Translated to mean “By The Little Fox”, Waukesha gained world notoriety as a great and prosperous resort area during the last quarter of the nineteenth century when Colonel Richard Dunbar believed he found the cure for his diabetes by drinking the water.
Today, Waukesha is a thriving community representing diversified industry, educational institutions and an extensive hospitality industry. The Historic Downtown District is filled with unique shops, antique malls, art galleries and fun cafes.
City Population: 68,030
Town Population: 8,940
In 2006, Money magazine ranked Waukesha 36th on its list of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the United States. In 2007 America’s Promise ranked Waukesha one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” in the United States.