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Old 04-15-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Actually, Green Bay is a lot nicer than Appleton. The only thing in the Appleton area is Kimberly Clark and they've outsourced all their jobs to India. Green Bay is much more progressive.
What are you basing this on? I've never heard anybody, not even people from Green Bay, ever say this. How is Green Bay more "progressive" than Appleton? Both Appleton and Green Bay have Republican mayors, so I don't know what you mean. Both cities are politically to the Right of Milwaukee and Madison.

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Also, the suburbs in the Green Bay area (Allouez, Ashwaubenon and De Pere) are infinitely nicer than Neenah and Menasha. Talk about s**t holes!
You can't possibly be serious??? Green Bay is an arm pit compared to Appleton and the Fox Cities. No sane person would ever say otherwise. The Packers are literally the only thing going for the city. Oh yeah, and the Indian casino. Bay Park Square is getting nicer, but it's nothing compared to the Fox River Mall. Even Darboy is better than Bay Park Square. Why do you think all the growth in Northeastern Wisconsin is centered on Appleton, Darboy, Neenah, and Grand Chute?
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Here's a similar thread that might give some more insight into 2 of your 3 choices by way of comparison.

Green Bay, Madison or Milwaukee??
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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+1 to everything jjacobeclark said. i'll give 'em most of menasha, its a pretty, well, it's not worth mentioning, but every time i go to green bay i'm reminded how old, run-down and dingy it is. not in a million years would i want to live in green bay

original poster, all you need to know about green bay is that people there come to appleton to shop at our mall and go to our nightclubs
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Appleton has it all over Green Bay. Seriously, no comparison.

I will concede Menasha as being less than desirable but that's the only thing I'll agree with from Jims thread.

Everyone we know in Green Bay comes down to Appleton to shop and eat out, etc. There is a very good reason for that.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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Yeah, especially since the owners of the FRM just decalred bankrupcy. As I said before, the suburbs of Green Bay are a lot nicer that Neenah and Menasha. And to tell the truth, all Appleton has is Highway 41.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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I don't live in any of these three places but have been to them all. The people I know who live or lived in Green Bay do come down to Appleton for shopping.

Yes, there are some really nice suburbs of Green Bay, but the worst parts of Green Bay are worse than the worst of Appleton.

Overall, Green Bay has more of the working class Democrat vibe; Appleton is a mix of white and blue collar Republicans; and Madison is, well, Madison.

Green Bay and Madison have the most diversity. Appleton has the more small town feel.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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"Green Bay has more of the working class Democrat vibe"

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Old 04-18-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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hello everyone,

greatly appreciate the replies; it's definitely helping us narrow things down which is of course exactly why I posted on this site....thank you for all the info!

I agree...the menasha area seemed to be not a very pretty place....so with that said, what's your opinion on these places near appleton:


Greenville
Dale
Medina
Grand Chute
Shiocton
Stephensville
Center Valley
Mackville
Hortonville

the last time we drove through the area (about a month ago)...we really liked greenville.

as for green bay, we heard that basically the closer you get to the downtown, the worse it is and that anything on the far northeast side of green bay is the better area to live...is this a fairly accurate description?

Bellevue, Ashwaubenon and Allouez, & De pere were also recommended to us as some the nicer areas to live....what do you think?

We don't want to live in the 'heart' of either city...basically looking to live in the smaller suburbs/ neighboring cities that wouldn't be too far from the 'metro' areas for work.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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Yeah, especially since the owners of the FRM just decalred bankrupcy. As I said before, the suburbs of Green Bay are a lot nicer that Neenah and Menasha. And to tell the truth, all Appleton has is Highway 41.
are you kidding? all the crap along 41 is the worst part of town lol. not counting the mall i suppose. very generica. you have to get downtown where we have, y'know, real restaurants and such.

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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I agree...the menasha area seemed to be not a very pretty place....so with that said, what's your opinion on these places near appleton:

Greenville
Dale
Medina
Grand Chute
Shiocton
Stephensville
Center Valley
Mackville
Hortonville
Well, I guess then I'm not sure what you're looking for which makes it hard to recommend. Pretty much all of the town of Grand Chute may as well be Appleton, for the most part it runs along the entire west and north sides of the city, shares the zip codes, schools, etc. Technically all of the businesses on the west side i.e. mall, car dealers, junk food peddlers (applebees, etc) are Grand Chute territory. If you're looking for an actual small town that's not it.

Greenville had been a popular place to build the last few years. If you ask me it's gone from a really small town to a mess of sprawled out houses every which way. Mackville's got... the strip club and a decent junkyard. Hortonville is still a classic small town place, nice and quiet, but it is pretty out of the way if you want a job someplace... where there's jobs. Same with Dale, though Dale is much closer to Appleton.

Looked at Wrightstown? Right in the middle of GB and Appleton
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