Welcome to Waukesha

Dive into Waukesha and savor its diverse history and beauty. From its role as a crossroads for Native American tribes to the modern amenities everyone can enjoy, Waukesha is a fascinating city to explore and take your time to learn about the people, places and experiences that make life great.

"I have lived in Waukesha for over 10 years and have enjoyed all it has to offer. There are many outdoor activities and attractions (Frame Park, Retzer Nature Center, golf courses, etc.) along with a charming downtown with restaurants, live music, and numerous events. Waukesha is a strong, bonded community that has something for all ages."


Discover Waukesha County

The third-largest county in Wisconsin, Waukesha County boasts 21,000 acres of parks, 77 lakes, hundreds of miles of trails and 20 golf courses. If urban life is your style, you’ll find cities with music, food and family-friendly activities to keep you busy every day of the week. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it here.

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Discover Milwaukee

Take a quick drive to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest and most diverse city. Discover everything from the amazing Milwaukee Art Museum and countless festivals to cultural events and river cruises. And don’t forget to enjoy the fantastic entertainment choices with performing arts groups, pro sports teams, limitless shopping and more music than you can handle.

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The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center focuses on developing community and agency partnerships to support the LGBT community and the value of diversity and inclusion in all walks of life. MKE LGBT provides detailed programs, year-round events and a variety of counseling and other services to offer help wherever needed.

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Fostering an Inclusive Community

Creating true equity and inclusion while eliminating systemic barriers in the community remains a passion for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. Through leadership groups, community initiatives, and offering access to resources and opportunities, the United Way is there to serve each unique person.

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Madison, Wisconsin

Hop in a car and visit Wisconsin's state capitol, Madison, one hour west. Discover loads of Wisconsin history and immerse yourself in a great food and culture scene.

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Chicago, Illinois

The nation's third largest city, Chicago, is just under two hours away by car. World-class architecture, food, museums and more await your pioneering spirit.

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