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Relocation Guide
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 Connecting you to the Community

Let us help you connect with our community.  What are your interests?  Below are a sample of ways that we help you meet people and get involved. 

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Recreation
 Camping/Boating/Fishing YMCA/Fitness Center Parks/Nature Center Professional Sports Tennis Curling Wisconsin Attractions Other. Please List Below

The Arts
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Housing
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Employment Opportunities
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Faith
 Faith Communities
The Fox Valley offers a multitude of religious offerings that ate too numerous to mention. There are place of worship for those of the Jewish faith, an Islamic mosque, a wide range of Christian offerings, a Unitarian Fellowship, a Sikh temple, Buddhist groups

 

Contact Information

Our communities

Relocate Fox Cities
Dave Sebora
920.279.9650

The Fox Cities are usually defined as those cities, villages and towns that are adjacent to the Fox River as it flows from Neenah north through Kaukauna.  The region has evolved from agriculture and logging in the 1800’s to one of the 50 largest manufacturing area in the United States.  Today the Fox cities has a vibrant and diverse economy that has expanded from manufacturing to include healthcare, insurance, tourism and related businesses that help provide a superior quality of life.

The descriptions below are only for our cities and villages.  Surrounding towns are numerous and often are indistinguishable as boarders adjoin throughout the Fox Cities.

Let’s take a brief look at each of our communities.

The list is alphabetical, with no bias or recommendation intended.  If you are viewing this information on line, please use the link provided to each community

Appleton
Appleton is the largest community in the Valley with a population of 73.697, as such I it is the cultural, retail and entertainment hub of the Fox Cities.  The Performing Arts Center, museums, and restaurants provide a rich tapestry of culture.  The Fox River Mall is advertised as the largest tourist attraction north of Milwaukee.

Appleton is home to both Lawrence University and Fox Valley Technical College.  A number of other colleges have a presence as well.

The public school system educates 16,212 students in 15 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 3 high schools.  The district also has 15 charter schools.  Appleton is also served by both Catholic and Lutheran school systems.

Population: 73,697
Median Family income: $44,009
Average home value:  $118,000

Harrison
Harrison received village status in 2013.  Its boarders wrap around the north ends of Lake Winnebago.  Harrison is an example of the expansion of the Fox Cities with many new housing developments.  Depending on a home location in Harrison, students could attend the Appleton. Menasha or Kaukauna Schools.

Population:  7,373
Median family income:  $69,729
Average home value: $139,263

Kaukauna
Located on the northern end of the Fox Valley, Kaukauna is a scenic community that showcases the 1000 Island Nature Center and the Grignon mansion.  Its economy is diverse with a very active industrial park.  Thilmany paper, a packaging company, has a prominent presence in Kaukauna.

The public school systems educates 4,200 student with a high school size of 1.200. There are also private elementary school choices in Kaukauna

Population: 15,696
Median household income: $52,531
Average home value: $137,623

Kimberly
Named for the John Kimberly, the co-founder of Kimberly Clark Corporation, the village of Kimberly evolved as a paper making community until the closing of the lone paper mill in 2008.  Kimberly’s Sunset Park is showplace of civic pride.

Population: 6,606
Medium Household income: $43,924
Average home value: $140,527

Little Chute
The Village of Little Chute comprises 5.52 square miles on the northern end of the Fox cities.  A community proud of its Dutch Catholic heritage, Little Chute celebrates its identity with the Windmill, and the annual Cheese fest.

The Little Cute School system is comprised of 1.200 students, with a high school of about 500 students

Population: 10,428
Median household income: $57,000
Average home value: $143,018

Menasha
No other Fox Valley community is blessed with more waterfront than Menasha, Bordered by Lake Winnebago, the Fox River and Little Lake Buttes des Mortes, Menasha has ample parks, boat ramps, a downtown marina and of course the Trestle Bridge.  Part of the Friendship recreation trail the Trestle Bridge allows for walking, biking, and running over the Fox River. Menasha celebrates is Polish heritage each year with the Otto Grunski Festival and also offers a Labor Day jazz festival at Jefferson Park.  Menasha is also home to UW Fox Valley, a two year community College

Approximately 4,100 students are enrolled in the Menasha schools with a high school enrollment of 1,200.

