Your Life at BayCare Clinic

Your Life at BayCare Clinic

Green Bay is a place you can call home

Green Bay offers down-to-earth Midwest living with a dash of big-city flavor, whether you choose an urban, suburban or rural setting.


Green Bay and surrounding communities are full of warm, friendly and welcoming people, ready to make newcomers feel like longtime neighbors.


In 2022, Green Bay was ranked as the nation's third-best place to live by U.S. News & World Report.


Why? "Green Bay has the perfect mix of big-city amenities complemented with a Midwestern, small-town feel. This city boasts a thriving entertainment and arts scene, revitalized downtown, and two college campuses, creating an energy that may appeal to young families," U.S. News said.


When Medscape ranked the nation’s best and worst places to practice in 2021, Wisconsin ranked as the second-best state, with Green Bay highlighted as a good place to practice.


Why Green Bay? “In terms of livability, Wisconsin offers a strong educational system and a stable economy. Home to die-hard Packers fans, Green Bay offers big-city amenities with a small-town vibe and plenty of outdoor activities,” it said. 


Medscape also cited Green Bay's short commutes, two college campuses and a thriving arts and entertainment scene.


“I grew up in Wisconsin, but I did a lot of my training outside of the state. We decided to move back to Wisconsin because we can relate to the people here, we enjoy the people here and we wanted to raise our children here.”

– James Offord, MD, FACS, general and vascular surgeon


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Where is Green Bay?

Green Bay is the largest city in northeastern Wisconsin, 109 miles north of Milwaukee and 197 miles north of Chicago.


Who lives in Green Bay?

Green Bay has a population of about 107,000. It is Wisconsin's third-largest city. Green Bay is the largest city in Brown County, which is among the fastest-growing areas in Wisconsin. Green Bay’s suburbs are driving that growth. There are seven suburbs with populations of 10,000 to 25,000 each.


Brown County’s population is about 269,000, making it Wisconsin's fourth-largest county, and is expected to be near 300,000 by 2030.


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Because of that growth, Green Bay and Brown County are becoming increasingly diverse.


BayCare Clinic reflects and celebrates that diversity. Our physicians and medical staff are from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, coming to Green Bay from throughout the United States and the world.


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“Our providers love the family-friendly environment of the city. Northeastern Wisconsin has something to offer everyone.”

– Ashwani Bhatia, MD, BayCare Clinic chief executive officer and chief medical officer


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Is Green Bay affordable?

Yes. The average cost of living in the Green Bay area is 10% below the national average. Housing, groceries, utilities and transportation cost less here, on average, than other, larger Midwest cities.


The median home price in the Green Bay area is about $183,000. The median home value is about $180,000. Almost two-thirds of homes are owner occupied. Almost half of the housing in the Green Bay area has been built within the last 40 years. The median monthly rent is about $810.


Traveling? You can get there from here

Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) is served by American, Delta and United airlines with direct flights to Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit and Atlanta, where you can connect worldwide. Other carriers offer seasonal service to Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas, and to Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


If you’re a pilot or own a plane, Green Bay has two full-service fixed-base operators providing hangar services, maintenance, refueling and charter services at Austin Straubel International Airport.


By car, Green Bay is 2 hours from Milwaukee or Madison, 3 hours from Chicago and 5 hours from Minneapolis, all via interstate or freeway.


In the Green Bay area, you’ll enjoy a short commute that averages 17 minutes.


What are Green Bay’s schools like?

There is a wide range of excellent educational K-12 opportunities in Green Bay and suburban Brown County, with eight public school districts and more than 30 private schools. Wisconsin offers open enrollment, allowing K-12 students to attend the public school of their choice.


The average ACT score at a Brown County high school is 21.2, higher than the national average of 20.9 and the state average of 20.3. There are 22 high schools in Brown County, 14 public and eight private.


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Is Green Bay a college town?

Absolutely. The largest campuses are the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on the city’s northeast side, with more than 8,000 students, and St. Norbert College in suburban De Pere, with more than 2,000 students.


Green Bay is a regional center for medical and health sciences education.


BayCare Clinic physicians are part of a team of Aurora BayCare Medical Center caregivers who help to train medical students from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.


Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay trains prospective community physicians at its facilities on the St. Norbert College campus in De Pere. UW-Green Bay offers a nursing and health studies program. St. Norbert College offers a pre-med program. Bellin College, a nursing and health sciences college, is on Green Bay’s far east side. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, on Green Bay’s far west side, offers programs in more than 25 diagnostic and therapeutic services, along with health informatics and health support services.


