Combined Locks, along the Fox River, is a quiet, picturesque community with a solid industrial base and residential development. Part of the Kimberly School District, the village has expanded south of County CE.
Location: Between Kimberly and Kaukauna south of the Fox River, Combined Locks is accessible off County Roads N, CE, Z, K and HH.
Major attractions: Blaese Park, Lindberg Park, Memorial Park, Van Zeeland Park.
Freedom was established 150 years ago. The unincorporated area is a mixture of large farms and new housing development.
Location: North of Appleton, Little Chute and Kaukauna on State 55 at County E and S.
Rural farms in this town situated west and north of the Fox Cities are quickly being replaced by subdivisions, commercial development and industrial parks. It ranks as one of the fastest growing residential areas in the state.
Location: West and north of Appleton, State 96 and 15 off U.S. 41, W. College Avenue.
Information: townofgreenville.com or Town Hall, W6860 Parkview Drive, 920- 757-5151. Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, 3433 W. College Ave. 920-734-3358.
Kimberly has at least two distinctions. It is the only land-locked municipality in the area and it is home to the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame. The Fox River prevents the village from expanding north, while Combined Locks and a border agreement keeps it from expanding south.
Location: South of the Fox River and Little Chute and east of Appleton. Access on County N from U.S. 41 off County CE.
Information: www.vokimberly.org or Village Municipal Building, 515 W. Kimberly Ave., 920-788-7500; Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce - 920-766-1616
Menasha shares much of its history with Neenah as the other half of the Twin Cities. Historic photos and artifacts tell the history of the Fox River and the construction of the bridge in the Tayco Street Bridge Tower Museum at Tayco and Main streets. The Polish Connection, the local name for State 441 over Lake Butte des Morts, says a lot about Menasha’s heritage.
Location: Northwest shore of Lake Winnebago. Several accesses off U.S. 41, also U.S. 10, State 47 and 114.
Information: www.ci.menasha.wi.us or City Hall, 140 Main St., 920- 967-5117; Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, 3433 W. College Ave. 920-734-3358.
Town of Menasha
Neenah was an early center of industry because of its location on Lake Winnebago and the Fox River pioneering in milling grain and the lumber industry. The paper industry became a major part of the community, which has a diverse retail and professional business. Theda Clark Medical Center is one of many institutions made possible through community-minded residents.
Location: West shore of Lake Winnebago, several accesses off U.S. 41.
Information: www.ci.neenah.wi.us or City Hall, 211 Walnut St., 920-886- 6100; Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, 3433 W. College Ave. 920-734-3358.
Town of Neenah
The area’s newest village is growing rapidly because of its location on the shore of Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park, golf courses and quiet, rural setting.
Location: State 55 and 114 on the east shore of Lake Winnebago.
Information: Village Office, W482 Clifton Road, 920-989-1589. Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce - 920-766-1616.
Location is the reason why this village in Outagamie and Brown counties is growing rapidly in population, commercial ventures and industry. It is along the Fox River, midway between Appleton and Green Bay.
Location: State 96, three miles east of Kaukauna.
Major attractions: Fox River, Royal Scott Golf Course.
Information: www.vil.wrightstown.wi.us; Village Hall, 529 Main St., 920-532-5567; Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce - 920-766-1616.
Communities We Serve
Appleton, Ashwaubenon, Black Creek, Brillion, Buchanan,Center, Chilton, Clayton, Combined Locks, Dale, Darboy,DePere, Forest Junction, Freedom, Fremont, Fond du lac,Grand Chute, Green Bay, Greenleaf, Greenville, Harrison,Hilbert, Hortonville, Howard, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Larsen, Little Chute, Medina, Menasha, Neenah, New London, Omro,Oshkosh, Seymour, Sherwood, Shiocton, Stockbridge, Suamico,Town of Menasha, Town of Neenah, Vandenbroek, Vinland,Waupaca, Weyauwega, Winchester, Winneconne, Wrightstown and more.
Places We Serve
Brown, Calumet, Fond du lac, Outagamie, Waupaca and Winnebago Counties. Lake Winnebago, Big Lake Butte des Morts, Little Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Winneconne, Lake Poygan, Fox River, Wolf River, Bay of Green Bay, Chain of Lakes, Black Otter Lake, Doty Island, Stroebe Island, High Cliff, Stockbridge Harbor, Darboy, Heart of the Valley, 1000 Islands, Wittmann Field, EAA and others.