Neenah | Menasha
Neenah and Menasha are the “twin cities” of the Fox Valley, just south of Appleton and north of Oshkosh. Neenah is rich with a variety of neighborhoods and historic homes, a vibrant walkable downtown, access to kayak launches and the water, an abundance of city parks and ThedaClark Hospital. Menasha claims more shoreline than any of the Fox Cities communities. With access to Lake Winnebago, the Fox River, and Little Lake Buttes des Morts, there is ample opportunity to get on the water. The Trestle Trail is a wonderful pedestrian bridge that crosses the Fox River in Menasha, part of a larger trail system that connects hundreds of miles for walking, biking or snowmobiling.
Quick Facts about the City of Neenah
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History: Originally known as Winnebago Rapids, the name Neenah comes from the Ho-Chunk word for “running water”
Population: 26,000, making Neenah the 2nd most populated of the Fox Cities
Median Family Income: $67,172
Median Home Price: $133,400
Healthcare: Home of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Fox Valley
Quick Facts about the City of Menasha
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History: Menasha, meaning “the Island,” became a village in 1849 and was incorporated as a city in 1874
Median Family Income: $46,646
Median Home Price: $119,310
Healthcare: Easy access to five major health care providers
Events and Activities for Neenah and Menasha
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is a community college located in Menasha that offers coursework for more than 200 majors and several degree programs for 1,500 students. It features the Weis Earth Science Museum and the Barlow Planetarium.
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is a 76-acre urban nature reserve with extensive programming.
Fox Cities Greenways supports trails and greenways, including the Fox Cities Paper Trail, a 43-mile trail loop linking the Fox Cities and the Friendship Trail from the City of Menasha to High Cliff State Park
Visit the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
Annual free outdoor jazz festival, and weekly jazz at the park events
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