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For Sale: 8BR/15 3BA Single Family House in Oconomowoc, WI, $5,200,000

For Sale: 8BR/15 3BA Single Family House in Oconomowoc, WI, $5,200,000.

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The Market Gets Competitive for Home Buyers

The Market Gets Competitive for Home Buyers.

The Market Gets Competitive for Home Buyers

The Market Gets Competitive for Home Buyers

The Market Gets Competitive for Home Buyers

More home buyers are finding they’re losing their power position in the real estate market and that when they submit an offer for a home, they may not be alone in the bidding. In fact, buyers who submit low offers may not even get a courtesy of a callback nowadays.

One Florida couple says they put in seven offers on homes over two months — most at or above asking price — before they were finally able to get a $365,000 Sarasota home.

A drop in the inventory of for-sale homes around the country is prompting more competition among home buyers. Inventory in June is 24 percent below year-ago levels.

“I’ve had listings get 45 offers,” Sin-Yi Chao Lambertson, a real estate broker in Glendora, Calif., told Money Magazine.

Money Magazine recently offered potential buyers the following tips if they want to get the winning bid on a home:

  • Get pre-approved, not prequalified: Pre-approval for a loan based on a buyer’s credit, income, and assets is viewed as better than getting pre-qualified, which is just an estimate of how much that buyer may be able to borrow.
  • Find an experienced REALTOR®: Money Magazine advised home buyers to find a real estate professional who knows how to handle multiple-offer situations and can advise how much to offer and help buyers determine if they’re getting a home at a fair price.
  • Watch the contingencies: “The best offer isn’t always the one with the best price,” says George Miller, a Sarasota, Fla., real estate agent. Buyers who put in too many contingencies with their offer may lose out.

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I agree with George, sometimes the higher offer won’t appraise or the contingencies are not timely, it’s up to the Seller which one to decide upon after consulting their hopefully-VERY EXPERIENCED realtor.

 

FOR SALE lakefront luxury mansion in great Midwest, near Chicago

Check out this lakeside patio on LacLaBelle lake one of Wisconsin beautiful lakes. This waterfront property is for sale at 800 N Lake Dr in OCONOMOWOC WI by Lisa Bear of Remax.

Over 335 feet of sparkling frontage is just the beginning. This lakefront luxury mansion on the great Midwest, near Chicago is a retreat like no other. 30 rooms, 8 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and 7 fireplaces. One of the most luxurious homes in all of the Midwest USA. 

Priced at 5.4 million. Contact Lisa Bear at 262-893-5555 for additional information.

KNOLLWARD – A Marjorie Montgomery Ward Estate established in 1928

 

 

You have to see this one to believe it…
 
an encompassing 350 ft of  prsitine frontage on Lac LaBelle
 
Rooms: 30 / Bedrooms: 8 / Bathrooms: 10.5 / Garage Spaces:4.5 / Sq Ft: 15,222

 

Price – MVP’d 4.9 to 5.4 million

Directions: From Milw/Chicago take I94 to Hwy 16 (From Madison I94 to Hwy 67N to Hwy 16)into Oconomowoc. Go through the roundabout and at Wisconsin Ave/Main Street intersection turn north.Follow to home on left.

Welcome to Knollward – Showplace of the Midwest

 

Imagine gables roofs, dormers, oriel, French Provincial windows, black marble, wrought iron, cypress beams, gold plating and turreted outlines framing 355feet of Lac La Belle lake shore. Picture traveling through 30 rooms with seven fireplaces and 17 chandeliers in a time still suspended in the year 1928.

Now picture yourself owning incredible KNOLLWARD; the former summer home of Marjorie Montgomery Ward Baker, a monument paying tribute to an unsurpassed era of glamour, grace and style.

Marjorie Montgomery Ward Baker was the adopted daughter and only child of Aaron Montgomery and Betty Ward. Aaron Montgomery Ward was the founder of the nationally known mail order firm and first “wishbook.”

Commanding the east bank of Lac La Belle, the mansion is located at 800 N Lake Road, Oconomowoc. Known for its picturesque lakes and historical integrity, Oconomowoc captures the beauty of small town America (USA)  combined with the sophistication of metropolitan Milwaukee just 30 miles east.

The story of Knollward is as fascinating as the house.

Aaron Montgomery Ward was born on February 17, 1844 in Chatham, New Jersey. When he was about nine years old, his father, Sylvester Ward, moved the family to Niles, Michigan, where Aaron attended public schools. He was one of a large family, which at that time was far from wealthy. When he was fourteen, he was apprenticed to a trade to help support the family. According to his brief memoirs, he first earned 25 cents per day at a cutting machine in a barrel stave factory and then stacking brick in a kiln at 30 cents a day.

Energy and ambition drove him to seek employment in the town of St. Joseph, a market for outlying fruit orchards, where he went to work in a shoe store. Being a fair salesman, within nine months he was engaged as a salesman in a general country store at six dollars per month plus board, a considerable salary at the time. He rose to become head clerk and general manager and remained at this store for three years. By the end of those three years, his salary was one hundred dollars a month plus his board. He left for a better job in a competing store, where he worked another two years. In this period, Ward learned retailing.

In 1865, Ward located in Chicago, worked for Case and a lamp house. He traveled for them, and sold goods on commission for a short time. Chicago was the center of the wholesale dry-goods trade.

In the 1860s Ward joined the leading dry-goods house, Field Palmer & Leiter, a forerunner of Marshall Field & Co. He worked for Field for two years and then joined the wholesale dry-goods business of Wills, Greg & Co. In tedious rounds of train trips to southern communities, hiring rigs at the local stables, driving out to the crossroads stores and listening to the complaints of the back-country proprietors and their rural customers, he conceived a new merchandising technique: direct mail sales to country people. It was a time when rural consumers longed for the comforts of the city, yet all too often were victimized by monopolists and overcharged by the costs of many middlemen required to bring manufactured products to the countryside. The quality of merchandise also was suspect and the hapless farmer had no recourse in a caveat emptor economy. Ward shaped a plan to buy goods at low cost for cash. By eliminating intermediaries, with their markups and commissions, and drastically cutting selling costs, he could sell goods to people, however remote, at appealing prices. He then invited them to send their orders by mail and delivered the purchases to their nearest railroad station. The only thing he lacked was capital.

After several false starts, including the destruction of his first inventory by the Great Chicago Fire, Ward started his business at his first offices at the corner of North Clark and Kedzie streets, with two partners and using $1,600 they had raised in capital. The first catalog in August 1872 consisted of an 8 by 12 in. single-sheet price list, showing 163 articles for sale with ordering instructions. Ward himself wrote the first catalog copy. His two partners left the following year, but he continued the struggling business and was joined by his future brother-in-law Richard Thorne.

In the first few years, the business was not well received by rural retailers, who considered Ward a threat and sometimes publicly burned his catalog. Despite the opposition, however, the business grew at a fast pace over the next several decades, fueled by demand primarily from rural customers who were attracted by the wide selection of items unavailable to them locally. Customers were also attracted by the innovative and unprecedented company policy of “satisfaction guaranteed or your money back”, which Ward began using in 1875. Although Ward turned the copy writing over to department heads, he continued poring over every detail in the catalog for accuracy. Ward himself became widely popular among residents of Chicago, championing the causes of the common folk over the wealthy, most notably in his successful fight to establish parkland along Lake Michigan.

In 1883, the company’s catalog, which became popularly known as the “Wish Book”, had grown to 240 pages and 10,000 items.

