Area Accolades2018-12-20T20:05:10+00:00

AREA ACCOLADES

Sheboygan County, Wisconsin has many claims to fame highlighting the area as a unique place to live. We have what you are looking for to make your life better.

Here are just a few of the many accolades of our county:

  • The City of Sheboygan was named a Top 25 Safest Cities for Families in the U.S. by SecuirtyChoice.com
  • Sheboygan is the 2nd most “Livable” city in America among peer sized communities according to the AARP.
  • AARP Names Sheboygan Age-Friendly Community Since August 2017.
  • Sheboygan was named one of the 10 best cities for singles in Wisconsin in 2018,  by Homesnacks.
  • Sheboygan was ranked #35 among the Safest Cities to Retire in America for 2018 by SecurityChoice.com.
  • In 2017, Sheboygan County was designated the Community with the Lowest Poverty Rate in the Nation by 24/7 Wall Street.
  • Sheboygan County was one of eight communities designated a Runner Friendly Community by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)
  • The website 247wallst.com named Sheboygan, WI one of America’s 25 Most Affordable Housing Markets
  • AARP & Sperling’s Best Places named Sheboygan, WI to the top spot of the 10 Great Places to Live in the USA on Less than $40K.
  • Our local College, Lakeshore Technical College, has been named #10 Best College for Adult Learners by the Washington Monthly.
  • Redfin named Downtown Sheboygan in the 10 Most Walkable Neighborhoods in the Midwest for Mid-Sized Cities.
  • Sheboygan County was recognized by USA Today as having the lowest unemployment rate (3.6%) for areas with a high concentration of manufacturing in the Nation.
  • The Pew Research Center, in 2016,  stated Sheboygan County has the 3rd highest concentration of middle-class households  in the United States.
  • In 2014, the City of Sheboygan Falls was named one of the 50 Safest Cities in Wisconsin by Safewise.
  • The Global Post named Sheboygan County the Most Equitable Community in the United States in 2013 by having the smallest gap between rich and poor.
  • The Morgan-Quinto Press named Sheboygan County the 4th Safest Metropolitan Area in the United States in 2013.
  • Bloomberg Business Week named Sheboygan the Best Place to Raise Kids in Wisconsin in 2011.
  • GoodCall named Sheboygan among the top 50 places in the nation for teachers to work due to a low cost of living, favorable amenities, teachers per capita, high school graduation rates and teacher salary.
  • In 2011, Sheboygan County was one of eight counties and the only in Wisconsin to receive the designation of a “Bicycle Friendly Community” according to the League of American Bicyclists.
  • In 2012, Sheboygan County Beaches were named by iVillage.com as one of The Best Beaches for Families in the world and Best Midwest Beaches by the Travel Channel.
  • In 2011, the Sheboygan County was named by The Daily as the Most Equitable Community in the United States, as we have the smallest gap between rich and poor.
  • Sheboygan County was rated in the top three safest metropolitan areas in America by City Crime Rankings 2009-2010.
  • A book entitled, Best Place to Raise Your Family: The Top 100 Affordable Communities in the US, published in 2008, lists Sheboygan County as “an attractive, clean, and prosperous area with excellent in-town amenities, a close-knit community and recreational opportunities in town and surrounding countryside.”
  • In January 2004, the Morgan–Quinto Press, ranked Sheboygan the seventh safest city in the nation, amongst 281 metropolitan areas, based on 2002 crime statistics.
  • Money Magazine named “Sheboygan is one of the eight best places to retire” in June 2002. In the article, Money Magazine refers to Sheboygan as “a small town with everything,” and calls it the “Bratwurst Capital of the World.”
  • In 2001, ePodunk named Sheboygan the #1 Hometown USA City in the United States because of being a safe city, having high levels of citizen involvement in volunteerism, attending church, involvement in organizations and supporting community initiatives.
  • Reader’s Digest, in 1995, recognized Sheboygan as “The Best Place to Raise a Family” in the United States.

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