The largest city in the Fox Cites / Fox Valley area the City of Appleton offers a great variety of activities and cultural events. Appleton boasts the Performing Arts Center (PAC), Timber Rattlers (a minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, Lawrence University (a private Liberal Arts college) among many other destinations and attractions. Appleton has a thriving downtown with many shops and restaurants. Downtown Appleton also has a strong nightlife with too many to count bars and clubs. Appleton is also working on building a Convention Center to bring even more attention to the area. Appleton is consistently voted one of the Top 10 places to live in several publications and polls.
Appleton Real Estate Schools are divided primarily into 3 areas. East Appleton, West Appleton and the newest section North Appleton. All three areas have their own high schools as well. Appleton has several pockets of older and historic homes most notably the areas of City Park, Pierce Park and pockets along the Fox River. Appleton like the rest of the Fox Valley is served by Appleton International Airport and is circled by Highways 41 and 441 making travel easy. Major employers such as Thrivent and Appleton Papers bring an influx of people into the area. k