Southeastern Wisconsin offers the best of Midwest living including theater and concert performances, fine dining, upscale shopping, as well as an active sports scene that includes the Milwaukee Brewers, Bucks, and Admirals. The cities of Madison, Green Bay, and Chicago are easily accessible. Unlike many cities, our beaches, sports, fishing, sailing, and biking/hiking trails are all part of the urban mix. Here you can enjoy a summer season of festivals and outdoor dining, complimented by a winter of spectacular performing arts and snow sports.
Only a 30-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee, WVRC – Waukesha is located in southeastern Wisconsin’s Lake Country.
Fall in Love with Lake Country
You’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy Waukesha’s many dazzling lakes, including fishing and boating on Big Muskego Lake. You don’t have to get wet to enjoy its beauty. Stroll along the banks of the Fox River and take in the scenic natural views, stop by nearby Frame Park for a picnic, or head to the farmer’s market to refuel.
So Many Ways to Get Moving
With more than 2,000 acres of parks, 72 miles of trails, and over two dozen public and private golf courses, there’s no excuse not to get moving, and your body will thank you.
- Kettle Moraine State Forest: Find hiking and mountain biking trails traversing beautiful forested lakes.
- Cutler and Woodfield Parks: These popular parks offer a unique opportunity—tree climbing. That’s right, you can sign up for lessons, and learn to climb mature trees, for a unique fitness experience.
Find Culture and Community in Downtown Waukesha
Waukesha’s rural location offers a slower pace of life with easy access to big-city life in nearby Milwaukee. However, you don’t have to go far to get your arts and culture fix. Waukesha is home to many cultural venues, such as the Wisconsin Philharmonic and the Waukesha Civic Theater. Downtown, you’ll find fun shops to explore and a variety of community events.
- Dining: You’ll love charming Downtown Waukesha, with over 25 restaurants, eclectic antique shops, a farmers market, and great bars.
- Friday Night Live: Want to meet the locals and make new friends? Check out the popular weekly event, Friday Night Live. Each week, streets are closed for live music, and local restaurants serve up delicious food and drinks.