Welcome to Mequon
With stunning natural beauty and the picturesque backdrop of Lake Michigan, Mequon offers suburban tranquility with upscale elegance. Affluent yet approachable, Mequon is a highly coveted community for everyone from young families to seasoned executives and professional athletes. Stately properties and sprawling estates set the stage for a life of elegance and ease, while the community-centric atmosphere is perfect for meeting neighbors and forging lifelong friendships. Ranging from classic colonials on manicured lawns to sprawling equestrian estates and stunning custom-builds boasting luxe amenities, Mequon’s impressive housing market offers something for every taste.
Named for the shape of the Milwaukee River wrapping around the land, Mequon translates to ‘ladle.’ Once the home of the Potawatomi and Menominee tribes, Mequon was developed into a settlement in 1836. Early residents established flour and grain mills and by 1881, Mequon was a full-fledged village. Today, this bucolic area is known for elegant country clubs and esteemed golf courses, nature preserves, culinary excellence, and the majestic Milwaukee River.
What to Love
- World-class dining
- Majestic bluffs
- Lush farmland
- Low tax rates
- Expansive green space
Mequon pampers residents with a warm atmosphere and country club culture. This upscale community boasts five championship golf courses and a host of upscale amenities for locals to enjoy. Residents of this Bee City appreciate Mequon’s eco-friendly practices and enjoy the endless natural beauty and outdoor recreation this picturesque community offers. With a school system named one of the best in Wisconsin, stunning parks, rolling farmland, and an inclusive feel, Mequon is a favorite for both families and retirees, while the easy drive to Milwaukee attracts young professionals and high-level executives.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Mequon’s outstanding culinary scene gives residents plenty to celebrate. The European-inspired Cafe Hollander offers a grand café experience, a vibrant menu of locally sourced ingredients from Wisconsin farms, and an amazing selection of craft and Belgian beers. Vietnamese Noodles of Mequon is a relaxed eatery with a traditional menu of Vietnamese food, while the scratch kitchen at American bistro Cafe 1505 features locally sourced ingredients and a menu of gourmet salads, decadent pasta dishes, and a farm-fresh brunch made with eggs, bread, and cheeses from local farms. Whether you’re looking for a latte to start the day or a cozy eatery for a quiet dinner, the dynamic Mequon Public Market features a carefully curated selection of bistros and shops. From farm-to-table Latin cuisine at Cafe Corazon and gourmet donuts at Happy Dough Lucky, to custom made pizzas at Pizza Man and fresh, homemade ice cream at Purple Door, this eclectic market has something to satisfy every whim, including specialty shops like La Terre, which offers fresh flowers and elegant arrangements.
Things to Do
With a focus on community and connection, Mequon brings neighbors together for celebrations all year long. The beloved Family Fun Before the Fourth, which is held on the Saturday before Independence Day, invites residents to bring blankets and chairs and settle in for a festive summer celebration with delicious food and drinks, from the neighborhood’s best restaurants, and spectacular fireworks display. With the goal of empowering communities through music, the Gathering on the Green event features live music, educational opportunities, and even music therapy.
Every fall, the Taste Of Mequon brings residents together for socializing and fun in a vibrant celebration of food, music, and art. Spend a spring or autumn day picking your own fruit and vegetables at the delightful Barthel Fruit Farm, or enjoy seasonal treats, like apple cider donuts and pumpkin cheesecake, at their bakery. Summer and fall bring the Village Market in nearby Thiensville, which offers an abundance of locally grown fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, fresh-baked bread, and gourmet, seasonal treats.