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What it's 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 cheeshead fans, as well as the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. It is an industrial city on Green Bay, a large inlet on Lake Michigan. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia (City Stadium by Illwauk, St. Norbert College by schwnj,Couty Corthouse by Chris Rand).


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 $151,100 in the first quater of 2017, up from $139,500 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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Facts about GREEN BAY
  • State: WI
  • Environment: Suburban,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 0 -20
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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