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Mayor-Hanna-headshot1Welcome to the city of Appleton, a place where talented people thrive.

We’re glad you have chosen to call our community home. We strive to provide excellent city services that go above and beyond our citizen’s expectations.

Appleton has been ranked one of the safest cities in Wisconsin, one of the best places to do business and one of the best places to raise a family. What makes Appleton great is the people who live here. We’re a mid-size city with a small town feel and big-city amenities.

In Appleton, you’ll find major employers in the healthcare, paper, technology fields and manufacturing businesses of all sizes and a growing start-up culture. We know that today, many people are looking for a place to live first before finding a place to work. That’s why we are investing in our parks, trails and riverfront. We’ve renewed our efforts to embrace public art and you can see the results all over our downtown district. For Appleton, public art also includes music and other cultural performances. We have a world class music festival in Mile of Music , one of the finest performing arts centers in the Midwest in the Fox Cities PAC as well as art and history museums.

Appleton embraces diversity and strives to enhance the quality of life for all our residents. We have excellent public and private schools, a thriving downtown and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We have a strong mix of industrial and commercial business and a range of affordable housing options. From shops owned by local artisans to a major shopping center on the other side of town, Appleton is part of Wisconsin’s Shopping Place. As the center of the Fox Cities region, what amenities Appleton may not have are just minutes away.

We welcome you to our community. If you haven’t already, you’ll quickly discover many of the elements of what makes Appleton a truly great place to live. If you ever have questions or would like more information about Appleton, please contact us at 920-832-6173.