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Overview of Waukesha

Hailed as a city where fun meets adventure, Waukesha is the perfect destination for people of all ages. Surrounded by Wisconsin’s rolling hills, crystal clear lakes and green landscapes, the city boasts a unique atmosphere combining old time charm and modern attractions. Waukesha is home to more than 70,000 friendly residents who enjoy a high Midwestern quality of life with family-centered activities. Look for Waukesha apartments for rent, and find one of Wisconsin’s most desirable communities.

Living in Waukesha, WI

Originally known as Prairie Village, the city of Waukesha is surrounded by lush forestry and prairies that kept Sauk, Menomonie, Winnebago and Potawatomi tribes in the area for centuries. The city was at the forefront of innovation, and gained popularity as a resort destination during the 19th century when local doctors believed that local spring water could cure certain illnesses.

Today, the city is home to diversified industry, quality education, and strong public facilities. Waukesha is home to buildings with beautifully restored architecture, pristine parks and a number of interesting museums. As the seventh largest city in Wisconsin, Waukesha continues to grow and prosper, yet still promote the best aspects of Midwestern living.

Waukesha Attractions and Special Events

Waukesha is home to a diverse range of regional events. The Apple Harvest Festival invites local residents to enjoy the best seasonal fall attractions, including an apple market, horse-drawn hayrides and a scarecrow competition. The Red Hot BBQ Art Crawl also takes place in Waukesha, bringing residents together to enjoy food, local art and live music. Other local favorite events include Pedal the Kettle, Maxwell Street Days, Fiesta Waukesha and the Wisconsin Scottish Highland Games.

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