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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Wauwatosa.

This page contains six sections:

Around Wauwatosa ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Milwaukee. It lies just east of Wauwatosa. Milwaukee has a population of 595,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the south of Wauwatosa and has a population of 99,900 people.

For comparison, Wauwatosa has a population of 48,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wauwatosa and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Gurnee (IL)   [Map]   30,767   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]   27,607   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   87,729   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mount Pleasant   [Map]   26,525   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,740   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   36,354   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,542   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sheboygan   [Map]   48,329   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,489   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
West Allis   [Map]   59,934   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
West Bend   [Map]   31,596   N   26 miles [41.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bayside   [Map]   4,377   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brookfield   [Map]   6,272   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brown Deer   [Map]   11,964   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,816   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Elm Grove   [Map]   6,170   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fox Point   [Map]   6,670   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Glendale   [Map]   12,728   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Greendale   [Map]   14,159   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hales Corners   [Map]   7,642   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lannon   [Map]   1,200   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   14,476   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
River Hills   [Map]   1,590   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shorewood   [Map]   13,338   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Milwaukee   [Map]   4,157   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Whitefish Bay   [Map]   13,950   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Wauwatosa, please visit our County-by-County Page for Wauwatosa.

Milwaukee County ...

Wauwatosa is located in Milwaukee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Milwaukee County: Ozaukee, Racine, Washington & Waukesha. Lake Michigan lies to the east.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wauwatosa ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Wauwatosa.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Wauwatosa.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Wauwatosa. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wauwatosa. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Wauwatosa ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Wauwatosa.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
West Bend Muni.(ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   ETB   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   S   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Wauwatosa.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wauwatosa. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   W   65 miles [104.6 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   S   74 miles [119.1 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   SW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   S   89 miles [143.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   WSW   59 miles [95 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   S   65 miles [104.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   MKG   E   90 miles [144.8 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   N   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport(MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   MWC   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Capitol Airport(ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   02C   WNW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   UES   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
John H. Batten Airport (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   RAC   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
West Bend Muni.(ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   ETB   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
East Troy Muni.    [Map]   57C   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylvania Airport   [Map]   C89   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hartford Muni.   [Map]   HXF   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
        Website for Waukesha County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John H. Batten Airport   (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]
        Website for John H. Batten Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Bend Muni.   (ICAO: KETB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
        Website for Muskegon County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wauwatosa: www.wauwatosa.net/

The official website for Milwaukee County: www.co.milwaukee.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wauwatosa.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Wauwatosa. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wauwatosa) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wauwatosa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wauwatosa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wauwatosa. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0622, Longitude: -88.0337     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wauwatosa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Wauwatosa), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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