Located about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, suburban Pewaukee calls itself "The City in the Country" for good reason. Home to around 13,200 people, Pewaukee is a growing community with its own culture, community and economic capacity, though it is closely tied to Milwaukee by many regional factors. Pewaukee residents appreciate the city's rural feel, and a quick drive finds them in neighboring Waukesha, a historic and friendly Milwaukee suburb.
Pewaukee's growth stemmed from suburbanization, though roots in the region had been in place long before the area saw growth. The city's rural roots were established in the 1800s, and an official incorporation took place in 1840. Pewaukee's first residents held a town meeting to determine where local roads should be placed and how local schools should be funded. Over time, the city's roads became important connectors throughout the growing Milwaukee area. Those searching for Pewaukee apartments for rent will appreciate the city's rural dynamic and proximity to regional hotspots like Waukesha and Milwaukee.
Pewaukee residents enjoy a fun and family-friendly park system with large open spaces. A local beach, numerous parks and picturesque subdivisions make up this small city. Families find that they are right at home in Pewaukee: 71.8 percent of homes in the area are made up of families, and 27.2 percent of households contain children younger than 18. Young professionals working in the Milwaukee region who love country living also find that they enjoy living in Pewaukee.
The Pewaukee Park District also runs numerous programs for kids and adults alike. Dance groups, first aid training programs, drawing classes, ice skating clubs and more are available for residents. The city is also working on a massive sports complex project, which will provide recreational opportunities for people from all walks of life. The Pewaukee Sports Complex, as well as the city's other amenities, are reminiscent of big-city perks, though they remain rooted in rural values.
Pewaukee is home to the Waukesha County Technical College, which enrolls about 2,500 students annually. Additionally, numerous institutes of higher learning are located throughout the area. Carroll University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Cardinal Stritch University, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Concordia University, Wisconsin are all located within commutable distance of Pewaukee
Many regional workers commute to Milwaukee for work, but Pewaukee itself is home to numerous employers. As a matter of fact, the city's population increases 72.2 percent during workdays due to commuting. According to Waukesha County's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the area's top employers are Kohl's Department Stores, Pro Health Care, General Electric Medical Systems, Quad Graphics and Roundy's.
According to City-Data, the cost of living index in Pewaukee is 102, which is just 2 percent higher than the U.S. average. Those searching for Pewaukee apartments should make sure to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets, as the area is considered car-dependent and is not serviced by rapid transit. The median gross rent in the city is $1,173 per month.
Pewaukee and neighboring Waukesha share many amenities and events. Throughout the summer, residents are treated to an array of fun-filled, family-friendly events, such as farmers markets, water ski shows and concerts. In Pewaukee, Waterfront Wednesdays allow residents and visitors to enjoy live music while savoring local cuisines.
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