Welcome to the Oconomowoc area, 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.
Oconomowoc’s location is idyllic for both rural and metropolitan interests and further, offers the best amenities of both. Just 35 miles west of Milwaukee, 55 miles east of Madison, and 120 miles north of Chicago, Oconomowoc is located near some of the Midwest’s most esteemed cultural epicenters, as well as maintains a strong culture, vibrant economy and unmistakable smaller city charm all its own. The area includes the City of Oconomowoc, Towns of Oconomowoc and Okauchee, Villages of Summit, Lac La Belle, and Oconomowoc Lake.
Oconomowoc is home to multiple highly accredited hospitals and many focused care providers, including a nationally recognized behavioral health services hospital and the first network-accredited cancer center in the nation to receive the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement award in recognition of quality care. In addition to the proximity of both Milwaukee and Madison health care providers, the Oconomowoc area has not only some of the best healthcare per capita in the Midwest, but arguably in the entire United States.
The area’s real estate market is strong. 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 of course 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 through active participation in their local schools, in one of approximately 50 local centers of worship, and a plethora of civic groups. Respect for the environment and a strong sense of community pride are part of everyday life in Oconomowoc.