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Location and Transportation

Ideally positioned just 30 minutes northwest of Milwaukee in growing Washington County, the Germantown area features an enviable location for both residential living and business operations. Its strategic suburban locale provides excellent connectivity via highway, rail, public transportation and air service.

Conveniently located U.S., state and county highway systems, along with a number of local thoroughfares, ensure efficient road travel throughout the Germantown area and beyond. U.S. Routes 41 and 45 converge in Germantown’s northwest corner, offering a link to Wisconsin’s southern and northernmost communities. Interstate 43 is a short 20 minutes east of the village; Interstate 94 is approximately 20 minutes to the south.

Affordable public transportation services operated by Washington County are readily available in town. In addition to its Shared-Ride Taxi service is the Washington County Commuter Express, which provides a weekday connection to and from the Milwaukee metropolitan area. One of three park-and-ride lots is located in Germantown at the corner of Highway 41/45 and Lannon Road.

Corporate and general aviation services are available at nearby municipal airports in West Bend and Hartford, while extended commercial air travel is provided at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport. Amtrak passenger rail service is also offered in Milwaukee, and businesses utilize the freight rail services of the Canadian National Railway and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company.

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