Nestled in the heart of Lake Country, Oconomowoc maintains a strong culture, vibrant economy and unmistakable small city charm. The city currently sports a population of around 16,800 residents.
Residents of Oconomowoc enjoy year round events sponsored by the city that bring people together and celebrate the joy of living in Oconomowoc. The Farmer’s Market runs from May to October and is a great place to get some locally gown produce or buy some handmade crafts. The Village Beer Garden takes place over a weekend every June, July, and August and offers local beers, lawn games, and entertainment for attendees. During the middle of August, head to the city beach for Light up the Lake. Residents are treated to a lighted boat parade, Legion Band concert, and fireworks over the lake when the sun goes down. Around the holiday season Village Green Park becomes a festive European market when the German Christmas Market comes to town. This yearly tradition immerses visitors in European culture with traditions, food, and European gifts. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with the family as the kids can get their picture taken with Santa.
Downtown Oconomowoc is a great place to explore local shops and find exactly what you’re looking for. Up and down Wisconsin Ave. you’ll find tons shops specializing in everything from art studios to wedding dresses. There’s tons of local cafes where you can stop in and grab a bite to eat as well. The Crafty Cow is known around the area for having some of the best burgers you can get. It’s easy to see why they became so popular, as there are 15 different burgers to pick from, all with their own unique flavors. The burgers are also crafted “Juicy Lucy” style, so the cheese is stuffed inside the burger ensuring that every bite opens up into a cheese filled patty. For some great Italian eats in a cafe setting, check out Bella Gusto Restaurant and Italian Market & Pizzeria. This local stop serves up sandwiches and pizza that has big taste in the smaller cafe style setting. It’s a great choice if you’e out on the town and want an authentic meal.
The Oconomowoc area is also home to an abundance of recreational opportunities. The beautiful blue waters of Lake Fowler, Oconomowoc Lake, and Lac La Belle are great places to tear up the water on a jet ski, do a little fishing, or rent a kayak and explore the waters. The multiple city parks are great places to take the kids on a perfect summer’s day so they can run around outside and enjoy being a kid. The Oconomowoc Golf Club offers an 18-hole, par 70 challenge for golfers of all different skill levels. During the winter months, golfers can play a round on any of the simulations in the OGC dining room to stay on top of their game when the course is covered in snow.
Overall, Oconomowoc has a lot to offer it’s residents. The unique downtown district mixed with an abundance of recreational opportunities in the area make Oconomowoc a great choice. If you’re interested in the Oconomowoc area, check out some of the listings down below and contact an agent today!