Located about 25 minutes outside of Milwaukee in the heart of Waukesha County, the City of Pewaukee – along with its sibling the Village of Pewaukee – offer the comfort and charm of a small community combined with conveniences of a medium-sized city. Pewaukee is one of the “Lake Country” communities with easy access to major arteries of travel including Interstate 94, Highway 16, and Capitol Drive. Milwaukee, Madison and other nearby cities are easily accessible from the Pewaukee area. Pewaukee is home to Waukesha County Technical College and a variety of other businesses, shops and restaurants. Pewaukee is the perfect destination for those who enjoy lake sports such as boating, sailing, swimming, and fishing on Pewaukee Lake, a 2,400 acre lake. Pewaukee offers a mix of newer and established single-family neighborhoods and condo developments, as well as a variety of options for rental housing and apartment living.
While Pewaukee Lake is a big draw for those who love lake living, Pewaukee also offers a great mix of shopping, restaurants, parks and fun annual events such as the Pewaukee Kiwanis RiverRun and the Taste of Lake Country hosted by Positively Pewaukee.
Downtown Pewaukee is a walkable, fun, and active area, especially in the warmer months. Lakefront Park offers free beach access to visitors and fun entertainment such as the Waterfront Wednesdays concert series sponsored by Positively Pewaukee and weekly water ski shows hosted by the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club. Nearby restaurants and shops also add to the atmosphere of the historic downtown.
The Pewaukee Public Library is another community anchor that is home to the Harken Observatory. The library hosts a variety of programs for children and adults and offers thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and electronic resources as well as access to materials throughout the Bridges (Waukesha and Jefferson County) Library System.
Pewaukee offers a variety of parks and access to the 15.2 mile Lake Country Recreation Trail that runs from Waukesha to Oconomowoc. The trail is wheelchair accessible and is a popular destination for cyclists, runners and inline skaters.
Pewaukee is also a popular destination for golfers with three nearby courses including the Pewaukee Golf Club, Western Lakes Golf Club and the Naga-Waukee War Memorial Golf Course.
The Ingleside Hotel and Water Park is another community favorite known for its family-friendly indoor water park and its annual Country Christmas event. The hotel is also a favorite local venue for meetings, weddings and other events.
Pewaukee’s dining scene offers many a variety of favorites to satisfy all appetites.
- 5 O’Clock Club – fish frys and American favorites
- Artisan 179 – modern, global cuisine
- Bubba’s Frozen Custard – custard and burgers
- Butler Inn of Pewaukee – steaks and seafood
- Casa Tequila – classic Mexican fare
- Curly’s Waterfront Pub & Grill – pizza, burgers, and pub fare
- Doc’s Dry Doc – pizza and sandwiches
- Michael’s House of Prime – upscale steak and seafood
- Park Avenue Pizza Company – pizza, burgers, and pub fare
- Thunder Bay Grille – steak, seafood and cajun
- Harvest Home – A specialty home decor shop that offers seasonal decor, clothing, gifts, plants, and furnishings.
- Roost Mercantile – One of a kind finds for home decor, clothing, artwork, and more! Located off of Hwy 16 in renovated barns and a farm house, you’ll enjoy vintage finds and upcycled designs.
- Design X Change (Porch & Kitchen) – Upscale furniture and decor consignment shop located in a renovated church building near the Library.
- Ryloo Boutique – Fresh and fashionable women’s clothing and jewelry boutique across from the downtown Pewaukee Lake.
- St. Vincent de Paul – Resale shop located off of Hwy 16 and Ryan Road.
- Lake Effect Co – Mercantile for the lake lover including cotton Tee shirts, home decor, and jewelry.
- Wooden Hanger – Women’s upscale consignment clothing boutique including clothing, purses, and shoes.
The Pewaukee Public School District enrolls almost 3,000 students and includes one high school, one middle school and two elementary schools. Pewaukee also is home to a variety of private school options and Waukesha County Technical College. Some City of Pewaukee neighborhoods, primarily on the south side of Pewaukee, feed into the elementary schools, grade schools, and high schools of the Waukesha School District. Wisconsin’s Open Enrollment program does allow for students outside of the Pewaukee Public School District to open enroll in Pewaukee Public schools.
Elementary & Middle
- Asa Clark Middle School
- Christian Education Leadership Academy
- Horizon Elementary
- Pewaukee Lake Elementary School
- Prairie Hill Waldorf School
- St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic School
- Trinity Academy
Pewaukee Real Estate
Pewaukee offers a mix of single-family, condo and apartment living options.
Single-Family Homes in Pewaukee have a median price list of $425,000. The median price for Condominium Homes in Pewaukee is $225,000.
Single-Family Home Values span in price from $130,000 to $1,000,000+. Condominiums range in price from $91,000 to $1,000,000+.
On average, single-family homes in Pewaukee stay on the market for 57 days and condominiums 46 days.
The average apartment size in Pewaukee is 945 square feet with and average rent of $1,075 per month.
This information has been supplied by Metro MLS and RentCafe.com on October 15, 2020.