Friday, February 20, 2009

We are Number One!

If you're not a Wisconsin native, you've probably never heard of it.

But the city of Pewaukee, Wis., a small Milwaukee suburb overlooking a picturesque sailing and fishing lake of the same name, has award-winning schools, low crime, natural beauty, and homes for every budget. It topped the list of's 2009 rankings of the "Best Affordable Suburbs." Pewaukee was selected for Wisconsin in our state-by-state rankings, and scored No. 1 on our nationwide list.

The city of Pewaukee should not be confused with the village of Pewaukee, which the city surrounds. (Pewaukee village, which has a beach on the eastern tip of the lake and serves as the downtown for the area, fell just short of Pewaukee city in our scoring for Wisconsin.)

Business Week's 2009 top rated affordable suburb in the United States is Pewaukee, my hometown.

Your awe is understandable. But if we are so great, why do the geniuses in city hall want to make Pewaukee more like our inferior neighbors, such as Brookfield and New Berlin?

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