“Kenosha” which originally meant “Place of the Pike” was settled in 1836 and is home to about 100,000 residents. Nearly 90% of it’s lake front is accessible. The downtown district boasts the re- developed Marina Shores Lakefront, which consists of retail shops and interesting dining, and condominium living.
Kenosha is well known for it’s former automotive industry leaders such as Nash, American Motors, and Daimler Chrysler Corp, and is currently home to Amazon, Jockey Int’l, Jelly Belly Candy Co., Ocean Spray, Snap-On Tools, and Uline.
Kenosha is filled with many unique and interesting places. It has the oldest operating Velodrome in the United States, and it is one of only 3 cities in Wisconsin to have more than one National Registry Historic Districts. And let’s not forget it has 2 historic lighthouses. One of which (Southport) can be climbed seasonally.
Kenosha is great for commuters! It offers easy access to Milwaukee and Chicago metro areas. The Metra Commuter Rail System services Chicago to Kenosha and back, while Wisconsin Coach Lines operates daily shuttles between Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee. They also offer shuttles to Mitchell Int’l Airport as well.
Mount Pleasant is a growing and vibrant community with much to offer it’s residents, businesses and guests. This great location makes it one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Wisconsin. It reaches from beautiful Lake Michigan all the was to Interstate 94. A hometown feel and a progressive attitude are just a few qualities that make Mt. Pleasant a great place to live.
Over the past year Mt Pleasant has been expanding its infrastructure to accommodate the incoming Foxconn Corp. Foxconn is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the community and to stimulate further economic growth.
Pleasant Prairie is in Kenosha County just east of I-94. It has a strong suburban feel where most of it’s residents own their homes. Many young professionals live here and the schools are above average.
It is home to Premium Outlets Shopping Center. There are about 90 shops to choose from, many of which offer discount pricing.
The Hwy 50 corridor, which stretches from I-94 east to 39th Ave, has undergone an amazing transformation over the past decade. What was once mostly wide open fields is now a burgeoning commercial and residential marketplace with a wide assortment of retail shops, services, and newly constructed homes.
Racine is situated near Lake Michigan at the mouth of Root River in Racine County and is home to the S C Johnson Wax Company. Among its’ more notable attractions are:
- The Wind Point Lighthouse
- Reef point Marina and Festival Hall offer excellent views of the shoreline and numerous festivals
- Racine Art Museum
- Lake front trolley offers rides in historic downtown
- Harbor fest is one of our most popular music festivals