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Living in Oconomowoc
Welcome to Oconomowoc , where natural beauty and hard work have resulted in unique communities of safe streets, excellent schools, quality health care, progressive governments, a prosperous economy and an overall high quality of life.

Tucked in the rolling, lake-filled countryside of northwest Waukesha County, Oconomowoc, "The City of Lakes," is the area's center of commerce and industry. Settled in the 1800s, the city today is a mix of small town charm and 21st century opportunity.

Historic Downtown
The historic downtown has been revitalized and Wisconsin's largest master-planned development is rising on the city's outskirts. Helping retain and attract businesses and families are municipal services that include modern police and fire departments, low-cost, municipally-owned utilities, and some of the state's lowest tax rates.

Real Estate
The area's real estate market continues to grow. Existing housing offers diversity ranging from historic lakeside homes and traditional country farmhouses to modern condominiums and in-town apartments. There's also plenty of available land on which to locate your dream home and skilled contractors to build it. Several nursing homes and senior housing complexes meet the housing needs of the area's elder residents.

Residents show their commitment to their neighbors and communities though active participation in their local schools, centers of worship, and civic groups. Respect for the environment and community pride is a part of everyday life here.

Whether you're a new family looking for a place to set down roots, or an established business seeking to expand, come discover a promising future in the Oconomowoc area.