Sugarcreek Preserve

Enjoy the Sweet Life

The award-winning Sugarcreek Preserve is a Fine Homes Conservation Neighborhood, located just 40 minutes west of Milwaukee in historic Walworth County. The idyllic Preserve offers resident homeowners the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build and live beautifully on 260 bucolic acres of restored prairie and old hardwood forest, further enhanced by streams, a spring-fed lake and miles of nature trails.

Only 52 homesites comprise the Sugarcreek community, with 170 additional acres preserved in perpetuity. The quiet neighborhood streets wind gracefully through the conservancy, affording views of prairie to the east and the forested hills around Cygnet Lake to the west.

Residents here enjoy private-access fishing, paddling, hiking and cross-country skiing, among other outdoor pursuits. An active Homeowner’s Association oversees a land manager’s care of the preserve, trails, and lake, and organizes periodic nature education events and gatherings.

Sugarcreek Preserve is already a well-established community in the Elkhorn School District, with many fine homes already completed and occupied. There are currently ready-to-build options available – as well the opportunity to custom build with one’s own contractor. One-plus acre lots with varied exposures range from $48,000-$90,000.


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Here, you can build your dream home and live the dream of a healthy, outdoors-focused lifestyle.  Best of all, this nature-lovers paradise of peace, privacy and beauty is an easy commute from urban centers throughout Southeastern Wisconsin – so close, but yet so far!

The Conservancy

Over 170 acres of The Sugarcreek Preserve neighborhood is protected in perpetuity as nature conservation area. An Association-directed land manager maintains the over 3 miles of hiking trails that meander through the wildflower meadows and old hardwood forests, and around the spring-fed lake. Small wooden bridges allow hikers to traverse streams – with a gurgling spring-water wishing well among the happy surprises along the way. The conservancy is open to residents and their guests only, and there are several footpath points of entry to the conservancy along the neighborhood streets.

Cygnet Lake

Cygnet Lake is a favorite nature escape for Sugarcreek residents. The sparkling clear waters of this private five-acre lake are ideal for swimming, floating or fishing off the pier or from the grassy banks. The lake has Bass, Northern Pike, Perch and Bluegills for catch and release…Those with rowboats, kayaks, canoes or paddleboards also enjoy the beauty and solitude of this hidden lake in the woods. A limestone patio and firepit offer residents additional recreational enjoyment.

The Trail System

Hikers and cross country skiers can explore all points of Sugar Creek’s 260-acres of rolling hills, fields and woods via a land manager-tended trail system. The Brown Loop at the far north perimeter of the property offers a combination of woods and prairie views. A little farther south is the Green Loop which circles a densely forested area north of a neighborhood cul-de-sac. The Blue Loop is the longest trail, leading though woods and circling the meadows and forests around Cygnet Lake, and the streams and frog pond just south of it. More paths meander through the wildflower meadows to the east.

A Green Footprint

The neighborhood is designed to blend in quietly with its countrified surroundings, and is mostly hidden from view from the main road of Bowers. One enters Sugarcreek Preserve down long private roads of entry and exit, flanked by trees and farm fields. These lead back to the gracious Sugarcreek Preserve neighborhood of fine homes on one-plus acre lots – all envisioned with minimal impact to the surrounding environment. The 52-lot neighborhood is comprised of only three streets, which wind and curve through the center of the property, two ending in cul-de-sacs.

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Moon in Winter

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Winter Trees

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Autumn Leaves

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Winter Trail

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Keefe Real Estate has an accomplished team of knowledgeable agents who are dedicated to Sugarcreek Preserve.  They are ready to answer your questions and help you tour the homesites and conservancy areas by appointment. In addition to being well-versed in the different lot selections still available, they also have builder plans, referrals and resources available to help you – whether you desire ready-to-build options or want to customize your building experience.  Architectural guidelines and association bylaws are also available upon request.


Build your dream home…. and enjoy the sweet life at Sugarcreek Preserve. Southeastern Wisconsin’s award-winning conservation neighborhood offers you Ready-to-Build and Custom Build Opportunities on 1-plus acre lots – surrounded by hundreds of acres of conservancy, lake and trails