You may be wondering why Sheboygan is a great place to retire and live. Sheboygan is located on Lake Michigan right at the mouth of the Sheboygan River, only about 50 miles north of Milwaukee and 64 miles south of Green Bay, making it a great central location to the bigger cities and the big sports arenas and larger scale entertainment of Wisconsin. Sheboygan has been called home by many since it was founded in 1846 and has continually grown into the friendly, diverse atmosphere it is today. A lovely downtown area offers a wide range of shops and entertainment, giving you plenty of options for food, fashion, hobbies and more.
Sheboygan is the home of some fun and interesting history, events and more. We all know Wisconsinites love their bratwursts! Sheboygan County is very well-known for its bratwurst and celebrates with an annual fund-raising festival called Bratwurst Days, hosted by the Sheboygan Jaycees. This fun festival includes the entertaining “Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship” and tons of other fun entertainment for the whole family. Sheboygan is also the home of the Dairyland Surf Classic which is the LARGEST lake surfing competition in the world!
In 1995, the Reader’s Digest recognized Sheboygan as “The Best Place to Raise a Family” in the United States. Now, if that doesn’t tell you something, I don’t know what you’re looking for! There are many family friendly points of interest to entertain and provide social settings for all age groups from youth through retirement. Enjoy time with your kids and grandkids with a range of activities and options available to you. You can find new friendships, peaceful environments, great entertainment and more at places like the Bookworm Gardens, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Ellwood H. Environmental Park, Blackwolf Run Golf Course, and of course, throughout downtown Sheboygan. Have a knack for Science? Sheboygan has been the proud site of 8-and-20-foot-tall rocket launches for a local high school program since 1995. The program is called Rockets for Schools and has been an exciting program for not only high school kids, but also for Sheboygan residents as they follow the latest on the rocket launches. Sheboygan has also has been named a proposed new spaceport site called Spaceport Sheboygan.
Retire to Sheboygan and enjoy all the amenities, history, entertainment and more! This is just a brief overview of some of Sheboygan’s pride areas, the full list is ENDLESS.