Rain, Rain, Come and Play

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Things to do in Oshkosh

Things to do in Oshkosh

If you just moved to Oshkosh, or have been living here for 30 years, it’s easy to get distracted by a rainy day and get stuck in the house. But, there are so many things to in Oshkosh on rainy days that you should make it your goal to get your umbrella ready and go explore. Oshkosh is full of museums, historic sites, and exciting shops that can take away the rainy-day blues and turn them into a day to remember.
One place in Oshkosh that is worth checking out on a rainy day is the Paine Art Center. This historic mansion is full of art and amazing rooms that tell the story of the Paine family, who are historically notorious in Oshkosh and throughout the country. The Paine Art Center also has different art exhibits from all around that are rare for the Fox Cities and around the Midwest as a whole. Right now, you can see the intricate art of Matisse.
Another place that will brighten your rainy day is the Oshkosh Public Museum. This historic museum is just across the street from the Paine Art Center, it is also a beautiful historic mansion. The building itself is enough to check out, but the wonderful permanent exhibits about old Oshkosh and also temporary exhibits that tour throughout the United States make the experience even more memorable. Right now the main exhibit at the museum is Attack of the Blood Suckers, which is hands on fun for the whole family.
Other places to go on a rainy day are the EAA Airventure museum and the Oshkosh outlet mall. At the EAA museum, you will be shocked by the planes that have been preserved since the beginning of aviation and the planes that look like they are from the future. With so much to look at, you could take your whole rainy day just for this one building. After you are done with the museums, stop by the Outlet mall to get great deals on designer clothes, modern appliances, and fun accessories.
With all these fun things to do in Oshkosh on a rainy day, and so much more, never worry about the rainy-day blues again. Now, on your next gloomy day, get out an explore!

Ask the right questions before signing the lease

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What to look for when renting an apartment

What To Look For When Renting an Apartment

If you are searching for an apartment to lease there is so much to think about. Where do you want to be located? How much do you want to pay? How big do I need my apartment? While these are all very important questions to ask, there are some questions you might forget about if you don’t think about the long term image of living in this apartment. Here is a list of questions to ask and what to look for when renting an apartment.

One question you should ask is if there is residential quiet hours. This is good to know if you tend to have friends over at later hours, play an instrument, or have a pet. If any of these will bother other tenants because of noise, this might not be the right place for you. Remember, this goes for the other tenants too. If you are easily bothered by noise surrounding you, think about a place with more strict quiet hours.

Also, don’t simply assume that once you move in the space is entirely yours to make home. Make sure you ask if painting or nailing art to the wall is allowed. You won’t want to be charged for wall alterations when you move out. Most older places are okay with paint, so if art is important to you, think about moving into an older building.

Other things to be aware of are parking and garbage. Make sure you ask about parking before you sign the lease. If the apartment is already over your budget, don’t find out that you have to pay to park when you have already signed on the dotted line. Also, make sure that you know where the garbage goes, and ask about the recycling policy. Some apartment buildings are more strict than others when it comes to the recycling going in the right area.

It is important to remember that even if the apartment looks amazing, sometimes policies may take away that charm. Don’t be afraid to ask all of these question plus more so you are still happy with your apartment even months after you sign the lease.

Oshkosh is the perfect little Big City

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If you have always dreamed of living downtown in a great city but know that the price will always be too much, Oshkosh might be the place for you. Downtown Oshkosh is an up and coming place that provides 424-a-n-main-st-oshkosh-wi-apartment-frontmetropolitan] food and styles with a much smaller price tag. Yes, Oshkosh is a much smaller city than what you were thinking about living, but a smaller scale brings an opportunity to get a variety of atmospheres instead of just the city feel. Continue reading

Spend your Saturday morning in Oshkosh

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With the name “the event city,” Oshkosh has some large shoes to fill. The plethora of music festivals throughout the summer, the famous EAA, and numerous fishing tournaments all year round definitely give Oshkosh a reason for this prestigious name. While these events are exciting, let’s not look past the smaller events that bring the local community together, particularly the weekly Farmers Market. Continue reading

Oshkosh continues to adapt in 21st Century

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downtown oshkosh office spaceAs a city, Oshkosh, WI has known boom and bust as well as loss and resurgence. Oshkosh found its foot holds in the area being a top location for a number of lumber mills that once lined the banks of the Fox River. After five major fires that all but burned the city to the ground, Oshkosh was forced to change. Following the lumber boom, the next big industry in Oshkosh was manufacturing. Everything from the best luggage in the world, to woven mats, rugs and carpets to industrial vehicles were built here. The various economic downturns that occurred throughout the 20th century took its toll on the city. However, with a new millennium underway, the eyes of Oshkosh’s leaders are always focused on the horizon.

Hard work and taking risks are not new ideas to the residents of Oshkosh. In fact, it could easily be argued that hard work and risk taking are among the city’s founding principles. With that in mind, Oshkosh is becoming a center for maximizing the use of technology. There are a surprising number of companies that operate within the city limits that are on the cutting edge of their respective industry. The success of these companies has led to more than a trickledown effect; a waterfall would be more accurate. Continue reading

Downtown Oshkosh has it all for the young professional

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oshkosh wisconsin downtownThe city of Oshkosh, WI is going through a revival from shore to shore. In addition to being a yearly destination for the world’s aviation community and those looking to get a line in the water for the excellent walleye fishing opportunities, Oshkosh is working very hard to be the next burgeoning market for the young professional. The outstanding education offered at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been benefiting other cities for years. This has been caused by any number of reasons, the specifics are irrelevant; let’s chalk it up to out-dated and offline thinking.

What was once a place for people to spend their time in college only to retreat to other locales, the modern Oshkosh’s rebirth is one that can be directly related to the latest industries that were unheard of even a decade ago. While we are all proud of our saw dust covered manufacturing roots, eyes have turned toward modern technology. Continue reading

Don’t settle for just any apartment – get your dream place!

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Tips for getting your dream place

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The space that you call your home says a lot about you. And let’s face it, if you don’t like the apartment that you are living in, you aren’t going to be happy. There’s no reason to settle for anything but what you truly want when it comes to housing.

One of the best tips when it comes to finding your dream place is to do your research and weigh your decision. While great living spaces may be limited and the competition fierce, signing the first lease that comes your way could be a mistake. Often people think they love a place instantly, but they don’t really size it up and see if it is a good fit for them first. Continue reading