Appleton is a larger city in the Fox Valley, a region of small towns along the Fox River between Green Bay and Oshkosh.
Appleton ranks high as a best place to live for its affordability, amenities, performing arts and recreation. The city offers charming downtown living and quiet suburban neighborhoods with many parks to young professionals and families. Top liberal arts school Lawrence University adds to Appleton’s lively, youthful community. Walking and biking trails, recreation on Lake Winnebago and the Fox River, and state parks and forests are all just minutes away for Appleton residents.