Population: 7,863

Living in Ripon, Wisconsin:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Ripon, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Ripon 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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The local coffee shop (Mugs) is a hotspot for business meetings and casual get-togethers. The local BBQ joint (Js BBQ) has the best mac and cheese to share with friends. The local movie theater (the first ever Marcus theater) always sparks the greatest thematic arguments between diehard Star Wars fans while simultaneously providing a year-round children’s lineup. The local college (Ripon College) interacts with the Ripon community on a profound level through tutoring, art shows, theater productions, and so much more.

Ripon is a very community-based town. The local grocery store (Webster’s) donates thousands of dollars every year towards community events and scholarships. The local Rotary and Kiwanis clubs run every size and shape of event geared towards community involvement. The city board orchestrates all manner of community events, from movies and live music at the Village Green to the popular city-wide garage sale.

Ambrielle, says: 2020

Ripon, Wisconsin, is a city filled with opportunity and camaraderie. The greatest thing about Ripon is its citizens. Ripon is a city where everyone knows everyone. The mayor owns a packaging store downtown called Grant’s. The close-knit and comfortable community provides all types of opportunities, especially to its youngest members.

Sidonie, says: 2020

One of the largest events Ripon offers each year is the “Dickens of a Christmas” celebration on the main drag. Thousands of people wander through the local shops and eateries in order to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. The largest draw is the living windows. School-age children act in the living windows, dressing up as a variety of Dickens’ characters and being rewarded with hot cocoa and cookies after their shifts end. There are also carolers, live music, and the Ripon High School band traveling up and down the stretch of Watson Street during the festivities.

Christy, says: 2020

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