Learn more about Oconomowoc WI and why “Life Comes Naturally Here”!
Oconomowoc is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, U.S. Its name came from Coo-no-mo-wauk, the Potawatomi term for “waterfall.”
Before 1700, this region was inhabited by the Potawatomi. They descended from Woodland Indians known as “mound builders”.
The first white person recorded in the area was Amable Vicau, brother-in-law of Solomon Juneau, one of the founders of Milwaukee.
Oconomowoc was incorporated as a town in 1844. It was not until 1865 that it was incorporated as a city because of the sudden population growth.
And then in the 1870s, Oconomowoc started to become a summer resort spot. At the same time, large houses were established around the town’s lakes, particularly Oconomowoc Lake and Lac La Belle. Wealthy families from the Midwest then flocked to this area in search of homes for sale.
The city has a total area of 12.18 square miles, of which 11.54 square miles is land and 0.64 square miles is water. As of the 2010 census, there were 15,759 people, 6,256 households, and 4,270 families residing in the city.
Long time residents and tourists alike enjoy being in Oconomowoc WI because they never run out of things to do! Once you decide to buy one of the homes for sale in Oconomowoc WI, you can enjoy living here too!
What amenities are available for you in Oconomowoc WI?
The many lakes and rolling woodlands in Oconomowoc are the setting for an abudance of outdoor recreation.
Summer is especially fun in Oconomowoc WI. The area’s rivers, lakes, and ponds make it perfect for a whole range of water activities. This includes swimming, water skiing, sailboarding, fishing, and boating.
During spring and fall, flowering trillium carpets the forest floors. Fall colors bring out hikers, bikers, and Sunday drivers. Following them are the mushroom hunters in search of delectable morels.
Once it’s winter, it’s time for ice fishing, figure skating, hockey games, and ice boating in the many frozen lakes of Oconomowoc WI! This snow-covered countryside is ideal for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding!
Whatever season it may be, residents can enjoy the area’s myriad cultural and recreational activities and events!
Excited to learn more about Oconomowoc WI? Are you planning to buy one of the homes for sale in Oconomowoc WI? Let me, Kristin Johnston, help you! You can find out more about how I can assist you on my website www.KristinJohnston.com/about.
Market Report for July 2017
Currently, there are 99 homes for sale in Oconomowoc WI. The price of the homes range from $89,100 to $2,350,000. The living space ranges from 1924 square feet to over 5000 square feet.
Homes for Sale in Oconomowoc WI:
- 99 Homes for Sale — Traditional Sales Average List Price: $421,784
- 2 Short Sale Properties
- 2 Bank Owned/REO Properties
There have been 51 homes sold in Oconomowoc WI during June 2017. 11 were listed and sold by the same company, and 40 were sold through a co-broke.
The average days of the homes on the market were 56 days. The average sale price to list price is 96.21%.
Call me or text me, Kristin Johnston, today at 414-254-6647!
With my extensive knowledge in listing, selling, and buying homes, my hands-on skill of investment properties, and my knowledge of the Waukesha County area, you are sure to sleep well at night knowing that all your real estate needs and concerns are in great hands.