In 1896, Ward acquired its first serious competition in the mail order business, when Richard Warren Sears introduced his first general catalog.

In 1900, Ward had total sales of $8.7 million, compared to $10 million for Sears, Roebuck and Co., and the two companies were to struggle for dominance for much of the 20th century. By 1904, the company had grown such that three million catalogs, weighing 4 pounds each, were mailed to customers.

In 1908, the company opened a building stretching along nearly 1/4 mile of the Chicago River, north of downtown Chicago. (The building, known as the Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalog House, served as the company headquarters until 1974, when the offices moved across the street to a new tower. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978 and a Chicago historic landmark in May 2000.)

At age 50, A. Montgomery Ward retired from the business a very wealthy man.

Seven years prior to his retirement, he came to Oconomowoc and purchased Colonel Durand’s three hundred acre horse breeding farm on the southwest corner of Lac La Belle, in what is know the Mary Lane area and he named it La Belle Knoll. For the next twenty years he carried on there an extensive horse breeding operation and sold many horses. He also hitched them to his elegant carriages and drove in numerous horse shows in the country, acquiring a great number of trophies and ribbons.

The Wards had no children, but in 1892 when Mrs. Ward’s sister died in childbirth, they went to Michigan and adopted her daughter, who became Marjorie Ward. As a small girl, she went along with her parents to the International Horse Show in London, where her father won the world champion trophy with his tallyho drag and team, a four horse hitch, winning over the King of England and the Czar of Russia.

Ward had a love for the city of Chicago and fought for the poor people’s access to Chicago’s lakefront. In 1906 he campaigned to preserve Grant Park as a public park. Ward twice sued the city of Chicago to force it to remove buildings and structures from Grant Park and to keep it from building new ones. Ward is known by some as the “watch dog of the lake front” for his preservationist efforts. As a result, the city has what is termed as the Montgomery Ward height restrictions on buildings and structures in Grant Park. (However, Crown Fountain and Jay Pritzker Pavilion were exempt from the height restriction because they were classified as works of art and not buildings or structures.) Ward is said to continue to rule and protect Grant Park from his grave.

In 1909, while the Wards were at their California winter home, the home on the La Belle Knoll estate burned to the ground, but the stables remained unharmed. Mr. Ward returned to Oconomowoc, but he never rebuilt a home there. Instead he rented a double suite at Draper Hall Hotel and each morning he bicycled out to the stables to watch the coachman working with the horses. In 1911, he drove a Modoc four cylinder touring car, which was sold by his company.

In late 1913 Ward broke his leg, and death soon followed. He died at the age of 69. Ward willed $20 million to his widow, Betty, and $2 million to his adopted daughter Marjorie.

In 1926, the Simmons property, with 700 feet of Lac La Belle frontage, came on the market. This land is where KNOLLWARD now stands. Mrs. Ward purchased it and had the existing buildings razed.

Mrs. Ward engaged architects and builders to erect the gracious mansion at a cost of $80,000 just before the country sunk into Depression. The elegant touches that such money bought are evident from the moment you set your eyes upon it. It was considered the finest example of French-Provincial Manor type architecture in the Midwest and still carries a reputation as a “Showplace of the Midwest”.

It took two years to build, and when it was finished, Mrs. Ward and Marjorie were in California. They returned to the Midwest, but before they got to Oconomowoc, Mrs. Ward died at their Chicago home. So, Marjorie came to live at Knollward, given the name of the family home on the other side of the lake, which had burned.

Marjorie, by all accounts, lived a fairy-tale life at the mansion. She filled the dream house with treasures such as 17 crystal chandeliers, walnut paneling in the salon, a marble bathroom, seven fireplaces (all real, emblazoned with the Ward coat of arms), Cyril Colnik wrought iron and gold plated telephones and faucets, a private telephone booth, fountains, garden frescoes and even a miniature marble tub for her dog. She imported students from the Chicago Art Institute to hand paint walls and even the ceiling of her bathroom.

The elder Wards did not give many parties, but Marjorie didn’t share her parent’s aversion to social whirl. She became famous for entertaining the glittering folk of Hollywood, kings and politicians. Her housewarming skills were memorable. She hired a nine piece band, minstrel singers, and a cabaret show. Chicago caterers served 200 guests on Crown Derby and Dresden china. Small tables were set up on the lantern-lit patio all around the grounds. And there were other parties, too. A Gypsy Party for one hundred and fifty guests had two bands, fortune tellers giving out favors, acrobats, and clowns. And then, of course, there were those affairs where guests were in formal attire and arrived at the front door in black limousines.

In 1932, Marjorie married Robert Baker, an Oconomowoc man whose family “made their money in coal.” The couple met in 1913, but all four of the couple’s parents disapproved of this match, so the courtship was a long one. They waited for the demise of all their parents before marrying, at which time they were both forty years old.

The Baker’s built an addition to Knollward, an elegant wing for the mister, including the master bedroom suite, library, curved halls, turrets, spiral staircase and his own front door. The Zebra Lounge, a party lounge complete with black and silver art deco-style fireplace was also added under the library along with a tunnel through which the butler replenished the liquor supply unobtrusively (during the Prohibition era.)

The Bakers spent time at Knollward, living most of the winter and spring in Chicago, until Marjorie’s death in 1959. Her will stipulated that her husband could use the mansion during his lifetime. Instead he moved to Chicago. He died, at age 85, in Bronxville, NY.

After he moved out the estate became property of the Montgomery Ward Foundation, which was offered to the Milwaukee Episcopal Archdiocese first, and then to the City of Oconomowoc as a library and civic center. The gift was valued at $300,000. Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc was a willing recipient in 1961, as long as the home was used as a home for elderly people for 25 years. The Foundation’s gift included fund for construction of a new two story wing to match the original exterior, remodeling and decorating.

By the early 1990’s, government guidelines and restrictions caused Lutheran Home to build a new building, Shorehaven Tower, across the lake. It opened in 1996. Thus, Knollward was put up for sale and purchased in June 1997.

In 1997, with new owners and a vision to “get it back to what it was”, a complete renovation began to restore the integrity and bring the house into the modern century. The house needed a complete overhaul, including a new electrical system, new plumbing, new mechanicals, including the entire heating system and the addition of air conditioning. About 9,000 square feet of hardwood and marble floor also needed refinishing. Further, because it had last functioned as a retirement home and the graciously sized rooms had been subdivided to create more bedrooms, multiple wall partitions needed to be torn down.

A symbol of beauty in a bygone era, the existing owners also updated the kitchen and baths with modern facilities while maintaining the revel and character. The original detailed ironwork of the world famous Cyril Colnik remains, as do the fountains, urns, the original Montgomery Ward coats of arms, as well as many of the chandeliers, sconces, and marble floors.

Now in 2010, Knollward becomes available to a new family who will appreciate the splendor and history of this estate. Knollward, with its 30 some rooms (50 if you count baths and storage areas) encompasses 15,222 square feet, boosts 8 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, 4.5 car garages located on 335 feet of sparkling frontage on Lac La Belle in Oconomowoc which offers exquisite lake views, crystal clear waters and gorgeous sunsets.

Today’s value is estimated at between 4.5 and 5.5 million

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Thank you for visiting.  Please feel free to contact me for any of your real estate needs including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home if you are a buyer. My real estate focus in the  Waukesha County, Milwaukee County, Lake Country, Jefferson County, Dodge County and Washington County areas.  I have my IRES designation (International Real Estate Specialist) so I can assist you with all your real estate needs in Wisconsin, the USA or anywhere in the WORLD!

