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R
acine County has something to offer everyone – from
luxury condominiums that overlook a modern 1,000-slip
marina, to a quiet lake lot reminiscent of Scandinavia. It is
home to family-run dairy farms and major national corporations,
including
CNH Industrial
,
Modine Manufacturing
and
SC Johnson
.
There’s a lot of history here – along the many rustic country roads
first trod by buffalo, in the Victorian homes of
Burlington
, and at
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread Conference Center
in
Wind
Point
, a National Historic
Landmark. The first electric
refrigerator was built in
Racine and telling tall tales
first became an art form in
Burlington. Racine County
is an outdoor lover’s
paradise. In addition to the
fishing opportunities
offered by Lake Michigan,
the county has established
117 miles of bike trails on
lightly traveled roads.
There are also four “off-
road” trails that connect
with trails in Milwaukee
and Kenosha counties.
Quarry Lake Park
is
considered a scuba diver’s
dream, while the 80-acre
River Bend Nature Center
offers hiking,
birdwatching, nature studies and canoeing. The
Racine Zoo
is
located on 32 acres of Lake Michigan shoreline. The arts have
strong roots in Racine County. The
Racine Symphony Orchestra
is
the state’s oldest continuous orchestra, while
Burlington’s Malt
House Theatre
is the oldest community theater. Art lovers will
want to explore the new
Racine Art Museum
and its
Charles A.
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
in Racine.
Racine
An economic center of its own, Racine developed independently –
and sometimes in competition with – the early industrial centers of
Milwaukee and Chicago. Today it is home to several prominent
companies, including
SC Johnson
,
CNH Industrial
and
Modine
Manufacturing
. Few Lake Michigan communities have capitalized
on their location as well as Racine.
North Beach
, located just north
of the downtown, offers swimmers, joggers and sun worshippers
more than one mile of clean, sandy beach.
Racine recently completed a major lakefront renovation that
revolves around
Reefpoint Marina
,
one of the largest recreational
boat facilities on Lake Michigan with nearly 1,000 boat slips.
Adjacent to the marina is
Festival Park
, which hosts many of
Racine’s ethnic celebrations and festivals.
Wind Point/North Bay
Located just north of Racine, these two lakeshore communities
boast some of the finest homes, boutiques and shops in Racine
County. One of the earliest settlements,
Wind Point
, sits on a
small peninsula that juts
into Lake Michigan. The
Wind Point Lighthouse
,
built in 1880, is considered
to be the oldest and tallest
lighthouse still operating on
the Great Lakes. The area
has long been a preferred
residential area for many of
Racine’s civic leaders.
Located here is
Wingspread
.
Built by Frank
Lloyd Wright for Herbert
and Jane Johnson in 1938,
it is the last of Wright’s
Prairie homes and is now a
conference center.
Eastern Racine County
Mount Pleasant
Sturtevant
Elmwood Park
Located southwest of Racine along Highway 11 (Durand Avenue),
these communities boast relaxed living and easy access to the
urban comforts of Racine, Milwaukee and northern Illinois.
Mount
Pleasant
is the largest of the three communities, covering much of
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Caledonia
NORTH BAY
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Schools: Racine Unified
15 minutes
15 miles
$294,918
$20.53
$119,375
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WIND POINT
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Schools: Racine Unified
10 minutes
12 miles
$225,318
$18.48
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$99,792
1,703
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
RACINE
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Schools: Racine Unified
15 minutes
20 miles
$112,500
$30.49
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$39,623
78,336
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
POPULATION:
195,484
COUNTY SEAT:
Racine
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