About Greenfield, Wisconsin Real Estate
The City of Trees
Welcome to Greenfield, Wisconsin!
Greenfield is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 36,720 at the 2010 census.
The Potawatomi Indians relinquished their claim to lands in southeastern Wisconsin at the Treaty of Chicago in 1833. Surveyors from the U.S. General Land Office measured the region according to the northwest Ordinance of 1787, establishing the boundaries of future 6x6-square-mile towns. One of the future towns surveyed in 1836 was Town 6 North Range 21 East, which later became Greenfield. A few pioneers arrived there a year earlier, including William Strothmann, the first permanent German resident in Milwaukee County, who settled on land southwest of present 43rd and Oklahoma Avenue. A young lawyer from New York, Olney Harrington, and his family had moved to the northwest area of the future Town of Kinnickinnic in 1837. In 1839, Harrington selected Greenfield as the name of the post office, which he applied to become postmaster of. Why he chose that name remains unknown, but presumably because of the lush green foliage and broad landscape common to the area just west of Lake Michigan. It was a popular place name. Four other towns created in other counties of Wisconsin between 1847 and 1856 were given that name.
According to the 1840 census, about 400 residents who were members of about 80 families lived in Kinnickinnick/Greenfield. About three-fourths of them were from Ireland, New York or Germany, with the remainder from Vermont, Connecticut, Canada and England.The town extended north to south from present Greenfield Avenue to present College Avenue, and east to west from present 27th Street to present 124th Street. During the later 19th century, many additional residents, mostly from Germany, arrived in Greenfield.
In 1880, a railroad was built across northern Greenfield, attracting industries and businesses. West Allis and West Milwaukee incorporated there in the early years of the 20th century. The City of Milwaukee also annexed land in eastern Greenfield in 1912. In 1938, an experimental community, the Village of Greendale, was created in southern Greenfield by the federal government, and in 1952 the Village of Hales Corners incorporated in southwestern Greenfield.
Today, Greenfield, Wisconsin can proudly boast of its superior schools, high quality public services, and broad based commercial amenities all contributing to create an unique community that is highly desirable for families and businessess alike.
Greenfield, Wisconsin is the home of Olympic gold medal winner and Hall of Fame member Dan Jansen, whose heroic race following his siste Janer's death in the 1988 Calgary (Canada) Winter Olympics. made him an international model of stoic determination in the face of emotional tragedy. Since 1995, his foundation has sponsored the annual Dan Jansen FamilyFest to benefit local charities.
It's easily apparent that the City of Greenfield is a great place to live, work and play!
Greenfield Homes, Properties and Special Feature Real Estate
Greenfield, Wisconsin real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront or scenic view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. Sellers who have been in the area for a while know our reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. We mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of solution for you.
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So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Greenfield, Wisconsin, please let REALiTEAM Real Estate Group help you find the home or property of your dreams. Contact REALiTEAM Real Estate Group today!
Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Greenfield and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask REALiTEAM Real Estate Group about homes for sale, lakeside/riverside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Brookfield, Caledonia, Cudahy, Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Muskego, New Berlin, Oak Creek, Racine, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, St. Francis, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay and much more.
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Greenfield Chamber of Commerce
The State of Wisconsin
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Jon Dekker, professional American football player
Ron Drzewiecki, professional American football player and first round draft choice for the Chicago Bears
Dan Jansen, Olympic Gold Medal speed skater
Hisonni Johnson, actor
Alan Kulwicki, NASCAR driver
Craig Kusick, professional baseball player
Marjorie Peters, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player born in Greenfield
Gottfried Schloemer, designer of world's first gasoline automobile
Jeana Tomasino, Playmate of the Month in November 1980, actor, "Eliminator Girl" for ZZ Top music videos in the 1980s
Matt Turk, professional American football player and three-time Pro Bowl selection
Bob Wieland, Vietnam was a soldier in Vietnam. Greenfield High School baseball field was dedicated to him.
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