When you are seriously looking or just browsing at real estate in Wisconsin, I am a great resource to help you with all your needs and questions, whether a first time home buyer, relocating to or from the beautiful LAKE COUNTRY area, looking to invest or explore foreclosure opportunities or just thinking ahead to the future.

Lisa Bear of RE/MAX (262-893-5555) is an experienced real estate agent in Waukesha County and the entire Milwaukee Metro area including:
 

The prospering communities of Waukesha County including Delafield, Waukesha, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Sussex, Wales, New Berlin, Dousman, North Prairie, Mukwonago, Chenequa, Menomonee Falls, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Okauchee, Eagle, Muskego and Merton.

Great municipalities in Milwaukee County including Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, Hales Corners, Greenfield, Glendale, Franklin, Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Fox Point, Greendale, Shorewood, Oak Creek, St. Francis, West Allis and Whitefish Bay.

The hometown favorites of Washington County, Jefferson County and Dodge County including Watertown, Hartford, West Bend, Germantown, Jackson, Richfield, Ashippun, Lake Mills, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Slinger and Erin.

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The Magic of Wisconsin Lakes – The Ranking of Wisconsin Lakes

There are many reasons people fall in love with Wisconsin lakes. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets, good fishing, a tour of the water in a favorite boat, a beautiful backdrop to enjoy scenery and explore nature, a place to reflect or just get away from it all. With more than 15,000 Wisconsin lakes, there are many types and sizes of lakes all with their own unique character and natural assets.

 

Ranking the Lakes in Wisconsin


The clearest lakes aren’t necessarily the healthiest.  An extremely clear lake may lack the plant life needed to support a robust fishery. Ecologically balanced lakes are more important: those with a healthy mix of native plants, forested shores, minimum runoff coming into them, a good fishery and diverse wildlife. 
Dodge County’s Fox Lake is the most challenged lake in the state, because of  its high phosphorus level and poor native plant community. Farms with 400 and 500 dairy cows dot its watershed and industrial waste is being spread in its backyard. The lake underwent a restoration that held for a while, but it has relapsed. 

Wisconsin’s Clearest Lakes
Black Oak Lake, Vilas County (30.8 feet of visibility)
Blue Lake, Oneida County (29 feet)
Bardon (Whitefish) Lake, Douglas County (26.3 feet)
Lee Lake, Oneida County (26.1 feet)
Upper Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County (25.3 feet)
Fence Lake, Vilas County (25.1 feet)
Pine Lake, Waukesha County (24.3 feet)
 Stone Lake, Washburn County(24.0 feet)
Bond Lake, Douglas County (22.8 feet)
Wind Pudding Lake, Oneida County (22.8 feet)
Source: Based on water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Healthiest Lakes Owen Lake, Bayfield County.
Dorothy Lake, Chippewa County.
East Ellerson Lake, Vilas County
Burnt Wagon Lake, Chippewa County
Bond Lake, Douglas County.
Middle lake of Lauderdale Lakes, Walworth County.
Montgomery Lake, Kenosha County
Lulu Lake, Pleasant Lake and Wandawega Lake in Walworth County
Gilbert Lake and Lowe Lake in Washington County
Little Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County
Pine Lake, Waukesha County
Max Lake, Stormy Lake, Smokey Lake, Black Oak Lake, North Twin Lake, Aurora Lake, Little John Lake and Vista Lake in Vilas County.
Source: Selected by Wisconsin DNR lake experts. 

Wisconsin’s Murkiest Lakes
Tainter Lake, Dunn County (0.6 feet of visibility)
Fox Lake, Dodge County (0.83 feet)
Beaver Dam, Dodge County (1.08 feet)
Round Lake, Chippewa County (1.40 feet)
Mason Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Petenwell Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Park Lake, Columbia County (1.50 feet)
Ludden Lake, Iowa County (1.50 feet)
Lake Tomah, Monroe County (1.50 feet)
Dexter Lake, Wood County (1.50 feet)
Source: Based on July-August water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Biggest Lakes

1. Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac County, among others, 137,708 acres.
2. Petenwell Lake, Adams/Wood counties, 23,040 acres (The state’s largest man-made lake was created in 1948 by damming the Wisconsin River at Neceda.)
3. Chippewa Lake (part of the Chippewa Flowage), Sawyer County, 15,300 acres.
4. Poygan Lake, Winnebago County, 14,102 acres.
5. Castle Rock Flowage, Juneau County, 13,955 acres.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Wisconsin’s Deepest Lakes
1.Lake Wazee, the former Jackson County iron mine quarry, 350 feet.
2.Green Lake, Green Lake County, 236 feet.
3.Redgranite Quarry, Waushara County, 163 feet.
4.Lake Geneva, Walworth County, 135 feet.
5. Lohrville Quarry, Waushara County,120 feet.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Most Popular Lake Names Mud Lake, 116
Bass Lake, 82
Long Lake, 59
Spring Lake, 45
Lost Lake, 42
Source: Wisconsin DNR 

Top Ten Public Enemies 1. Eurasian Water Milfoil, 479 lakes affected
2. Rusty Crawfish, 456 lakes
3. Curly Pondweed, 307 lakes
4. Chinese Mystery Snail, 217 lakes
5. Zebra Mussels, 121 lakes
6. Banded Mystery Snail, 105 lakes
7. Hybrid Milfoil, 28 lakes
8. Rainbow Smelt, 21 lakes
9. Spiny Water flea, 7 lakes
10. Japanese Mystery Snail, 3 lakes
Source: Wisconsin DNR inventory 

Wisconsin’s Top Ten Fishing Spots Wisconsin ranks No. 2 nationally in the number of days of fishing by nonresidents and the number of nonresident anglers – nearly 400,000. Only Florida ranks higher – and it has an ocean! Some 1.4 million licensed anglers fished Wisconsin waters in 2010, catching an estimated 88 million fish. The most frequently caught were: panfish, bass, walleye, northern pike, trout, catfish and muskie. In all, 165 species are found in the state. 
1. Chippewa Flowage, Hayward: One of the largest lakes in the state, known for its muskie fishing.
2. Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh: Wisconsin’s largest lake is known nationwide for its tremendous walleye fishery and winter sturgeon spearing season.
3. Lake Poygan, Winneconne Lake and Lake Butte des Morts, Oshkosh: Connected to Lake Winnebago, these lakes have quality walleye and bass.
4. Petenwell Flowage, Wisconsin Rapids: Part of the Wisconsin River system, the area is known for its muskie fishing.
5. Eagle River Chain, Eagle River: Part of the world’s largest chain of lakes (in number of lakes), this popular destination is known for its diverse fishery, which includes muskie and walleye.
6. Mississippi River (all of Wisconsin that borders it): A diverse and robust fishery holding hundreds of species of fish, most notably bass and walleye.
7. Green Bay (part of Lake Michigan), Green Bay: Known nationwide for its trophy-sized walleye and up-and-coming trophy muskie fishery.
8. Chequamegon Bay, Ashland: One of Lake Superior’s premier areas for smallmouth bass, the bay also holds salmon, trout and walleye.
9. Shawano Lake, Shawano: A great lake for bass, walleye and muskie.
10. Three Lakes Chain, Three Lakes: A very diverse fishery featuring walleye, bass and muskie, with numerous trophy fish of all species.
Source: Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey and the American Sportfishing Association. Top ten picks by Steve Swierczynski, research director for Rhinelander- based Fishing Hot Spots Inc.  

