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Whether you’re a country mouse or a city mouse looking for a place to call your own, the best of both worlds can be found in the Mequon and Thiensville housing market.

The two municipalities, located 20 miles north of Milwaukee, offer a wide variety of styles and price ranges with homesteads nestled in neighborhoods that evince a country ambience crowned with easily accessible big city amenities.

Maureen Baumann, a veteran realtor with Coldwell Banker, said sales are brisk throughout the region. While Baumann also sells properties throughout Ozaukee County, along the North Shore and in Washington County, most of the housing stock she handles is in Mequon, where she makes her home.

Mequon enjoys low population density, a low crime rate, and scenic beauty in a bucolic setting that is just a short drive from the urban sophistication and plethora of cultural attractions available in nearby Milwaukee.

Mequon’s west side is the site of two brand new subdivisions located on more than 100 acres of land recently purchased
from the Mequon-Thiensville School District. The school district purchased the land several decades ago with the expectation of accommodating a spike in enrollment with the building of a new school building. When that rise in enrollment didn’t materialize, the land was sold. The site is located between Wauwatosa and Swan roads, south of the Knightsbridge and Brighton Ridge subdivisions. Developers are building single family homes there that will be priced at between $400,000 and $600,000.

Baumann said the area will reflect Mequon’s efforts to foster the creation of what are known as “conservation subdivisions.” Between tracts of lots where houses will stand will be several lots that will remain undeveloped, preserving green space and enhancing residents’ quality of life. Those lots typically provide parks, walking trails, community gardens, playgrounds and other outdoor amenities for residents.

One of the new subdivisions, Highlander Estates, is being built by Neumann Companies and will feature 33 percent open space. The other, The Enclave at Mequon Preserve, is being developed by Veridian Homes. Located just south of Route 167 and west of Route 181, this development is close to the Mequon Nature Preserve. Homes here start at $510,000.

Baumann said most houses available in Mequon are priced around $300,000 to $400,000, but there is also housing stock in Mequon priced between $200,000 and $300,000. Mequon enjoys a very low tax rate compared to many other communities in the area.
There are more palatial abodes available at prices topping $1 million, with a few priced as high as more than $3 million. The Hidden Lake subdivision, west of N. Range Line Road and just north of the Ozaukee County line, has some of the most opulent homes in Mequon. A house recently on the market, built on a two-acre lot in 1999 and boasting 10,000 square feet of living space, was listed at $3.295 million.

A building boom in the 1990s saw the establishment of The Pines on the east side of Mequon. Like Hidden Lake, The Pines is home to large lots and many houses that approach or exceed seven-figure prices. Other similar subdivisions in this area include Stonefield and Eastwyn Bay, where buyers will find highly desirable lakeside properties.

Historically a heavily agricultural area that today remains home to considerable farmland acreage, Mequon really began to develop as a residential community in the 1960s. Several older neighborhoods in Mequon give buyers an opportunity to discover a selection of ranch-style homes and basic two-story homes. There are also some houses located along the Milwaukee River where residents can avail themselves of boating opportunities and, when the water is sufficiently frozen in the winter, snowmobiling.
Newer homes, built close to the turn of the 21st century, can be found in the Ridgeview subdivision on the far west side of Mequon.

Mequon also has a selection of condominiums for sale. Renters looking for multi-family housing have a choice of several apartment communities, including Mequon Trail Townhomes, near the northeast corner of Route 167 and Route 181.

Construction on the new Mequon Town Center, a development that includes apartments along with retail spaces, businesses and commercial enterprises, continues as developers unveil opportunities for high-end renters looking for luxury and proximity to services and shopping opportunities in Mequon.

The City of Mequon, with a population of about 23,000, covers about 49 square miles. Near the center of the city is a one-square-mile parcel that is the Village of Thiensville, with a population of 3,200.

Thiensville has an older housing stock with prices that
range from about $200,000 to $400,000. Property taxes in Thiensville are slightly higher than taxes in Mequon because the tiny village supports its own village government and
associated services.

A large variety of senior living options are available in Mequon.
New Perspective Senior Living and Wright House, both located on Mequon Road, offer assisted living and memory care services. Newcastle Place, a continuing care retirement community located on Port Washington Road has expanded over the years to offer several levels of care and upscale services.

The Highlands at Riverwalk, on Cedarburg Road, is a luxury active senior living apartment community for people age 55 and up. Mequon Court, also on N. Port Washington Road, offers rentals exclusively for seniors.

There is quality housing available for every age and stage of life in Mequon and Thiensville.

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