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W
aukesha County, located just to the west of Milwaukee
County, offers a perfect blend of urban and rural living.
On its eastern edge are the populous – and prosperous
– suburbs of
Brookfield
,
Elm Grove
,
New Berlin
,
Menomonee
Falls
and
Muskego
. This is a rapidly growing area for upscale,
residential subdivisions, with some of the wealthiest Zip codes in
the metropolitan area.
Waukesha
, the county seat, is a thriving
community in its own right. Located just 20 miles from downtown
Milwaukee, this community of more than 70,000 people has its
own daily newspaper, hospital and commercial districts. It is the
home of
Carroll University
,
Waukesha County Technical College
and some of the district offices for the state of Wisconsin.
Northwestern Waukesha County is known as
“Lake Country”
because of the dozens of sparkling lakes that were carved out by
glaciers 15,000 years ago. This has long been a summer getaway
for well-heeled Chicago and Milwaukee residents, but the area’s
scenic beauty has made it a popular location for year-round homes
as well. This area offers a variety of boating and fishing
opportunities, including
Pewaukee Lake
, the largest inland lake in
the county. Southern Waukesha County is equally appealing for its
natural beauty, but it is much quieter and less travelled. The
southern unit of the
Kettle Moraine State Forest
offers excellent
hiking and mountain biking trails around lightly forested lakes, hills
and ridges. Other natural attractions include the
Vernon Marsh
Wildlife Area
, a 4,500-acre wetland area along the
Fox River
near
Big Bend
and
Mukwonago
, and
Big Muskego Lake
, located in the
southeastern corner of the county.
Brookfield
Brookfield
is ideally situated. Located on the eastern edge of
Waukesha County, it is a blend of beautiful new residences and
established homesteads dating back to the early part of the 19th
century. It is a large community, covering more than 27 square
miles. Incorporated in 1954, it has a population of 38,000, making
it one of the largest and most-populous communities in Waukesha
County.
Brookfield is home to dozens of upscale subdivisions and
condominium projects. It is a regional shopping and business
center as well.
Bishop’s Woods
and
Brookfield Lakes Corporate
Center
are among the many office parks that have been carefully
designed to take advantage of the community’s beautiful natural
surroundings. Brookfield residents are close to major regional
shopping malls –
Brookfield Square
, which is located on Moorland
Road, just north of I-94, and
Mayfair Mall
, which is located at
North Avenue and Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa.
Waukesha
Although Waukesha is just a half-hour drive from downtown
Milwaukee, it often seems like it’s a world away. Life is slightly
slower here, although Waukesha does offer many big-city
amenities, including the
Waukesha Choral Union
, the
Wisconsin
Philharmonic
and the
Waukesha Civic Theatre
. Waukesha is one
of the area’s older cities. Its streets were built on the well-worn
paths of early Native American inhabitants who converged at a
place called “Five Points” in the city’s center. In the late 1800s,
Waukesha’s natural spring water transformed it into a resort town
that attracted people from around the country, including Mrs.
Abraham Lincoln and President Ulysses S. Grant. Many landmarks
of that era remain, including the spring house located at “Five
Points.” There have been several recent developments along the
Fox River in Waukesha, including a new riverwalk and park areas.
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Oconomowoc
Lac La Belle
Chenequa
Hartland
Nashotah
Delafield
Lannon
Butler
Pewaukee
Sussex
Dousman
Wales
Waukesha
North Prairie
Eagle
Mukwonago
Brookfield
Elm
Grove
New
Berlin
Muskego
Big Bend
Menomonee
Falls
3 miles
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Merton
POPULATION:
393,927
COUNTY SEAT:
Waukesha
BROOKFIELD
ci.brookfield.wi.us
Schools: Elmbrook; Brookfield
20 minutes
12 miles
$276,000
$16.68
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$91,485
37,859
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
YOUR RELOCATION RESOURCE
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WAUKESHA
COUNTY
WAUKESHA
ci.waukesha.wi.us
Schools: Waukesha
35 minutes
20 miles
$233,950
$20.43
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$58,126
71,316
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
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