Cedarburg blends historic charm with contemporary amenities

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    Cedar Creek meanders through the City of Cedarburg

  • Cedarburg Fire Department
  • Cedarburg Library
  • Cedarburg Education Foundation
  • Cedarburg Festivals
  • Cedarburg Junior Womens Club
  • Cedarburg Foundation
  • Cedarburg Light and Water
  • Cedarburg Performing Arts Center
  • Cedarburg School District
  • 4-H
  • Cedarburg Police Department
  • Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Cedarburg Merchants Association
  • Cedarburg Cultural Center
  • Cedarburg Woman\'s Club
  • Cedarburg Garden Club
  • Girl Scouts of Manitou Council
  • Marine Corps League Detatchments
  • Boy Scouts
  • Cedarburg Artists Guild
  • League of Wisconsin Municipalities
  • GovEngine
  • Website Hosting
  • Lions

Welcome to historic Cedarburg – a small city in close proximity to downtown Milwaukee but with a character and a history a world away.

Located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee near Interstate 43 and Highway 60, the city has access to all that Metropolitan Milwaukee offers, but boasts its own award winning school system, seasonal festivals, visual and performing arts and thriving commerce activity. Recreation abounds in dozens of parks, bike trails, lakes and the nearby beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

With a population of approximately 11,500 residents, Cedarburg is a growing community that has successfully maintained rural characteristics but is close to national retailers, a regional hospital and industrial and office parks.

From its early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a destination known for its mineral spring waters and bucolic setting along the banks of Cedar Creek, much of the charm of Cedarburg has not changed. German Immigrants used the native limestone to build homes, churches and stores, many of which are standing today. The stone is incorporated into municipal buildings, bed and breakfasts, museums and art galleries – which earned our main street a designation on the National Register of Historic Places.

Come see what Cedarburg has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!

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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat in the City of Cedarburg will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Public Hearing Notice - 2016 Budget

A public hearing will be held before the Common Council on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to receive comments and input on the proposed 2016.  The Public Hearing will take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  Click here for more information and a summary copy of the proposed budget.

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Interested in serving on the Community Development Authority?

At its meeting on September 14, 2015, the Common Council established a Community Development Authority (CDA).  The City is seeking residents who are interested in serving on the CDA.  Residents shall have sufficient ability and experience in the field of urban renewal and community development and housing.  If you are interested in serving on the CDA, please complete the application below and submit to the City Clerk’s Office as soon as possible.

Volunteer Application Form

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