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Living in Appleton, Wisconsin:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Appleton, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Appleton what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Appleton is a diverse city, rich in culture and diversity. We are home to Lawrence University, one of the top private Liberal Arts colleges in the United States. You can enjoy our weekly farmers’ markets, our annual Oktoberfest festivities and the largest Flag Day parade in the States! Appleton is midway between Green Bay (Go Packers) and Milwaukee (Yay Brewers and Bucks).

Amanda, says: 2020

Appleton also home to a lot of great parks, each with a variety of unique activities. Highview Park and Erb Park have tennis and basketball courts. Memorial Park has a massive hill. Plamann Park has a lake with swimming and an inflatable obstacle course as well as disk golf. It is all the strong communities housed within the city that make it unique. People in Appleton are very friendly and generally always willing to help out. There are large Octoberfest celebrations held every year. Oktoberfest brings booths that sell food and other items. The festival draws tens of thousands of people every year.

Appleton, Wisconsin, is not a large town, yet it is by no means small. From its popular fast-food chains to its smaller, locally owned businesses, Appleton has no shortage of dining options including smaller, often overlooked businesses. These are the places you probably wouldn’t know about unless you had been there before, such as the Chinese food from China Wok served by the friendly family that owns the restaurant, the Mexican food and charming scenery from El Azteca, and Sunday evening family wing night at Stone Arch Brewpub. Appleton has no shortage of dining options.

While Appleton is not very large, there are still a few sports teams that are cheered on by nearly everyone. On Sundays, everyone sports their jerseys to show support to the nearby football team, the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are always a topic of conversation along with the quarterback Aaron Rodgers. More locally, there is the Timber Rattlers, a minor league baseball team with their stadium right in the city. It would be hard to find someone who has never attended a game for any reason.

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