54 Apartments for rent in Appleton, WI

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Last updated November 20 at 12:54pm UTC
68 Racine St
Menasha
Menasha, WI
Updated November 16 at 12:16pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
830 E Elm Dr
Little Chute
Little Chute, WI
Updated November 20 at 9:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
409 N Broadway
Fort Howard
Green Bay, WI
Updated November 20 at 9:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$949
415 Canterbury Ct.
Appleton
Appleton, WI
Updated November 14 at 11:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$895
Results within 1 miles of Appleton, WI
2606 Southwood Dr.
Appleton
Appleton, WI
Updated November 14 at 10:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
Results within 5 miles of Appleton, WI
740 Lake Park Road
Menasha
Menasha, WI
Updated November 1 at 10:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
$815
326 Joseph St
Neenah
Neenah, WI
Updated November 16 at 12:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$685
450 Janet Ln
Wrightstown
Wrightstown, WI
Updated November 16 at 12:38pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,250
929 Jackson St
Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Updated November 17 at 2:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$750
1003 WISCONSIN STREET
Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Updated September 26 at 3:41am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,050
Results within 10 miles of Appleton, WI
828 PROSPECT AVENUE
Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Updated September 26 at 3:41am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
Results within 20 miles of Appleton, WI
1721 Lenwood Ave
Howard
Green Bay, WI
Updated November 16 at 12:16pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$660
504 W Irving Ave
Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Updated November 20 at 9:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$600
Royal Ct
Appleton
Appleton, WI
Updated November 14 at 8:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
E Washington St
Lawsburg
Appleton, WI
Updated November 18 at 8:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Cleveland St
Neenah
Neenah, WI
Updated November 16 at 8:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
E Kimberly Ave
Kimberly
Kimberly, WI
Updated November 17 at 8:25am UTC
Studio
$850
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City Guide
Appleton
First, A Little History Lesson

Originally settled by fur traders in the early 1800s (as was most of the northern Midwest), a trading post was established in Appleton, and it soon grew into a busy little burb. The founding of Lawrence University (financial backing from Amos Lawrence) was integral to the town’s establishment, and always has been a huge factor in its success. The name Appleton actually comes from the college founder's father-in-law (Samuel Appleton), who generously donated $10,000 to the school. Another historic contributor to Appleton’s growth was its involvement in the paper mill industry, which actually spawned the nation’s first hydroelectric central power plant along the Fox River. Appleton has a lot of historic tidbits besides this, including the first successful electric streetcar company, the first telephone in Wisconsin, and being the town where Harry Houdini grew up. Or did he...

Slow Forward to Now

While it may not seem like much today, there’s a lot going on below the surface. Appleton is currently a more laid back place. Keep an eye out for small businesses and restaurants, a variety of bars, a weekend farmer’s market, a children’s museum, and a performing arts center that often hosts Broadway plays and big-name acts. The riverfront, golf courses, and a pretty extensive parks system are worth mentioning for the more outdoorsy and sporting types. For the indoorsy and sporty types, Appleton’s Fox River Mall, the third largest mall in Wisconsin, is a popular shopping destination for most of the northern portion of the state, and nearby upper Michigan as well.

A Note About Transportation

Appleton is largely a city of drivers, but the Valley Transit company runs a system of buses that run through many different Fox Valley cities. This is ideal for car-less commuters or college students who need to get around town. Locals will tell you that Appleton isn’t very friendly for the bike commuter, though, as most streets don’t have bike lanes.

Looking For Home

Now that you’re more familiar with the fruits of Appleton, time to dig into some of the logistics of living. One reason Appleton’s housing is so popular is probably because it’s pretty all-around inexpensive. Apartments are usually in the $500 - $700 range, depending on size, and are mostly low-level buildings, two-flats, and duplexes. Houses of many varieties (from creaky old Victorian homes to sparkly new cookie-cutter subdivisions) can be found around the city, and rentals rarely go over $2000 a month, at the most.

You Get What You Pay For…And More

Since Appleton pads are pretty inexpensive, you can expect to get a lot of space for a decent price. All houses either have a washer and dryer included, or hookups provided for you to bring your own. If apartments don’t have in-unit laundry, more often than not, expect coin-op laundry in the building. Fully applianced kitchens are also to be expected in all types of places. Houses will have a garage and a yard, while apartments tend to have some sort of parking available (lot or structure) and may or may not have outdoor space, such as a balcony or shared yard or patio.

All the Rest

Here’s a quick little down-and-dirty guide to all the extra-rental things you may find yourself paying for in Appleton.

Utilities: In most places, especially single-family homes, the tenant is usually expected to pay utilities. This will include electricity, water and gas/heat. There are, however, many places available where all or some utilities are included. Most apartments will have water and, occasionally heat included, if it’s an older building with landlord-controlled heat.

Application and Deposit: Security deposits are standard, though sometimes lower than the actual rent itself. Some companies or landlords may require a small fee with an application to perform a background or credit check.

Pets: Whether or not a place allows pets depends mostly on the landlord or company that owns it. Many places allow cats or dogs depending on the breed and size, and may require an additional fee or deposit for having a pet. College towns tend to be more liberal as far as policies, but also recognize college kids sometimes don't make the best pet owners.

Many locals will tell you that if you’re moving from a big city, Appleton can be a bit of a shock culturally. It’s easygoing, it’s a little slow moving, and it’s very “Wisconsin...” whatever that means. Appleton is perfect for those seeking small town life, but who still want the opportunity to have a night out at a nice restaurant downtown or take a long weekend in Milwaukee (with or without Fonzie). If this is what you seek, perhaps you’re on the right track.