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S
teeped in history and anchored in nature, Washington
County has a distinctively rural feel. The county’s population
totals slightly more than 130,000, although it is growing
rapidly. Located northwest of Milwaukee, Washington County is
home to some of the most beautiful lakes, hills and natural
formations ever carved out by thousand-ton slabs of ice. It was
here that the rims of two glaciers – the Michigan and Green Bay –
collided, creating a huge ridge that extends some 120 miles from
southeastern Wisconsin north to Lake Winnebago. This created
some of the most beautiful topography in Wisconsin.
Washington County boasts more than 50 lakes and five rivers.
It is home to portions of the
Ice Age Trail
, several units of the
Kettle Moraine State Forest
and
Pike Lake State Park
, which
features
Powder Hill
, a 1,350-foot-high kame that was formed
when the glaciers began to melt. It is the home of the
Basilica of
the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians at Holy Hill
, which
attracts thousands of pilgrims each year who come to pray for
good health.
Germantown
Germantown is a residential community located just northwest of
Milwaukee. It is one of the largest villages in the state, covering 34
square miles. It has also been one of the faster-growing
communities in the state. Since 1990, its population has doubled.
Founded in 1838 by Germans who were attracted to the heavily
wooded areas, the village still treasures its European heritage. In
May, village residents gather for a German Maifest celebration.
Germantown has a diversified economy that benefits from one of
the largest industrial parks in the state. The village has two golf
courses, several parks and a variety of home sizes.
West Bend/Kewaskum
West Bend
, the county seat and largest city in Washington
County, is nestled in picturesque farm country with rolling hills and
rustic roads. The
Milwaukee River
winds its way through the
downtown, en route from the hills of the Kettle Moraine to Lake
Michigan. The city maintains the charm and friendliness of small-
town living. It is home to the
Museum of Wisconsin Art
, which
features the works of Wisconsin artists through the ages; the
University of Wisconsin - Washington County
campus, a two-year
school; and the
Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra
.
Kewaskum
is named after a famous Potawatomi Indian chief.
Nestled along the Milwaukee River at the northwestern corner of
Jackson
Newburg
Trenton
45
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Germantown
West Bend
83
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145
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3 miles
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Kewaskum
Slinger
Hartford
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Erin Hills, west of Germantown, is hosting the U.S. Open in 2017.
POPULATION:
133,486
COUNTY SEAT:
West Bend
GERMANTOWN
townofgermantown.com
Schools: Germantown
45 minutes
20 miles
$255,400
$16.64
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$74,583
19,972
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
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