Shorewood Real Estate Information

Shorewood is a medium sized community found in the southeastern portion of the state of Wisconsin. Shorewood has a population of approximately thirteen thousand eight hundred residents, and is technically considered an unincorporated village of the state of Wisconsin. Shorewood is found in Milwaukee County, which is the most heavily populated county in the state, primarily because it includes the largest city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Shorewood is a very small community in terms of geographical size, encompassing a total area of just over one and a half square miles, all of which is land. Shorewood is a suburban community, predominately because of the community's proximity to Milwaukee. Shorewood has a population density of almost nine thousand residents per square mile, and is found at an elevation of about seven hundred feet.

Notable residents of Shorewood throughout the years include actress Charlotte Rae, musician Jerry Harrison, politician Jim Sensenbrenner, and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist. The area which is now considered Shorewood was originally explored towards the end of the seventeenth century, although the actual community of Shorewood was settled in the year nineteen seventeen. The first inhabitants of Shorewood were of course Native Americans of the Algonquin and Sioux Tribes, although their influence gradually receded after the arrival of Europeans. The predecessor of Shorewood was established in the year nineteen hundred, and was known by the name of East Milwaukee. Shorewood is known for its well maintained streets and subdivisions, and is also noted for beautiful houses and scenic parks.

The educational needs of Shorewood are met by a number of public and private institutions, including primary, secondary, and post secondary schools. These include Shorewood High School, Atwater Elementary School, and the Lake Bluff Elementary School, as well as the private schools and universities found in nearby Milwaukee. Attractions in and around Shorewood include the First Stage Children's Theater, the Downer Landmark II Theaters, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Gallery, and the Hotcakes Gallery. Parks and recreational sites near Shorewood include Kern Park, Gordon Park, Clinton Rose Park, Shorewood Hubbard Park, Bradford Beach Park, and the Lake Park Golf Course.