The Fox Cities of Northeastern Wisconsin are the cities, towns and villages along the Fox River as it flows from Lake Winnebago northward into Green Bay. Together they form the core of the third largest metropolitan area of Wisconsin, with a population of 385,264. One of the nation’s longtime leading centers of papermaking and printing, the area is one of the 50 top manufacturing regions in the nation.
The Fox Cities communities include the cities of Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha, Neenah, and Oshkosh, the villages of Combined Locks, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute, and Sherwood, and the towns of Kaukauna, Menasha, Neenah, Buchanan, Clayton, Freedom, Grand Chute, Greenville, Harrison.
Area post-secondary schools include the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh the third largest UW college, Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Lawrence University in Appleton, and University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley in Menasha.