The City of Kenosha is a city in and the county seat of Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Kenosha is the fourth largest city in Wisconsin, and also the fourth largest city on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Kenosha’s passenger train station is the last stop on Chicago’s Union Pacific North Metra Line making it an easy commute back and forth to Chicago. Kenosha currently boasts over 100,000 citizens and is expanding due to the attraction of several new businesses and its desirability to Illinois commuters.

Kenosha WI History

Between the years of 1902 and 1088, Kenosha produced millions of automobiles and trucks under the names of Jeffery, Rambler, Nash, Hudson, LaFayette, and American Motors Corporation (AMC). With the departure of American Motors, Kenosha undertook a major program to re-define itself as an attractive location for many new businesses. Due to its skilled workforce, this was a successful endeavor and the community is still expanding. Today, however, Kenosha is also known as a “bedroom community” within the Chicago-Milwaukee megalopolis, often attracting new residents from Illinois, especially in the more newly developed western reaches of the city. Employment demographics in Kenosha today are mainly white collar. The city’s largest employer is the multi-level educational system which includes Kenosha Public Schools as bell as UW-Parkside. The largest private employer in Kenosha is Abbot Laboratories.

Kenosha WI Education

Kenosha County is not only home to the just mentioned University of Wisconsin-Parkside with over 5,000 students but also Carthage College with over 2,500 students and Gateway Technical College. Culturally, Kenosha offers three downtown museums; the Kenosha Public Museum, the Civil War Museum and the Dinosaur Discovery Museum all of which are Smithsonian Institution affiliates.

Kenosha WI Recreation

The City of Kenosha offers 74 municipal parks totaling 781 acres. In addition to many Lake Michigan centered parks and beaches, Petrifying Springs Park flanks the Pike River and was developed in the 1930s on the northwestern edge of the city. It is names for its artesian mineral water and offers over ten miles of trails winding through the wooded park (which also features an 18-hole golf course named the No. 1 Sporty Course in Wisconsin.

Kenosha WI Homes for Sale

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Kenosha WI Real Estate

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