Welcome to Bayside
Located on the magnificent shores of Lake Michigan, the village of Bayside is only 12 miles north of downtown Milwaukee. With beautiful homes on large lots, well-respected school districts, an abundance of green spaces, and an easy commute on I43, this family-friendly community is the perfect location for those that want the small-town lifestyle combined with proximity to the big city.
Younger students are served by the well-known Fox Point-Bayside and Maple-Dale Indian Hill School Districts while high schoolers attend the award-winning Nicolet High School which is ranked as one of the nation’s “Best High Schools” by U.S. News & World Report and one of “America’s Most Challenging Schools” by The Washington Post in 2015.
A multitude of recreational activities can be enjoyed in Bayside, from swimming, fishing, and boating on Lake Michigan to hiking, biking, and exploring the beautiful trails of the many parklands, and community associations offering tennis, soccer, baseball, and other activities for the young and young at heart. Bayside is the perfect place to raise a family or retire from the bustling city life.
Your New Neighbors
Your new neighbors in Bayside will be mostly families with both young and older children in this community of approximately 4,400 residents.
What You Will Love
The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is contained in 185 acres of forests, wetlands, ravines, bluffs, and the shoreline of Lake Michigan and provides environmental programming for all ages. With breathtaking views from the 60-foot observation tower, rustic winding trails, wildlife encounters, and the endless singsong of birds, you will feel like you are in another world.
The annual Village Picnic takes place every year in September at Ellsworth Park and the entire community gets together for delicious food, wine tasting, live music, and games, a climbing wall, and bouncy castles for the kids. What a great way to get to know your new neighbors.
Local Places We Love
For over 50 years, the family-owned and operated Bayside Garden Center has been Bayside’s go-to place for garden supplies, products, and tools for your outdoor oasis. Their constantly changing greenhouses are full of diverse and beautiful quality flowers and plants - and what they don’t have, they are happy to special order for you. With patient, knowledgeable staff who are happy to provide gardening ideas and advice - even the resident cat will greet you on arrival.
Fairy Chasm Natural Area is a wildlife haven and reserve for rare plants. Designated a State Natural Area in 1968, this 80-100 foot deep chasm was created by the flow of Fish Creek, small stream that drains into Lake Michigan. These 19 acres of gorgeous preserved woodland contain a unique microclimate that mimics northern habitats and allows for species not normally found this far south to survive. Excellent for bird watching or hiking, this area has controlled access so contact the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust for a parking pass.
Single family residences in the range of $200-$600K (with those along the lake fetching higher prices) dominate this small town’s real estate, mostly built in the 1950s – 1970s.