Waukesha County is the third largest county in the state of Wisconsin. Known for its location, business climate and quality of life, Waukesha County has something to offer for everyone.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Waukesha County offers a number of different settings: for those looking for more of an urban feeling, downtown Waukesha fits the bill. Waukesha’s downtown offers urban style living and amenities in a compact, walkable environment filled with historic buildings dating back to the late 19th century. A recent influx of new loft style apartments, nightlife opportunities, independent restaurants, coffee shops and specialty retailers has made Downtown an exciting place to live, work, and play for young professionals. From May through October the streets come alive with our weekly Friday Night Live Concert series featuring several stages of live music and Saturday Farmers’ Market. With more than 1,124 acres of parkland, access to two regional bicycle trails, free summer concerts, and sporting events, there’s always something to do.
What’s more, Waukesha County is just a 15 minute car ride from Milwaukee, an hour drive from Madison, two hours south of Green Bay and just over two hours north of Chicago, IL. So if you’re wanting to stay connected with the Badgers or the Brewers, catch a Packer Game, or hop on down for a quick show in Chicago, we’re the perfect distance from everything that’s happening.
LET’S TALK BUSINESS
For those looking for a variety of career opportunities and international companies, then Waukesha County is the right place to start. Known for its industry and manufacturing jobs, Waukesha County is home to companies like Quad/Graphics, HUSCO International, and GE Healthcare. A welcoming business climate means that if businesses want to start or grow in the area, the local government will do what it can to help instead of regulate businesses. It also has a number of health care institutions and recognized clinics and hospitals.
It also has a lively business community, with local and county chambers staying active to bring businesses together. The Waukesha County Business Alliance offers 175 events and programs each year, ranging from women’s development to a constantly growing young professionals group.
QUALITY AND QUANTITY
But there are far more reasons to move to Waukesha County beyond career opportunities. The area boasts some of the best K-12 schools in the state, and offers excellent post-secondary options like Waukesha County Technical College and Carroll University. The communities are thriving, with each of the 37 municipalities offering their own downtown and distinct feel. Culture is important, so everything from theater productions, art crawls and breweries can be found just by doing a quick search.
For those craving the outdoors, Waukesha County has everything. The county itself is home to 91 lakes for boating and fishing, has excellent hiking, biking and cross country ski trails, as well as a number of local and state parks including Kettle Moraine State Forest. Recreational sports like ultimate Frisbee and soccer are easy to find, and events like the Wisconsin Highland Games and Tough Mudder makes Waukesha County a go-to destination.
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