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De Pere Real Estate

Nestled on the Fox River and rich in history and education opportunities, De Pere is one of the four communities that comprises the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of about 25,000.

History

De Pere features several areas on the National Register of Historic Places, including North Broadway, Randall and Superior-Michigan historic districts. With an ongoing Historic Neighborhood Preservation Plan, Downtown De Pere maintains its historical roots.

Polo Resto once served St. Norbert College when polo was the sport that brought fans to town in droves. When football replaced this sport in popularity, this historic landmark was permanently closed. However, the development was saved from destruction when it was moved to 201 Williams Street in 2004.

Polo Resto is just one of the many beautifully maintained historic structures in Downtown De Pere.

Transportation

Unique to Downtown De Pere, the area is navigable by boat and canoe traffic via boat launches along the Fox River.
De Pere is home of the only fully restored, hand operated lock system in the nation.
This preserved recreational and historic boating activity is accessible through the 17 locks operated by Fox Locks and covers 39 miles of the Fox River from the Menasha Lock to the De Pere Lock located near the historic landmark, the Locktender’s House.
De Pere Riverwalk connects Voyageur Park, the Fox River Trail, and downtown De Pere to the Locktender’s Island.
The De Pere Lock and Fox River can be seen on the Riverwalk.

A variety of amenities and features are concentrated in the downtown area of De Pere, making this the most walkable portion of the community. However, the majority of real estate covers driveable suburbia, which sets the De Pere community at a 30 Walk Score ranking/43 Bike Score

For information on boat launches and schedules, click here.

Parks and Recreation

De Pere offers a variety of outdoor recreational amenities and yearly events, with over 400 acres of parks and green space, multiple boat launches, two trail systems and recreational programs. De Pere Riverwalk and Wildlife Viewing Pier, Voyageur Park and the East and Fox River Trails are just a few of the community’s outdoor destinations.

De Pere Riverwalk and Wildlife Viewing Pier
Padlocks on Sunset Point on the De Pere Riverwalk
Voyageur Park features park shelters, a playground, green space and access to the Fox River Trail
Many locals fish from the shore of Voyageur Park
The Fox River Trail features forestry, a glimpse of wildlife and a scenic river view

For a full list of parks in De Pere, visit here.

 

Local Businesses and Events

Situated on the Riverwalk, the Ennis Inn Hotel & Irish Pub offers authentic Irish amenities
You can book a public cruise or private charter with Fox River Tours

 

Education

St. Norbert College

Located at the bend of the Fox River in the St. Norbert College Historic District, this private Catholic college offers a liberal arts education and a vibrant residential campus. St. Norbert College has close ties with the Green Bay Packers. Not only does St. Norbert’s cheer squad pump up the crowds during home games at Lambeau Field, they have also been the Packer’s training camp host since 1958.

De Pere offers multiple opportunities for intermediate-high school education:

Unified School District of De Pere

School District of West De Pere