Mequon Neighborhoods

“North Shore, affluent, top school system, low taxes, lots of space”

Those are the most frequent off-the-cuff remarks you'll hear about Mequon.

But, within a metro area that stretches 50 plus square miles there is enormous variety and it is impossible to accurately describe Mequon without exploring its neighborhoods and subdivisions. In reality, there's so much diversity.

Mequon Neighborhood Guide

This neighborhood guide is a growing collection of research on each of the neighborhoods and subdivisions which make up Mequon. Here you’ll find an insider’s perspective -- descriptions, housing characteristics, subdivision development, home price ranges, traditions, history, quirks, houses for sale and more.

We plan on adding Q&A interviews with residents and community leaders so whether you’re planning a move to our area or just curious, please . . . read on!

More to come.

Goodbye Bank. Hello Apartments?

Now vacant M&I Bank at the corner of Green Bay Rd and Riverview Dr in Thiensville

Oh boy! Just on the heels of the hotly contested beer garden in Village Park comes another potential keg of dynamite. On August 6th at 7 p.m. in Thiensville Village Hall, the Historical Preservation Committee, Plan Commission and Village Board will hear the first round of proposals for a 60-unit luxury apartment complex at the corner of Green Bay Road and Riverview Drive in Thiensville. ... [Read more]

Bikers at Harley Block Fest in Thiensville

A row of Harleys outside of Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville, Wisconsin during Block Fest 2012

The Harleys are on the road and the roar of motorcycle engines fill the sultry summer air. It’s that time of year again! Young and old, they’re all heading to one of the biggest events of the summer. Wisconsin’s Largest One Day Rally, right here in Thiensville! This Saturday July 13, 2013, Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson is hosting the 2013 Block Fest right on Main Street in ... [Read more]

Beer Garden in Thiensville – Not This Year

Covered eating area in Thiensville's Village Park

If you’ve been dreaming about sipping a cold brew in Thiensville Village Park this summer, keep dreaming. In early-May, the Thiensville Village Board approved the idea of having a beer garden operated by Sprecher Brewing Company. In short, Sprecher would manage the operation, supplying tables, chairs, umbrellas, bartenders and, of course, the beer and gourmet sodas. A percentage of the profits ... [Read more]

Thiensville’s Independence Day Party: Family Fun Before the 4th

Three colorful fireworks in the dark sky

If you haven’t participated in Mequon-Thiensville’s Family Fun Before the 4th, you’ve missed one of the very best family fests our town has to offer. Each year, the weekend prior to the 4th of July, Mequon and Thiensville residents gather for day-long festivities -- a parade through the streets of Thiensville, live music in Village Park, picnic and beverages, and fireworks at dusk. Why is ... [Read more]

Fond Memories of Lac du Cours

Kids fishing off the Lac du Cours dock during the Fishing Derby 1991

Elizabeth Braatz is a long time time Mequon resident with a very busy life. She owns and operates Red Mango Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies in Fox Point (along with her husband). She’s a freelance writer for Metroparent Magazine, a group exercise instructor for the YMCA and super mom to three-year-old boy/girl twins and a 15-month-old girl. Elizabeth spent almost her entire childhood in Lac du ... [Read more]

Summer’s Here: Thiensville’s Annual Lionfest

Ferris wheel at Village Park in Thiensville during Lionfest 2013

If you drove through Thiensville last Saturday, you could not have missed the flashing lights and hundreds of people flocking to Village Park. The 49th Annual Lionfest was on! While the festival was open all weekend, Saturday night was biggest night with the most popular attractions. With the rich smells of popcorn and buttered sweet corn welcoming you into the park, it was hard to deny your ... [Read more]

Lac du Cours Day . . . It’s Good to Be a LDC Kid!

Lac du Cours kids playing tug of war on beachfront of Lac du Cours

Shout out to Jeff Wenzler, resident of Lac du Cours and founder of Pivotal Directions for this iMovie. It captures the true essence of Lac du Cours Day -- parade, pool games, a fun run, sack races, egg carry, ball and bean bag toss, bounce house, bingo, popcorn, corn roast, slushies, dunk tank, karaoke, cotton candy and an enormous feast. Aaah . . . it's good to be a LDC kid! Health food ... [Read more]

Beer Garden in Thiensville Village Park?

Thiensville Village Park pavilions with Milwaukee River in background

It looks like we might be on our way to getting a beer garden in Thiensville Village Park. After a prolonged debate on Monday, the concept won approval from the Village Board which met as a Committee of the Whole. Trustees Rob Holyoke, David Lange, John Treffert and Village President Van Mobley supported the idea of establishing the beer garden. Trustees Ron Heinritz and Ken Kucharski voted ... [Read more]