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Why Walworth County

Location. Location. Location.

Walworth County has a growing population of 102,000 people in the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Situated in southeastern Wisconsin along the Illinois border, Walworth County provides a strategic business location within easy driving distance of Milwaukee to the north, Chicago to the south, and Madison to the west.

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Walworth County Communities


Walworth County benefits from a superb highway transportation network. The County is encircled by the Interstate 94 and 90 freeway systems. The Chicago-Milwaukee segment of Interstate 94 runs parallel to Walworth County’s eastern boundary, directly connected to the County by Wisconsin State Highways 50, 11, and 20, while the Milwaukee-Madison segment of I-94 runs parallel to the County’s northern border. Interstate 90 runs parallel to Walworth County’s western boundary, from Madison to Rockford, and approximately parallel to the County’s southern boundary, from Rockford to Chicago.

Interstate 43 provides a direct connection between Walworth County and Milwaukee, providing nine freeway interchanges within the County to facilitate commerce. The US Highway 12 freeway runs through the County as well, including seven freeway interchanges. Transportation is also facilitated by U.S. Highway 14, plus Wisconsin State Highways 11, 20, 36, 50, 59, 67, 83, 89, and 120. [Learn more about air, railroads and ports]


Delavan, WI

East Troy

East Troy, WI


Elkhorn, WI

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva, WI


Whitewater, WI



Among the 72 counties in Wisconsin, Walworth County is the fourth-largest county in the state to attain more than 10% population growth since the 2000 census, with growth in every city in the County, including a 38% increase in Elkhorn.

Business Projects

Walworth County is an excellent place to start or expand your business. Walworth County has 14 tax incremental finance (TIF) districts targeted for business development, as well as nine business parks, including several located along Interstate 43. World class facilities completed in 2011 include the Mercy Walworth Medical Center, and the LEED Gold certified Whitewater Innovation Center at the award-winning 125-acre Whitewater University Technology Park. In addition, Walworth County is home to a network of business resources that can provide valuable connections, financial assistance, workforce development, workshops and events, professional development, and business promotion.

Quality of Life

Walworth County is a great place to live and raise a family. There are excellent local schools with ratings that well exceed state and national averages, affordable housing, access to three quality healthcare systems and three institutions of higher-learning within the county.


Walworth County is noted for its natural beauty and numerous recreation options. The county is home to 37 lakes, 17 golf courses, public beaches, campgrounds, fishing, hunting, the Kettle Moraine State Forest, and the iconic Lake Geneva area. Whether you like outdoor activities, shopping at boutique stores, or relaxing at the beach, Walworth County has something for everyone.


The County offers excellent local schools, with test scores that well exceed state and national averages. Many graduates continue their education within the County at Gateway Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and George Williams College of Aurora University. Other nearby institutions higher of education include Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Mansion on Geneva Lake
Home on Lauderdale Lakes
Aerial of Delavan Lake
Farm in Whitewater

Walworth County offers a variety of housing to suit different lifestyles. Whether you are looking for a quiet, small-town home, a rural farm house, a loft in the city, or an estate by one of the lakes, we have what you are looking for. Prices range from under $100,000 to multi-millions, depending on size and location. There are numerous lots available for new builds as well.

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Walworth County is committed to maintaining a safe environment. In addition to the county Sheriff’s Office, there are 13 fire departments, 12 rescue squads, 13 police departments, and 6 marine patrols, and a well-staffed EMT dispatch that coordinates between the two main hospitals in the county.