New Berlin WI

New Berlin WI

New Berlin lives up to its slogan of “City living with a Touch of Country.” It measures nearly 40 square miles, and is the third most populated city in Waukesha County with 13,111 homes and a population of just under 40,000. In 2009, Money Magazine rated New Berlin #34 on its list of Top 100 Best Small American Towns in its annual “Best Places to Live” survey. Because of the city’s commitment to community forestry, it has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for several years in a row.

New Berlin’s roots date back to 1836, when its first settler, Sidney Evans, arrived from his hometown of New Berlin, New York. For a few years, the area was part of the Town of Muskego, but by 1839 it became a separate town called Mentor. The name was changed to New Berlin a year later. The town grew slowly until after World War II, and by the time it officially became the City of New Berlin in 1959, the population was more than 15,000. The New Berlin Historical Society has restored several structures dating back to the 1840s and 1850s.

Homes and Neighborhoods
New Berlin offers a wide variety of housing opportunities within a attractive semi-rural setting. Scenic views and forested areas add charm while helping to maintain high property values. The east side of the City is the site of many single-family homes, along with apartments and condos. The west side is a mix of large single-family homes with generous yards, along with small farms.

New Berlin residents enjoy a high median family income of $96,994. The average home price is $222,000, and average property taxes among the lowest in southeastern Wisconsin at $4,215. New Berlin’s healthy business environment – with 1,872 acres of industrial parks – keeps the city’s tax base high and property taxes low. There are more than 599 businesses employing 13,000 employees in New Berlin.

Shopping and Dining
New Berlin is home to several national big-box retailers and is centrally located between Southridge Mall and Brookfield Square. Mayfair Mall is just eight miles to the north. The City is also home to a major movie theater multiplex, as well as entertainment for all ages at Stonefire Pizza.

New Berlin boasts many national chain restaurants, including Texas Roadhouse and Buffalo Wild Wings. Local favorites include Chumley’s Pub, for the best burgers, wings and chili; and Big Tuna, an intimate Japanese restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in a family atmosphere at The Peach Tree Restaurant. For Mexican favorites, try Señor Luna.

For French cuisine with a twist, locals recommend Lagniappe Brasserie. It’s known for its constantly changing menu and fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the restaurant’s own garden. Lagniappe was recently named one of Milwaukee Journal Critic Carol Deptolla’s Top 30 Restaurants list.

Points of Interest and Recreation
New Berlin offers 845 acres of parks and conservancy areas with facilities for sports of all kinds. The Parks and Recreation Department has programs for the whole family, from toddlers to seniors.

Special arts programs include Tunes at Twilight in Malone Park Gazebo on Thursday nights from late June through late July. The Parks & Recreation Department also presents Movies in the Park at Malone Park throughout the summer. Each year, the Parks Department sponsors a Big Tree contest, where homeowners compete to find the biggest tree of a particular variety. The tree for 2011 was the Birch. And each Halloween, the Parks Department sponsors a citywide Halloween Party featuring crafts, carnival games, hayrides and more.

The New Berlin Farmers Market is held Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon at the Police Department facility at National and Civic Drives. It runs from the first weekend in May until the last weekend in October.

Schools, Health, Transportation
The School District of New Berlin educates nearly 4,800 students in five elementary schools, Eisenhower Middle & High School, and New Berlin West Middle & High School. Both New Berlin high schools have been named to Newsweek magazine’s list of “America’s Top Public High Schools” for several years in a row.

The elementary schools have earned the district the Environmental Protection Agency’s coveted “Energy Star” award for superior energy efficiency. The majority of New Berlin 10th grade students tested at the advanced level in Reading, Science and Social Studies according to WSAS and WKCE results. The district’s ACT scores are consistently above Wisconsin’s average and the national average.

Homes in New Berlin are just minutes away from medical facilities and hospitals in Milwaukee, on the County Grounds in Wauwatosa, in West Allis and in Waukesha.

While the City of New Berlin doesn’t have mass transit, it’s just minutes away from the I-94 corridor, offering fast access to downtown Milwaukee or on to Chicago and Minneapolis. Highway 43 passes through the city, so getting to Wisconsin’s major recreation areas is a breeze.

Contact Information

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Beth Jaworski
Shorewest Realtors
11622 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa WI 53226
Direct: 414.844.1118
Cell: 414.520.8555
Fax: 262.782.1551

I hope that this website was able to assist in your search for a Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County or Waukesha County home, or for information about buying or selling a home.  If you need any questions answered, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Jaworski of Shorewest Realtors at sold@bethjaworski.com or (414) 844-1118.  Have a great day!