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South of Capitol

Shorewood, Wisconsin

About the Community

South of Capitol is an extremely affordable residential area in Shorewood, Wisconsin. In addition to its fantastic affordability, South of Capitol boasts great walkability. Residents here are always just a leisurely walk away from several fine dining and shopping establishments in Shorewood.

Properties in this North Shore Milwaukee community—many of which were built between the 1920s and 1950s—typically sell for between $200,000 and $550,000. These homes can accommodate a range of family sizes, ranging from 1,200—2,400 square feet.

These homes were clearly built to last. Instead of the drywall you’ll find in more modern homes, there is plaster over the walls in South of Capitol homes. Homes in the community harken back to the Old World, evidenced by the architectural styles you’ll find in this North Shore community, including Colonials, Cape Cods, and Bungalows.


As with the rest of Shorewood, there are excellent schools in the South of Capitol community.

Nursery schools in the area include Bright Beginnings, and the Jewish Community Center. For public schools, residents of South of Capitol attend Lake Bluff Elementary School, Atwater Elementary School, Shorewood Intermediate School, and Shorewood High School.

As for private schools, residents have the choice of attending Holy Family Catholic School, Dominican High School, University School, Saint Roberts Catholic Elementary School, Marquette University High School (all boys), or Divine Savior Holy Angels (all girls).


South of Capitol is conveniently close to plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.

Shorewood also offers its residents plenty of opportunities to get involved with the greater North Shore community through such civic groups as the Shorewood Civic Foundation, the Shorewood Players, and the North Shore Junior Women’s Club.