8 Unique Northeast WI Neighborhoods: Find Your New Home

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Spring is the perfect time to buy a new home in Northeast Wisconsin. The Fox Valley and Green Bay areas are rich in residential architecture diversity. Whether you are looking for a timeless, traditional home, an elegant historic neighborhood, contemporary architecture, or a classic house with a picturesque view, the Northeast Wisconsin home market has an abundance of options.

Unison Credit Union strives to empower you to live your best life and support you in all your upcoming life decisions, big and small. We’re here for you at every stage of your financial life, whether that means we’re making your life easier via convenience services or helping you open the door to your new home.

To give you a jump-start on your new home search, we compiled a list of admired neighborhoods in the area. Take a peek for yourself – tell us your favorites on Facebook or if you’d add any to our list.

De Pere and Green Bay Area

1. Historic Astor Park District

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Character-filled, well-preserved homes line the streets of Green Bay’s Historic Astor Park District – see the map! Here you’ll find timeless elegance with original hardwood floors, gorgeous crown moulding, and vintage wood burning fireplaces inside of storied walls of the historic district’s homes. The neighborhood is rich in history, from South Adams Street where French fur traders created cabins in 1745 to Madison Street where Wisconsin’s first grist mill was built in 1797.

School District: Green Bay Area Public School District

2. Olde Allouez

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Head to Olde Allouez and discover unique homes that range from stucco-clad Tudor Revival houses to trendy mid-century modern homes such as the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired one pictured above. Homes in this area are known for their range of styles and quaint surroundings. Describing the area, the Green Bay Press Gazette shares, “They’re not all out of a story book, but these Allouez homes sure look like it.”

School District: Green Bay Area Public School District, Green Bay East High School

Wrightstown Area

3. Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links Subdivision

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 Find newly-constructed homes in the subdivision abutting Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links. Traditional brick tones and elegant architecture complement the golf course and natural surrounding beauty. Additionally, impressive views of the golf course make this location a hot spot for those who want to live between Green Bay and Appleton.

For those who like this mid-point between the two larger cities, Century 21 Ace Realty Agent Nikki Maufort shares, “There are some beautiful and affordable condos on Washington Street in Wrightstown that have great views of the Fox River. You can enjoy the peacefulness of living on the water for under $150k.”   

School District: Wrightstown Community School District 

Little Chute Area

4. Near Heesakker Park

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Find charming and affordable homes near Heesakker Park in Little Chute. This well-kept, established neighborhood is located at the edge of a family-friendly park with paved trails and recreational areas – the park also features a bow-string pedestrian bridge that connects to Island Park. This neighborhood is a comfortable and safe place to raise a family in the area.

School District: Little Chute Area School District

Kaukauna Area

5. Winchester Park Neighborhood

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Kaukauna’s Winchester Park neighborhood is known for its quiet subdivision, wooded yards, and gorgeous, large trees. The home styles are diverse, are about 10-15 years old, and range from traditional Colonial styles to contemporary homes. Directly behind the neighborhood and across from County Road CE, you’ll find Kaukauna High School. This safe and sought-after neighborhood is minutes from the Downtown Appleton area, making it a convenient location to live.

School District: Kaukauna Area School District

Appleton Area

6. City Park Historic District

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Along the Fox River and around Lawrence University in Appleton you’ll discover plenty of homes with vintage style and nostalgic charm. From the Fox River Paper Company Historic District to the West Prospect Historic District and other nearby neighborhoods, find Victorian styles to the treasured, clean-lined mid-century ranch. Homeowners in this area rave about the diverse architecture that gives the area its remarkable appeal.

School District: Appleton Area School District

7. Erb Park Area

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Slightly north of the classic character homes near the Fox River and Wisconsin Avenue, you’ll find another beloved collection of homes near Erb Park in Appleton.

“One of the highly sought-after neighborhoods in Appleton is in the Erb Park area,” explains Maufort. “There is an abundance of affordable character homes and beautiful cape cods in this established neighborhood.”

The nearly 40-year-old Erb Park was also recently renovated with updated aquatic amenities, basketball and tennis courts, and more.

“You now have this all summer long, some place to come. I can’t imagine being a neighborhood kid around here. They’ll be able to drive up on their bike,” shared City of Appleton Parks and Recreation Director Dean Gazza in a NBC26 article.

School District: Appleton Area School District

Sherwood Area

8. Near High Cliff State Park

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Drive through the beautiful and developing subdivision of State Park Estates II and find new construction homes with minimal maintenance compared to older houses. Homeowners can enjoy serene country-like living just minutes away from the city and the shores of Lake Winnebago. The neighborhood is just outside of High Cliff State Park – a breathtaking location to hike, bike, explore, and appreciate the outdoors.

School District: Kimberly Area School District

Ready, Set, Mooove!

With all the beautiful selections that Northeast Wisconsin has to offer, we want to ensure you’re financially prepared when the time is right for buying a new home. If you’re considering making a move sometime soon or want to start saving up for your future abode, let’s chat to make sure you’re pre-qualified and ready – and see our article on area school districts to help you find a location that suits your family’s educational needs. Our Member Advisors can help you come up with a savings plan, determine which type of mortgage you should choose, and discuss any other financial questions you may have.

Head to one of our convenient locations in South Kaukauna, North KaukaunaLittle Chute, Grand Chute, Wrightstown, or De Pere or contact us online, via text, or by phone at 920-766-6000 with questions.


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