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Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay

Population: 14,122 (2014)

Area: 2.131 square miles


If you’re the kind of Milwaukee-area home buyer who has been searching for a close-knit community at the center of it all, then you will love Whitefish Bay. It is the type of picturesque community that champions walkability and recreation. It has accessibility to great schools, the shores of Lake Michigan, parks, restaurants, stores and shops, entertainment, and is close to the city of Milwaukee with all it has to offer.

The number one high school in the state of Wisconsin, according to U.S. News and World Report, is found in Whitefish Bay. Not only is this village in Milwaukee County known for its award-winning schools but also its tree-lined streets, Lake Michigan shoreline, and strength of the community. Over 14,000 residents live in this vibrant, walkable village. Whitefish Bay is bordered by Fox Point to the north and Shorewood to the south and only is a 15-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee.

A place that was once inhabited by Native Americans, farmers, and fisherman is now home to many families and businesses. Residents consider Whitefish Bay to be an excellent village to raise a family and stay for life. There are many local eateries and businesses to explore, including Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn, which has been a feature of the village for the past 100 years.


Many families are drawn to Whitefish Bay because of the abundant high-quality schools. The Whitefish Bay School District, ranked by Niche (a neighborhood and school review site) as the fifth best in Wisconsin, is comprised of one high school, one middle school, and two elementary schools. There are also Catholic and Jewish grade schools in the village, as well as the 8th Best Catholic High School in Wisconsin, Dominican High School, according to U.S. News and World Report. The gem of all of the schools in Whitefish Bay is Whitefish Bay High School, a public high school that, along with being ranked the number one high school in the state of Wisconsin, is listed as the 45th Best STEM High School in the United States for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.

Whitefish Bay residents with young children will be pleased to discover that they have easy access to several reputable nursery schools.


Outdoor recreation activities are easy to find throughout Whitefish Bay, from parks to beaches to community events. There are ten parks in the village with amenities such as sports fields, playgrounds, open green spaces, and much more. The popular Klode Park and Big Bay Park are perfect for a family beach day because they feature beaches on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Youth programs for sports including baseball, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, and golf are plentiful, as are annual events and festivals, such as Sounds of Summer, Fourth of July Celebration, 5K Fun Run and Green Day in the Bay. Whitefish Bay is recognized as a Bird City Wisconsin and has been awarded as a Tree City USA for the past 21 years.


  • The Whitefish Bay Women's Club
  • The Whitefish Bay Garden Club
  • The Whitefish Bay Runners Club
  • The Whitefish Bay Swim Team
  • The North Shore Newcomers Association
  • Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation
  • Whitefish Bay Players, which is a community theater
  • Whitefish Bay Library
  • Jewish Community Center


  • Armory Park
  • Big Bay Park
  • Buckley Park
  • Cahill Square Park
  • Estabrook Park
  • Klode Park
  • Lydell Community Park
  • Old School House Park
  • Silver Spring Park
  • Water Tower Park


See Whitefish Bay featured on the PBS program Around the Corner with John McGivern



More than just a place to rest your head at night, the Whitefish Bay community is a remarkable place to live, work, and play. With annual events like the Whitefish Bay 4th of July parade and the Whitefish Bay 5k/Fun Run, there’s hardly a shortage of activities to do on the weekend!

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