Wisconsin’s Best Swimming Spots What makes a great swimming hole? A sandy beach, a hard-bottom lake with clear water and public access. We asked local officials and DNR lakes experts to help us indentify the best in each county (listed geographically):

Southeast Milwaukee County: Upper Kelly Lake
Waukesha County: Pretty Lake, Silver Lake and Ottawa Lake
Waukesha-Jefferson County: Golden Lake
Washington County: Eastern bays of Big Cedar Lake, Erler Lake, Little Cedar Lake, Pike Lake and Silver Lake
Racine County: Browns Lake
Kenosha County: Lily Lake, Powers Lake and Silver Lake
Walworth County: Rock and Pleasant Lakes and Big Foot Beach on Lake Geneva

North and Northeast
Vilas County: Silver Lake Beach and Park, Little Star Lake Park and Beach, Crystal Lake Park and Beach, and Black Oak Lake Park and Beach
Oneida County: Two Sisters Lake, Clear Lake, Sugar Camp Lake, Lake Minocqua and Buck Lake
Marinette County: Lake Noquebay and Timms Lake
Oconto County: Boot Lake and Bass Lake
Langlade County:Jack Lake and Summit Lake
Lincoln County: Pesobic Lake, Tug Lake, Bass Lake and Seven Island Lake
Door County: ClarkLake

North Central
Waushara County: Little Silver Lake
Waupaca County: Shadow Lake
Portage County: Sunset Lake
Jackson County: Wazee Lake
Wood County: Lake Wazeecha
Adams County: Jordan Lake, Crooked Lake, Wolf Lake, Parker Lake and Deep Lake Marquette County: Pleasant Lake
Columbia County: Silver Lake in Portage

East Central
Sheboygan County: Crystal Lake and Elkhart Lake
Fond du Lac County: Mauthe Lake and Wolf Lake
Winnebago County: Lake Winneconne and Lake Winnebago

Southwest
Bayfield County: Twin Bear Lake and Lake Owen
Douglas County: Lake Nebagamon and Dowling Lake
Burnett County: Devils Lake
Washburn County: Shell Lake
Sawyer County: Round Lake
Barron County: Silver Lake
Polk County: Balsam Lake
Chippewa County: Round Lake in Samson
Price County: Elk Lake and Solberg Lake
Taylor County: Sackett Lake

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in Wisconsin,  A little time invested in learning about waterfront living will pay back sizable dividends in matching your expectations to the realities. 

 

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in the Lake Country of Waukesha County in Wisconsin call LISA BEAR – REAL ESTATE IN WAUKESHA COUNTY!

 

Call me today and find out how I can help you buy or sell your home smoothly and efficiently.

 

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If looking for LAKE COUNTRY LIVING on one of Waukesha County’s great lakes: Nagawicka, Pewaukee, Pine, Beaver, Okauchee, Moose, North, Oconomowoc,I would be glad to help you in any relocation to Waukesha County, or help in buying a home in Waukesha County, or selling a home in Waukesha County. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.

 

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The Magic of Wisconsin Lakes – The Ranking of Wisconsin Lakes

There are many reasons people fall in love with Wisconsin lakes. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets, good fishing, a tour of the water in a favorite boat, a beautiful backdrop to enjoy scenery and explore nature, a place to reflect or just get away from it all. With more than 15,000 Wisconsin lakes, there are many types and sizes of lakes all with their own unique character and natural assets.

 

Ranking the Lakes in Wisconsin


The clearest lakes aren’t necessarily the healthiest.  An extremely clear lake may lack the plant life needed to support a robust fishery. Ecologically balanced lakes are more important: those with a healthy mix of native plants, forested shores, minimum runoff coming into them, a good fishery and diverse wildlife. 
Dodge County’s Fox Lake is the most challenged lake in the state, because of  its high phosphorus level and poor native plant community. Farms with 400 and 500 dairy cows dot its watershed and industrial waste is being spread in its backyard. The lake underwent a restoration that held for a while, but it has relapsed. 

Wisconsin’s Clearest Lakes
Black Oak Lake, Vilas County (30.8 feet of visibility)
Blue Lake, Oneida County (29 feet)
Bardon (Whitefish) Lake, Douglas County (26.3 feet)
Lee Lake, Oneida County (26.1 feet)
Upper Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County (25.3 feet)
Fence Lake, Vilas County (25.1 feet)
Pine Lake, Waukesha County (24.3 feet)
 Stone Lake, Washburn County(24.0 feet)
Bond Lake, Douglas County (22.8 feet)
Wind Pudding Lake, Oneida County (22.8 feet)
Source: Based on water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Healthiest Lakes Owen Lake, Bayfield County.
Dorothy Lake, Chippewa County.
East Ellerson Lake, Vilas County
Burnt Wagon Lake, Chippewa County
Bond Lake, Douglas County.
Middle lake of Lauderdale Lakes, Walworth County.
Montgomery Lake, Kenosha County
Lulu Lake, Pleasant Lake and Wandawega Lake in Walworth County
Gilbert Lake and Lowe Lake in Washington County
Little Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County
Pine Lake, Waukesha County
Max Lake, Stormy Lake, Smokey Lake, Black Oak Lake, North Twin Lake, Aurora Lake, Little John Lake and Vista Lake in Vilas County.
Source: Selected by Wisconsin DNR lake experts. 

Wisconsin’s Murkiest Lakes
Tainter Lake, Dunn County (0.6 feet of visibility)
Fox Lake, Dodge County (0.83 feet)
Beaver Dam, Dodge County (1.08 feet)
Round Lake, Chippewa County (1.40 feet)
Mason Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Petenwell Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Park Lake, Columbia County (1.50 feet)
Ludden Lake, Iowa County (1.50 feet)
Lake Tomah, Monroe County (1.50 feet)
Dexter Lake, Wood County (1.50 feet)
Source: Based on July-August water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Biggest Lakes

1. Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac County, among others, 137,708 acres.
2. Petenwell Lake, Adams/Wood counties, 23,040 acres (The state’s largest man-made lake was created in 1948 by damming the Wisconsin River at Neceda.)
3. Chippewa Lake (part of the Chippewa Flowage), Sawyer County, 15,300 acres.
4. Poygan Lake, Winnebago County, 14,102 acres.
5. Castle Rock Flowage, Juneau County, 13,955 acres.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Wisconsin’s Deepest Lakes
1.Lake Wazee, the former Jackson County iron mine quarry, 350 feet.
2.Green Lake, Green Lake County, 236 feet.
3.Redgranite Quarry, Waushara County, 163 feet.
4.Lake Geneva, Walworth County, 135 feet.
5. Lohrville Quarry, Waushara County,120 feet.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Most Popular Lake Names Mud Lake, 116
Bass Lake, 82
Long Lake, 59
Spring Lake, 45
Lost Lake, 42
Source: Wisconsin DNR 

Top Ten Public Enemies 1. Eurasian Water Milfoil, 479 lakes affected
2. Rusty Crawfish, 456 lakes
3. Curly Pondweed, 307 lakes
4. Chinese Mystery Snail, 217 lakes
5. Zebra Mussels, 121 lakes
6. Banded Mystery Snail, 105 lakes
7. Hybrid Milfoil, 28 lakes
8. Rainbow Smelt, 21 lakes
9. Spiny Water flea, 7 lakes
10. Japanese Mystery Snail, 3 lakes
Source: Wisconsin DNR inventory 

