Green Bay : Wisconsin


What It Is Like to Retire in Green Bay

Green Bay is the 3rd largest city in Wisconsin after Milwaukee and Madison. The population is just over 102,000.  It is of course, home to the Green Bay Packers and their cheesehead fans, as well as the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. It is an industrial city on Green Bay, a large inlet on Lake Michigan. The downtown is not that attractive although there are some nice residential areas and of course there is the lake. Photo of City Stadium courtesy of WIkipedia by Illwauk in the public domain.


Where to Retire in Green Bay and Home Prices

The National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price of a home in Green Bay to be $237,300 in the 2nd quarter of 2021, up over 18% from a year earlier.


What Is Special about Green Bay

Green Bay is vibrant sports town, and college town that offers the arts, medical care, has a walkable downtown, and housing costs well below the national average. 


What Is Not Special about Green Bay

Cold, snowy winters


Who Will Like Retirement in Green Bay

Retirees who want to live in a college town with a cultural scene, medical care, museums, and sporting events.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Green Bay is an industrial city with several meatpacking plants, paper mills, Green Bay is an industrial town and is known for its meatpacking plants and paper mills.  


Climate and Physical Environment

Green Bay's average January's temperature is 20 degrees and July's average is 70 degrees.  The town gets about 50 inches of snow annually.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Green Bay offers all sorts of food and restaurant venues along with sporting events and home to the Green Bay Packers.  There are also parks with summer concerts, performing arts and events at the restored Myer Theatre, the National Railroad museum, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. 



The crime rate in Green Bay is below the national average.


Medical Facilities

There are several medical facilities here including four hospitals.



Green Bay is served by Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport.


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