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Old 01-07-2007, 11:23 AM
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My family and I are considering a move to Wisconsin and Oshkosh caught my eye. Is it a good, safe place to raise a family?
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:17 AM
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I've inquired about the same thing recently. See links to these threads:

Question about Oshkosh

Appleton or Oshkosh?

Also when I visited I really liked it. Progressive town with plenty of conveniences (shopping, dining, etc) but small enough to not have the big city problems. Schools are wonderful as well. A bit on the cold size if you're not used to Wisconsin winters, although not this year. We'll hopefully be moving there ourselves soon enough. We have 2 young kids and we cannot wait to move there. Perfect place to raise a family. And believe me I'm not biased because I've lived in places of either extremes, big cities (Rochester NY, pop. 1.8 million) and tiny towns (Darien WI, pop. 1200). Took a while to find my current spot to raise a family in Onalaska WI.

Good luck!
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:21 PM
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You and your family will love it in Oshkosh. There is much to do for families...the largest lake in the state, lake Winnebago , is right at our back door...numerous parks and sponsored events all year long. We always tell people that if you are bored in Oshkosh, your not even trying.
Jobs are here, businesses, steady growth and yet , not too big as far as feeling like a big city. It's still big news when a " chain " resturant opens here.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:15 PM
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i was raised in oshkosh and love it. I would definately say that it is a great place to live.. for all ages. Schools are fabulous.. there is entertainment, good dining, safe neighborhoods... Shopping may be lacking, but appleton is not far. It is a growing city with a small city feel. Any questions feel free to ask
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:56 AM
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Default Consider Appleton

You may also want to consider Appleton just up the road to the north. I lived there several years ago when I took a job in Oshkosh. (This info may not be entirely up-to-date as I moved away 3 years ago for another job, but I enjoyed my time there.) The commute is no trouble down Hwy 41.

I think Appleton has a few more ammenties. There is much to do along College Avenue (e.g., restaurants, shops, a great martini bar and a nice cigar shop). Victoria's restaurant serves great Italian!!! Appleton also has the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (minor league baseball) and of course the mall. You also are that much closer to Green Bay for minor league hockey and Packers games if you're sports fans. There is a comedy club that brings in some pretty good comedians. There also is a fitness center called Club West just west of Appleton that has just about everything you could want for working out (free weights, machines, indoor track, indoor gymnasium, swimming pool saunas, hot tub, tennis courts, racket ball and tanning beds.

So give Appleton a look too. Again, this information is a few years old, but if it hasn't changed much, this is some of what is there.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:32 PM
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I just relocated to Appleton and I agree with the post above, I would defintely check it out. It seems to have a lot more to do than Oshkosh. Both Oshkosh and Appleton are very safe.
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:21 PM
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My sister has lived in Appleton for many years. It's a lovely place, lots of amenities, very safe - she and her roommate never even lock their doors. I was amazed when I visited. Very attractive little town.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:58 PM
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Oshkosh is a good town. Depends on what part you move to though. It is also a town of bars and thats about it for doing things with your family. I am hating it here and I have lived here almost all of my life. We would have to travel to Appleton in order to do something! Like today for instance, we wanted to go bowling, both lanes dont have open bowling until after 9PM and that is no good for my 2 and 5 year old. Movie theater no kids movies. It sometimes sucks living here like I said unless you dont ever do anything with your family!
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