About Shorewood

Learn about the Village of Shorewood and its demographics

Welcome to Shorewood, Wisconsin — Milwaukee’s unique “urban suburb” that blends the best of everything!

The Village of Shorewood was established in 1900, along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan just north of the city of Milwaukee. Approximately 1.5 square miles with about 14,000 residents, Shorewood is the most densely populated Village in Wisconsin.

Shorewood’s density, walkability and location give it a distinct urban feel, yet it also boasts suburban advantages, such as a nationally recognized school district and excellent Village services. With its location on the lake and close to downtown, its excellent schools, its fascinating and forward-thinking people, and its eclectic shops and unique architecture, Shorewood is one of the Milwaukee area’s most desirable communities.

The Shorewood business district is experiencing continued growth and momentum, with an influx of unique new businesses as well as mixed-use projects from top area developers such as Mandel Group and Wired Properties.

Get more information on the Village of Shorewood website or check out the Shorewood Today quarterly community magazine. 


  • Population: 13,260
  • Total area: 1.5 square miles
  • Household average income: $72,715
  • Median household income: $50,179
  • Households: 6,700
  • Residents: 14,527 (Influx during UW-Milwaukee school year)
  • Many of the houses have historic character with 3,673 built in 1939 or earlier.
  • Average selling price for a single-family home in 2016 $406,282 (Duplex $288,021)
  • Average rents $1,173/month. One bedroom $838/M & Two bedroom $1422/M
  • The Shorewood School District is comprised of two elementary schools, an intermediate school and a high school.
  • St. Robert School, a private Catholic school, serves K4 through grade 8.
  • There are five churches located in Shorewood: Fourth Church of Christ Scientist, Kingo Lutheran Church, Luther Memorial Chapel, North Shore Presbyterian Church and St. Robert Catholic Church.