As the second largest community in the greater Oshkosh area, Algoma is uniquely situated for future community and business growth. With a population of 7,249 (2018 estimate), Algoma is a growing residential community with three parks, well-maintained roads, local fire department, affordable amenities, stable staff, and visionary elected officials. STH-21 runs east to west through the northern half of Algoma, and STH-91 serves as the Town’s southern border. The Town will continue to see business and commercial development along these two heavily traveled transportation corridors. Algoma is bounded by the City of Oshkosh to the east, Lake Butte des Morts to the north, and the towns of Omro and Nekimi to the west and south. Algoma’s municipal borders encompass 9.52 square miles (6,091 acres) of land. The Town is home to some of the highest quality residential neighborhoods in the Fox Valley. With its close proximity to the City of Oshkosh, Algoma has experienced many positive developments over the past 20 years and will continue to see this growth well into the future. If you are looking for a place to work, live or establish a business, the Town of Algoma is the perfect location for you.
The Town is home to Oakwood Elementary School and the adjacent Sheldon Nature Area. The school and nature area are part of the Oshkosh Area School District. Algoma has three community parks with open space and play equipment to be enjoyed by all ages. There is Town Hall Park located next to the Algoma Town Hall on N. Oakwood Road. New playground equipment was added in late 2019 with more amenities to be added in 2020. Kewaunee Park is located on Kewaunee Street in the NE corner of the Town. New play equipment was added to this park in 2019 to go along with a large open space available for soccer, football, or other team sports. The Town’s newest park is Jones Park. This park has something for everyone. It has expansive open spaces, a paved trail, a basketball court, a tennis/pickleball court, pavilion, sledding hill, workout stations, and a wide variety of playground equipment. A paved parking lot is on the northern end of Addie Parkway. A public landing to access Lake Butte des Morts is located at the far northern end of Oakwood Road.
Retail MarketPlace Profile (Source: 2017 ESRI)
The Town of Algoma relies on neighboring communities to provide most of the basic services needed by Town residents. This local void in services is a strong selling point for prospective business wanting to located within the Town. The Town’s Comprehensive Plan has designated the STH-21 corridor and the immediate area surrounding the STH-21 and Leonard Point Road intersection as priority growth areas. The graphic below illustrates the number of individuals residing within certain areas within these priority development areas. A 2017 Retail MarketPlace Profile was produced for Algoma. A summary of the findings can be viewed below.
Resources and Partners
The Town has a proven track record of strong public-private relationships that have been vital in building a strong, vibrant, and sustainable community. The Town’s relationship with the local and state economic development organizations helps ensure that businesses seeking a location within the Town have all the tools and resources necessary to be successful. Algoma’s low tax rate, safe neighborhoods, high quality of life, strong personal incomes, and a wide variety of existing amenities make it a desirable location for all generations, as well as retail and commercial businesses. The Town, along with its many partners, are committed to pursuing future quality economic and residential development opportunities to keep the Town growing in an organized and efficient manner.