The really great thing about living in Oconto County is that you can choose your lifestyle. You can choose to live in the Green Bay suburbs, on the water, in one of the quaint communities in the central part of the County, or up in the “Northwoods”. In any event, you will certainly be happy with a cost of living index of 80.4 compared to a national average of 100. The median home value in 2009 in Oconto County was $181,300 compared to a value of $212,400 for the State of Wisconsin. So you will save money on housing. In terms of medical care, there are new hospitals in Oconto and Oconto Falls plus a number of major clinics. You will have a choice of education options as well including charter schools. Five of the seven district high schools in the County either exceed or meet expectations as defined by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In terms of higher education, choose from a variety of private and public degree granting institutions in Green Bay including the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, as well as facilities in Marinette. All of these institutions are within an easy driving distance.