When looking for a new home, many people seek affordable housing, convenient transportation, good schools, and employment opportunities. May families also search for places with shopping options, fine dining, recreation outlets, good neighbors, and fun activities. Unfortunately, few cities offer all these things. Fortunately for the citizens of Appleton WI, their city does.
Built along the Fox River Valley, Appleton is a city of many firsts: the first paper mill, the first city to have electric lighting, and the first to have an enclosed shopping mall. And Appleton is still a leader today, with a vibrant economic hub and dozens of major companies headquartered in town. This has made the city a favorite destination for professionals and college graduates seeking work.
The city claims some 70,000 happy residents, and has been home to number of celebrities, filmmakers, sports personalities, magicians, and lawmakers. Harry Houdini, Willem Dafoe, and Alex Rodriguez are all previous Appleton citizens. In fact, there is even an intriguing monument to Houdini in town.
Appleton offers the convenience of modern city living blended with an enticing laid-back riverfront town charm. It boasts an enchanting downtown lined with designer cafés, lounge bars, and gift shops as well as historically significant landmarks and tourist attractions. Some of these sights include the historic Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, famous for its Broadway-inspired shows, and the Hearthstone house, which was the first in the world to have electricity.
The Fox River Mall, which is the largest mall in Wisconsin, is an ideal spot for shopping in Appleton. Residents can also pay a visit to the Fox Valley Symphony, Lawrence University (a private liberal arts college), the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, and other culturally-rich places. The Appleton Public School District boasts some of the best schools in the region, making it a great city for education.
And when it comes to recreation, there are dozens of city parks strategically placed within the city for convenient for active and passive leisure pursuits by residents of all ages. The nearby Green Bay area offers a variety of amusement parks, a wildlife sanctuary, a zoo, and sporting venues, all of which are a short drive away.
If you would like to make Appleton your new home, you will pleased to know that the city offers a wide variety of housing options, among them large family homes, condos, and villas, all with unique character and design. There are also modern apartments to suit any budget and lifestyle.