Welcome to Pewaukee
A charming suburban town in the heart of Lake Country
Just West of Milwaukee, situated around Pewaukee Lake, is the charming town of Pewaukee. The area's history dates back to the early 1800s and still offers the same small-town main street community feeling today. With Pewaukee Lake as the heart of the area, you'll find a variety of white, sandy beaches, plenty of lakeside restaurants, and an air of tranquility.
This town's residential portions feature neighborhoods full of new construction homes, tree-lined streets, and beautiful landscaping. Other areas offer luxury apartments and condominiums, some near the lakes and others in the heart of town. If you're looking for a great place to live with a family-friendly atmosphere and a sense of peace, this is the place for you.
What to Love
- Taste of Lake Country
- A quiet and friendly atmosphere
- Luxurious condominiums
Residents of Pewaukee come for the small-town charm and fall in love with the peace and tranquility that surrounds them. Tree-lined streets fill the neighbors while beautiful new construction homes provide solace for families are a long day. With a charming main street, there are plenty of boutiques, lakeside restaurants, parks, and golf courses to enjoy. Others find the abundance of water sports like fishing, sailing, swimming, and water skiing at the top of their to-do lists. One thing is for sure; whatever reason you choose Pewaukee, you'll quickly see why so many people call this place home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Though it's relatively small, the charming waterfront strip of Pewaukee offers all the lovely boutiques and restaurants a person could want. Whether you wish to stop at one of the many women's clothing boutiques, spend the day at the salon, or head to one of the area's cycling shops, you'll find it here.
Not only will you find plenty of charming shops, but the restaurants and exceptional and will have you wanting to head back weekly. Dock's Dry Dock, for example, is a family favorite pizza joint that offers a cozy atmosphere on the lake and the same delicious pizza they've been serving for over 30 years.
Jake's Restaurant is an upscale steak house built from a 120-year-old barn that seamlessly blends rustic and contemporary with its atmosphere and food. Their menu features specialties like truffled deviled eggs, Wisconsin maple leaf roasted duck, 45-day dry-aged steak, and all the traditional steak house sides you know and love.
Another gourmet and upscale option is Artisan 179. This trendy Restaurant features a vibrant atmosphere with local art, creating an environment as unique and eclectic as the menu. Enjoy a variety of traditional scratch-made favorites with an artisan spin. Local favorites are offerings like cauliflower tempura, lamb lollipops, and wagu meatballs.
With so many excellent restaurants surrounding Lake Pewaukee, you're sure to find something you and your family will enjoy.
Things to Do
You'll find plenty of things for the family to enjoy in Pewaukee, especially with Pewaukee Lake at the heart of the community. As the largest lake in Waukesha County at over 2,000 acres, you'll love the relatively clear waters when you take the boat out for a day of fishing or water skiing. If you prefer to stay on dry land, any of the white, sandy beaches or parks along the lake are the perfect spot for a picnic.
Another great way to spend time on the lake is with Waterfront Wednesdays! This fun community event takes place Wednesday evenings, and features live music. Some weeks also feature events like "come dressed in your favorite decade" with prizes for the best dressed.
Taste of Lake Country is another fantastic community event that features live music and the chance to sample some of the area's most delicious cuisine. This free two-day event offers an excellent opportunity to join your friends and neighbors to celebrate this wonderful town.