Wisconsin’s Top Ten Fishing Spots Wisconsin ranks No. 2 nationally in the number of days of fishing by nonresidents and the number of nonresident anglers – nearly 400,000. Only Florida ranks higher – and it has an ocean! Some 1.4 million licensed anglers fished Wisconsin waters in 2010, catching an estimated 88 million fish. The most frequently caught were: panfish, bass, walleye, northern pike, trout, catfish and muskie. In all, 165 species are found in the state. 
1. Chippewa Flowage, Hayward: One of the largest lakes in the state, known for its muskie fishing.
2. Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh: Wisconsin’s largest lake is known nationwide for its tremendous walleye fishery and winter sturgeon spearing season.
3. Lake Poygan, Winneconne Lake and Lake Butte des Morts, Oshkosh: Connected to Lake Winnebago, these lakes have quality walleye and bass.
4. Petenwell Flowage, Wisconsin Rapids: Part of the Wisconsin River system, the area is known for its muskie fishing.
5. Eagle River Chain, Eagle River: Part of the world’s largest chain of lakes (in number of lakes), this popular destination is known for its diverse fishery, which includes muskie and walleye.
6. Mississippi River (all of Wisconsin that borders it): A diverse and robust fishery holding hundreds of species of fish, most notably bass and walleye.
7. Green Bay (part of Lake Michigan), Green Bay: Known nationwide for its trophy-sized walleye and up-and-coming trophy muskie fishery.
8. Chequamegon Bay, Ashland: One of Lake Superior’s premier areas for smallmouth bass, the bay also holds salmon, trout and walleye.
9. Shawano Lake, Shawano: A great lake for bass, walleye and muskie.
10. Three Lakes Chain, Three Lakes: A very diverse fishery featuring walleye, bass and muskie, with numerous trophy fish of all species.
Source: Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey and the American Sportfishing Association. Top ten picks by Steve Swierczynski, research director for Rhinelander- based Fishing Hot Spots Inc.  

Wisconsin’s Best Swimming Spots What makes a great swimming hole? A sandy beach, a hard-bottom lake with clear water and public access. We asked local officials and DNR lakes experts to help us indentify the best in each county (listed geographically):

Southeast Milwaukee County: Upper Kelly Lake
Waukesha County: Pretty Lake, Silver Lake and Ottawa Lake
Waukesha-Jefferson County: Golden Lake
Washington County: Eastern bays of Big Cedar Lake, Erler Lake, Little Cedar Lake, Pike Lake and Silver Lake
Racine County: Browns Lake
Kenosha County: Lily Lake, Powers Lake and Silver Lake
Walworth County: Rock and Pleasant Lakes and Big Foot Beach on Lake Geneva

North and Northeast
Vilas County: Silver Lake Beach and Park, Little Star Lake Park and Beach, Crystal Lake Park and Beach, and Black Oak Lake Park and Beach
Oneida County: Two Sisters Lake, Clear Lake, Sugar Camp Lake, Lake Minocqua and Buck Lake
Marinette County: Lake Noquebay and Timms Lake
Oconto County: Boot Lake and Bass Lake
Langlade County:Jack Lake and Summit Lake
Lincoln County: Pesobic Lake, Tug Lake, Bass Lake and Seven Island Lake
Door County: ClarkLake

North Central
Waushara County: Little Silver Lake
Waupaca County: Shadow Lake
Portage County: Sunset Lake
Jackson County: Wazee Lake
Wood County: Lake Wazeecha
Adams County: Jordan Lake, Crooked Lake, Wolf Lake, Parker Lake and Deep Lake Marquette County: Pleasant Lake
Columbia County: Silver Lake in Portage

East Central
Sheboygan County: Crystal Lake and Elkhart Lake
Fond du Lac County: Mauthe Lake and Wolf Lake
Winnebago County: Lake Winneconne and Lake Winnebago

Southwest
Bayfield County: Twin Bear Lake and Lake Owen
Douglas County: Lake Nebagamon and Dowling Lake
Burnett County: Devils Lake
Washburn County: Shell Lake
Sawyer County: Round Lake
Barron County: Silver Lake
Polk County: Balsam Lake
Chippewa County: Round Lake in Samson
Price County: Elk Lake and Solberg Lake
Taylor County: Sackett Lake

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in Wisconsin,  A little time invested in learning about waterfront living will pay back sizable dividends in matching your expectations to the realities. 

 

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in the Lake Country of Waukesha County in Wisconsin call LISA BEAR – REAL ESTATE IN WAUKESHA COUNTY!

 

Call me today and find out how I can help you buy or sell your home smoothly and efficiently.

 

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Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, Jefferson County, Dodge County, Washington County, Milwaukee County or any county in Wisconsin. Real Estate is an excellent investment!

 

When you are looking at buying a Waukesha county home , real estate agent, finding a Waukesha real estate agent, finding a Delafield, Chenequa, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Waukesha, Wales, Mukwonago, Wales,New Berlin, Brookfield, Dousman, Eagle or any other of the great municipalities in Waukesha County,Wisconsin.

 

If looking for LAKE COUNTRY LIVING on one of Waukesha County’s great lakes: Nagawicka, Pewaukee, Pine, Beaver, Okauchee, Moose, North, Oconomowoc,I would be glad to help you in any relocation to Waukesha County, or help in buying a home in Waukesha County, or selling a home in Waukesha County. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.

 

When you are looking at buying a Jefferson County home , or DODGE County real estate agent, finding a Watertown real estate agent, finding a Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Fort Atkinson, Ixonia, Lake Mills, Hartford, Ashippun, Slinger, Beaver Dam,or any other of the great municipalities in Jefferson County or Dodge,Wisconsin.

 

Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, JEFFERSON County, Washington County, Dodge County, Milwaukee County. Real Estate in Waukesha County is an excellent investment!

 

 

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The Magic of Wisconsin Lakes – The Ranking of Wisconsin Lakes

There are many reasons people fall in love with Wisconsin lakes. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets, good fishing, a tour of the water in a favorite boat, a beautiful backdrop to enjoy scenery and explore nature, a place to reflect or just get away from it all. With more than 15,000 Wisconsin lakes, there are many types and sizes of lakes all with their own unique character and natural assets.

 

Ranking the Lakes in Wisconsin


The clearest lakes aren’t necessarily the healthiest.  An extremely clear lake may lack the plant life needed to support a robust fishery. Ecologically balanced lakes are more important: those with a healthy mix of native plants, forested shores, minimum runoff coming into them, a good fishery and diverse wildlife. 
Dodge County’s Fox Lake is the most challenged lake in the state, because of  its high phosphorus level and poor native plant community. Farms with 400 and 500 dairy cows dot its watershed and industrial waste is being spread in its backyard. The lake underwent a restoration that held for a while, but it has relapsed. 

Wisconsin’s Clearest Lakes
Black Oak Lake, Vilas County (30.8 feet of visibility)
Blue Lake, Oneida County (29 feet)
Bardon (Whitefish) Lake, Douglas County (26.3 feet)
Lee Lake, Oneida County (26.1 feet)
Upper Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County (25.3 feet)
Fence Lake, Vilas County (25.1 feet)
Pine Lake, Waukesha County (24.3 feet)
 Stone Lake, Washburn County(24.0 feet)
Bond Lake, Douglas County (22.8 feet)
Wind Pudding Lake, Oneida County (22.8 feet)
Source: Based on water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Healthiest Lakes Owen Lake, Bayfield County.
Dorothy Lake, Chippewa County.
East Ellerson Lake, Vilas County
Burnt Wagon Lake, Chippewa County
Bond Lake, Douglas County.
Middle lake of Lauderdale Lakes, Walworth County.
Montgomery Lake, Kenosha County
Lulu Lake, Pleasant Lake and Wandawega Lake in Walworth County
Gilbert Lake and Lowe Lake in Washington County
Little Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County
Pine Lake, Waukesha County
Max Lake, Stormy Lake, Smokey Lake, Black Oak Lake, North Twin Lake, Aurora Lake, Little John Lake and Vista Lake in Vilas County.
Source: Selected by Wisconsin DNR lake experts. 

