Located 18 miles west of Milwaukee, the city of Waukesha is the county seat of Waukesha County. It is the largest community in the county and the 7th largest in the state of Wisconsin. The city has a total area of 21.7 square miles and is located on both sides of the Fox River. There is an abundance of shopping, delicious restaurants, and recreational activities to enjoy including pristine trails, the river walk , a farmer’s market and regular waterski shows. Waukesha hosts a lively arts community, ranging from the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra, Carroll Players, Waukesha Civic Theatre, Waukesha Choral Union and outdoor concerts at the Les Paul Band Shell. Historic downtown Waukesha has reinvented itself into a destination with events like Art Crawls and Friday Night Live music concerts on the streets of downtown.