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We’re just wondering, what took you so long?

You’re obviously seeking a place to enjoy the sandy beaches and fish-filled waters of Lake Michigan complete with a vibrant year-round economy. Don’t forget our highly touted educational options (for kids and adults) and the fact that we are one of the best places to raise a family, retire or visit! Not to mention our very amenable cost of living. And did we tell you about our friendly people? They are truly our greatest assets!

From world-class golf to myriad options for fine or casual cuisine, top-rated resorts, quaint neighborhoods, unmatched vistas and award-winning schools, it’s tough to find a better place to spend a week or a lifetime than in Sheboygan County.


Defined to the east by our beautiful Lake Michigan coastline and carved to the west by the rolling hills, woods and marshes of the Kettle Moraine, Sheboygan County offers beauty and bounty wherever you look.Our small historic towns offer plentiful shopping, clever events and meticulous, restored neighborhoods. You will feel as though you have traveled back in time.

Sheboygan is the county’s largest city with 50,000 people—still small enough to feel at home, yet large enough to offer some of the most sophisticated arts experiences and a myriad of outdoor sports, from surfing and kite boarding to cycling and softball…and much more.

Each town—Sheboygan, Random Lake, Elkhart Lake, Oostburg, Cedar Grove, Kohler, Sheboygan Falls and Howards Grove—offers the best features of a Midwest friendly place. The expansive, sandy Lake Michigan shoreline is the envy of folks from Chicago to Escanaba, MI and beyond. People here work hard, play hard and plan their time around a huge variety of festivals and activities from the arts to history as well as every form of outdoor fun.


You name it! You will find the qualities you are looking for in our towns, on our lakes, paddling our rivers, learning at our schools, gathering in our places of worship and testing your skills on our many golf courses (disc golf too!).

Sheboygan County is a place to grow roots, families, businesses and positive attitudes. Life is good here and we invite you to join us!

Whether you’re here for a visit, you live here or you are considering a move to Sheboygan County, we would like to take a moment to brag a little.

• In 2011, Sheboygan County was one of eight counties and the only in Wisconsin to receive the designation of a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists.

• In 2011, Sheboygan County was named by The Daily as the “Most Equitable Community in the United States” with the smallest gap between rich and poor.

• Johnsonville Sausage was named the 2011 National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

• Bloomberg Business Week named Sheboygan the “Best Place to Raise Kids in Wisconsin” in 2011.

• In 2011 Golf Digest placed five of Sheboygan County’s golf courses in its list of top 100 public golf courses: Whistling Straits – Irish and Straits; Blackwolf Run – River and Meadow Valleys; and The Bull at Pinehurst Farms.

• Sheboygan County boasts two top 100-ranked golf courses by Golf Magazine: Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run were ranked 3rd and 12th respectively.

• Sheboygan County is home to Acuity Insurance, named “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2004, 2010 and 2011.

• American Orthodontics Corporation was named the 2009 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year.

• Sargento Foods, Inc. was named Top Workplace 2010 through an employee survey by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

• Surfers from around the globe call Sheboygan the “Malibu of the Midwest” for its freshwater surfing. Sheboygan hosts the Annual Dairyland Surfer Classic each September, the largest freshwater surfing competition in the world.

• Sheboygan County was rated in the top three Safest Metropolitan Areas in America by City Crime Rankings 2009-2010.

• A book titled “Best Place to Raise Your Family: The Top 100 Most Affordable Communities in the U.S.” lists Sheboygan as “an attractive, clean and prosperous area with excellent in-town amenities, a close-knit community and recreational opportunities in town and surrounding countryside.”

• Field & Stream magazine ranked Sheboygan as the top pick in the nation for salmon fishing in 2006.

• Sheboygan was named one of the eight best places to retire by Money Magazine in 2002.

• Reader’s Digest recognized Sheboygan as “The Best Place to Raise a Family in the U.S.” in 1995.

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