All you need to know about Appleton

Appleton is a city located in the state of Wisconsin, in the United States of America. Appleton is located in the county of Outagamie but also borders the counties of Calumet and Winnebago. The population of Appleton, as of 2017 was 74,653 and it is the 6th largest city in Wisconsin. Appleton is located 110 miles north of Madison, the capital of Wisconsin and is situated just above Lake Winnebago. Appleton’s fast-growing metropolitan area has made the city a popular destination for business travel professionals seeking quality accommodations such as furnished apartments and corporate housing.

The history of Appleton can be traced back to the mid-17th century. The first settlers in Appleton were fur traders seeking to do business with the Fox River Valley Indians that occupied the land. Hippolyte “Paul” Grignon built a home for his family is 1835, this home also served as an inn and trading post.  The area continued to develop over the years and Appleton was incorporated as a city in 1857. Education was and continues to be an important part of Appleton’s history, with the Lawrence University share a large part of history with the city. The two grew simultaneously and have a close relationship even to this day. The retail trade has also contributed to the area’s development and there are many corporate housing options within close range of the large retail outlets in the city.

The largest industries in the city of Appleton are healthcare, manufacturing and retail trade. Appleton and the whole of the Fox River Valley are home to over 80 paper manufacturing and 90 publishing companies. In 2016, the top employer in Appleton was St. Elizabeth Hospital employing over 5,800 people. The other largest employers in the city are Thrivent Financial and Appleton Area School District. There is a range of corporate housing in Appleton so guests will not be short of options if travelling to Appleton for business.

There are many attractions to enjoy in your spare time in Appleton. Visitors to the city can head to Hearthstone Historic House, the world’s first hydroelectric powered house which has since been converted into a museum. Other popular attractions include The History Museum at the Castle, Heckrodt Wetland Park and Fox Cities Stadium. Downtown Appleton has many restaurants that can be enjoyed and many high-street stores perfect for some retail therapy. Tourist attractions are great for taking time out of your business day; there is a range of corporate housing in Appleton close to these attractions.

Appleton has many excellent transport links that allow business travellers to easily access the city and travel around the city. Valley Transit owns a network of buses that travel around the city from 5:45 AM to 10:30 PM on Monday through to Sunday. Appleton is also served by many interstate and state highways including Highway 10 and Interstate 41, which runs north to Green Bay and south to Milwaukee. Appleton International Airport is located on the west side of the city just six miles of downtown Appleton. SilverDoor provides excellent standards of corporate housing in Appleton close to a range of these transport links.

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