Our Community


The Heart of the Valley is an 11 community group strategically located in Northeastern Wisconsin on both sides of the Fox River. Geographically it is comfortably an arm’s length away from Green Bay and Appleton yet close to every city convenience. The 41 corridor between Green Bay and Appleton offers an atmosphere that is conducive to a wide variety of industrial and commercial development. With competitively priced, fully improved sites, favorable tax rates, lower utility costs and a reliable work force, the Heart of the Valley area is a good environment for business. Click here to view an online version of our printed Community Guide and Membership Directory!

The Heart of the Valley business service industry is key in providing a high quality of life for residents. There is no need that goes unfulfilled. Accountants, realtors, bankers, appraisers, child care providers, landscape contractors, insurance agents, general contractors, financial planners, automobile shops, attorneys, caterers, personal care professionals and technology assistants are ready to serve the needs of our communities.

The communities of the Heart of the Valley are BuchananCombined Locks, Darboy, FreedomHarrison, Hollandtown, KaukaunaKimberlyLittle ChuteSherwood and Wrightstown.

You can find just the right dining spot in any of our area communities. Cuisine varies from downtown diners with homemade meals, fine restaurants with steaks and seafood, to pizza grilled sandwiches and fries and Italian cuisine. In between meals, quench your thirst and appetite at local pubs, drive-ins, ice cream shops and bakeries, a baker’s outlet, cheese stores and more. So, whether it’s lunch on the run, dinner for two or for hundreds, Heart of the Valley businesses will surely satisfy.

From locally owned specialty shops in quaint downtowns, to nationally recognized chain stores in commercial districts, the Heart of the Valley can meet everyone’s shopping needs. Clothing, jewelry, shoes, gifts, bicycles, hardware and more can be found in the convenient downtown Kaukauna, Freedom and Little Chute retail districts, while several large grocery stores throughout the area offer fresh products that your family will enjoy. Heart of the Valley area shoppers can still buy fresh cheese at one of several cheese factories, or even come across meat and sausage shops where the sausage is homemade and the meat is cut to order.

For community lifestyles and regional profiles visit the Fox Cities Economic Development Partnership website.

To view population figures of the Heart of the Valley communities along with the Fox Cities area click here.

Find entertainment news, stories and events in the online pages of the Post Crescent or Times Villager newspaper.

When looking for a special place to live… to work… to learn… to play… look no further than the Heart of the Valley.