Pleasant Prairie, Wis., is located about 35 miles south of downtown Milwaukee and 55 miles north of Chicago. Pleasant Prairie's unique character lies in its semi-suburban feel. Though it boasts a high quality of life and family-friendly lifestyle, its distant location requires local jobs, amenities and other must-haves for its growing population.
In fact, Pleasant Prairie is just eight miles from the city of Kenosha, Wis., which offers many of the amenities families crave. Those looking for Pleasant Prairie apartments for rent should be in search of a lifestyle that offers a mixture of both rural and suburban character. Offering a small-town feel, easy access to two major cities, and a high quality of life, Pleasant Prairie has been attracting new residents for years. Between 2000 and 2010, its population grew by more than 20 percent, culminating in a current population of about 20,000 people.
Pleasant Prairie's semi-suburban vibe has made it a hotspot for the surrounding rural areas. It is home to numerous employment opportunities, as is nearby Kenosha. Because of its distant location, Pleasant Prairie has maintained much of its natural beauty. The Chiwaukee Prairie and the Des Plaines River Floodplain are both protected natural conservancies, and more than 25 percent of the village's land is currently conservation space. Prairie Springs Park hosts many of the community's annual events and contains Lake Andrea, a 100-acre lake surrounded by numerous walking, jogging, biking and skating trails.
Pleasant Prairie's recreational facilities are largely unmatched throughout the surrounding area. The Lakeview RecPlex and Pleasant Prairie IcePlex attract visitors year round, and numerous park spaces, picnic areas, walking and biking trails, and sports fields offer recreational outlets. The two facilities offer NHL-size ice rinks, swimming pools, kids' camps and activities, fitness classes and more.
Pleasant Prairie offers its residents a variety of fun community events throughout the year. Annual favorites include the Danskin Women's Triathlon, Pleasant Prairie Triathlon and Prairie Family Days.
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