Lakeside Adventure Awaits

PORT WASHINGTON

Historic Charm. Countless Amenities.

Welcome to Port Washington

Prairie’s Edge is conveniently located in Port Washington, Wisconsin and is an easy walk to downtown Port Washington where there are several food and drink options, shops and activities like fishing, diving, biking or kayaking. Port Washington is a festival town; Pirate Daze in June, Fish Day, the single day, largest outdoor fish fry in July, Christmas on the corner in December and Farmer Markets in the winter, spring, summer and fall.

Port Washington and its leadership have implemented a comprehensive economic plan that has enhanced the overall vibrancy of Port Washington through retail, commercial, cultural and residential growth.

RESTAURANTS

PARKS

COFFEE SHOPS

SCHOOLS

SHOPPING

ACTIVITIES

SALONS & SPAS

GROCERY STORES

AREA HOSPITALS

Coastal Town Living

Historic Port Washington

Over the years, as the metro Milwaukee area and Ozaukee County have grown, Port Washington has retained its natural, historic small town, fishing village charm that appeals to those seeking the natural beauty and amenities of lake front living. Coastal Living Magazine named the city one of the top 10 harbor communities in the United States.

The heart of the city is its 225-deep slip marina and on summer weekends the city has over 30,000 visitors but is home to over 11,500 residents. The Port Exploreum, historical lighthouse and the Historical Society are great places to discover all that created Port Washington.

A Recreational Mecca

Adventure Awaits You

Year-round activities surround you in Port Washington. It’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with easy access to Lake Michigan for fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, scuba diving ship wrecks right off Port Washington shores and more. Nature lovers will enjoy all the nearby parks for bird watching, butterflying, hiking, trailing and more.  Take advantage of the many snowmobiling trails, galleries, museums, and waterparks.

Nearby Lion’s Den State Park provides almost a mile of shoreline access for a great vantage point to view birds, spring and fall migrations and offers visitors 73 acres of trails for hiking. The Ozaukee interurban trail is a 30-mile paved trail that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County and provides a great off-road experience year-round for biking, in-line skating, walking, running and cross-country skiing. South beach is great for walking and only an easy 7 minute walk from Prairie’s Edge.

Prairie’s Edge is conveniently located to many great attractions and adventures not far away.

5 MINUTES

To Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve

5 MINUTES

To the Ozaukee Interurban Bike Trail

15 MINUTES

To The Bog Golf Club

10 MINUTES

To Cedarburg for Festivals, Shopping & More

30 MINUTES

To Arts, Entertainment & Sports in Milwaukee

40 MINUTES

To Whistling Straits, host of the 2020 Ryder Cup. Site of the 2004, 2010 & 2015 PGA Championships.

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Life’s Conveniences Nearby

Everything you need so close by

Prairie’s Edge is conveniently located to key area employers, hospitals, clinics and big box retailers.

  • Under 10 minutes to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton
  • Under 10 minutes to Costco, Target, Meijer, Kohl’s and Home Depot (among many others)
  • 12 minutes to Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital
  • 14 minutes to Concordia University in Mequon
  • 22 minutes to Rockwell Automation in Mequon
  • 26 minutes to the headquarters of Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan
  • 32 minutes to Kohler Corporation, one of Wisconsin’s largest and longest standing employer
  • 32 minutes to West Bend Mutual Insurance Company headquarters
  • 35 minutes to downtown Milwaukee central business district
  • 35 minutes to Arts, Entertainment, Brewers, The Bucks and Admirals in Milwaukee County
  • 45 minutes to General Mitchell Airport International Airport
  • 45 minutes to Road America
  • 50 minutes to Erin Hills, site of the 2017 US Open Championships
  • 90 minutes to the Home of the Green Bay Packers
Downtown Milwaukee
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Our Future is Bright

Experience the schools of Port Washington-Saukville

The Port Washington/Saukville Schools are committed to technology education and career readiness and have a large S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) community-wide partnership with over 30 industrial, manufacturing and business partners.

Both the high school and elementary schools have undertaken major construction projects to remodel and build a like-new high school and additional classrooms and entrance for the elementary school.

Learn more about the Port Washington school district.

  • Several Elementary Schools
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Port Washington High School

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Port Washington Hospitals

Prairie's Edge is just a short drive from numerous hospitals and health centers.

  • Aurora Health Center Port Washington
  • Aurora Medical Center Grafton
  • Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee

Port Washington Grocery stores

Port Washington offers a large Piggly Wiggly, health food store, meat market and more.

