Lake Country

Lake Country is comprised of close-knit communities that thrive on lake life.

Welcome to Lake Country

Beautiful, rural lakefront communities centered around privacy and recreation.
Located inside beautiful Waukesha County, the communities of Delafield, Merton, Nashotah, Pewaukee, Hartland, Okauchee Lake, Summit, Lac La Bell, Oconomowoc, and Chenequa comprise Wisconsin’s famous Lake Country. Known for its abundance of lakes, these exclusive, family-oriented communities offer extravagant homes with scenic, waterfront views perfect for lake recreation. Sprawling estates, large Colonial homes, and modernized bungalows are just some of the architectural styles found inside Lake Country.

What to Love

  • Small rural and suburban towns rich with history
  • Proximity to main highways leading to popular destinations like Milwaukee and Madison
  • Dozens of beautiful lakes perfect for boating, swimming, and fishing
  • A wide variety of restaurants, farmers' markets, and boutiques 

Local Lifestyle

Lake Country is comprised of close-knit communities that thrive on lake life. A laid-back, peaceful ambiance blankets Lake Country where families, couples, and singles live in its neighborhoods. Locals can enjoy rural, quiet atmospheres next to the area’s lakes in Merton or live close to a shopper’s paradise in neighborhoods like Delafield. Regardless of choice, Lake Country offers an easygoing yet luxurious aura for all of its residents.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

When not taking advantage of the glistening waters surrounding Lake Country’s communities, residents can enjoy local restaurants and shopping centers. For outdoor seating with views of downtown Delafield, Revere’s Wells Street Tavern serves American cuisine in a fun, casual atmosphere. Enjoy grilled salmon from their diversified menu or sit back and relax with an alcoholic beverage while listening to live music from local artists. Lakefront restaurant Artisan 179 combines local artistry and delectable food in a lavish setting. Admire art created by resident artisans or listen to live music while perusing a menu chocked full of flavorful dishes like pan-seared Mediterranean branzino and roasted poussin. Nestled along Okauchee Lake is Golden Mast Inn, a fine dining experience offering a lavish, European atmosphere and mouthwatering dishes like roasted duck, beef rouladen, and quinoa cakes. At Lake Country Mercantile, shoppers can browse a variety of handcrafted gifts from local artisans including clothing, jewelry, and spa goods. Find curated women’s apparel and home decor at stylish boutique Homebody. Located in the heart of Oconomowoc, Carol Ann’s Gracerie provides Lake Country residents with upscaled, vintage furniture and antiques as well as stylish boutique clothing.

Things to Do

Lake Country’s many lakes provide ample recreational activities for its residents. During the summer months, residents spend the day swimming, fishing, water-skiing, or simply soaking up the sun’s rays on a boat. The area’s public beaches like Pewaukee Lake Beach and Bender Beach are great for those who don’t have private lakefront access. Nature enthusiasts love Lapham Peak’s wooded hiking and backpacking trails, ice skating pond, and 45-foot observation tower. Watch the latest blockbuster at Marcus Theater, tee off at Chenequa Country Club, or hit the ice at Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena, an Olympic size ice skating rink located in Delafield. 
Oconomowoc hosts a diverse list of community-wide parades for holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Christmas. Lake Country festivals include Oconomowoc’s Festival of the Arts, Delafield’s Block Party: Food & Music Festival, and Hartland’s annual Lake Country Community Fest.


Several school districts service the communities of Lake Country, including Arrowhead School District. Noteworthy institutions include:
  • Arrowhead Union High School, a four-year secondary school with a list of accolades, including recognition as one of the “2021 Best High Schools” by US News and World Report, and one of “America’s Most-Challenging Schools” by The Washington Post. Newsweek lists Arrowhead Union High School’s STEM program within the top 1% of the nation.

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