Relocate to Wisconsin : ON Wisconsin....Welcome to Pewaukee, A Taste of Lake Country

ON Wisconsin....Welcome to Pewaukee, A Taste of Lake Country

   Pewaukee is one of the suburbs in Waukesha county....for those not "Badger state familiar"...Waukesha county is the Wisconsinfirst county west of Milwaukee county...Milwaukee is perched on the shores of Lake Michigan.  People sometimes use the expression here "It's cooler near the Lake" !  They aren't kidding...going 10 or fewer miles west of Lake Michigan can mean an elevation of 10 to 30 degrees !  Waukesha county is where we have called home since we designed and built our exposed ranch a couple decades ago (Stay tuned more renovations to come !)  We love callHarley Davidsoning the Badger State home for lots of reasons.....and enjoy being the ambassadors for people choosing to relocate here for our large employers from the Vrooom Vroom of Harley Davidson, to the tapping of computer keyboards at Northwestern Mutual,the ringing of registers at Kohl's Department Stores, pounding of printing presses QuadGraphics, technological computerturns at GE Medical, the aroma wafting of hops wafting over the valley of Miller Beer.... and Milwaukee Electric Tool to name a new complimented by printers, local wineries, lots of wonderful ethnic and gourmet Miller Brewing Companyrestaurants....and a very reasonable cost of living.  For Sports Fans....The Milwaukee Bucks, The Milwaukee Brewers, The Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Team...The Marquette Warriors....and the list continues. 

     I digress...and it's easy when you "Love where you Live"...Pewaukee like many places in Wisconsin is an Indian name...from the Potawatomi Tribe it means "lake of shells."  The Best 2016 estimates of population put this city and Village at just over 14, 300 people in just a squidge (highly technical real estate term) over 21 square miles...with another squidge over 1.6 miles being water.

     Pewaukee Lake   Local people will often think of Pewaukee Lake when that this little place comes to mind.  That is because it is the largest lake in Waukesha county's "Lake Country approximately five miles long and a mile wide with depths sloping from 15' to 45'. You can find saling races of national import hosted by the Pewaukee Yacht Club found on the southern shore.

      Appropriately, Pewaukee is home to the world headquarters Harken Winchesof Harken, a manufacturer of sailboat and yacht gear sold internationally most especially for racing.

   If you would rather fish than sail...expect to find large and small mouth bass, muskies, pike, bluegills. walleye and yellow carp.

      If you are not a "lake living" kind of person but enjoy a smaller town atmosphere close to the conveniences, culture, sights and sounds of a larger city, you may choose to call Pewaukee, home.

     If you long for world class shopping...that is easily found just six miles away in Brookfield with every expanding retail opportunities with The  Corners of Brookfield brand new mall, Brookfield Square and other strip malls offering a variety of specialty shops.

     Lots of families are attracted to the School system pPewaukee Schoolsroudly offered by Pewaukee.  It is award winning and serves as a model for other schools across the country....the motto..."Opening the door to each child's future" does not disappoint.

     Location, convenience, recreation, excellent you need any MORE reasons to consider Pewaukee as your next place to call Home ?     Just call the Hansons, Broker Associates with Keller Williams Realty...providing the real estate services you deserve for the house you will enjoy calling home.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 17 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • July 21 2017 09:40AM


Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson (Sally).... sounds like a delightful place to live.... I'll buy a lake property at some point.... would love that ....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 11 months ago

  We have a large ton of lakes here Barbara Todaro you just describe it and we 

will reserve a great house for you !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

Love your introduction to Pewaukee a taste of Lake country! Since it includes a great location, convenience, recreation, excellent schools.....what more could you want..a perfect place to call home!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally and David.  I have not had the opportunity to spend very much time in Wisconsin, but I will try to schedule some visits in the future.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

Well Sally you are the knowledgeable one for this WI area and know where to live and buy...of course call the Hanson team!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) 11 months ago

Anyone relocating to your area should call you to be their agents.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 11 months ago

Be careful. Blogs like this will be attracting Maryland retirees to your area.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

Good morning, Sally and David - your overview of Pewaukee is likely to tempt quite a few to visit and maybe even considering a move if only to discover a squidge more about the place.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Sally and David I have always wanted to own a waterfront property, and lake Pewaukee sound like a great location for that dream home.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago

A taste of Lake country...What a delightful description of this lovely area Sally and David!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 11 months ago

Sally: You had me sold at the mention of lakes! Pewaukee sounds like a wonderful place to call home.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally.

That is one heck of a temperature change, I bet it really gets cold in the winter.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 11 months ago

When I think of Pewaukee, I recall hitchhiking through there in 1969, right were the freeway splits and heads off toward Pewaukee. It was freezing, snowing, and nobody would stop. Finally I told my girlfriend to lie down in the snow, and I jumped up and down pointing at her until a car pulled over.

But I've never really seen the town of Pewaukee myself. LOL.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Lyon Real Estate) 11 months ago

Relocation to Pewaukee, whether residential or for professional reasons for your company, Sally K. & David L. Hanson down home in Brookfield WI in the Badger State can help you burrow in.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) 11 months ago

Good afternoon Sally and David - you like in a lovely part of the country.  It is no wonder you are their greatest ambassadors.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 11 months ago

It sounds like a really special place to live and the landscape is so pretty. I know you know this area well and do a great job representing your clients.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Sally and David

The Wisconsin . . . . Welcome to Pewaukee a Taste of Lake County will be a great event to attend.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 11 months ago