“I love that Kenosha is a big city with a small town feel. My family and I enjoy that we are never too far away from any activity we want to do together, whether it is going for a walk down by the lake, a nature hike, or finding a new place for dinner." - Angela Born, Clinic Supervisor at our nearby Sturtevant clinic
Located on the Southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha is Wisconsin’s fourth largest city and is situated approximately halfway between Milwaukee, Wis. and Chicago, Ill. With easy access to two large major cities, the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities of Lake Michigan, and affordable housing, you’ll love life in Kenosha.
There is a vibrant and active arts community in Kenosha. Whether you prefer participating in the arts or simply being in the audience, we have something for you. Visit galleries, enjoy public art, or take a painting, drawing, or acting class at one of many locations around the city. In addition, the Kenosha Public Museum offers free admission and a day full of fun and exploration for families.
Since 1940, the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra has delighted audiences with classical and pops concerts as well as free youth concerts for fifth-grade students in the Kenosha County area. If you’re a theatre buff, you’ll appreciate the Rhode Center for the Arts. With two performance venues and two art galleries, the Rhode Center is home to some of the best local and regional talent in the area. And if that’s not enough, Milwaukee is less than an hour’s drive and Chicago is only about 90 minutes away.
The Kenosha Unified School District educates over 22,000 students in 23 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools. The district also offers educational opportunities at 4 charter schools and 3 choice schools as well as 1 specialty school and a Head Start child development center. There are also multiple private schools in the area.
Beyond high school, Kenosha is home to UW-Parkside, Carthage College, and Journey Ministry College. In addition, Gateway Technical College, Concordia University Wisconsin, Cardinal Stritch University, National-Louis University, and Herzing University all maintain campus locations in the city.
The Kenosha Public Library system features the Gilbert M. Simmons Library, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and three additional locations throughout the city. Families also enjoy the Civil War Museum and Dinosaur Discovery Museum - featuring an on-site paleontology laboratory operated through nearby Carthage College.
Sports and Recreation
Kenosha is home to three golf courses, four disc golf courses, and miles of bike trails for summertime enjoyment. If you’re a water lover, enjoy sailing at the community sailing center, or a day of relaxation at one of our many beaches or dog parks. In the winter, downhill skiing at Wilmot Mountain is just a half hour from the city. Wilmot Mountain was acquired by Vail Resorts, Inc. in 2016. It features over 25 runs, over 1,000 feet of snow tubing fun and a ski-play area for kids ages 4 to 9. Or give cross-country skiing or sledding a try on the lighted skiing track and sledding hill at Petrifying Springs Park.
Baseball fans can enjoy a day at the ballpark cheering for the Kenosha Kingfish, a collegiate summer baseball team. If major league ball is more your style, Miller Park, home to the Milwaukee Brewers, is just a short drive away.