The City of Burlington’s location along the White and Fox Rivers established the City as a commercial hub for western Racine County. Today our central location between Milwaukee and Chicago in southeastern Wisconsin continues to draw businesses and people. Our thriving community of over 300 businesses includes a variety of large industrial corporations, many “mom and pop” retail and service business and a diversity of commercial retail and big box stores. Downtown historic Burlington is the heart of the city and an exciting destination for residents and visitors alike. This walkable community is filled with visitors, residents, students, and business professionals who contribute to the city’s positive energy.
Burlington, WI, USA
Milwaukee, Mitchell Airport (MKE) - 29 Miles
Chicago, O'Hare Airport (ORD) - 64 Miles
Chicago, Midway Airport - 93 Miles
Sturtevant, Amtrak Train Station - 21 Miles
The City of Burlington has been known as Chocolate City since ChocolateFest started more than three decades ago.
While many questions remain, the city could transform itself as a “City of Trails” under a rebranding effort that is in the works. But the potential rebranding won’t be implemented for at least three years under a Joint Effort Marketing Grant for Destination Marketing application approved at an April 8 Common Council meeting.
One of the City of Burlington’s newest businesses, The Loop Commons, announced its official opening on Facebook (January 11, 2021). The Loop Commons is a historic building revived for modern endeavors and includes co-working space, a photo studio, a podcast studio, conference rooms, private offices, event space, a coffee shop, and coming spring 2020, a climbing gym.