It may take a couple tries to learn how to pronounce it, but whether you’re considering a home purchase in the City of Pewaukee or the Village of Pewaukee, both offer a wide variety of amenities for residents. The name Pewaukee actually comes from “Pee-wauk-ee-wee-nick”, meaning “lake of shells” in Potawatomi.
Located in Waukesha County, both the City and Village of Pewaukee are considered suburbs of Milwaukee. Living here provides residents with a relaxed suburban feel with the convenience of proximity to the I-94 interstate and a relatively short drive – whether for employment or entertainment – west towards Madison, east towards Milwaukee, and south or north to other nearby communities.
The City of Pewaukee offers a number of lovely parks and a robust Recreation department program. But it’s the beach in the downtown Village of Pewaukee that so many, even from outside the community, love. The beautiful sandy beach on the downtown strip has been the favorite family ‘swimming hole’ for generations. An ice cream parlor, restaurants, a coffee shop, and more dot the retail block across from the beach. Summer evenings draw crowds to weekly waterski shows and concerts. And the downtown street is closed each summer for both the Pewaukee Beach Party, a charity event sponsored by the local Kiwanis, and the Taste of Lake Country food event. There’s also the annual Antique & Classic Boat and Car Show on the lakefront every August.
Then there’s Pewaukee Lake itself. This 5-mile long, 2,437 acre lake with a maximum depth of 45 feet, is the largest in Waukesha county and known as a fisherman’s paradise. In addition to Bluegill, Northern Pike, Walleye and Perch the lake is known for providing the best Muskie fishing in southeastern Wisconsin. The lake also offers plenty of activities no matter the season – accessible from homes around the lake or several public boat landings – with water skiing, fishing, swimming and boating in the summer to ice fishing, iceboat racing and skating in winter.
Other unique area attractions include the Clark House Museum, a historic home filled with items illustrating the early days of the community. When the new Pewaukee Library was opened in 2005, it boasted an observatory that houses a 12-inch reflector telescope. It may be the only observatory on top of a public library. The Harken Observatory and the Pewaukee Astronomy Club were the brainchild of Olaf Harken, founder of Harken, Inc., a global manufacturer, and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories headquartered in Pewaukee
So, if you’re looking for a community with a wide range of desirable features, from the quality of public schools to housing options and family friendliness, Niche.com gives Pewaukee an overall ranking of “A”.
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