Wisconsin’s Murkiest Lakes
Tainter Lake, Dunn County (0.6 feet of visibility)
Fox Lake, Dodge County (0.83 feet)
Beaver Dam, Dodge County (1.08 feet)
Round Lake, Chippewa County (1.40 feet)
Mason Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Petenwell Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Park Lake, Columbia County (1.50 feet)
Ludden Lake, Iowa County (1.50 feet)
Lake Tomah, Monroe County (1.50 feet)
Dexter Lake, Wood County (1.50 feet)
Source: Based on July-August water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Biggest Lakes

1. Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac County, among others, 137,708 acres.
2. Petenwell Lake, Adams/Wood counties, 23,040 acres (The state’s largest man-made lake was created in 1948 by damming the Wisconsin River at Neceda.)
3. Chippewa Lake (part of the Chippewa Flowage), Sawyer County, 15,300 acres.
4. Poygan Lake, Winnebago County, 14,102 acres.
5. Castle Rock Flowage, Juneau County, 13,955 acres.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Wisconsin’s Deepest Lakes
1.Lake Wazee, the former Jackson County iron mine quarry, 350 feet.
2.Green Lake, Green Lake County, 236 feet.
3.Redgranite Quarry, Waushara County, 163 feet.
4.Lake Geneva, Walworth County, 135 feet.
5. Lohrville Quarry, Waushara County,120 feet.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Most Popular Lake Names Mud Lake, 116
Bass Lake, 82
Long Lake, 59
Spring Lake, 45
Lost Lake, 42
Source: Wisconsin DNR 

Top Ten Public Enemies 1. Eurasian Water Milfoil, 479 lakes affected
2. Rusty Crawfish, 456 lakes
3. Curly Pondweed, 307 lakes
4. Chinese Mystery Snail, 217 lakes
5. Zebra Mussels, 121 lakes
6. Banded Mystery Snail, 105 lakes
7. Hybrid Milfoil, 28 lakes
8. Rainbow Smelt, 21 lakes
9. Spiny Water flea, 7 lakes
10. Japanese Mystery Snail, 3 lakes
Source: Wisconsin DNR inventory 

Wisconsin’s Top Ten Fishing Spots Wisconsin ranks No. 2 nationally in the number of days of fishing by nonresidents and the number of nonresident anglers – nearly 400,000. Only Florida ranks higher – and it has an ocean! Some 1.4 million licensed anglers fished Wisconsin waters in 2010, catching an estimated 88 million fish. The most frequently caught were: panfish, bass, walleye, northern pike, trout, catfish and muskie. In all, 165 species are found in the state. 
1. Chippewa Flowage, Hayward: One of the largest lakes in the state, known for its muskie fishing.
2. Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh: Wisconsin’s largest lake is known nationwide for its tremendous walleye fishery and winter sturgeon spearing season.
3. Lake Poygan, Winneconne Lake and Lake Butte des Morts, Oshkosh: Connected to Lake Winnebago, these lakes have quality walleye and bass.
4. Petenwell Flowage, Wisconsin Rapids: Part of the Wisconsin River system, the area is known for its muskie fishing.
5. Eagle River Chain, Eagle River: Part of the world’s largest chain of lakes (in number of lakes), this popular destination is known for its diverse fishery, which includes muskie and walleye.
6. Mississippi River (all of Wisconsin that borders it): A diverse and robust fishery holding hundreds of species of fish, most notably bass and walleye.
7. Green Bay (part of Lake Michigan), Green Bay: Known nationwide for its trophy-sized walleye and up-and-coming trophy muskie fishery.
8. Chequamegon Bay, Ashland: One of Lake Superior’s premier areas for smallmouth bass, the bay also holds salmon, trout and walleye.
9. Shawano Lake, Shawano: A great lake for bass, walleye and muskie.
10. Three Lakes Chain, Three Lakes: A very diverse fishery featuring walleye, bass and muskie, with numerous trophy fish of all species.
Source: Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey and the American Sportfishing Association. Top ten picks by Steve Swierczynski, research director for Rhinelander- based Fishing Hot Spots Inc.  

Wisconsin’s Best Swimming Spots What makes a great swimming hole? A sandy beach, a hard-bottom lake with clear water and public access. We asked local officials and DNR lakes experts to help us indentify the best in each county (listed geographically):

Southeast Milwaukee County: Upper Kelly Lake
Waukesha County: Pretty Lake, Silver Lake and Ottawa Lake
Waukesha-Jefferson County: Golden Lake
Washington County: Eastern bays of Big Cedar Lake, Erler Lake, Little Cedar Lake, Pike Lake and Silver Lake
Racine County: Browns Lake
Kenosha County: Lily Lake, Powers Lake and Silver Lake
Walworth County: Rock and Pleasant Lakes and Big Foot Beach on Lake Geneva

North and Northeast
Vilas County: Silver Lake Beach and Park, Little Star Lake Park and Beach, Crystal Lake Park and Beach, and Black Oak Lake Park and Beach
Oneida County: Two Sisters Lake, Clear Lake, Sugar Camp Lake, Lake Minocqua and Buck Lake
Marinette County: Lake Noquebay and Timms Lake
Oconto County: Boot Lake and Bass Lake
Langlade County:Jack Lake and Summit Lake
Lincoln County: Pesobic Lake, Tug Lake, Bass Lake and Seven Island Lake
Door County: ClarkLake

North Central
Waushara County: Little Silver Lake
Waupaca County: Shadow Lake
Portage County: Sunset Lake
Jackson County: Wazee Lake
Wood County: Lake Wazeecha
Adams County: Jordan Lake, Crooked Lake, Wolf Lake, Parker Lake and Deep Lake Marquette County: Pleasant Lake
Columbia County: Silver Lake in Portage

East Central
Sheboygan County: Crystal Lake and Elkhart Lake
Fond du Lac County: Mauthe Lake and Wolf Lake
Winnebago County: Lake Winneconne and Lake Winnebago

Southwest
Bayfield County: Twin Bear Lake and Lake Owen
Douglas County: Lake Nebagamon and Dowling Lake
Burnett County: Devils Lake
Washburn County: Shell Lake
Sawyer County: Round Lake
Barron County: Silver Lake
Polk County: Balsam Lake
Chippewa County: Round Lake in Samson
Price County: Elk Lake and Solberg Lake
Taylor County: Sackett Lake

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in Wisconsin,  A little time invested in learning about waterfront living will pay back sizable dividends in matching your expectations to the realities. 

 

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in the Lake Country of Waukesha County in Wisconsin call LISA BEAR – REAL ESTATE IN WAUKESHA COUNTY!

 

Call me today and find out how I can help you buy or sell your home smoothly and efficiently.

 

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Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, Jefferson County, Dodge County, Washington County, Milwaukee County or any county in Wisconsin. Real Estate is an excellent investment!

 

When you are looking at buying a Waukesha county home , real estate agent, finding a Waukesha real estate agent, finding a Delafield, Chenequa, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Waukesha, Wales, Mukwonago, Wales,New Berlin, Brookfield, Dousman, Eagle or any other of the great municipalities in Waukesha County,Wisconsin.

