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The History of Waukesha, WI

The city of Waukesha is located in the center of Waukesha County in southeastern Wisconsin, 18 miles west of Milwaukee. Originally founded as a small community named Prairieville in the 1830’s, Waukesha quickly grew in prominence as the seat of the newly formed Waukesha County in 1846. Although there is some debate as to the origin of the name, “Waukesha” is widely believed to mean “fox” or “little foxes” in the language of a local Native tribe, but there is strong evidence to suggest that “Waukesha” was actually derived from the name of the leader of that tribe, Waagoshag in Ojibwe, or Wau-tsha in Potawatomi. Nevertheless, the fox remains a prevalent theme in the area with landmarks such as Fox River and Fox Lake.

In its early years, Waukesha prospered as a diverse mix of merchants and farmers arrived in the area and a true town identity began to develop. A unique feature of the region was the clean and pure water springs that dotted the landscape. In 1868, Col. Richard Dunbar, a Civil War veteran and sufferer of Diabetes Mellitus, drank some spring water while out walking with his sister-in-law. Immediately afterwards, he felt revitalized and believed that the water possessed healing powers. Dunbar then decided to publicize Waukesha’s natural resource as the Bethesda Mineral Spring, marketing the area as a “spa resort.” As Waukesha’s reputation spread it came to be known as “Spring City” and “Saratoga of the West,” and several large resorts and hotels, such as the grand Fountain Spring House, were built to accommodate the area’s flood of visitors, many of which were members of America’s wealthy elite. Although a majority of the springs that were present in the early 1900’s have since dried up or become contaminated by emissions and other pollutants, Waukesha still cherishes its fascinating and extravagant history through the preservation of its spa era landmarks and the remaining springs.

Waukesha Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 96 homes for sale in Waukesha, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
75% Single Family, 10% Condo, 7% Land/lot, 4% Multi Family and 3% Other.

75% Single Family
10% Condo
8% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 96
Average Home Size 515 ft² / 48 m²
Price Range ($65,000 - $774,900)

Weather in Waukesha

The average high temperatures in Waukesha range from 27 in January to 83 in July

Average home income in Waukesha

The average household income of a Waukesha resident is $84,210 with an average home value of $245,563

Population of Waukesha

Waukesha has 95,257 residents.

Home ownership in Waukesha

The average level of home ownership in Waukesha is 66%.

Education breakdown of Waukesha

Education levels of residents of Waukesha include: highschool 26%, associate 9%, bachelor 25%, graduate 13%.

Households in Waukesha

Waukesha has 37,555 homes, built on average 42 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 96 homes for sale in Waukesha. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Condo, Land/lot, Multi Family and Other. The average list price of these property results is 251,966. Prices are shown as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Waukesha please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 96 homes for sale in Waukesha, WI are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Waukesha area. Member brokerages representing the 96 homes include Shorewest, REALTORS® and First Weber, Inc..