Best Milwaukee Neighborhoods: Cedarburg

Before you call your Milwaukee mover, you’ll want to do your research and find a neighborhood in Milwaukee that’s the right fit for you. With so many options to choose from, you’ll want to investigate, review and visit each community before you make a buying decision.


Here’s a quick run-down of Cedarburg and why you might want to call this Milwaukee suburb your new home.


Location: Cedarburg is located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee.



  • Easy access to I-94
  • Located on the banks of Cedar Creek
  • Historical tourist area
  • Five-story stone gristmill (now a brewing company)
  • Woolen mill (now a historical shopping and tourist destination)
  • Two historic districts – Washington Avenue and Columbia Road
  • The last covered bridge in the state of Wisconsin
  • Over six city parks
  • Cross country skiing in the winter
  • Canoeing in the summer
  • FORBES MAGAZINE ranked Ozaukee County the 2nd Best Place in the nation to raise a family (2008)
  • MONDAY MAGAINE ranked Ozaukee County the 19th Best Place in the nation for a long life, with a life expectancy of just under 80 years



  • Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) scores for 3rd, 4th, 8th and 10th graders rated the Cedarburg School District 2nd out of 50 school districts in southeastern Wisconsin
  • High graduation rates
  • Low crime rates
  • High standard of living
  • UW-Population Health Institute report ranked Ozaukee County the healthiest in the state


  • Congestion – especially in the summer
  • Commute into the city


If you’re looking for a purely unique area to call home, Cedarburg might be the place for you. This quaint community has a lot to offer its residents and is worth a visit.



*Photo attributed to Shamanic Shift via the creative commons license.