Population: 17,353
Median household income: $50,395
Average home value: $138,191

Neenah
Around the Corner with John McGivern, 2/13, Neenah Episode #206
Kimberly-Clark Neenah Video

Historic homes, sailboat races, a farmers market, street ball tournaments, The Bergstrom Mahler Museum and a vibrant downtown are just some of the memorable features of Neenah.   An economy once based on the paper industry (at one the corporate headquarters of Kimberly-Clark) Neenah’s economy has now expanded into health care, sophisticated electronics, marketing a wealth of other industries.  Over 14,000 people come to work each day within a mile of downtown.  As a result downtown caters to a unique array of restaurants, stores and shops.

Neenah school enrollment is 7350 students, with a high school enrollment of about 2,000

Population: 25, 763
Median household income: $50,395
Average home value: $165,357

*population, income and home values from Citydata.com

A Closer Look at Schools

Some families make their decision on where to live dependent on their school research.  Here is a very brief narrative of school choices in the Fox valley

Both public and private school systems in the Fox Cities have a reputation of delivering quality education to students of all ability levels.  However, different school systems have different methods of delivering instruction.   Let’s look at some unique qualities offered by different school systems. All of the mentioned schools have competitive sports programs, a rich selection of extra-curricular programs, and elective courses in all area of the curriculum.

Let us help you learn more about school choices in the Fox Cities. If you would to tour the schools, learn more about school choices or have questions about the college and universities in Wisconsin, we can help.

Appleton
Appleton offers lots of choices.  The Appleton Area School District offers 14 different charter schools.  Some are available at the elementary level, some at middle school and some at the high school level.  Appleton has three traditional high schools with enrollments ranging from 1,700 student to 2,000 students.  Appleton also has an alternative high school.

Appleton also offers both a Catholic education system, as well as a Lutheran choice.   The Catholic high school in Appleton is Xavier High School with a population of about 500 students.  Xavier High School is organized on a four-block system, and traditionally has the highest college entrance exam scores in the Valley.

Fox Valley Lutheran High School is a faith based high school with an international flavor.  At last count over 50 students, or roughly 10% of their school population were foreign students

Kaukauna
Kaukauna High School enrollment is 1,200 students.  Beginning with the 2014-15 school year KHS will move to a trimester system that calls for 70 minute classes, with a five period day.  Kaukauna also offers one elementary charter school.

Kimberly
Kimberly High School operates on a four block system.  This means students can take four classes each grading period, and each class is 90 minutes long.  Kimberly High School has a student population of about 1,000 students.

Little Chute
Little Chute Schools are proud of their small size and high achievement.  With a high school population of 500, they offer high instruction two ways.  Students may choose from a traditional 7 hour day, or from a block scheduling format.

Menasha
Menasha High School’s enrollment is 1,200 students.  Instruction is based on a traditional seven hour day.  Menasha offers course selections for all ability levels, has a strong school to work component, a community service requirement.

Neenah
Neenah The Neenah Joint School System has one elementary charter school, one building that houses all of their sixth grade students and a high school population that may vary from 2,000 to 2,200 students.  They are the largest high school in the area.  They offer a number of career academies, and annually have the highest college entrance exam scores of all public schools in the Valley.

St. Mary Catholic High School in Neenah provides the culminating educational experience for those students primarily enrolled in St. Mary Catholic Schools.  Most of their students live in the Fox Cities.  A school of about 250 students, this faith based school has a one to one laptop program.  Due to small class size teachers are able to know each student for who they are, and provide assistance as necessary.

All of the above mentioned schools have competitive sports programs, a rich selection of extra-curricular programs, and elective courses in all area of the curriculum.

Let us help you learn more about school choices in the Fox Cities. If you would to tour the schools, learn more about school choices or have questions about the college and universities in Wisconsin, we can help.