About River Falls

The City of River Falls is a thriving and growing community located 30 miles east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in northwestern Wisconsin. With a population of 16,183 residents and 5,862 college students, the City offers excellent schools, 26 parks, miles of hiking and biking trails, safe neighborhoods, healthy economic growth, and a vibrant downtown.

This City is home to the Kinnickinnic River, a Class 1 trout stream, and Whitetail Ridge, a premier mountain biking destination. Residents and visitors also enjoy our golf courses and nearby Willow River State Park and St. Croix River. Year-round festivals, parades, and art fairs showcase River Falls’ small-town charm and community spirit.

In River Falls, residents care deeply about the environment. In 2018, the community was ranked first in the state and fifth in the nation for green energy usage by percentage of residents. River Falls was also the first municipality in Wisconsin to install a community solar garden.

We value education. River Falls is home to one of the 26 University of Wisconsin campuses. The University of Wisconsin – River Falls brings students from around the world to our community and provides residents with multiple learning, recreation, and cultural opportunities. Chippewa Valley Technical College attracts businesses looking for skilled workers in high-demand fields.

Welcome to River Falls! It's a great place to work, play, and live.

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