Welcome

Welcome to the City of Wauwatosa! As a new resident, you likely have many questions about the city’s services, community, and culture. We are here to help answer your questions, and to give you an overview of what makes Tosa special.

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Areas of Wauwatosa

The City of Wauwatosa consists of several distinct districts. East Tosa is a classic “Main Street” with an array of goods and services, located along North Avenue between Wauwatosa Avenue and 60th Street.  East Tosa is now home to six murals, all within walking distance of each other, that are a part of NoMAD (North Avenue Mural Arts District). The Northwest Corridor is home to the industrial businesses and warehouses of Tosa. MidTown Tosa, along North Avenue from Menomonee River Parkway to Wauwatosa Avenue, is home to both commercial goods and services, and an urban residential neighborhood. The Village is the historic commercial heart of the city. With local and national shops, various restaurants, and century-old brick buildings, there is something for everyone in The Village.

The city is also home to the Wauwatosa Life Sciences District, which is comprised of the Milwaukee County Research Park, the Technology Innovation Center, the UWM Innovation Campus, and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. In addition to this concentration of medical and technical research and application, Wauwatosa is the home to Mayfair Road. Mayfair Road boasts both Mayfair Mall and Mayfair Collection, and also serves as a central location with access to Highway 45.

Please download the Wauwatosa Resident Guide (.pdf) for more information about Tosa.

  • Farmers Market

    Living a Tosa Life

    Wauwatosa is an active city with many opportunities for residents to enjoy the outdoors, participate in community events, and to simply have fun.

  • Splash Pad

    Parks

    The city has five public parks, one of which includes a splash pad (Hart Park), that are home to a variety of events and programs.

  • Holiday Train

    Events

    Additionally, Tosa hosts many community events for you to participate in year-round. From the Tosa Farmers Market to the Holiday Train & Tree Lighting, you are sure to find an event that interests you.

FAQs

  • How do I get a library card?
  • How do I pay for water and sewer utilities?
  • How do I register to vote?
  • How does garbage and recycling work in Wauwatosa?
  • Where can I learn more about the Wauwatosa School District?
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