Omro is a thriving city in Winnebago County that’s known for its strong values, safe community, great schools, and involved residents. Omro’s schools and neighborhoods are some of the most popular in the region, offering exceptional quality of life. It’s a wonderful city for families and individuals to live, work, and thrive.
The city of Omro is located just eight miles outside of Oshkosh, the center of activity in the county. It is also close to the smaller towns of Winneconne, Eureka, and Zion. When French explorers first visited the area now known as Omro, it was Winnebago Indian territory. Eventually, settlers created a trading post in the area. One of the first residents was Charles Omereau, a French blacksmith the city was ultimately named after.
The first modern settler came to Omro in 1847. By 1928, it was a thriving village. It officially became a city in 1944, with a recorded population of 1,401 people. Back in the early days, Omro was a center for county fairs, factories, mills, machine works, and other manufacturing activity. Over time, however, most large manufacturing companies moved to Oshkosh.
Today, Omro continues to experience renewed growth in its population. Projects such as the new Scott Park Pavilion, historic tours, and the designation of the historic downtown district allow Omro to honor its history while making the city a better place to live. If you’re interested in helping the city preserve its history, you can join the Omro Area Historical Society as a resident. The society manages archives and collections of the history of the city, and continues to educate others about the city’s interesting past.
Omro is a bustling city with a wide variety of things to do for all tastes and types. There are several bars and grills, as well as unique spots like the Artists Gathering Place – a concept business art studio overlooking the water, where visitors can sample all types of art. Other popular places to go include the Rushford Meadery and Winery, and the Knigge Farm. These are local destinations that offer wine tastings and factory tours.
Omro’s location right on Fox River makes it a prime destination for water activities such as fishing and boating. The waterfront real estate is breathtaking. There’s plenty more to do just a few miles outside of Omro, in neighboring cities. Just a short drive away is the downtown area and several other local waterways. Become a part of Omro’s exciting and growing community by purchasing property here. The realtors at Beiser Realty, LLC, can jumpstart your search for a new home.
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