CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Thiensville and neighboring Mequon 19th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States in In July 2005. Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan just north of Milwaukee, the City of Mequon boasts majestic bluffs, stately homes, lush farmland and expansive open space. The community enjoys many parks, five golf courses, the winding Milwaukee River and easy access to the I-system for a convenient commute to Milwaukee. Mequon’s rural heritage is preserved by high development standards and low-density zoning regulations. Fifty percent of the land within the City is undeveloped and still mostly farmed.
Mequon has one of the lowest tax rates in the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. The K-12 school system is ranked one of the best in Wisconsin. Concordia University and the North Campus of the Milwaukee Area Technical College offer a broad range of programs. Prime healthcare facilities and services are readily available throughout the City and include Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. Mequon is also a business-friendly community with over 300 businesses and an industrial park with small and mid-sized firms as well as large firms like Rockwell Automation.