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Old 12-27-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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My family and I are planning a move to Wisconsin in the spring and we are looking at both the La Crosse and Appleton areas. They both appear to have great schools so that seems to be a wash. I would imagine there are a lot more employment opportunities in the Appleton area but the river, bluffs, and especially the driftless area near La Crosse are very attractive to me. On the other hand it looks like Appleton has lots of great green areas and events, not to mention proximity to door county and Lake Michigan. So let's hear it, especially from people who are familiar with both towns. Which is better and why?
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:10 PM
 
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Partial to La Crosse. Beautiful, good schools. Appleton is literally on the other side of the state. Never lived there, so I can't say. I prefer the west side of WI for several reason. E.g - 2 hours from a large metro, Minneapolis, is a plus. Employment opportunities depend on your industry. Good luck!
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:29 PM
 
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I graduated high school in Neenah and spent 4 years in La Crosse in college, so my perception of the Fox Cities was from a family viewpoint, while La Crosse was from a young college perspective. Both communities felt safe to me. Both have water sports, family festivals, farmer's markets. "Big City" for both is within driving reach (Milwaukee or Chicago from the Fox Cities; Minneapolis from La Crosse). Whether you choose Appleton or La Crosse, you cannot go wrong. Good luck!
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:11 AM
 
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Hi, Just wondering which area you chose and how it all worked out for you.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:34 PM
 
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Appleton has the better selection of jobs nearby, La Crosse has a much nicer natural setting but with fewer jobs overall.
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