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Residential Living

Desirable Community

In 2010, CNN Money named Appleton among its Best Places to Live – Top 100. The advantages to life in the Fox Cities are truly unrivaled, and people across the U.S. continue to take notice. Between 2000 and 2010, the Fox Cities area grew 10.7 percent, reaching a residential population of nearly 230,000 people – that number is projected to reach 261,653 by 2020*.

High-Quality, Affordable Housing

Housing costs are lower than the U.S. average and lower than the overall Wisconsin average. With an inventory that includes housing types from multi-family and starter homes to high-end executive housing, median home cost in the Fox Cities Region of $122,600 is better than the Wisconsin average of $144,600 and the U.S. average of $152,300.

Additionally, the Fox Cities offers rental options and a host of outstanding retirement communities.

For a list of referred Realtors, financial institutions and other home-related business resources, check the membership directory at the back of this book or visit the Fox Cities Chamber website,, to access a searchable online version.

*Source: Wisconsin State Department of Administration, Demographic Services Center, Wisconsin Population Projections, City, Town, Village (Projection by Total Estimates).

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