Real Estate and Mortgage Guide for De Pere, WI

Situated in Brown County is the town of De Pere, WI. Due to its proximity, it is considered to be a section of the Green Bay, WI metro area. According to census records the area has 23,000+ citizens. For the past few years, De Pere has seen growth in population in the double digits.

Population and Number of Homes

Based on the recent census De Pere has 16,180 homes with approximately 841 people for each square mile in the town. Of the various households over 33% had at least one child younger than 18 living in the home.

Local Economy

De Pere enjoys a very low 5.2% rate of unemployment. The average household income in De Pere is $56,368 compared to $53,046 for the remainder of the United States.

People from all walks of employment call De Pere home. There are financial analysts, sales reps, engineers, construction workers and production employees all across the area as well as healthcare practitioners and teachers.

According to annual surveys from Farmer’s Insurance Group De Pere ranks in the top 20 safe cities to live in among mid-sized metro areas.

Average Weather

In the summer months, from May to mid September the temperatures can climb in to the lower 80’s. During the colder part of the year is it common for temps to drop below 10 degrees. Precipitation is fairly common throughout the year with the highest levels occurring during the summer between June and mid-August.

Universities, Colleges and Junior Colleges

The not-for-profit Saint Norbert College is located on Grant Street in De Pere. The average enrollment is just over 2,000 students per year. Within 20 miles there are also Northeast Wisconsin Technical college, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Fox Valley Technical College.

Public School System

De Pere has 5 elementary schools along with 3 middle schools and the following high schools

  • West De Pere high
  • De Pere High
  • Phantom Knight School

Private Schools

De Pere has several private schools. The name and grades of each school are

  • Green Bay Motessori school –Pre kindergarten to 7th grade

Important Stats for Level of Education

For the people in De Pere that are at least 25 years of age, the level of education reveals that

  • 95.5% graduated from high school
  • 33.6% completed a 4 year bachelor’s degree
  • 9.1% have a master’s or professional degree

Transportation Options

Due to the smaller size of De Pere, there is limited public transportation service.

Popular Restaurants and Other Hot Spots

Some of the more popular restaurants include

  • Pasquale’s International Café – Italian cuisine
  • Bleu – American cuisine
  • Luna – Breakfast, brunch as well as coffee and tea
  • S.A.L.T. – creative American
  • Oley’s Pepperoni Cannoli – Pizza
  • The Vault – Sports bar

Along with great restaurants there are also entertainment venues such as

  • La vie Boheme
  • The Green Room Lounge
  • Alternative Fuel art gallery
  • Comedy City
  • National Railroad Museum


For all-around care, there is the Unity Hospice hospital. The area has 4 nursing homes as well as a home health center.

Outdoor Activities

Considering that the town is relatively close to the home of NFL team Green Bay Packers it is no coincidence that there are quite a few exercise and training facilities in the area. Jenstar Yoga, Snap Fitness, and Flow Yoga Studio are all popular fitness destinations.

There are also Fish Anytime Charters, Depere Dog Park, and the Fox River Trail for people that like to get involved in outdoor activities.

On Memorial Day there is a food and music festival held called Celebrate De Pere. The event is hosted by Voyageur Park and is open to the public.

Each year, after Labor Day, the town hosts the Fall Fest. The festival extends from the downtown area all the way to the campus of St Norbet College. Activities of the festival will include a boat parade, the rib cooking competition, and the After Dark party.

There are also 9 parks scattered among the town to provide residents a chance to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends and family.

Comparison Among other Similar Places

When compared to other similar sized cities across the nation De Pere stands out in a few ways. First, De Pere is in the top 5% for places with low violent crime.

Secondly, the area has extremely low commutes for people headed to work.

For the state of Wisconsin, De Pere ranks in the top 12% for areas with college-educated adults.

Finally, across the whole nation, De Pere ranks in the top 19% for low poverty rates.

Why Choose us as Your De Pere Mortgage Lender?

We are a Mortgage Lender specializing in mortgage loans since we first opened our doors. With licensed offices in 47 states, we have the staff and the experience to meet any home loan needs.

We were named to Mortgage Executive Magazine's list of Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America. In 2018 we were awarded as a Top Mortgage Lender in Top Dollar Volume by Scotsman Guide. We were also named a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle for the 5th year. Finally, we were named to Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

Besides these accolades, we are proud that President Ron Zach was named to National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s list of the 40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40.

How to Buy a Home in De Pere with Little or No Money Down

Of course you want to buy a home in De Pere with no down payment. Who doesn’t?

Here’s how you do it:

Many people never buy the home of their dreams simply because they don't think they have enough money for the down payment. They have been told through the years that they need 10% or 20% of the purchase price in order to buy a home. Well, this is true for the conventional/conforming loan programs but not for De Pere Government loans.

So why have so many Lenders told them this?

It’s because selling homes to people with 10% or 20% down is easier than selling homes to people who have little or no money for a down payment. Most mortgage loan officers would rather go after the "easy sale" than try to help people who would rather save the down payment money for a rainy day or for current and future repairs/upgrades.

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