Washington Highlands
Welcome Visitors and Neighbors,
The Washington Highlands neighborhood in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin was designed in 1916 by renowned German City planner Dr. Werner Hegemann. Today, the neighborhood has garnered national recognition for Dr. Werner's application of Garden City design concepts. The 133-acre plan minimizes through-traffic, while providing well-maintained private parks, tree-lined curving streets, design controls and a variety of housing types.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Wauwatosa Landmark in 1991, the Washington Highlands is an oasis featuring fourteen eclectic Revival types popular in the 1920's and 1930's, as well as Craftsman and Prairie style houses. In all, a total of 375 high-quality residences comprise the Washington Highlands subdivision. Learn more about the history of the Washington Highlands here: Historic Highlands History & Walking Tour
Apart from the fact that the area and homes are beautiful, there are other reasons why the quality and excellence has continued through the years. The Washington Homes Association is a strong and conscientious organization that manages the affairs of the community and preserves its distinctive atmosphere. Pride of ownership also plays a strong role; serious renovation and restoration in the last decade attests to the residents' commitment to preserve the architectural legacy of the neighborhood.
Today, the Washington Highlands neighborhood in Wauwatosa is considered "one of the most prestigious and desirable residential areas in the state" one in which to live and enjoy life. It is a community unto itself and one of the oldest and most successful in the country.