Guides

    • Sussex

      About twenty miles northwest of Milwaukee, the Village of Sussex is the 2nd most populous village in Waukesha County.  The first settler of Sussex was Richard Cooling, who ran a…

    • Elm Grove

      Named the Best Suburb by Business Insider in October 2014, Elm Grove is a village in Waukesha County that started out as part of the Town of Brookfield. In 1848, Watertown…

    • Brookfield (City & Town)

      Welcome to the City & Town of Brookfield!  This affluent yet eclectic mix of neighborhoods, parks & shopping is located 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee and 20 minutes from…

    • Delafield (City & Town)

      First called Hayopolis by the farmers and merchants that lived there, Delafield was established as the name we know it by today by Dr. Charles Delafield of Milwaukee in 1843. …

    • Mukwonago (Village & Town)

      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…

    • Muskego

      Stating out as the home of the Potawatomi, Muskego was called “Mus-kee-Guaac”, meaning sunfish.  In 1833, the tribe ceded their lands to the U.S. government.  Muskego’s countryside and lakes were so…

    • New Berlin

      With a population of 39,584, the City of New Berlin is the 2nd largest community in Waukesha County.  The northeastern part of the city was originally part of the Town…

    • Oconomowoc (Town & City)

      Attracted by the abundant natural resources, members of the Potowatomi and Winnebago tribes first settled in Oconomowoc, calling it “Coo-no-mo-wauk”, meaning where the waters meet. Around 1837 European settlers began laying…

    • Pewaukee (City & Village)

      Originally settled in 1836, Pewaukee was a sought-after location for visitors coming from Milwaukee, Chicago, and beyond. Lured to Pewaukee by a top fishing lake and known as a great…

    • Waukesha (Town & City)

      First settled by European-Americans in 1834, the area we now know as Waukesha started out as nothing but dense forest and wild prairie. The name Waukesha came from the Ojibwe…

    • Waukesha County

      A great place to live, raise a family, and to work. Waukesha County is known as one of the most affluent of counties in Wisconsin and is rich in history.…

    • Wauwatosa

      In 1835, Charles Hart found a prime spot for settlement 5 miles west of Milwaukee known first as Hart’s Mill.  A few short years later, in 1842, the Town of…