Ripon, Wis., is located 21 miles southwest of Oshkosh near beautiful Lake Winnebago. Hailed as the "Birthplace of the Republican Party," the town is a family-oriented community that is proud of its political heritage. Ripon has approximately 7,700 residents who enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of a small town with close proximity to the conveniences and advantages of a big city. Search for Ripon apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Badger State.
Fond Du Lac County was established at the end of the 1830s when easterners began to settle in central Wisconsin's wilderness. Members of the Wisconsin Phalanx moved into the area in 1844 and would lay the foundation for the Republican Party 10 years later in a small frame building. Today, residents in Ripon enjoy an ideal balance of historic recognition and commercial growth. The bustling downtown district is home to many young professionals, college professors and students who attend Ripon College. People living in Ripon apartments enjoy a unique mix of higher level thinking and scenic landscapes, as the town's cost of living index of 92.1 is well below the national average.
Ripon is a very festive town that hosts a number of events. The Green Lake Festival of Music, Cookie Daze, Septemberfest, Ladies on the Loose and Dickens of a Christmas are among local favorites and also bring in attendees from neighboring communities.
The Little White Schoolhouse, which is credited as the place where the Republican Party was created, is located in Ripon and is considered a National Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can schedule a tour of the schoolhouse's museum to gain an understanding of its historical significance.
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