A Charming City on the lake and lots to offer: Profile of Racine, Wisconsin

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

It seems like everytime I go through Racine all I can do is think about Pizza; this place has some of the best! Racine sits picturesqely on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Racine was a business right off the bat, and Industry thrives today. Racine has it's share of major companies that contribute, or have contributed, to this magnificent City, including J. I. Case (heavy equipment), and S.C. Johnson (cleaning and chemical products). In 1887, malted milk was invented by Englishman William Horlick in Racine, and Horlicks is still enjoyed Worldwide. The garbage disposal was invented in 1927 by architectJohn Hammes of Racine. He founded the company InSinkErator in Racine, which still produces millions of garbage disposers a year. In addition, Racine is the home of Johnson Wax, with its headquarters designed in 1936 by Frank Lloyd Wright, which Wright also designed the Wingspread Conference Center, as well as two homes in Racine.

I love Kringles and this place is the place to get them. Racine is the largest North American settlement of Danes outside of Greenland. Racine is particularly known for its Danish pastries, especially kringle.

In Racine County there are many all year-round with festivals, music, historical events, and more! Racine's Festival Park, one of the Midwest's premier festival and event venues located along the shore of Lake Michigan, hosts events nearly every weekend from late spring through fall. From the music of Harbor Fest  and a variety of  ethnic festivals, and don't forget the ChocolateFest in Burlington.

Some links for Racine are below as follows:

S.C. Johnson and Son Administration Building and Research Tower - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  • Historic Horlick Field - Home to the Racine Belles of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and, currently, the Racine Raiders of the North American Football League (NAFL).
  • Rajo Motor and Manufacturing - a high performance Model T cylinder head manufacturer
  • Case Corporation - a tractor manufacturer
  • Rogan's Shoes - Family owned, shoe selling company with 31 stores in the Midwest
  • Racine and Racine County History site
  • Racine City Government
  • Racine.WI.Net
  • Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Racine History site -- lots of early 1900s postcards
  • Racine Public Library
  • Some more links for Racine when visiting and more:

      http:Racine County Visitor & Convention Bureau
    Downtown Racine Corporation
    Racine, WI in Wikipedia
    Racine History
    Racine History Page
    Wisconsin Historical Society: Racine
    Spirit of Racine Triathlon
    Johnson Wax Building

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    Rainmaker
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    Leesa Finley
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    You know, I have never been there but your pictures and description of Racine has certainly piqued my interest!  Thanks for all of the wonderful info!

    Dec 03, 2008 10:18 AM #1
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    Jo-Anne Smith
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    hi Tom,

    Racine looks like a beautiful place....

    I love kringles too! (although now with my wheat allergy, I'd have to make gluten free ones). I didn't realize there was such a large population of Danish people there....

    ~Jo

    Dec 03, 2008 11:18 AM #2
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    Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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    Leesa

    The bakeries are very goog in Racine; my son Spencer will guarantee that.

    Sincerely

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 03, 2008 11:27 AM #3
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    Jo

    There are alot of cool things in Racine.

    Sincerely

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 03, 2008 11:28 AM #4
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    Kenneth Cole
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    Great post.  I love the pictures.  Good luck

    Dec 03, 2008 11:54 AM #5
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    Tom, such a plethora of information for Racine. So beautiful too, I see. Great photos. ;-)

    Pepper

    Dec 03, 2008 12:19 PM #6
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    Joan Mirantz
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    Hi Tom...I like the new picture....suit and tie and all!!

    Dec 03, 2008 01:20 PM #7
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    Kenneth

    Thank you for visiting

    Sincerely

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 03, 2008 01:29 PM #8
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    Teri

    Racine is a very nice city.

    All my best!

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 03, 2008 01:30 PM #9
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    Joan

    The suit and ties still fit.

    Sincerely

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 03, 2008 01:31 PM #10
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    Tom-

    Racine is really pretty in the fall and winter!

    I need to get there soon for some time off.

    Thanks for the reminder,

    Steve

    Obeoman

     

    Dec 03, 2008 10:52 PM #11
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     When you are a neighbor...you forget what is there....the architechture of Frank Lloyd Wright is world reknown....while not everyone's taste...it is certainly something Wisconsinites have for "bragging rights".  Enjoy !

    Dec 03, 2008 10:58 PM #12
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    Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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    Now whenever I hear the word Racine, I, too, will think of pizza. Thanks, Tom. LOL.

    Elizabeth Weintraub Land Park Real Estate Agent in Sacramento

    Dec 04, 2008 02:08 AM #13
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    Karen Kruschka
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    Racine really looks nice.  Is WI that pretty or is it your photography?  Karen

    Dec 04, 2008 06:35 AM #14
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    Sally

    Frank had the architecture thing down.

    Sincerely

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 04, 2008 09:05 AM #15
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    Steve

    Wher have you been? Racine is a cool place.

    Sincerely

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 04, 2008 09:06 AM #16
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    Karen

    It is a little bit of both

    All my best

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 04, 2008 09:07 AM #17
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    Elizabeth

    Pizza and Racine will be forever synonymous.

    All my best

    Tom Braatz

    Dec 04, 2008 09:08 AM #18
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    Jonathan Tran
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    This is why my brother and I love Racine and continue to buy houses here! There's so much deep rooted history in this little city by the lake. Our mission is to bring people to a thriving Racine, rich in culture and history.

    And don't forget about KewPee Hamburgers!!! 

     

    - Jonathan Tran

    AT Home Buyers, LLC

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