Welcome to historic Cedarburg WI, located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee near Interstate 43 and Highway 60, the city has access to all that Metropolitan Milwaukee offers, but boasts its own award winning school system, seasonal festivals, visual and performing arts and thriving commerce activity. Recreation abounds in dozens of parks, bike trails, lakes and the nearby beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.
With a population of approximately 11,500 residents, Cedarburg is a growing community that has successfully maintained rural characteristics but is close to national retailers, a regional hospital and industrial and office parks. From its early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a destination known for its mineral spring waters and bucolic setting along the banks of Cedar Creek, much of the charm of Cedarburg has not changed. German Immigrants used the native limestone to build homes, churches and stores, many of which are standing today.
Cedarburg prides itself as one of the most beautiful destinations any time of year with many stunning parks in addition to one of the first and largest nature centers in Southeastern Wisconsin, the Riveredge Nature Center. The center has hands-on environmental education through a variety of special events, weekend programs and summer camps – all at no charge! Cedarburg’s rural feel is evident along the winding Cedar Creek. Along the banks of this scenic creek, you just may come across one of the last covered bridges in Wisconsin, a favorite spot for keepsake photographs. Bring a pole and see if you can catch dinner off the banks!
Cedarburg’s nostalgic feel is highlighted by the wide variety of family friendly cultural events available. The Cedarburg Cultural Center provides music, art, theater and historical education to Cedarburg residents. From giggle-inducing children’s theater performances to the charming Blueburg Cafe “Open Mic Night”, The Cedarburg Cultural center is the heart of the Cedarburg community. Don’t miss Cedarburg’s Maxwell Street Days! Four days out of the year, Cedarburg’s Firemen’s Park is transformed into a market of street vendors selling personal treasures, vintage finds, homemade trinkets and so much more.
Cedarburg, Wisconsin is home to some incredible festivals of its own, as well. During the colder months, check out Winter Festival with its Ice Carving Contest, Chili Cook Off, and Pancake Breakfast, among other fun activities. Cedarburg also has a charming holiday tradition known as A Cedarburg Christmas. The beautiful historic architecture of downtown Cedarburg is draped with stunning decorations and lights. During the fall months, Cedarburg hosts Wine and Harvest Festival, complete with grape stomping and hayrides, as well as Oktoberfest, a celebration of Cedarburg’s German heritage. Both events are completely family friendly! Strawberry Festival is Cedarburg’s own summer festival full of arts and crafts shows, live music and all things strawberry! At the end of July, stop over at Firemen’s Park in Cedarburg for the Ozaukee County Fair, one of the last free fairs in the Midwest. The Ozaukee County Fair offers a unique blend of classic carnival rides, live music and Wisconsin’s beloved fried cheese curds, among many other attractions!
Homes for sale in Cedarburg exist in a wide variety of styles and price points. There are beautiful, historic, stone farmhouses for sale in Cedarburg with sprawling acreage. There are also modern Cedarburg neighborhoods with beautiful, brand new homes as well as many apartments, condos and duplexes for sale or rent. If you’d prefer to build your own house, Cedarburg has plenty of space surrounded by rolling hills, woods and wildlife to make your real estate dream come to life.
Cedarburg’s schools are top rated both academically and athletically. The Cedarburg School District proudly maintains a 99% graduation rate and boasts that their students’ average ACT score (25.2) far exceeds both the national and state average. Nearby Milwaukee is host to many well-known colleges and universities such as University of Wisconsin— Milwaukee, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
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