Welcome to Belgium, Wisconsin
Belgium is located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The village is full of natural scenic beauty, old town charm and a rolling terrain that leads to the shore of Lake Michigan. When entering Belgium, you’ll find bright green hearts above the welcome sign that symbolize the community’s Luxembourg heritage. You will also find beautiful homes with great prices in Belgium.
Belgium was once known as “the Belgium area” and was first settled by immigrants from Luxembourg, Europe on the Wisconsin Ethnic Settlement Trail Route. Residents still celebrate this heritage annually. Along the countryside of the village, you will find two dozen stone homes that were built between 1850 and 1880. Other historic buildings can be found such as St. Mary’s Catholic Church, built in 1846, and Luxembourg parishes at Holy Cross and Dacada, built in 1846.
By the turn of the century, limestone was being quarried and the town was made up of company homes. The remains of the pier where the ships loaded can be viewed from Harrington Beach State Park and there is now a lake where the quarry once was. Today, many travelers from Europe visit Belgium to enjoy the history, quiet beauty and genealogy of the area.
The average winter high is 30 degrees, with an average winter low of 15 degrees. The average summer high is 80 degrees, with an average summer low of 60 degrees. The area sees an average annual rainfall of 34.8″ and an average snowfall of 52.4″.
The Cedar Grove-Belgium School District serves students residing in Belgium. The district is made up of one elementary school, one middle school and one high school with teachers, counselors, and principals there to help your child get the best possible education. They provide a safe and friendly learning environment for each student to help make this great quality of education possible.
Things to See and Do
There are plenty of recreational opportunities in Belgium. There is a community park that features picnic areas, a playground, baseball fields, volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, shelters, restrooms and much more. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Harrington Beach State Park. The village also holds annual celebrations like the Luxembourg Fest, which takes place on the second Sunday in August and a Christmas Parade followed by refreshments in the park the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
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