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L
ocated just to the north of Milwaukee County, Ozaukee is
the second-smallest county in the state and the least-
populated county in the metropolitan area; however, it is a
virtual treasure chest of historical sites and stunning lakefront
landscapes that is also one of the more rapidly developing counties
in the area.
Mequon
and
Thiensville
have become prime locations
for residential developments because of their proximity to
downtown Milwaukee. Ozaukee County is best known, however,
for its many quaint towns, country inns, and octagonal barns.
Stretching vertically along the Lake Michigan shoreline north
of Milwaukee, Ozaukee County has kept its rich commercial
heritage alive.
Cedarburg’s Cedar Creek Settlement
, a collection of
more than 30 shops, boutiques and galleries housed in a restored
woolen mill, is a major shopping attraction, drawing visitors from
throughout the region.
Port Washington
, the county’s first
settlement, was once a major commercial fishing port and still
boasts one of the area’s finest marinas. It is also a major
manufacturing center, with several business parks located on the
city’s west side. Ozaukee County is rich in natural beauty.
Harrington Beach State Park
, located just north of Port
Washington, is one of the most beautiful state parks in Wisconsin.
The
Ozaukee Interurban Trail
is a converted 30-mile railroad right-
of-way that is now used by walkers, joggers and cyclists to enjoy
the outdoors. Whether you choose to live in Port Washington,
historic Cedarburg or suburban Mequon, you’ll enjoy the pace of
life in Ozaukee County.
Mequon/Thiensville
Mequon
and
Thiensville
are the urban communities of Ozaukee
County, accounting for more than one-third of the county’s
population. The Milwaukee River meanders lazily through the two
communities, which are located at the southern edge of the
county. Mequon’s beautiful scenery and rural location have made
it one of the most affluent and rapidly growing suburbs in the area.
It boasts majestic lakeshore bluffs, stately homes, numerous golf
courses and easy access to the interstate. Many of Wisconsin’s
professional athletes have homes in this area, as does
Concordia
University
, a four-year liberal arts school.
Thiensville
is a smaller
community that dates back to the turn of the 20th century. It was
slowly surrounded by Mequon as that city began to blossom in the
1950s.
Cedarburg/Grafton
Cedarburg
is a town of specialty shops, antique stores and quaint
restaurants. Its thriving downtown is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places and features buildings dating back to the 1800s.
The city’s residential base is a mixture of older, stately homes and
modern subdivisions. Since 1960, the community’s population has
THIENSVILLE
village.thiensville.wi.us
Schools: Mequon-Thiensville
40 minutes
17 miles
$434,950
$17.86
$54,241
3,221
MEQUON
mequon.govoffice.com
Schools: Mequon-Thiensville
30 minutes
13 miles
$417,450
$17.70
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$106,813
23,793
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
YOUR RELOCATION RESOURCE
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84
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32
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143
60
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167
167
181
Belgium
Fredonia
Newburg
Saukville
Port
Washington
Cedarburg
Grafton
Mequon
Thiensville
3 miles
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Lake
Michigan
POPULATION:
87,682
COUNTY SEAT:
Port Washington
OZAUKEE
COUNTY
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