Quality of Life

Top rated, high quality

The New North region of Northeast Wisconsin has been recognized repeatedly for its exemplary quality of life and dynamic communities.

Low crime rates, great outdoor opportunities, superior education offerings, and vibrant culture and events are just a few of the many features that make the New North region a great place to live, work and play.  Here, we feel safe in our communities, have confidence in our schools, have plenty of hobbies to enjoy, and feel better faster with great value and better outcomes in all of our hospitals and health centers.  

Farmers markets, downtown celebrations, fairs, parades, live music and more! All are frequent happenings and events in the downtown districts of Northeast Wisconsin cities. Find your festival and plan a trip to a local market by visiting the local Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
Live music is a regular feature of events in Northeast Wisconsin communities, every music lover can find his or her favorite band in Northeast Wisconsin.
Rock music, plays, country music, kids shows, live entertainment and more. The KI Center and other performing arts centers regularly host national acts. Northeast Wisconsin connects you to all the top shows and artists through its multiple performing arts venues.
Miles of shoreline, hundreds of lakes, endless riverways, everyone can enjoy the water and experience the best outdoor offerings available.
Northeast Wisconsin is a great play to raise a family, with numerous family friendly activities indoor and outdoor and all year long.
Experience all four seasons in Northeasti Wisconsin. Wisconsin is the best place to enjoy boating in the summer, skiing in the winter and every fun activity in between.


The "North of What you Expect" Experience

“I knew the reputation of the Midwest as being friendly and welcoming, so we jumped all over the opportunity to move to here. There hasn’t been one time we regret the move to Neenah/Appleton. Coming from Los Angeles and all of the traffic, that’s not something I have to deal with here. Plus, my wife is a stay at home mom and she’s found a book club, breakfast clubs, and many other activities in the area. We have been embraced by the community and neighborhood.  In LA, we never even met our neighbors.”

                 -Ryan, Vice President ITS Infrastructure Solutions - Information Tech Services


Did you know?

We don't just say we are the best, we have the awards and rankings to prove it:

  • 11 of the top 25 largest private companies in Wisconsin — with more than $50 million in sales - are headquartered in the New North, encompassing a wide range of industries, from logistics to insurance. These leading companies provide ample work opportunities and career pathways for residents of the New North region
  • 3 hospitals in the New North region are ranked “Best Hospitals in the Nation” by U.S. News & World Report and are featured for several areas of High-Performing Specialties.
  • Green Bay, WI, the largest city in our region, was named one of the best cities in the country to live for married couples with children by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and was also named one of the top 25 best affordable suburbs by BusinessWeek.

Living in Northeast Wisconsin

Life in Northeast Wisconsin is exciting. Cities in Northeast Wisconsin like Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Sheboygan and more offers so much more to enjoy: The Green Bay Packers, the only community-owned NFL football team; wineries, noteworthy museums and art galleries, rated hiking trails, PGA Championship golf courses, diverse restaurants, thriving arts communities, craft breweries, and more than 300 miles of shoreline on the Great Lakes. In Wisconsin, you can enjoy all four seasons while taking advantage of top-rated destinations. In our region, there are plenty of options and plenty of reasons the New North region is ‘North of What you Expect’.

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