Living Here

Waupaca is a dynamic city that takes great pride in offering a clean, safe, friendly, and progressive community for its residents, commuter workforce, and tourists. Residents receive an  enviable range of city services, while our workforce benefits from the vast recreational facilities and trails. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the City’s public parks as well as popular special events. We are proud of our top-notch schools and growing health care facilities. Whether you think of “quality of life” as leisure activities, cultural enrichment, entertainment, recreation, or simply knowing your family is safe in a city that displays a real sense of community, Waupaca embodies it.

Quick Facts


Waupaca offers recreational amenities that are second to none for a small city, including:

Recreational Facilities:

  • Waupaca Recreation Center
  • South Park Beach
  • Hartman Creek State Park
  • Two Golf Courses: Foxfire Golf Club and Royal Oaks Golf Club
  • Sixteen public parks
  • Sports complex with 4 ball fields, skate/bmx park, and nature trails
  • An extensive network of bike paths and sidewalks throughout the community, including the River Ridge Trail
  • Waupaca Expo indoor hockey arena/exposition center
  • Chain ‘O Lakes: 22 lakes connect in this popular tourist draw. A total of 728 acres allow for a variety of water activities including boating, water-skiing, canoeing, sailboarding, and fishing

Local Events and Festivals:

  • Waupaca Triathlon
  • Strawberryfest
  • Hometown Days (4th of July Celebration)
  • City Band Concerts on the Square (summer)
  • Fireman’s Dance

Regional Attractions

For more information about lifestyle, arts, culture, and recreational amenities including horseback riding, petting zoos, museums, and camping in Waupaca and the surrounding area visit the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce website and its Family Section.

Residential Living in Waupaca
Living in Waupaca is an attractive option for anyone who works here as well. Waupaca offers a comfortable home for every taste and budget. Our established, tree-lined neighborhoods offer everything from unique historic homes and secluded luxury estates and well-maintained subdivisions, to waterfront residences adjacent to gorgeous clear lakes and streams, as well as apartment, condominium, and townhouse complexes.
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