Set on the shore of Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh takes a great deal of pride in community. Many people were born and raised here and have either stayed or returned to raise their own families. The community is award-winning and in the heart of the Fox Valley. Located about 90 miles north of Milwaukee and 50 miles south of Green Bay. Oshkosh is a progressive community that offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests.
Oshkosh is a great place to live as a result of an excellent school system, outstanding health care facilities, abundant entertainment opportunities, a low cost of living, a clean environment, and much more. The city has been ranked in Money Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States”, in 2009 Business Week ranked Oshkosh as “The Best Place in Wisconsin to Raise Kids” and the Oshkosh metro area was named one of the “50 Smart Places to Live” in the United States by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in June of 2006.
There are 29 community parks and natural resource areas, several golf courses and numerous marinas and boat landings. Attractions include the Grand Opera House, Leach Amphitheater, Menominee Park and Zoo, Military Veterans Museum, Morgan House, Opera House Square, Oshkosh Public Museum, Paine Art Center and Gardens, Pollack Community Water Park, and the Oshkosh Public Library. Oshkosh is a state leader in regards to hosting annual events. Some of the many events include several Professional Fishing Tournaments, Brews & Blues, Celebration of Lights, Country USA Concert, Faire on the Green, EAA Air Venture Oshkosh, Miss Wisconsin Pageant, Irishfest, U.S. Open Volleyball Tournament, Otter Street Fisheree, Sawdust Days, Inland lake Yachting Association Regatta, Lifest Christian Music Festival and Waterfest Summer Concert Series.
Oshkosh is a haven for anyone interested in combining city life with the benefits of a small town.