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Old 05-08-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Default Possible relocation to Appleton area from San Diego

Hello!
My husband may accept a job in Neenah, WI. We are going to visit the area in a few weeks and I have absolutely no clue where to begin to look. Any advice about neighborhoods would be very helpful. We hear Appleton is a great place to raise a family. We are looking for a neighborhood with great schools, mature trees, a "front porch" community if you will. We would love a neighborhood where there are block parties, etc.

Thanks so much!
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: In a little valley under the Rim
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There are a lot of threads about Appleton here if you use the search feature. Hopefully a moderator will move your post to the general Wisconsin forum, since Appleton is quite a way from Milwaukee.

As for neighborhoods, I always liked the City Park area.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Good luck. Are you ready for the climate shock?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hey thanks! I didn't realize I was posting in the Milwaukee forum. I grew up in Columbus Ohio. I think the weather will be a shock, but having space and a yard sounds dreamy!
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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The south side of Appleton might fit what you are looking for. Look around the Meadow Grove BLVD area, which is about 25 years old, in the Berry/Madison/East district, and is very wooded. I've got 44 trees in my yard, granted its a double lot. And we have a block party every year, matter of fact this weekend is the neighborhood rummage sale. The north side of Appleton, and the SE side of Neenah, has a lot of newer development, however the mature trees are not as plentiful. Check it out on Bing maps or something

also here's a local website from an appleton loving resident Welcome to Appleton, Wisconsin (Appleton: A Great Place to Live!)
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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If you want a nice quiet bedroom community try Kimberly. Its great for kids with a new YMCA close by. Also, its connected to Appleton. Just cross a street in Appleton and your in Kimberly.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Hello!
My husband may accept a job in Neenah, WI. We are going to visit the area in a few weeks and I have absolutely no clue where to begin to look. Any advice about neighborhoods would be very helpful. We hear Appleton is a great place to raise a family. We are looking for a neighborhood with great schools, mature trees, a "front porch" community if you will. We would love a neighborhood where there are block parties, etc.

Thanks so much!
My wife and I are moving to Dotty Island this summer. While we were searching, we looked at many areas in Fox Valley. As far has having a great school system, mature trees, and a family-friendly neighborhood, there are (literally) dozens of places that would work. In fact, that pretty much describes 95% of the Appleton-Neenah-Oshkosh area. A few questions for you:

1 - Do you want to live close to shopping and restaurants? Really you will be close no matter what, but do you want to be 5 or 20 minutes away from the major areas? If so, Appleton is your best bet. That is where the mall and most restaurants are. Neenah, Appleton, and Oshkosh all have nice downtown areas (of various sizes).

2 - Do you mind living near a college? The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is, obviously, located in Oshkosh. Oshkosh is not, however, a college town.

3 - How close to the lakes do you want to live? A couple of lakes to choose from. Houses get more expensive the closer you are.

4 - How big of house do you want? Do you mind if the house is older? If you want "newer" houses you generally have to go to the western side of the cities (since everything east has the lake).

In general, I would highly recommend checking out Neenah, Clayton, and west-Oshkosh. Oh, not many "block parties" around, but plenty (and I mean plenty) of watering holes that you can meet people at.
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