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Washington County, it is known today as the
“Gateway to the
Kettle Moraine State Forest.”
Kewaskum also hosts the annual
World Concertina Congress Jamboree Festival
each Labor Day
weekend.
With more than 27,000 acres of beautiful hills, winding trails
and sparkling lakes, the northern unit of the state forest attracts
thousands of people who are interested in swimming, camping,
hiking, horseback riding, skiing, hunting, fishing and studying
nature. Just outside Kewaskum is the
Ice Age Trail
, a hiking path
that winds through the forest. Just south of Kewaskum, visitors
and residents can ski the slopes of the
Sunburst Ski Area
.
Southern Washington County
Hartford
Slinger
Jackson
Richfield
Just west of Germantown is the picturesque
Basilica of Holy Hill
,
a Roman Catholic church and monastery. The spires of the hilltop,
neo-Romanesque church can be seen for miles, and the observa-
tion towers provide a breathtaking view of the Kettle Moraine
countryside. The church was dedicated as the National Shrine of
Mary, Help of Christians in 1958 and has since become a pilgrim-
age site for thousands of people who come each year to pray for
their health. In 2006, Holy Hill was dedicated as a minor basilica,
one of only two basilicas in the state (the other is the Basilica of
St. Josaphat on the south side of Milwaukee).
Hartford
is a community seemingly lost in time. Tucked in the
rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine, it features a late 19th-century
main street where shoppers can find an amazing assortment of
handcrafted items, antiques and fine Wisconsin cheeses. Hartford
is also home to
Erin Hills
, a public golf course that will host the
2017 U.S. Open
; the
Schauer Arts & Activities Center
, a regional
performance hall that stages professional touring performances;
and the
Wisconsin Automotive Museum
, which features more
than 100 vintage autos and artifacts.
Slinger
hosts the
Washington County Fair
every July and is
known for skiing and racing.
Slinger Speedway
, located at the
intersection of highways 144 and 41, features late-model stock
cars on the world’s fastest quarter-mile oval. Slinger is also home
to
Little Switzerland
, which offers 14 ski runs.
Jackson
is a small village noted for its big bargains. Every
spring, the village’s 6,800 residents host what is arguably one of
the largest rummage sales in the metropolitan area. Located 25
miles northwest of Milwaukee and seven miles south of West
Bend, Jackson is one of the fastest-growing communities in
Washington County.
Richfield
is a village of 11,500 residents near
the intersection of U.S. 45 and U.S. 41. Probably best known for
the
Cabela’s
outfitter store located there, Richfield has numerous
natural attractions as well, including more than a dozen lakes and
numerous parks.
WEST BEND
ci.west-bend.wi.us
Schools: West Bend
45 minutes
31 miles
$168,250
$19.22
$56,829
31,599
KEWASKUM
village.kewaskum.wi.us
Schools: Kewaskum
70 minutes
40 miles
$200,000
$18.23
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$57,885
4,017
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
RICHFIELD
richfieldwi.gov
Schools: Friess Lake; Richfield; Germantown; Slinger
30 minutes
25 miles
$355,000
$13.22
$91,014
11,458
JACKSON
villageofjackson.com
Schools: West Bend; Slinger; Germantown
45 minutes
30 miles
$259,000
$19.37
$53,212
6,851
SLINGER
vi.slinger.wi.gov
Schools: Slinger
60 minutes
35 miles
$210,000
$18.20
$64,522
5,232
HARTFORD
ci.hartford.wi.us
Schools: Hartford JT#1; Hartford UHS
60 minutes
40 miles
$196,000
$18.29
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$56,536
14,403
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
The Basilica of Holy Hill is located just outside of Hartford.
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