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Old 03-25-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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Hello everyone! I am hoping to get some advice about relocating. DH is possibly getting ready to accept a position in Appleton, WI. We are very excited about the move b/c we are ready to make a change for the better. (having actual seasons would be nice). Anyway, we are wondering what the best towns/school districts would be good for our fourteen year old daughter. She is a freshman in high school this year. We are also getting ready to start expanding our family, so elementary schools will be important in the future.
One last question.. my daughter and I are very fair skinned. (Irish) My husband tans without any problems, but wondering how the cold winters will effect us skin wise. It is very humid down here in Austin. Just curious.
thanks,
sc

Types of areas that we are looking for are suburban master planned communities. Can anyone tell me what might be similar?
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Wausau, WI
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Well, I'm from Wausau so I don't know a lot about Appleton schools, but I have had friends at my university who have come from Appleton North and East high schools, who seem to be fine haha.

As for your skin, I know what you mean, because I'm Norwegian (from above the Arctic Circle) with reddish hair and very fair skin. During the winter your skin will lighten a bit, and about 50% of your tan acquired from the summer will fade away. That shouldn't be a huge problem though. As long as you apply some good sunscreen you should be able to enjoy yourself healthily and build up a bit of a tan (or more if you really want to, though it's not exactly healthy, but that's neither here nor there). I think you'll be able to stay in the sun longer here than you could in TX because our UV levels are much lower, being further north.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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That is good to know. I usually don't tan anymore. Not healthy so I just spray tan. (airbrush) I am hoping someone on here will give me a good idea of where to live though. What are the best neighborhoods etc.
Well, thanks for the info.
sc
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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There is a post on Appleton neighborhoods that you may want to check out It may be helpful.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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Thank you. I have been searching, but have not found anything yet.
sc
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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SCO628.........I live in Arizona now but grew up in the area your moving to. First , your comparing apples to oranges when you talk about the schools, its not like Tucson where I live or maybe even Austin where you live, ALL THE SCHOOLS ARE GREAT ! Wisconsin public schools ( outside of Milwaukee ) are excellent. As far as the whole skin thing , the summers can be humid and hot but I can tell you from the one time that I traveled throu Austin- its not that hot ! Austin was very hot and very humid, not exactly comfortable. In the winters your skin will dry out , so use what you will to fix that. There are several master planned communities, I couldnt possibly make any suggestions about where to live , but heres my take.....dont live on the lake or river , taxes will kill you for being on water frontage.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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SCO,
Here's a link to the Appleton neighborhood thread. Appleton Neighborhoods.

Appleton is a growing city with many new subdivisions. Some are in town, many more in the suburbs. From a transplanted Texan, I'm sure you will love it up here. Winters will be a shock for you as they were for me, but the beauty of the four seasons more than will make up for it. The countryside is fantastic around Appleton.

Appleton is like any medium size city in America, it has it's good areas and it's bad areas. Rent for a few months when you get here so you can check out the areas you would be interested in.
Good luck!
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