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Waukesha is conveniently located 15 miles west of the city of Milwaukee, 60 miles east of the city of Madison, and 100 miles northwest of Chicago. Its location and proximity to I-94 and I-43 provide quick access to the outlying areas, business and retail opportunities. Numerous indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the county that will help keep the residence happy and healthy.
City of Waukesha residents enjoy a high quality of life in the Triple A Bond Rated County of Waukesha. The 2010 US Census identified 389,891 residents in the county with 70,718 residents residing in the city. The city of Waukesha is the county seat, making it the largest community in the county and seventh largest in the state.
Waukesha County experiences a broad range of highs and lows in temperature and precipitation during the course of a year. The average daily high temperatures range from a low of 24.3 degrees in January to a high of 82.6 degrees in July. The yearly average for precipitation is 30.9 inches. Average snowfall is 38.1 inches.
There are a large number of opportunities for advanced education for residents of Waukesha. It has the oldest college (Carroll College) in the state inside its city limits, The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the innovative Waukesha County Technical College are within a 30-mile radius and offer higher learning opportunities at reasonable costs. Bachelors, masters, and associate's degrees can all be obtained, depending on which type of school you decide to attend.