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Old 03-18-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Hi Everyone. I've been sitting on the fence about moving to Green Bay and I am ready to make the leap this spring. I just need a little extra encouragement as a push.
I really want to hear the GOOD things about Green Bay.
I've been reading numerous posts about the Packmania; the drinking; the recknecks; the rudeness; the conservative, blue collar attitude; the oldness of the city; no shopping etc........you get the picture.
I'd like to hear from the people who have POSITIVE things to say about living there. Please......
I have visited GB a couple of times recently and I did not get these negetive impressions. On the contrary, I was very impressed.
So, please tell me about the good things your city has to offer
BTW, I am from Rochester, NY.
And, FYI, I have checked out Appleton and Madison and they weren't for me.
Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I am moving to Green Bay in early May, and I couldn't be more excited. I can't say from very much personal experience, but I have visited several times, and not once have I encountered the things that I so often see posted about Green Bay. In fact, it is usually the opposite. Every single individual I have come in contact with has been nothing but wonderful to my husband and I.

**** luck with your move!
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Unassuming populace

Very little "Keeping Up with the Joneses" mentality

No "rat race"

No vapid fake-bake yuppie Chads & Trixies (as in Chicago) or self-righteous Chicken Littles (as in Madison)

The Northwoods right at your doorstep

Very low crime rate despite the histrionics of those who believe the city is going to Hell like crap through a goose
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:47 PM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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the only thing good about green bay is that its not terribly far from appleton. thats a positive thought right? lol.

and green bay's crime rate isnt that of detriot, but i certainly would not call it very low, especially when you can compare it to appleton, oshkosh, fdl, which have all been at the top of national comparisons numerous times.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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First of all, don't let the zip code in my username fool you....I'm not from Green Bay.

HOWEVER, I have lived in near vicinity to GB for my entire life. There is plenty to do in Green Bay....plenty of shopping too. No, it's not the Fox River Mall in Appleton, or the malls in Milwaukee....but you definitely won't be short-changed on places to shop. Crime isn't non-existent, but it's certainly not horrible. Not what you would expect of a city that size. As well, there are suburbs of Green Bay that you might also consider - Ashwaubenon, Allouez, Bellevue. All are pretty much right there, but offer more of a suburban life than right in the city. There are certain parts of GB that I certainly would not suggest - but the vast majority is just fine.

Good luck with your decision.....and your move :-)
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:19 AM
 
Location: ST PAUL, MN
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NYGRRL ~

There's Bay Beach Amusment Park in the summer, the wildlife sancuary, drives along the shore ...

shopping in Downtown or out at the mall will find you some great things, theres all the generals , TJ Maxx, Sears, Kohls ect....

Down along the north end of Broadway has really been revamped and is really nice ... there's parks along the Fox River...

Musicals, theater, movies.... Food of all kinds.... casinos...

these are just a few quick suggestions off the top of my head...

Good Luck ~
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Green Bay
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You have to be adaptable and willing to accept people who are different than you. Green Bay will be so very different than New York. Can you deal with change? That's going to be important.

If you want to generalize, you could say the people in Green Bay are not very cultured in finer arts and that sort of thing. It is true that many would rather spend time "Up North" than a museum of fine art in downtown Chicago. Some people find more inspiration and relaxation in the great North Woods than they do looking at art in a museum. I don't think here's anything wrong with that.

Green Bay is a large enough city, it will take some time to find the people and places you like to be around, but you will find them. Those things exist, just that they may not be right around every corner. It took me a good year or two of living here before I found the people, places and things that I like. Now I love this city and really can't imagine living anywhere else. And I've lived in quite a few other cities, larger and smaller.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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How is the job market in Green Bay? Are there good local websites to review? My wife may be offered a job there and I would leave my job here in the Twin Cities in a second to further help her career. I'm in marketing.

Also, if she works in Green Bay, what are some good suburbs to live in? Or towns with a 1/2 hour drive at the most? We have horrible commutes here so anything under a half hour is just unheard of. Thanks!!
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:05 PM
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How is the job market in Green Bay? Are there good local websites to review? My wife may be offered a job there and I would leave my job here in the Twin Cities in a second to further help her career. I'm in marketing.

Also, if she works in Green Bay, what are some good suburbs to live in? Or towns with a 1/2 hour drive at the most? We have horrible commutes here so anything under a half hour is just unheard of. Thanks!!


Google Green Bay Job Net or browncountyjobcenter.org and it goes into a very detailed listing of many many jobs. Depere,Allouez,Bellevue, are just some of the nice suburbs. Traffic isn't to bad.
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Red face Green Bay

I may be a bit biased, I was born and raised in the area, I miss it very much. It is a smaller city, but has a lot to do. Some places I would recommend living in are Suamico, DePere, Bellvue, Scott, New Frankin, and Luxemburg. New Frankin and Luxemburg are about 15 and 20 minutes away, but Luxemburg-Casco school is a good one. I do have to say that they are primarily White as far as race goes, and there are some racist people there. I also think Howard is a nice place, a little more expensive. Green Bay is a nice town, with nice people for the most part. Lots of shopping, restaurants, ect. Make sure you make it to a Packer Game, even if you aren't a fan, the place is awesome, full of history and a great facillity.
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