Located in scenic Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, 20 miles north of Milwaukee
35 miles from Waukesha, and 142 miles from Chicago
Population: 11,500 (Village) - 4,000 (Town)
Median Age 42 Years (Village) 47 Years (Town)
Median Home Value: $205,000 (Village) $244,000 (Town)
Median Rental Unit Price: $787 (Village) $672 (Town)
Best Buy, Costco, Dick's Sporting Goods, Home Depot, Kohl's, meijer, Men's Wharehouse, Michael's, PetSmart, Pick 'n Save, Pier 1 Imports, Sendik's, Shopko, Target, Ulta
Major Health Care Facilities
Aurora Medical Center, Aurora cancer Center, Aurora Advanced Healthcare
& Assension Columbia St. Mary's Medical Center
Join Emy Award-winning actor John McGivern as he explores living, working and playing in Grafton! Grafton is Miss Congeniality of Season 6! Friendly, graceful and good looking, this community gets high marks in all the important categories. In the talent category, grafton has it covored with the artists and businesses at the grafton Mill, and the incredible band, Lifein a Tree. In the Make-s-Difference category, you're not going to find better representatives that Mel's Charities and Josh Davis-Joyner's friends. In the personality category, banjo player Mike Gregory and Christmas Tree farmers Lisa snd Rick O'Malley were too much fun! And on the Around the Corner judging sheet, there's also the best tasting category-of course-which was well satisfied by Lake WInds Elk Farm, Slow Pokes Local Foods and Atlas BBQ.
History Of Grafton
Grafton is a dynamic community of over 11,000 in the Heart of Ozaukee County. It is a village with a historical past. The area was first explored in 1670 by two Jesuit priests from Green Bay--Fathers Allouez and Dablon. Until the late 1820's, the area was occupied by the Potawatomi Indians. In 1839, Timothy Wooden and Jacob Eichler became the first permanent white settlers. The change from raw wilderness to pioneer civilization was accomplished by men like them.
By 1840, development was underway. Towering forests became lumber. Fields produced crops, mainly wheat. The river provided power for grist mill; quarries yielded stone. Hardy men and women created homes and industries and Grafton became a trading center.
Now Grafton continues to progress in harmony with its heritage. Its industries thrive, it is a community of well-kept homes on tree-lined streets; its facilities expand to meet its growing educational, business, religious and family needs. Grafton is great--for living, for working, for getting more out of life.