Post-secondary institutions with centers in the Green Bay area include Rasmussen University, Lakeland University, College of Menominee Nation and Concordia University Wisconsin. Some of these centers offer nursing or healthcare-related programs.



What is there to do in Green Bay?

Green Bay is known worldwide for the Green Bay Packers, one of the most beloved teams in the National Football League. Lambeau Field, where the Packers play, and the Titletown campus are year-round attractions. Thousands of fans attend open training camp practices in July and August.


Bay Beach Amusement Park is another national treasure, with two Ferris wheels and the Zippin Pippin – Elvis Presley’s favorite roller coaster – among more than 20 kiddie, family and thrill rides. The Children’s Museum of Green Bay and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary are just across the road.


Fun for the kids

Green Bay has many free or low-cost family attractions. They include the Brown County Library system, NEW Zoo and Adventure Park, Neville Public Museum, National Railroad Museum, Heritage Hill State ParkGreen Bay Botanical Garden and Oneida Nation Museum.


Fun for the adults, too

Green Bay’s increasing diversity is reflected in a menu full of wonderful food and drink choices, from Wisconsin traditions – the Friday fish fry and supper clubs – to a pleasantly robust and growing array of ethnic restaurants. The Green Bay area also is home to microbreweries, brewpubs, wineries, vineyards and casinos.


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Wisconsin's great outdoors

We like to be outside pretty much year-round. Bike, run or walk the Fox River, East River and Mountain-Bay trails.


Green Bay has marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K events with thousands of runners and walkers, along with cycling events that include ours – the BayCare Clinic Century Bayshore to Lakeshore tour. 


Enjoy kayaking, boating or sailing on the Fox River, the bay of Green Bay or one of Wisconsin’s many lakes.


It’s a short drive to many prime hunting spots, with the most popular hunts for deer, turkey, ducks, geese and other game birds. There are many places to fish in northeastern Wisconsin, with popular catches including musky, northern pike, bass and walleye on inland waters; salmon and trout on the spectacular Lake Michigan fishery; and lake sturgeon spearing through the ice on the Lake Winnebago system during the winter.


Golf is big here, with more than a dozen public and private courses in the Green Bay area. The world-class Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run courses, which have hosted the Ryder Cup, three PGA Championships and two U.S. Women's Opens, are just an hour away.


Skiers enjoy cross-country trails throughout Green Bay and Brown County, with downhill ski areas within a 2-hour drive in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


Our music, theater and art scene

Green Bay is a regular stop for national touring acts. Entertainment venues include Lambeau Field, Resch Center (10,200-seat arena), Weidner Center for the Performing Arts (2,000-seat theater), Epic Event Center (2,100-seat space), Meyer Theatre (1,000-seat theater) and Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center (730-seat theater). You’ll also find performance and art spaces at clubs, galleries, colleges and schools.


Spectator sports

The Packers aren’t the only game in town. The Green Bay Gamblers (junior hockey, United States Hockey League) and the Green Bay Blizzard (Indoor Football League) play at the Resch Center. The Green Bay Rockers (baseball, Northwoods League) and Green Bay Glory (women’s soccer, Women’s Premier Soccer League) play at Capital Credit Union Park. A half-hour to the southwest, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (baseball, High-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers) play at Fox Cities Stadium.


College sports

UW-Green Bay plays NCAA Division I sports, highlighted by men’s basketball at the Resch Center and men’s and women’s basketball at the Kress Events Center on campus. St. Norbert College plays NCAA Division III sports, highlighted by football at Donald J. Schneider Stadium, basketball at the Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center, men’s hockey at Cornerstone Community Center and women's hockey at the Resch Olympic Pavilion at the Cornerstone.


Youth sports

Wisconsin high schools have their own version of Friday night lights during the football season. Winter brings basketball and hockey. Spring brings baseball and softball. Green Bay hosts three Wisconsin state high school championship tournaments at the Resch Center: Boys and girls volleyball in November and girls basketball in March. There are travel, club and community recreational programs for many sports for grade school, middle school and high school athletes.


Wondering what there is to do in Wisconsin?


More questions about Green Bay?

Explore the Greater Green Bay Community Snapshot published by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. (Issuu document)

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