Sheboygan; a funny sounding name but an amazing place to call home. Home to nearly 50, try 000 residents, Sheboygan Wisconsin is located along the North Shore coastline of Lake Michigan and easily accessible along I-43 at the mouth of the Sheboygan River. Sheboygan is 50 miles north of Milwaukee at about 65 miles south of Green Bay.
Founded in 1846, Sheboygan is mainly of German ancestry as are many smaller towns and communities in this part of Wisconsin. Sheboygan originally got its name of the Chippewa Indian word meaning passage or waterway between the lakes. During the 1840s and 50s, more developments and more settlers decided to make Sheboygan their home and the first store was built in 1843. Over the course of 20 some years Sheboygan’s population quadrupled and by 1860 there was nearly 5000 residents. Shipping docs, marinas, electric companies and other industries have come and gone throughout Sheboygan’s history and by 1937 and 1939, bus transportation replace streetcars, more roads were being paved, and were subdivisions were being built.
Today, Sheboygan is a thriving community along the shores of Lake Michigan with several neighborhoods, schools, markets and restaurants. There are several homes on the market in Sheboygan and they tend to sell fairly quickly especially during the summer months when there’s no snow on the ground. Homes start at about $85,000 and go as high as about $180,000 depending on style, condition, location and size. The average listing price is about $160,000 but currently as of the publishing of this post the average listing price is about $100,000.
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Sheboygan offers several schools with high parental ratings and there are several high schools in the area which are served by the Sheboygan area school district. In addition to elementary, middle, and high schools the University of Wisconsin in Sheboygan is also located here. Lakeland College and the Lakeshore Technical College satellite campuses also in Sheboygan.
With several parks, tightknit communities, and a beautiful lakeside environment, Sheboygan makes a wonderful place to call home. Call Peggy if you’re interested in learning more about this fantastic Lake Michigan destination.