Hales Corners, Wisconsin, was home to less than 8,000 people in 2010. While some suburban regions claim small-town status despite large amounts of development and high populations, Hales Corners has managed to remain a true small town. Located about 15 miles outside of Milwaukee, Hales Corners is a charming village that boasts natural beauty, a strong historic legacy and a mindful promotion of community values. Those searching for Hales Corners apartments for rent will appreciate the village's down-to-earth nature and friendly vibe.
Hales Corners was settled in the late 1830s, but the local land was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi and Menominee Native American tribes. Seneca and William Hale were the first settlers to the area, each purchasing 160 acres of land in 1837. The area continued to attract settlers throughout the next few decades and came to be referred to as Hales Corners. The area was finally incorporated as a village in 1954.
Occupying just 3.2 square miles of land, Hales Corners is directly south of the suburban city of Greenfield, allowing residents to easily access numerous shopping and dining amenities. However, Hales Corners holds its own with its larger neighbors, offering a central shopping district, botanical garden and nature centers, and a suburban lifestyle.
Hales Corners hopes to continue its path of growth throughout the coming years. A recently constructed comprehensive plan hopes to control both growth and land use as the village looks toward its future. Because of its easy freeway access and suburban proximity, those searching for Hales Corners rentals can expect the village to continue to thrive.
Because of its small size, most of the village's events are community related and help encourage a sense of civic pride. In May, Hales Corners erected a new Veterans Memorial, which is set in a central plaza and consists of five pillars, which signify the five military branches.
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