Nestled along lakes and rivers, there’s something unique about Oshkosh’s charming and progressive community. A destination to call home for graduates, young families, retirees and everyone in between. Oshkosh provides citizens, businesses and visitors opportunities to thrive by staying active, involved, entertained and supported. There’s something for everyone here.Oshkosh Lookbook
From weekly events loved by locals, like the downtown farmers market, to annual favorites like EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which brings in visitors from all over the world, our calendar is overflowing with exciting events. When it comes to everyday outdoor activities, you’ll find all the parks and waterways your heart desires. Are you after fishing, boating, biking, swimming or family fun? Oshkosh has you covered. Craving tunes to help you wind down your weekday or kick off your weekend? You’re in luck. Live music rules in Oshkosh. And with big events like Waterfest, Lifest, Country USA and Rock USA, as well as bands regularly taking the stage at local venues, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.
As an Oshkosh resident, you’ll take advantage of short commute times — and we know a shorter commute means more time spent at your favorite park or place to eat. Even if you live on the outskirts of the city, or in one of its neighboring communities, you’ll never have to miss out on events or access to amenities. Travel time to work is shorter than in cities like Madison and Milwaukee, not to mention housing is way more affordable! Whether you’re paying rent or a monthly mortgage, you’ll be able to find something in your price range and in a prime location. If you want to live near bustling Main Street, on your own private lakefront property or somewhere in between, you can call Oshkosh home.
The Oshkosh area is always expanding when it comes to opportunities for recent college graduates, technically skilled employees, management-level positions, CEOs, young business owners, start-ups and more. From Fortune 500 companies to local breweries and ethnic restaurants, the Oshkosh community supports entrepreneurs, big and small businesses and employees alike. Get involved and keep Oshkosh moving forward with networking opportunities around every corner hosted by organizations like Propel Young Professionals, Amplify Oshkosh, Leadership Oshkosh and so many others. Participate in volunteer opportunities and local philanthropy that help fund organizations that support our community. There are opportunities waiting for you in Oshkosh. Whether your sights are set on one of the area’s top businesses, or creating your own, your future can begin here.
With more than 25 options from within the K-12 public and parochial school systems and a 93% high school graduation rate (5% higher than the state’s average), there will always be a school in Oshkosh that fits your child’s needs. And the journey doesn’t end with high school graduation; Oshkosh is also home to Wisconsin’s third largest public university, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and Fox Valley Technical College. Together they offer more than 200 programs of study to choose from, setting you or your family on the path to success.