About Shorewood, Wisconsin Real Estate
From Pere Marquette to Piglet
Welcome to Shorewood, Wisconsin!
Shorewood is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 13,763 at the 2000 census. Nestled between the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, Shorewood is bordered by the City of Milwaukee to the south and west and Whitefish Bay to the north. The Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin has had a colorful history including several different names such as Mechanicsville, Cementville, and East Milwaukee. In 1900, the area was incorporated as East Milwaukee and was officially named Shorewood in 1917. European Pere Jacques Marquette and his companions first saw the present site of Shorewood. They were traveling along the Milwaukee River and passed the bluffs of the area on November 23, 1674, according to the trip's diary. After the United States government purchased the area from the Menominee Indians, the arrival of settlers was not far behind.
In 1834, Dr. Amasa Bigelow built a mill on the east bank of the Milwaukee River. This was the first industrial enterprise in the area. Daniel Bigelow took out a claim and planned the first settlement in the area. Platted March 15, 1836, Mechanicsville had a river, a dam and two sawmills. In 1841, Thomas Bare purchased 90 acres of land just east of the Milwaukee River and north of Capital Drive. He became the area's first permanent settler and the Fox 6 tower currently occupies the area purchased.
Today, Shorewood, Wisconsin, is celebrated for its many 19th-century estates dotting the city between the Milwaukee River and the Lake Michigan shore. The Benjamin Church House (also known as Kilbourntown House) is a one-story Greek Revival house was built in 1844 for his family by Benjamin F. Church, a pioneer builder from New York, on N. Fourth Street in the Kilbourntown settlement. In 1938, after significant preservation efforts, the house was moved from its original site to its present location in Estabrook Park in Shorewood. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Another landmark is Hubbard Park, a wooded, terraced park spanning almost 5 acres along the east bank of the Milwaukee River, has a colorful history. In its earlier years, the site used for Indian hunting grounds, a resort, a series of amusement parks, fishing shanties, to name a few.
The fashionable and eclectic Village of Shorewood is known for its academic prowess, interesting neighborhoods, intriguing people and wonderful architecture. Eclectic shops and restaurants, exceptional schools and access to a truly great lake, Lake Michigan, are all within walking distance in Shorewood. Being right next door to Milwaukee means a short, scenic drive or ride to work, museums, festivals, nightlife or whatever else your heart desires.
Shorewood Homes, Properties and Special Feature Real Estate
Shorewood, 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.
For buyers new to the area, REALiTEAM Real Estate Group will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. search - from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, golf course lots - all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.
So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Shorewood, 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 Shorewood 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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Notable past or present residents of Shorewood, Wisconsin include:
Frankie Abernathy - reality TV star
Les Aspin - U.S. House of Representatives (1971–1993), U.S. Secretary of Defense (1993–1994)
Kate Baldwin - Broadway actress, 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Finian's Rainbow
Bill Carollo - NFL referee
Dickey Chapelle - photojournalist and first female war correspondent
John Fiedler - (1925–2005) voice actor and character actor in stage, film, television, and radio; voice of Piglet in Disney's Winnie the Pooh productions, played role of Mr. Peterson, nervous patient on The Bob Newhart Show.
Paul C. Gartzke - Presiding Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Herschel Burke Gilbert - film and television composer
Jerry Harrison - guitarist for the Talking Heads
Pat Peppler - NFL general manager and head coach
Charlotte Rae - actress on The Facts of Life, 1944 graduate of Shorewood High School
William Rehnquist - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, 1941 graduate of Shorewood High School
Ben L. Salomon, recipient of World War II Medal of Honor
Jim Sensenbrenner, U.S. Representative
Leif Shiras, professional tennis player
Jerry and David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams, film producers (the bogus East German national anthem sung in Top Secret! is actually the Shorewood High School fight song with comic lyrics.