42.6331° N, 88.6437° W
A picturesque haven echoing deep history and undeniable charm.

Nestled on the southern fringe of Wisconsin, Delavan emerges as a bustling city enveloped by serene lakes. Situated conveniently within an hour's drive from Milwaukee and less than a stone's throw (under 100 miles) from Chicago, Delavan has earned its reputation as a prime destination for water enthusiasts. At its heart lies the shimmering Delavan Lake, a reservoir of crystal-clear waters, inviting activities from fishing to boating.



Bask in the tranquillity of Delavan Lake.

Discover an array of hiking and cycling paths.

Engage in delightful seasonal festivities.

Experience the serene ambiance of lakeside living.

Relish in a close-knit and amiable community vibe.


COMMUNITY LIFE: Delavan offers its residents a harmonious blend of luxurious lakeside residences, abundant natural splendors, and the strategic proximity to Milwaukee. It's an ideal haven for families seeking peace and stability, retirees dreaming of serene lake days, and professionals requiring a commute-friendly domicile. Delavan promises a mosaic of experiences, be it trekking trails, indulging in local eateries, or aquatic adventures on the lake. The city is known for its pedestrian-friendly boulevards and premier amenities. Epicureans will be pleased with a variety of dining options and wine-tasting venues.

GOURMET & LEISURE: A culinary and recreational paradise, Delavan presents a plethora of options. For wine connoisseurs, a trip to Milton's NORTHLEAF WINERY is a must, boasting a collection of over 30 wines paired beautifully with chocolates and cheeses. Alternatively, TIMBER HILLS WINERY promises an authentic experience with wines crafted from locally sourced grapes.

ADVENTURES IN DELAVAN: Throughout the year, Delavan brims with activities across diverse locales. Golf enthusiasts can hone their skills at MAJESTIC OAKS GOLF COURSE, a picturesque course by Lake Geneva, suitable for both amateurs and pros. Nestled within the Lake Lawn Resort, this site offers myriad amenities including upscale dining, spa retreats, swimming pools, boating excursions, and a marina.

For those seeking a resplendent getaway, the Calladora Spa within LAKE RESORT offers an enticing array of rooms and packages, The Dancing Horses: a showcase of elegance of Arabian Horses and offers the enchanting Animal Gardens farm.

Delavan Lake remains the town's crown jewel, ideal for boating, fishing, or simply sunbathing on its sandy shores.

Additionally, Delavan hosts a roster of annual festivities. A highlight is the Winterfest at Delavan Lake's coast, where one can marvel at icy sculptures, savor hot cocoa, engage in winter sports, and bond with the community.

Overview for Delavan, WI

8,568 people live in Delavan, where the median age is 37.4 and the average individual income is $28,998. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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37.4 years

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Around Delavan, WI

There's plenty to do around Delavan, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Darien Ice Cream Shoppe, Lake Geneva Cannery, and Duesterbeck's Brewing Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.34 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.06 miles 10 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.45 miles 38 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.84 miles 9 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.07 miles 108 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.64 miles 8 reviews 4.6/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Delavan, WI

Delavan has 3,468 households, with an average household size of 2.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Delavan do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,568 people call Delavan home. The population density is 1,229.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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