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Moving to Janesville

Welcome New Residents!

We're so glad you're here and are excited to welcome to you to the great City of Janesville! Here is some information to help get you started in your new home. Please visit us at City Hall or give us a call with any questions.

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About Janesville

Are you thinking about moving to Janesville? Janesville is small in size, but large in opportunities and abundant with friendly people! Janesville is a rural community with tree-lined streets nestled high along the rippling water of the Cedar River and bordered by rich farmland of golden grain, forest green fields, and Highway 218.


Local people are proud of their town, which is the home to a couple churches, a library, lumberyard, bank, event center, beauty salons, medical clinic, auto establishments, gas station, plus other numerous factories and businesses. It is small enough to be "homey" but large enough in organizations so that there is something for everyone. Janesville Consolidated School is Pre-K-12, has graduated many outstanding talents and is staffed by caring, dedicated teachers. The Police Department is fully staffed and is quick to respond. Plus our top notch Fire Department and First Responders provide quality emergency care and service 24 hour/day.  Anything else that can't be found in town is only a 5 to 15 minute drive away including four hospitals, three colleges, two airports, and numerous other retail and shopping centers, eating establishments, recreational centers and cultural events. 

Janesville offers places to rent or own, plus there is even nearby real-estate outside city limits to build on! With growing sub-divisions, elderly/low income housing, a trailer court, and more, there is something for everyone! New Residents and business owners must contact the City Clerk's Office prior to moving in to set up an account.  The City of Janesville provides water, sewer, garbage, and recycling. Other utility services are decided upon by each resident or landlord.


Active committees are forward-looking and planning for future businesses and homeowners through long-range goals. If you are looking for:

 -A great place to raise a family

 -A great place to work or locate a business

 -A great place to serve, volunteer and give back to your community.

Come Check us Out!

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