danish (Racine area) and pockets of Irish here and there. Of course, that has changed over the years, and now many parts of the city are Hispanic, or African-American.
Property values can change dramatically per area, but figure in most average middle class areas a modest 3 br with 1/4 -ish lot house will go for 150-195. In Cedarburg that would probably start at 200 and go up from there. A hobby farm type property (maybe 5-7 acres) could cost anywhere from 280 to 400 depending on buildings, etc. Similar prices could be found in the Brookfield area as well, which is on the west side of Milwaukee, where Cedarburg is North and East. There are also several nice areas with farm possibility to the North.
October is a nice time, leaves are starting to turn. We just went through one of our typical Wisconsin weather changes. Yesterday is was 84, today it is 55. This is not unusual. An old standard joke is you go to work in the morning in a snowsuit and come home in shorts. And do not let anyone convince you to use a snowblower on the roof. Seriously, it usually isn’t that bad, but it can be. I can post some Wisconsin jokes for you to send him.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I just had our 3rd child, and I forgot how little time you have for anything else.