Important Information

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Wauwatosa is a vibrant urban suburb located in the center of the metropolitan Milwaukee area on the Menomonee River. We offer an abundance of lifestyle choices including: Excellent schools; diverse home styles in close-knit, walkable neighborhoods; miles of parks; and dynamic shopping and dining in a picturesque setting.

Wauwatosa at a Glance

Population: 46,947


• Size: 13.25 square miles

• Strategically located close to downtown Milwaukee and Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport with easy access to the state’s busiest Interchange system


• Wide variety of housing stock from historic to contemporary in both urban and rural settings

• Average sale price of single-family home: $219,000


• 29 active neighborhood associations guided by the Neighborhood Association Council (NAC)


• Second only to Milwaukee as a regional employment center

• Largest employer is Milwaukee Regional Medical Center with about 15,000 employees (including the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital).

• Home to Milwaukee County Research Park, Briggs & Stratton, GE Healthcare, Harley-Davidson, Bostik, ABB, UWM Innovation Campus, Mayfair and Mayfair Collection

Schools, Colleges & Universities

• Numerous educational options including 16 public schools (one elementary Charter school, one elementary Montessori school and one Virtual secondary school), 10 private schools

• 5 colleges or universities: Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lutheran College, UW-Milwaukee, Byrant & Stratton College, Concordia University

Parks & Green Space

• 6 county parks Including TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park and Splash Pad at Hart Park: 336.6 acres

• 3 city parks: 57.69 acres

• Menomonee River Parkway: 1,282.43 acres

• Underwood Creek Parkway: 386.3 acres

• Golf courses: 4, 1 private, 3 public

• Total number of City trees: 30,105

• Tree City USA since 1982


• Highest circulation of any public library
in Milwaukee County

• Circulation: 799,300

• Number of library visitors: 385,627


• Mayor and Aldermen elected to a four-year term

• Common Council is composed of 16 alderman, two from each of eight districts

• City Staff: City Administrator and staff
of over 450 employees

• City website:

Important Phone NumbersPublic Safety

Emergency: 911

Police Department (non-emergency): (414) 471-8430

Fire Department (non-emergency): (414) 471-8490

Wauwatosa Crimestoppers: (414) 771-8672

Sign up for Code Red alerts at City website.

City Hall

General: (414) 479-8900

Mayor and Administration: (414) 479-8915

City Clerk: (414) 479-8917

Health Department: (414) 479-8939

Library: (414) 471-8484

Parks Department: (414) 471-8420

Public Works: (414) 471-8422

Treasurer/Tax Collection: (414) 479-8960

Community Organizations

School District: (414) 773-1000

Recreation Department: (414) 773-2900

Milwaukee County Parks: (414) 257-7275

Senior Center (Civic Center): (414) 479-8900

Senior Center (Hart Park): (414) 471-8495

Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce: (414) 453-2330

About the Wauwatosa Chamber of CommerceServing the Wauwatosa area for more than 80 years, the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses and organizations allied to assist each other and provide a supportive community: Building necessary network relationships, offering business education, advocating on behalf of our membership, and extending our members’ marketing reach.

Wauwatosa is a close community. Its citizens are actively engaged in all manner of service in order to make our community a better place
to live, work, play, and do business. The Chamber prides itself on being a bridge between business and community for the betterment of all.