Germantown, WI: one of the best places for families in Family Circle poll

October 12, 2011


It seems that everyone is discovering what those of us that either live, work or play near Germantown have known for a long time….It’s a terrific place. If you haven’t visited maybe now would be a good time. While you are there, think about making it your home. Germantown was voted one of the best towns in America for families this year by Family Circle magazine!

Germantown is the largest village by square miles in the state of Wisconsin. It retains a small town atmosphere in rural Washington County with the benefit of being close enough for convenient communting to numerous ares in metro Milwaukee.  According to the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, mileage from Germantown to various destinations is:

25 miles to Milwaukee

18 miles to Miller Park (Brewers Baseball)

15 miles to the Milwaukee County Zoo

32 miles to Mitchell International Airport


Germantown has more than 400 acres of green space, ten parks with tennis courts, soccer fields, cross county ski trails, snowmobile trails,baseball diamonds and playground equipment. Germantown is close to the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine, Pike Lake State Park and the Ice Age Trail, one of just seven designated scenic trails in the U.S.

Germantown has often been voted a “Best of” city.  From the Germantown Chamber of Commerce:

2007 Money Magazine, “Great American Towns; Best Places to live” #30 out of 100 listed

2009 Money Magazine, “Great American Towns; Best Places to live” #76 out of 100 listed

2011 Family Circle Magazine “Ten Best Towns for Families” #8 out of 10


If you’d like to see what real estate is for sale in Germantown/Washington County, please search (Note, there is also a Germantown WI in Juneau County) A quick search of active single family properties in Germantown as this is written shows 103 homes for sale ranging from $85,000 to $599,000.  There are currently 81 condos for sale in Germantown priced from the low $60,000s to high $300,000s.


Thank you for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog for a little information about Germantown in Washington County. It has attracted the attention of several national magazines so home buyers should check it out and home sellers and real estate agents in Germantown should make sure that potential homebuyers know what a special place it is!

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