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Mukwonago (Village & Town) Real Estate

Originally a Native American village, the name Mukwonago is derived from “mequanego”, meaning bear’s den.  The spelling we know today was adopted in 1844 because of the similarity to the nearby city of Mequon.  Located in both Waukesha and Walworth Counties, the population is split among the two, with most of it’s 7,355 residents located in Waukesha County.

Located on the southwestern end of the Vernon Marsh, Mukwonago encircles both Upper and Lower Phantom Lake(s) and are fed via springs from the Mukwonago River, which then runs into the Fox River.  These bodies of water were instrumental in bringing travelers from Milwaukee, Chicago and all over the country.

Mukwonago saw a boom in housing development in the 1960’s and 70’s, with the Rock Freeway (I-43), allowing fast travel in from Milwaukee. While the population has seen growth over the years, the area still boasts a quaint small-town lifestyle.