Thiensville, Wisconsin, is a small, self-governed village located about 10 miles north of Milwaukee and two miles inland from Lake Michigan. While its proximity to Milwaukee exposes residents to a host of urban attractions, entertainment, commercial centers and fine dining options, its immediate surroundings impart a more rustic ambiance. Homes for rent in Thiensville are spread throughout the town's one-square-mile jurisdiction, a fact that has earned the community the nickname "Mile of Smiles."
Though it's a small village, Thiensville is set in the center of the larger city of Mequon. Homes in this area place families and individuals in a community of about 3,235 residents that offers everything from outdoor recreation to the urban excitement of a nearby city. One of the most popular areas in Milwaukee, Thiensville has become a thriving area for events and tourism.
The village was first established in 1842, when Jochim Heinrich Thien settled beside the Milwaukee River and laid the groundwork for an early mill town. Today, the town is the site of many historical buildings that preserve the cultural traditions that the community has come to value. In particular, rentals are available near Main Street, which runs the length of the village and houses many old shops and restaurants as well as the Thiensville business district. In addition, Thiensville has many modern apartments, condos and homes for rent that offer a glimpse of the town's vision for the future.
Thiensville Park, located along the Milwaukee River, plays a large role in the town's local entertainment. The park hosts the annual "Family Fun Before the Fourth" event each July and the town's Lion's Fest in June. Other local celebrations and activities include the Suburban Harley Block Fest, a farmers market on Main Street on Tuesdays between June and October, and holiday displays throughout November and December.
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