Community Information Waterford, WI Real Estate
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Waterford, Wisconsin is the largest village in Racine County, but continues to preserve its small town charm. With its natural beauty, Waterford is the center of a rich farming community. Located in the Fox River Valley, the village is a fisherman’s paradise. With small local shops, offices and a variety of restaurants with the original facades, Waterford provides a historic appeal. Its convenient location and welcoming vibe is what attracts its residents.
The Waterford area provides an array of affordable and executive housing to settle in. Newly constructed subdivisions are the premier neighborhoods in the village. Popular subdivisions include Bayside, Fairview Estates, Golden Meadows and Fowlers Bay. Prices for homes in the subdivisions range from $230,467 to $401,333. The village has a high inventory of new condominium developments. The average cost of a home in Waterford is $250,355. There are also plenty of units available for rent throughout the area. A large neighborhood with duplexes southwest of Highways 164 and 36 is a prime location. Local home builders in Waterford include JK Builders, Mike Kempken & Sons, Maple Aire and Heavenly Home Builders. Properties have obtained their value due to lake and lake accessibility.
The village is about a half hour away from museums, professional sports, zoos and world-class cultural events; but Waterford does offer many recreational opportunities. The holidays are an eventful time in the village. With the Waterford Wonderland Parade and Tree Lighting, more than 2,000 spectators come to participate in the holiday spirit. The village just incorporated “Light Up the Night” encouraging residents and business owners to entice interest and potential new clients to the area. The Waterford Home & Commerce Show displays entertainment, more than 170 exhibitors, a “Kidz Zone” and the Taste of Waterford for the whole family to enjoy. The Tichigan Trails features the picturesque scenery the village offers utilizing canoes with a shuttle on the Fox River. Heavenly Haven Antique Mall and Freddy Bears’ Antique Mall offer an “old world charm” shopping experience.
Incorporated in 1906, the village has a rich history of growth and prosperity. First settled by the Paleo, Archaic and Woodland Indians, the area soon prospered because of the access of the Fox River, which made the area appealing to settlers. In 1833, the Potawatomi tribe surrendered the land to the United States government. The area welcomed its first non-Indian settlers in the 1830s. Waterford soon became the commercial center for the agricultural industry.