Howard – Green Bay, WI

Located under 15 minutes northwest of Green Bay, residents of Howard enjoy the close proximity of a big city while still getting the chance to bask in a small town atmosphere. A low cost of living as well as the abundance of parks and activities make the village ideal for families. This neighborhood may be mostly residential, but that doesn't mean locals don't have a variety of choices when it comes to shops, restaurants, and bars for those who don't want to travel to the city to find options for food and entertainment.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

The central location of the nightlife scene in Howard sits mainly off Velp Avenue about 10 minutes away from downtown Green Bay. A variety of establishments include Packers bars, family-friendly fast food franchises and unique local cuisine. Anduzzi's Sports Club, popular with residents as a great place to watch sports games, stays open late into the night. You'll find locals out in force on Friday nights for the traditional Friday Fish Fry, and $5 Old-Fashioneds, $10 buckets of beer and $15 fish bowls keep the party going. On weekend nights, Anduzzi's hosts local bands who play live music. If you're hungry after all the dancing, try a Luna's stout beer battered brat. Deep fried and smothered in barbecue sauce, this tasty meal will leave you full and satisfied. Surprisingly authentic for a mid-western location, Timsan's Japanese Steakhouse serves Hibachi-style fare. For an appetizer, try the spicy beef sashimi. Topped with spicy wasabi and green onions, this crowd-pleaser gets any meal off to a great start. Follow the dish with a Zillgotta roll. This tempura roll features succulent blackened tuna with crab salad, accompanied by a sweet yet smoky secret sauce. Wash down your meal with one of the many Japanese beer choices, Sapporo being the most popular. Townline Pub and Grill draws residents for the excellent bar food menu. Buttered Knotzels, fresh twisted pretzel knots, are a popular choice. Served with an excellent beer cheese dip, these pretzels beg to be accompanied by a local tap, such as New Glarus's Spotted Cow. Try some famous Wisconsin cheese in the MozzaLotza Logs. A twist on mozzarella sticks, these huge wonton wrapped tomato basil logs are sure to please. If you go with a large group, try the Sam Adams Mac N Beer Cheese pizza. Combining locals' two favorite foods (beer and cheese), this excellent pizza is topped with bacon and green onions. If you prefer your beer in pure form, the excellent local and domestic tap list will delight.

History & Culture

French voyager Jean Nicolet was the first known explorer of the region in the 1600s. Established as a town in 1835, Howard's proximity to Duck Creek allowed businesses to develop. Mail delivery, farming, quarrying and lumbering were all early trades. Since then, Howard has experienced significant residential and commercial growth. While there are no museums in the Howard township, the nearby National Railroad Museum exists only minutes away. A favorite of children, the museum features antique locomotives and artifacts. Howard's residents travel to Green Bay to enjoy the arts scene, as there is not a particularly strong one within the city limits. However, locals love Art Street, which sits just minutes away. The annual event in Downtown Green Bay features the work of local artists, some of which hail from Howard.

Transportation

To explore the neighborhood, you'll find driving to be the most efficient option. Located off easily accessible Interstate 43, area businesses offer ample free parking to the public. Howard does not offer public transportation of any kind, although cabs are available if you call the company directly. Uber does not service the area. The quaint neighborhood does not have bike lanes, but quiet and safe streets make for a nice ride nonetheless. The streets prove popular with walkers as well, and it's common to see local families out for a stroll at all times of the year.

Cost

The lower cost of living makes the village of Howard an appealing area for residents, particularly families. The typical one-bedroom apartment rents for $706.94. A beer at a local pub costs under $3 and even less during happy hour and football games. Despite the lack of public transportation exists, locals won't mind relying on their personal cars too much, as the gas prices run 5 percent lower than the national average.

Shopping

High-value stores tend to populate the Howard area, with the hub being off Velp Avenue. Although many residents travel to Green Bay to do the bulk of their shopping, several small local shops populate the village. Hey,daisy!, a local boutique, sells clothing, gifts, and home accessories. This small retail space offers quality items at a discounted price. Gifts such as scarves, locally made soaps, and funky jewelry fly off the shelves. A local favorite of bikers, JB Cycle and Sport offers unique bikes and bike accessories. Friendly sales associates will help you track down a hard-to-find-bike or the perfect gift for the bike aficionado in your life. Whether it's a smartphone handlebar mount or a flasher light, you're sure to find what you need at JB's. Although chain stores like ShopKo populate the neighborhood, other grocery store options exist. Woodman's Food Market provides a convenient alternative. The 24-hour grocery store features an excellent deli with fresh pasta salads and cheeses. Locals come here over their lunch hour in the winter for the wonderful array of homemade soups. An attached liquor store makes it easy to get all your shopping done in one trip, and you can even fill up your gas tank if the need arises. This family business has expanded over the years but keeps customers a top priority.

Parks

Residents enjoy the clean, safe parks and the well-known Fox River year-round. All parks allow dogs and are family-friendly. Some parks charge a nominal parking fee, but most are free to the public. The most popular, Howard Park, is the trail head of the Mountain Bay Trail, which runs for 83 miles through three counties. Exercise-centric Meadowbrook Park hosts over 90 acres of wooded lowlands, wetlands, hills and paved trails. You'll find many joggers and walkers year-round, and plenty of sledders and snowshoers fill the park in the winter months. If you prefer team activities, baseball fields and basketball courts occupy the center of the park. A favorite of children and families, Akzo Nobel Park has a popular 18-hole disc-golf course. Soccer and football fields provide ample enjoyment for locals.
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