 

If looking for LAKE COUNTRY LIVING on one of Waukesha County’s great lakes: Nagawicka, Pewaukee, Pine, Beaver, Okauchee, Moose, North, Oconomowoc,I would be glad to help you in any relocation to Waukesha County, or help in buying a home in Waukesha County, or selling a home in Waukesha County. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.

 

When you are looking at buying a Jefferson County home , or DODGE County real estate agent, finding a Watertown real estate agent, finding a Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Fort Atkinson, Ixonia, Lake Mills, Hartford, Ashippun, Slinger, Beaver Dam,or any other of the great municipalities in Jefferson County or Dodge,Wisconsin.

 

Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, JEFFERSON County, Washington County, Dodge County, Milwaukee County. Real Estate in Waukesha County is an excellent investment!

 

 

262-893-5555 Office/Cell

(888) 872-0526 

Direct Fax

 

 

Proudly Serving Southcentral and Southeastern Wisconsin with Referrals from my Clients

 

Look for properties across Wisconsin on MLS at http://www.lisabear.com

 

ButtonsHut.com

 

 

The Magic of Wisconsin Lakes – The Ranking of Wisconsin Lakes

There are many reasons people fall in love with Wisconsin lakes. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets, good fishing, a tour of the water in a favorite boat, a beautiful backdrop to enjoy scenery and explore nature, a place to reflect or just get away from it all. With more than 15,000 Wisconsin lakes, there are many types and sizes of lakes all with their own unique character and natural assets.

 

Ranking the Lakes in Wisconsin


The clearest lakes aren’t necessarily the healthiest.  An extremely clear lake may lack the plant life needed to support a robust fishery. Ecologically balanced lakes are more important: those with a healthy mix of native plants, forested shores, minimum runoff coming into them, a good fishery and diverse wildlife. 
Dodge County’s Fox Lake is the most challenged lake in the state, because of  its high phosphorus level and poor native plant community. Farms with 400 and 500 dairy cows dot its watershed and industrial waste is being spread in its backyard. The lake underwent a restoration that held for a while, but it has relapsed. 

Wisconsin’s Clearest Lakes
Black Oak Lake, Vilas County (30.8 feet of visibility)
Blue Lake, Oneida County (29 feet)
Bardon (Whitefish) Lake, Douglas County (26.3 feet)
Lee Lake, Oneida County (26.1 feet)
Upper Eau Claire Lake, Bayfield County (25.3 feet)
Fence Lake, Vilas County (25.1 feet)
Pine Lake, Waukesha County (24.3 feet)
 Stone Lake, Washburn County(24.0 feet)
Bond Lake, Douglas County (22.8 feet)
Wind Pudding Lake, Oneida County (22.8 feet)
Source: Based on water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Healthiest Lakes Owen Lake, Bayfield County.
Dorothy Lake, Chippewa County.
East Ellerson Lake, Vilas County
Burnt Wagon Lake, Chippewa County
Bond Lake, Douglas County.
Middle lake of Lauderdale Lakes, Walworth County.
Montgomery Lake, Kenosha County
Lulu Lake, Pleasant Lake and Wandawega Lake in Walworth County
Gilbert Lake and Lowe Lake in Washington County
Little Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County
Pine Lake, Waukesha County
Max Lake, Stormy Lake, Smokey Lake, Black Oak Lake, North Twin Lake, Aurora Lake, Little John Lake and Vista Lake in Vilas County.
Source: Selected by Wisconsin DNR lake experts. 

Wisconsin’s Murkiest Lakes
Tainter Lake, Dunn County (0.6 feet of visibility)
Fox Lake, Dodge County (0.83 feet)
Beaver Dam, Dodge County (1.08 feet)
Round Lake, Chippewa County (1.40 feet)
Mason Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Petenwell Lake, Adams County (1.50 feet)
Park Lake, Columbia County (1.50 feet)
Ludden Lake, Iowa County (1.50 feet)
Lake Tomah, Monroe County (1.50 feet)
Dexter Lake, Wood County (1.50 feet)
Source: Based on July-August water clarity data provided by the UW-Extension Lakes Program. 

Wisconsin’s Biggest Lakes

1. Lake Winnebago, Fond du Lac County, among others, 137,708 acres.
2. Petenwell Lake, Adams/Wood counties, 23,040 acres (The state’s largest man-made lake was created in 1948 by damming the Wisconsin River at Neceda.)
3. Chippewa Lake (part of the Chippewa Flowage), Sawyer County, 15,300 acres.
4. Poygan Lake, Winnebago County, 14,102 acres.
5. Castle Rock Flowage, Juneau County, 13,955 acres.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Wisconsin’s Deepest Lakes
1.Lake Wazee, the former Jackson County iron mine quarry, 350 feet.
2.Green Lake, Green Lake County, 236 feet.
3.Redgranite Quarry, Waushara County, 163 feet.
4.Lake Geneva, Walworth County, 135 feet.
5. Lohrville Quarry, Waushara County,120 feet.
Source: Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin lakes inventory. 

Most Popular Lake Names Mud Lake, 116
Bass Lake, 82
Long Lake, 59
Spring Lake, 45
Lost Lake, 42
Source: Wisconsin DNR 

Top Ten Public Enemies 1. Eurasian Water Milfoil, 479 lakes affected
2. Rusty Crawfish, 456 lakes
3. Curly Pondweed, 307 lakes
4. Chinese Mystery Snail, 217 lakes
5. Zebra Mussels, 121 lakes
6. Banded Mystery Snail, 105 lakes
7. Hybrid Milfoil, 28 lakes
8. Rainbow Smelt, 21 lakes
9. Spiny Water flea, 7 lakes
10. Japanese Mystery Snail, 3 lakes
Source: Wisconsin DNR inventory 

Wisconsin’s Top Ten Fishing Spots Wisconsin ranks No. 2 nationally in the number of days of fishing by nonresidents and the number of nonresident anglers – nearly 400,000. Only Florida ranks higher – and it has an ocean! Some 1.4 million licensed anglers fished Wisconsin waters in 2010, catching an estimated 88 million fish. The most frequently caught were: panfish, bass, walleye, northern pike, trout, catfish and muskie. In all, 165 species are found in the state. 
1. Chippewa Flowage, Hayward: One of the largest lakes in the state, known for its muskie fishing.
2. Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh: Wisconsin’s largest lake is known nationwide for its tremendous walleye fishery and winter sturgeon spearing season.
3. Lake Poygan, Winneconne Lake and Lake Butte des Morts, Oshkosh: Connected to Lake Winnebago, these lakes have quality walleye and bass.
4. Petenwell Flowage, Wisconsin Rapids: Part of the Wisconsin River system, the area is known for its muskie fishing.
5. Eagle River Chain, Eagle River: Part of the world’s largest chain of lakes (in number of lakes), this popular destination is known for its diverse fishery, which includes muskie and walleye.
6. Mississippi River (all of Wisconsin that borders it): A diverse and robust fishery holding hundreds of species of fish, most notably bass and walleye.
7. Green Bay (part of Lake Michigan), Green Bay: Known nationwide for its trophy-sized walleye and up-and-coming trophy muskie fishery.
8. Chequamegon Bay, Ashland: One of Lake Superior’s premier areas for smallmouth bass, the bay also holds salmon, trout and walleye.
9. Shawano Lake, Shawano: A great lake for bass, walleye and muskie.
10. Three Lakes Chain, Three Lakes: A very diverse fishery featuring walleye, bass and muskie, with numerous trophy fish of all species.
Source: Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey and the American Sportfishing Association. Top ten picks by Steve Swierczynski, research director for Rhinelander- based Fishing Hot Spots Inc.  

