Cedarburg is a city in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States with Cedar Creek running through it. The population was 10,908 at the 2000 census. The city is bordered by the Village of Grafton to the east and the Town of Cedarburg elsewhere. Cedarburg is a suburban community about 20 miles (32 km) north of Milwaukee and near the shores of Lake Michigan. The town is noted for its historical allure and prides itself on preserving more than 230 century-old stone and brick buildings. The community has many parks and the general consensus is to preserve green space, even in the downtown area. The city's chief economic activity is tourism.