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De Pere, Wisconsin is home to about 24,000 individuals. The city is situated along the Fox River just south of Green Bay. It is often considered a suburb of Green Bay although it was considered an independent city for many years. A mission was established here by Jesuit priest Jean Claude Allouez in 1671. It is striking to imagine that some De Pere real estate sits on land settled by Jesuit missionaries over three centuries ago.
De Pere is home to St. Norbert College, which was founded by Norbertine Abbot Pennjngs in 1898. The liberal arts college is situated along the western shore of the Fox River. For many years it hosted the summer training camp of the Green Bay Packers.
Those that invest in De Pere properties live in close proximity to Green Bay's Lambeau Field, home of the Packers. The crisp autumn air is electrified across the area as the team takes the field. Those that buy real estate in De Pere are often no. ore than ten minutes away from Lambeau and the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. There, one can enter the darkened and tranquil room where four Super Bowl trophies are spotlighted. Kids love the children's area where they can kick field goals and throw passes into the path of a radar gun that instantly flashes the speed achieved.
The Fox River has evolved into quite a fishery. Large walleyes can be pulled from the river. Or, fishermen can head north to the mouth of the river, where it enters the waters of Green Bay. Wisconsin's favorite game fish is the muskellunge, and they grow big in Green Bay. In fact, in 2013, one angler pulled a "musky" measuring 64-inches from the Bay. This near-record fish was released back into the Bay by the very fair-minded fisherman.
De Pere residents can also take a step back in time by visiting the Bay Beach Amusement Park, situated along the shores of Green Bay, only about twenty minutes away. Here, rides that date back more than half-a-century are enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Historic pavilions maintain the feel that they created in the 1930s.
Not far to the west and north of De Pere is the Northeast Wisconsin Zoo. It is a smaller, but very well maintained facility. Just north of De Pere, on the western shore of the Fox River, is the National Railroad Museum. Experience the rail car that was General Dwight D. Eisenhower's private quarters in Europe during World War II.
The North Broadway historic district includes numerous large, historic De Pere homes built a century or more ago. Other large estate-style residences are found along the shores of the Fox River. This De Pere WI real estate even attracted former Packers coach Mike Holmgren, who lived on the river in the 1990s.
The prospective De Pere home buyer will find many newer two and three bedroom homes that are perfect for relocating families. Newer, estate-style De Pere WI homes are available as well. Enjoy luxurious residences with 4-5 bedrooms and as much as 5,000 sq-ft of living space. At the same time, bungalows line some of the city streets where the feeling of neighborhood is still alive and well. Many of these homes for sale in De Pere include porches, wood floors, and elegant moldings. Some of these De Pere homes for sale are nicely restored historic properties.