Appleton

133 reviews
  1. Town in Wisconsin
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$667
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    207
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    31
    37
  • Robbery
    28
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    228
    575
  • Theft
    1,612
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,439
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

133 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    69
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Its a great place to raise a family. Small and quiet with good schools and clean parks. I have grown up here for 25yrs. I enjoyed the new upcoming restaurants and the breweries are great! We have some of the top small brews in Wisconsin, including the New Glarus.
  • Current Resident
  • 28 days ago
Although crime has increased slightly in the recent years, it is only because my city is growing in size and becoming more industrial. However, I have never felt unsafe in my life. Jobs are increasing, businesses are booming, a country lifestyle is still available on the outskirts, and health and fitness is very encouraged. I see many people, of all ages, running, walking, or doing some sort of exercise outside and there are even free yoga classes in the park. It has been wonderful to grow up in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Appleton is a wonderful city to live. It has a population of about 65,000. It's a safe area and has plenty of things to do. There's everything from nightlife, to a big mall, to community events, and more. There are lovely walking trails and parks. There are tons of restaurants. The job market is great and cost of living is very affordable. I've lived several places in Wisconsin and Appleton is my favorite.
  • Current Resident
  • 26 days ago