Population: 13,311 (2014)
Area: 1.591 square miles
As the “urban forest” of the North Shore, Shorewood is known for its beautiful architecture, excellent schools, and commitment to sustainability. The village is a Bird City Wisconsin and a Tree City USA, and one of the first communities in Wisconsin to have LED traffic signals and a curbside recycling program, thanks to the Sustainable Shorewood Action Plan. As a vibrant community of families and lifelong residents, it was named one of the United States’ four “Best Intergenerational Communities” by the MetLife Foundation - and just like nearby Whitefish Bay, Shorewood’s residents feel a strong community bond and pride in their home.
Shorewood is the trendy hotspot of the North Shore! The village has five parks - if it’s hot out, you’re sure to find people on the many beaches and playgrounds. Got an athlete? Shorewood’s recreation department offers programs for everything from dodgeball to snowboarding. Cyclists will enjoy a bike-friendly atmosphere anywhere they go, whether riding on the road or enjoying a trip down the Oak Leaf Trail; competitive bikers can try their luck in the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic. If you forget your bike at home, have no fear! Shorewood has plenty of Bublr bike stations for when it’s just too nice to drive.
Every foodie can find a favorite restaurant in Shorewood - from the Instagrammable Blue’s Egg to luxurious Lake Park Bistro, classic Benji’s Deli and Three Lions' Pub, there truly is something for every palate. Need a quick pick-me-up before work? Stop in at Colectivo for a fair-trade cappuccino and a pastry, or pop by Starbucks to grab the latest Frappuccino flavor. Any passionate coffee connoisseur who’s looking for more of an experience, however, will appreciate the hipster vibe and artisanal drinks of Stone Creek Coffee.
If the attractions and activities of Shorewood itself aren’t enough, the businesses, museums, and festivals of metropolitan Milwaukee are just a short 4 miles south by way of Interstate 43 or scenic Lake Drive, making a fun night out a few minutes away!
In Shorewood, there's a community group for every interest! These include:
- Shorewood Civic Foundation
- Shorewood Players
- Shorewood Public Library
- North Shore Junior Women’s Club
- The North Shore Newcomers Association
The Shorewood School District is the fourth best in the state, according to Niche (a neighborhood and school review site) rankings. There are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in this district, all of which are considered to be in the top 20 public schools in Wisconsin. The high school sits on a 19-acre campus, and is nearing its 100-year anniversary. There is also a charter school in the district. St. Robert’s Catholic Grade School is the only private school in the village.
More than just a place to rest your head at night, the Shorewood community is truly a remarkable place to live, work and play.
Shorewood's easy walkability to parks, stores and restaurants is one of the top reasons why Milwaukee area residents decide to relocate here.
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