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The location of Whitefish Bay









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Whitefish Bay.

This page contains six sections:

Around Whitefish Bay ...

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

The next largest community is Kenosha. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the south of Whitefish Bay and has a population of 99,900 people.

For comparison, Whitefish Bay has a population of 14,000 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Brookfield   [Map]   38,045   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Caledonia   [Map]   25,002   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Franklin   [Map]   36,143   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   36,827   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Menomonee Falls   [Map]   37,443   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mount Pleasant   [Map]   26,525   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Muskego   [Map]   24,996   SW   18 miles [29 km]
New Berlin   [Map]   39,740   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oak Creek   [Map]   36,354   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Racine   [Map]   77,542   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sheboygan   [Map]   48,329   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waukesha   [Map]   72,489   W   18 miles [29 km]
Wauwatosa   [Map]   48,277   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
West Allis   [Map]   59,934   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
West Bend   [Map]   31,596   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bayside   [Map]   4,377   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Brown Deer   [Map]   11,964   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,816   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedarburg   [Map]   11,465   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cudahy   [Map]   18,282   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elm Grove   [Map]   6,170   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fox Point   [Map]   6,670   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Germantown   [Map]   19,982   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glendale   [Map]   12,728   NW   Less than 2 miles
Mequon   [Map]   24,159   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
River Hills   [Map]   1,590   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Francis   [Map]   9,442   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shorewood   [Map]   13,338   SE   Less than 2 miles
Thiensville   [Map]   3,146   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
West Milwaukee   [Map]   4,157   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Milwaukee County ...

Whitefish Bay 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 Whitefish Bay ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Whitefish Bay. 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 Whitefish Bay. 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, attractions 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 Whitefish Bay ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Capitol Airport (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport  (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
John H. Batten Airport  (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
West Bend Muni. (ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sylvania Airport (FAA ID: C89)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartford Muni. (FAA ID: HXF)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Whitefish Bay.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   W   72 miles [115.9 km]
O'Hare Intl.  (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   S   78 miles [125.5 km]
Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   SW   87 miles [140 km]
Midway Intl.  (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   S   91 miles [146.5 km]
Gerald R. Ford Intl.  (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]   E   121 miles [194.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl. (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   WSW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Chicago Exec.  (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   S   68 miles [109.4 km]
Muskegon Co. Airport  (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]   E   83 miles [133.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl.  (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   NNW   84 miles [135.2 km]
Austin Straubel Intl. (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   N   95 miles [152.9 km]
Manistee Co. Airport  (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]   NE   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Capitol Airport (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Waukesha Co. Airport  (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
John H. Batten Airport  (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
West Bend Muni. (ICAO: KETB)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sylvania Airport (FAA ID: C89)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartford Muni. (FAA ID: HXF)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
East Troy Muni.  (FAA ID: 57C)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manistee Co. Airport   (MBL/KMBL)   [Map]
  Website for Manistee County - Blacker Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport   (MWC/KMWC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Capitol Airport   (ICAO: K02C)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waukesha Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUES)   [Map]
  Website for Waukesha County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John H. Batten Airport   (RAC/KRAC)   [Map]
  Website for John H. Batten Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Bend Muni.   (ICAO: KETB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
  Website for O'Hare International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Burlington Muni.   (ICAO: KBUU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenosha Rgnl.   (ICAO: KENW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sheboygan County Meml.   (SBM/KSBM)   [Map]
  Website for Sheboygan County Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
  Website for Dodge County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
  Website for Midway International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
  Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
  Website for Chicago Executive Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Muskegon Co. Airport   (MKG/KMKG)   [Map]
  Website for Muskegon County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
  Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wisconsin

About Milwaukee County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whitefish Bay: www.village.whitefish-bay.wi.us/

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

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://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 Whitefish Bay.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitefish Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1125, Longitude: -87.9009     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitefish Bay 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Whitefish Bay), 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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