Wisconsin’s Best Swimming Spots What makes a great swimming hole? A sandy beach, a hard-bottom lake with clear water and public access. We asked local officials and DNR lakes experts to help us indentify the best in each county (listed geographically):

Southeast Milwaukee County: Upper Kelly Lake
Waukesha County: Pretty Lake, Silver Lake and Ottawa Lake
Waukesha-Jefferson County: Golden Lake
Washington County: Eastern bays of Big Cedar Lake, Erler Lake, Little Cedar Lake, Pike Lake and Silver Lake
Racine County: Browns Lake
Kenosha County: Lily Lake, Powers Lake and Silver Lake
Walworth County: Rock and Pleasant Lakes and Big Foot Beach on Lake Geneva

North and Northeast
Vilas County: Silver Lake Beach and Park, Little Star Lake Park and Beach, Crystal Lake Park and Beach, and Black Oak Lake Park and Beach
Oneida County: Two Sisters Lake, Clear Lake, Sugar Camp Lake, Lake Minocqua and Buck Lake
Marinette County: Lake Noquebay and Timms Lake
Oconto County: Boot Lake and Bass Lake
Langlade County:Jack Lake and Summit Lake
Lincoln County: Pesobic Lake, Tug Lake, Bass Lake and Seven Island Lake
Door County: ClarkLake

North Central
Waushara County: Little Silver Lake
Waupaca County: Shadow Lake
Portage County: Sunset Lake
Jackson County: Wazee Lake
Wood County: Lake Wazeecha
Adams County: Jordan Lake, Crooked Lake, Wolf Lake, Parker Lake and Deep Lake Marquette County: Pleasant Lake
Columbia County: Silver Lake in Portage

East Central
Sheboygan County: Crystal Lake and Elkhart Lake
Fond du Lac County: Mauthe Lake and Wolf Lake
Winnebago County: Lake Winneconne and Lake Winnebago

Southwest
Bayfield County: Twin Bear Lake and Lake Owen
Douglas County: Lake Nebagamon and Dowling Lake
Burnett County: Devils Lake
Washburn County: Shell Lake
Sawyer County: Round Lake
Barron County: Silver Lake
Polk County: Balsam Lake
Chippewa County: Round Lake in Samson
Price County: Elk Lake and Solberg Lake
Taylor County: Sackett Lake

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in Wisconsin,  A little time invested in learning about waterfront living will pay back sizable dividends in matching your expectations to the realities. 

 

If you are thinking about buying waterfront property in the Lake Country of Waukesha County in Wisconsin call LISA BEAR – REAL ESTATE IN WAUKESHA COUNTY!

 

Call me today and find out how I can help you buy or sell your home smoothly and efficiently.

 

Share

Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, Jefferson County, Dodge County, Washington County, Milwaukee County or any county in Wisconsin. Real Estate is an excellent investment!

 

When you are looking at buying a Waukesha county home , real estate agent, finding a Waukesha real estate agent, finding a Delafield, Chenequa, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Waukesha, Wales, Mukwonago, Wales,New Berlin, Brookfield, Dousman, Eagle or any other of the great municipalities in Waukesha County,Wisconsin.

 

If looking for LAKE COUNTRY LIVING on one of Waukesha County’s great lakes: Nagawicka, Pewaukee, Pine, Beaver, Okauchee, Moose, North, Oconomowoc,I would be glad to help you in any relocation to Waukesha County, or help in buying a home in Waukesha County, or selling a home in Waukesha County. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.

 

When you are looking at buying a Jefferson County home , or DODGE County real estate agent, finding a Watertown real estate agent, finding a Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Fort Atkinson, Ixonia, Lake Mills, Hartford, Ashippun, Slinger, Beaver Dam,or any other of the great municipalities in Jefferson County or Dodge,Wisconsin.

 

Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, JEFFERSON County, Washington County, Dodge County, Milwaukee County. Real Estate in Waukesha County is an excellent investment!

 

 

262-893-5555 Office/Cell

(888) 872-0526 

Direct Fax

 

 

Proudly Serving Southcentral and Southeastern Wisconsin with Referrals from my Clients

 

Look for properties across Wisconsin on MLS at http://www.lisabear.com

 

ButtonsHut.com

 

 

Living in the Lake Country of Waukesha County is wonderful!

Living in the Lake Country of Waukesha County is wonderful.  The temps are warming, people are walking and flowers are growing!  Ask me about moving to Waukesha County… I will help you find the home you want!

Lisa Bear,Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha Cty WI Real Estate (Re/Max Realty Center 262-893-5555):

waukesha county lake homes,lake country real estate,lake homes for sale in waukesha county wisconsin,waukesha county lake properties for sale As I drove around today in Lake Country Real estate I saw everyone putting their docks in and enjoying the wonderfulwaukesha county lake homes,lake country real estate,lake homes for sale in waukesha county wisconsin,waukesha county lake properties for sale temperatures in the mid 70’s. It wont be long when everything greens up and the smell of barbecues are in the air. The only thing that could make that better is enjoying it all in one of the Waukesha County Lake homesLake homes for sale in Waukesha County Wisconsin come in many different styles and floor plans, and best of all they are on some beautiful lakes. Waukesha County Lake properties for sale require a knowledge of each lake, and what each Waukesha County Lake property for sale offers in frontage, lake usage, and what each lake offers in addition to what type of frontage is on the property. Lisa Bear of REMAX is Waukesha County Lake homes expert and I know these lakes and Waukesha County Lake homes well. We have a package that is yours for the asking about lake homes for sale in Waukesha County. I would love to get you on our lake home update everyday. It’s easy; just send me an email and request to be on the list.

 

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Find that perfect home and when we look at Waukesha County Lake homes we look for what you want and will enjoy. Happy home buying and we have wonderful Waukesha County Lake homes package waiting for you.

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Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, Jefferson County, Dodge County, Washington County, Milwaukee County or any county in Wisconsin. Real Estate is an excellent investment!

When you are looking at buying a Waukesha county home , real estate agent, finding a Waukesha real estate agent, finding a Delafield, Chenequa, Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Waukesha, Wales, Mukwonago, Wales,New Berlin, Brookfield, Dousman, Eagle or any other of the great municipalities in Waukesha County,Wisconsin.

If looking for LAKE COUNTRY LIVING on one of Waukesha County’s great lakes: Nagawicka, Pewaukee, Pine, Beaver, Okauchee, Moose, North, Oconomowoc,I would be glad to help you in any relocation to Waukesha County, or help in buying a home in Waukesha County, or selling a home in Waukesha County. I strongly encourage any seller that is looking to market their property this year to get a sound feeling for what it is worth. Real estate in Waukesha County is now an excellent investment, prices of superb, selection is great, and the rates are outstanding.

When you are looking at buying a Jefferson County home , or DODGE County real estate agent, finding a Watertown real estate agent, finding a Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Fort Atkinson, Ixonia, Lake Mills, Hartford, Ashippun, Slinger, Beaver Dam,or any other of the great municipalities in Jefferson County or Dodge,Wisconsin.

Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs, including an online market if you are a seller, or finding a home in Waukesha County, JEFFERSON County, Washington County, Dodge County, Milwaukee County. Real Estate in Waukesha County is an excellent investment!

 

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LUXURY LAKE HOME on PIne Lake, Chenequa For Sale: 4BR/7BA Single Family House in Chenequa, WI, $3,100,000

For Sale: 4BR/7BA Single Family House in Chenequa, WI, $3,100,000.

Click link above for even more photos of this spectacular home!