WELCOME TO RIVER HILLS, WISCONSIN
Absentee Voting has been delayed due to increased COVID-19 exposure risk. Residents may still request ABSENTEE BALLOT online at myvote.wi.gov or by filling out the application that was mailed to you and returning the application to village hall.
Due to the increased risk of spreading the COVID-19, the Village of River Hills has decided to temporarily close the Village Hall and Police Department public lobbies. The building will continue to be staffed and employees can be reached by phone or by mail. The Village Hall can be reached at 414-352-8213, the Police Department at 414-247-2311. If you would like to make a payment to the Village Hall or the Police Department you are urged to use the village’s online payment services.
We are very proud of our small and unique community. Our Village was founded in 1930. It is one of the smaller communities in Wisconsin with approximately 1600 residents and covering an area of 5.5 square miles. Our population density could well be one of the lowest among urban municipalities.
When you drive around River Hills you will quickly recognize it is a bucolic Village that blends a sense of community and privacy. We have mature forests and many of our homes are on five acre or larger properties. Tranquility, security, and feeling of being close to nature are hallmarks of our living experience. Many homes are located on the scenic Milwaukee River which offers sport fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Excellent shopping and restaurants are close to River Hills although there are no commercial properties within the village.
Nevertheless, we are only nine miles, or fifteen minutes from the center of Milwaukee, a vibrant city with outstanding cultural venues, professional sports, and numerous global corporate headquarters. Homes in the village are available in a wide range of prices and styles, with the median price approximately $700,000. Over 99% of the homes are single family and owner occupied.
We are fortunate to have some of the finest schools in Wisconsin including Glendale/River Hills, Maple Dale-Indian Hills, Nicolet High School, and University School of Milwaukee. Our Police and Public works departments are dedicated to keeping the Village safe, comfortable and beautiful throughout the year. Within the Village there is the nationally known Lynden Sculpture Garden, a private tennis club and golf club, and three houses of worship.
We hope you will find the information you are seeking on our website and that you will browse it to get to know our Village better.