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more than doubled.
Grafton
, its neighbor to the east, is also an
historic village. It was established in the early 1840s to take
advantage of the Milwaukee River and has been a center of
commerce ever since. Because of its location near I-43, Grafton
continues to experience significant industrial and commercial
development, including the construction of a new hospital. Ten
miles north of Grafton and Cedarburg is the Ozaukee County
Pioneer Village
, a “living museum” of 15 buildings that were
constructed between 1840 and 1907, including furnished homes,
barns and outbuildings.
Northern Ozaukee County
Belgium
Fredonia
Port Washington
Saukville
Lake Michigan dominates the landscape in northern Ozaukee
County, which includes
Belgium, Fredonia, Port Washington and
Saukville
.
Harrington Beach State Park
is a nature enthusiast’s
treasure chest. The 636-acre park contains more than a mile of
beach along Lake Michigan. The park also offers numerous
beaches, picnic areas, hiking paths, nature walks and cross-country
skiing trails for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.
Port Washington
, the county seat, is the largest community in
northern Ozaukee County. Once one of Lake Michigan’s major
commercial fishing ports, the city still resembles a small fishing
village. Besides being home to many charter boat captains, Port
Washington offers residents a publicly owned marina and provides
them with the only Lake Michigan-based water supply in the
county. Because of the community’s age – it was the county’s first
settlement – the city offers a wide variety of housing, from homes
built in the mid-1800s to modern homes in sprawling subdivisions.
Saukville
is a small community located just northwest of Port
Washington. Its quaint downtown, business park and proximity to
woodlands and water have made it an attractive location for those
who love the outdoors.
Riveredge Nature Center
, located in the northwestern corner
of the county, is a peaceful 351-acre wildlife sanctuary that
includes cross-country skiing and hiking trails. Also located in the
northernmost regions of Ozaukee County are the small rural com-
munities of
Fredonia
and
Belgium
. Fredonia claims to be the
birthplace of Flag Day and is home to the National Flag Day
Foundation. Belgium is located off I-43 just west of Harrington
Beach State Park, where the village’s founders, immigrants from
Luxembourg, worked in the quarries.
GRAFTON
village.grafton.wi.us
Schools: Grafton
40 minutes
25 miles
$222,700
$19.60
$61,887
11,591
CEDARBURG
ci.cedarburg.wi.us
Schools: Cedarburg
40 minutes
21 miles
$255,000
$18.36
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$71,813
11,500
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
PORT WASHINGTON
ci.port-washington.wi.us
Schools: Port Washington-Saukville
50 minutes
25 miles
$181,450
$17.70
$61,978
11,459
FREDONIA
village.fredonia.wi.us
Schools: Northern Ozaukee
45 minutes
30 miles
$207,500
$17.59
$65,132
2,183
SAUKVILLE
village.saukville.wi.us
Schools: Port Washington-Saukville
40 minutes
25 miles
$211,500
$19.10
$63,962
4,464
BELGIUM
village.belgium.wi.us
Schools: Cedar Grove-Belgium
45 minutes
30 miles
$178,000
$17.83
$66,653
2,273
Port Washington is a bustling and growing lakefront community.
Historic Cedarburg is known for its wines and strawberries.
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