Northern Neighborhoods
Homes For Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

The Northern communities are highlighted by a variety of friendly residential neighborhoods, countryside home sites, and unique things to do. Country living with small-town urban offerings nearby, or choose a more suburban lifestyle in proximity to natures’ gate. Whatever you choose, variety and unique opportunities are just outside the front door.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Ranked as some of the “safest communities” and “best place in Wisconsin to Raise Kids.”

Market

Wide range of high quality housing options, well-maintained residential neighborhoods and countryside parcels.

Lifestyle

Small town communities with amenities, destination attractions, convenient proximity to nearby towns.

You'll Love

Historical attractions, unique shopping and dining, recreational offerings and a growing, vibrant culture.

Perfect For

Young and growing families, working professionals, neighborhood feel with the conveniences of the city.

Around the Area

MEQUON

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, the City of Mequon boasts lakeshore bluffs, dignified homes, farmland and expansive open space. The community offers parkland, five golf courses and the Milwaukee River for abundant recreation.

Mequon has a large variety of shopping options, including the Mequon Pavilion, which is home to larger retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, unique boutiques, and markets like Sendiks, Wisconsin’s gourmet grocer. The city also features the Frank L. Weyenberg Library and a Harley-Davidson Dealership at Suburban Motors, in Thiensville, at the center of the city.

Mequon has one of the lowest crime rates and one of the lowest tax rates in the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. The K-12 school system is ranked one of the best in the state. Concordia University Wisconsin and the North Campus of the Milwaukee Area Technical College offer a broad range of programs. Prime healthcare facilities and services are readily available throughout the City and include Columbia St. Mary's Hospital. Mequon has over 300 businesses and two industrial parks with small, mid-sized and large companies represented.

Mequon offers a diverse array of properties for sale with a continually expanding housing market.

Houses for sale typically include traditional, classic and large single-family homes as well empty lots available for building.  In addition, condominiums, duplexes and apartments for rent and for sale can be found.

THIENSVILLE

Thiensville, an attractive, self-governed village just one square mile in size, is located in the heart of the city of Mequon. The village was incorporated in 1910, and its settlement began in the 1840s. Today, it is a picturesque community that lies adjacent to the Milwaukee River.

Thiensville is referred to as “the mile of smiles” and features many historical buildings. Rooted in tradition, it maintains a small-town suburban, residential character and a high quality of life created by well-maintained homes, condos, and apartments.

Thiensville’s beautiful Village Park is located on the Milwaukee River and hosts an annual Family Fun Before the Fourth event, beginning with a morning parade and ending with a traditional fireworks display. Thiensville residents can also take part in the Thiensville Extreme Ski & Bike Cycling Classic, part of the very popular “Tour of America’s Dairyland” race series.

An open-air farmer’s market is held every Tuesday from June to October featuring many Wisconsin grown and produced products including coffees, cooked-food, annuals, perennials, produce, meats, bakery, eggs, art, crafts, fruits, vegetables and flower bouquets.

Cedarburg

Forbes Magazine called Cedarburg “One of the 11 Prettiest Towns in America.” It is also known for its safe environment, unique shopping, historical ambiance and neighborhood friendliness. In addition you’ll find recreation, outstanding educational, medical and business opportunities.

The Cedarburg Cultural Center in the heart of downtown provides music, art, theater and historical education to residents. Many of Cedarburg’s original limestone and cream city brick structures constructed in the mid-19th century remain there unaltered and restored, and serve as home to restaurants, shops, galleries, and other local attractions.

The original grist mill, located on the banks of Cedar Creek offers a unique home and backdrop to businesses and a microbrewery. Four other dams and mill buildings were constructed in the 1860s and now form the historic Cedar Creek Settlements which features charming shops, restaurants, artists’ studios, and an award-winning winery.

Cedarburg also offers a lineup of seasonal festivals. The Winter Festival features an ice carving contest, chili cook off, and pancake breakfast. In fall, celebrate with the Wine and Harvest Festival and Oktoberfest.  In summer, the Strawberry Festival entertains with arts and crafts, live music and fresh picked strawberries. At the end of July, visit the Ozaukee County Fair in Firemen’s Park.

Cedarburg is also home to many lovely parks as well as Riveredge Nature Center, where environmental education is encouraged through special events, weekend programs and summer camps.

 

GRAFTON

The area was first explored in 1670 by two Jesuit priests from Green Bay, Fathers Allouez and Dablon. Until the late 1820's it was occupied by the Potawatomi Indians and by 1840, development was underway. Today, Grafton continues to progress in harmony with its heritage, home to thriving industries and well-kept homes, tree lined streets and small-town warmth in the heart of Ozaukee County. Growing facilities continually expand to meet growing needs for education, business, religion and family.

Grafton offers a diverse array of stores, shops, restaurants and industrial enterprises as well as a variety of recreational activities for the young and the young at heart. Village amenities include 17 parks and open space areas, recreation programs, an aquatic center, senior center, library, and a vibrant downtown.

Grafton events include a 4th of July Celebration and Parade, Grillin' in Grafton, Ladies Night Out, PumpkinFest and the regionally famous Annual Grafton Christmas Parade. It also offers an excellent public school system; three parochial K-4 through 8th grade schools; and outstanding police, fire and emergency services. Grafton is a great place for family, commercial and industrial growth.

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