Discover why Green Bay is a wonderful place to spend your retirement years.
Broadway District | Photo credit: On Broadway, Green Bay, WI
Named by 18th century English fur traders for its springtime green-hued shoreline and water, Green Bay, Wisconsin is the third largest city on the west shore of Lake Michigan. It was incorporated in 1854 when its population started to boom with Belgian, German, Scandinavian, Irish, and Dutch immigrants attracted to its cheap land, fertile soil, lumber industry, and trade opportunities. Today, the oldest city in Wisconsin is home to over 100,000 residents who take pride in its strong industrial roots and natural beauty. If you’re considering independent living in Green Bay, here are just a few reasons to take the plunge:
- Attractive housing amenities
- One-of-a-kind boutiques
- Countless culinary delights
- Thriving cultural scene
- Loads of farmers’ markets
- Mile after mile of rail trails
- Proud home to the Green Bay Packers
Continue reading to learn more about the reasons to make your independent living home in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
1. Attractive housing amenities
At Woodfield Village I Senior Apartments and Woodfield Village II Senior Apartments in Green Bay, you’ll enjoy convenient on-site amenities, such as a fitness center, hair salon, library, walk-in closets, and pet-friendly units (restrictions apply). Located just minutes from a variety of shopping, dining, and recreation options, these properties can make your transition to independent living a breeze.
2. One-of-a-kind boutiques
Head a few miles south from either of our Woodfield Village properties to the Broadway District where you’ll find an eclectic shopping experience, including unique gifts, candies, and art supplies. On your way home, stop at the Cannery Public Market for seasonal artisan foods to inspire wholesome cooking and baking creations at home.
3. Countless culinary delights
When you’re in the mood to step out for a bite to eat or a night on the town, independent living in Green Bay, WI means you’ll have easy access to just about anything you may be craving. From traditional supper clubs to foodie-inspired stops that rival some of the best culinary cities in the country, you won’t go home hungry.
4. Thriving cultural scene
Local museums and performing arts centers offer a cultural take on the rich history and talent in and around the Green Bay area. Spend an afternoon at the National Railroad Museum to pay homage to the city’s earliest days or settle in for a moving theatrical performance at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts.
Are your grandkids visiting? Take them to the interactive Green Bay Children’s Museum for play and exploration.
5. Loads of farmers’ markets
During the summer and fall seasons, you’ll always find a farmers’ market to pick up farm-fresh produce and other goodies. For over 100 years, the Downtown Green Bay Farmers’ Market has nourished visitors with treasures from local vendors, including honey, homemade dog treats, and of course, squeaky cheese curds.
For a complete list of markets, check out the Green Bay Farmers’ Market Guide here.
6. Mile after mile of rail trails
Living in Green Bay, WI also offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you enjoy walking, jogging, biking – or something else – the city’s nearly endless stretches of paved rail trails will wind you around the old railroad tracks where you’ll find some of the best views around.
Learn more about the Fox River State Recreational Trail and the Mountain Bay State Recreational Trail located right in Green Bay.
7. Proud home to the Green Bay Packers
Our list of reasons to consider independent living in Green Bay wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our beloved Packers. Even if you’re not a season ticket holder, you can still enjoy a tour of the famed Lambeau Field and cheer for The Pack on gameday at a nearby tailgate or from the comfort of your new senior living home.
Discover how you can maximize your independent living experience in Green Bay, WI here.
For more information about senior living properties mentioned in this post, contact us online or call 608.354.0900 to schedule a tour today.
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