  • Piggly Wiggly
  • The Health Port
  • Bernie's Fine Meats
  • Walmart Supercenter

Additional grocery stores only 10 minutes away at Hwy 60 in Grafton.

  • Aldi
  • Costco
  • Meijer
  • Target

Salons in Port Washington

Pamper yourself at one of Port Washington's many salons and spas.

  • Bella Lei Salon Spa & Boutique
  • Le Grand Salon
  • Hair Port
  • North Shore Hair Design Inc
  • Centre Court Hair Design Std
  • Un Tangled
  • Styling Image

  • Linhz's Nail Salon
  • Port Barber Stylist
  • Studio 231
  • L.A. Hair Design
  • Jade Salon
  • BJ's Beauty Salon
  • Beach Tan

Activities in Port Washington

Year-round activities surround you! Port Washington is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with easy access to
Lake Michigan for fishing, sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle-boarding and more.

  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Scuba Diving
  • Bird watching
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Butterflying

  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • Nature walks
  • Galleries
  • Museums

  • Biking
  • Trailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Hiking
  • Waterpark fun
  • Auto Racing

Port Washington also offers many fishing, boating and scuba diving merchants:

  • Cracker Jack Charters
  • Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Club - Ozaukee Chapter
  • Nicky Boy Charter Fishing Services, LLC
  • Outcast Charter Fishing
  • Port Deco Divers, LLC
  • Fat Boy Bait & Tackle

Shopping in Port Washington

From boutiques, gifts and specialty foods, to outdoor and fishing gear, Port Washington offers a variety of shops.

  • Duluth Trading Company
  • Sherper's
  • Pear & Simple
  • The Chocolate Chisel
  • Anchor Mens Wear
  • Lakeside Music & Naturals
  • Mobocracy
  • Back to Eden
  • Baltica Tea Room & Gift Shop

  • Moda Bella
  • Wardrobe Safari
  • Madalyn Joy Designs
  • Zing Boutique
  • amaZING Accessories
  • Bernie's Fine Meats
  • Broadway Popcorn
  • Fat Boys Bait & Tackle
  • One Wag Natural Pet Supplies

Additional shopping is located only 10 minutes away at Hwy 60 in Grafton.

  • Costco
  • Dick’s
  • Home Depot
  • Kohl’s
  • Meijer

  • Michael’s
  • Pier One
  • Target
  • Ulta
  • and More…

Port Washington Schools

Port Washington offers 11 elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Paul D. Schreiber High School
  • Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School
  • John J. Daly Elementary School
  • Guggenheim Elementary School
  • Manorhaven Elementary School
  • John Philip Sousa Elementary School
  • South Salem Elementary School
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Saint John XXIII Catholic School
  • Port Washington High School

Port Washington offers over 20 parks

The parks of Port Washington offer views, hiking, fishing, wildlife, beaches, children's activities and more.

  • Coal Dock Park
  • Possibility Playground
  • Harborview Park
  • Port Washington Marina
  • Lions Den Gorge Nature Preserve
  • Port Washington South Beach Park
  • Port Washington Avian Sanctuary
  • Lake Park
  • Sauk Creek Nature Preserve
  • Veteran's Memorial Park Bandshell
  • Guenther Park

  • Port Washington North Beach Park
  • Upper Lake Park Valley
  • Rotary Park
  • Oakland Avenue Greens
  • West Side Park
  • Sauk Creek Park
  • Birchwood Hills Nature Area
  • Whitefish Park
  • Woods at White Pines Park
  • Cedar Gorge Ravine Nature Area

Port Washington Cafes

Port Washington offers several coffee shops and cafes, just a short walk from Prairie's Edge.

  • Smith Bros. Coffee House
  • Baltica Bistro and Tea Room
  • Daily Baking Company
  • Craft Books & Brews
  • Java Dock Cafe

Port Washington offers several food and drink options, just a short walk from Prairie's Edge.

  • Twisted Willow Restaurant
  • The Pasta Shoppe
  • Baltica
  • Smith Bros. Coffee House
  • Tellos Grill & Cafe
  • The Wicked Grill
  • Daily Baking Co.
  • Dockside Deli
  • New Port Shores
  • Rascals Port Washington
  • Gopher One
  • Schooner Pub

  • Yummy Bones BBQ
  • Inventors Brewpub
  • Ashley's Restaurant & Bar
  • The Chocolate Chisel
  • Beanies Mexican Restaurant
  • Broadway Popcorn
  • Java Dock Cafe
  • Harry’s Restaurant
  • Vines To Cellars
  • Sir James Pub
  • Ewig Brothers
  • Patio Bar & Grill