The greater Fond du Lac area has a manageable population of 43,000. It's easy to get around AND an easy drive to the big cities. We have a solid mix of manufacturing and commerce, and a work ethic that's second to none. Top 100 in job growth among small U.S. metro areas, including #13 in IT job growth. Our cost of living is 4% below the national average. And, you'll pay 21% less for housing, rent and property taxes compared to the rest of the country. We are one of the top 20 safest metro areas in the U.S. And, in short, are economically and otherwise safe and sound!
TOP 5 FAQs:
How far is Fond du Lac to Wisconsin's big metro areas?
It is 75 miles to Madison, the state capital; 67 miles to Milwaukee, the state's largest metro area; and 73 miles to Green Bay and Lambeau Field. Go Pack!
What's the average commute? On average Fond du Lac area residents spend 19 minutes commuting to work, while U.S. residents average over 25 minutes.
Does the area have any colleges or universities?
Yes and yes. There's Moraine Park Technical College, Marian University, the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac and Ripon College. Learn more about education here in Fond du Lac >
What are my healthcare choices?
In the city there's Agnesian HealthCare and Aurora Health Care, two well-respected names in Wisconsin healthcare. Learn more about health & wellness here in the greater Fond du Lac area >
How about weather swings?
Let's just say you get the full four season experience - warm in the summer with highs reaching into the 80s and plenty of sunshine for golf and biking, and brisk air in the winter with average temps in the 20s and ample snow for snowmobiling and cross country skiing.
Fond du Lac area in 10-20 years
Our professionals and residents are dedicated to making the greater Fond du Lac area the very best it can be. Launching in 2015, Envision Fond du Lac is a visioning and strategic planning project for the greater Fond du Lac area. Learn more about current efforts to shape our community's future at www.envisionfdl.com.
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