The area around Gen. Mitchell International Airport includes not only tree-lined residential streets but also bustling commercial districts with restaurants, bars and shopping.
Bay View is a neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, south of the downtown area and north of the City of St. Francis. The original Village of Bay View is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Bay View Historic District. According to the designation, it is roughly bounded by Lake Michigan to the east, Meredith Street to Superior, up to Nock Street and then from Wentworth Avenue to Pryor Avenue.
Brady Street area
Historic Brady Street has long been an ethnically diverse community near Downtown Milwaukee and is easy walking distance to the shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to its diversity, it’s known for its unique mix of specialty retail shops, ethnic cuisine, coffee shops, chic salons and a vibrant nightlife.
Brewers Hill is a small, diverse community north of Downtown on the Milwaukee River. The name is derived from the large number of brewery workers (and owners) that once inhabited the area. Some of the factories are still intact; but most have been or are in the process of being converted into condominiums and apartments. The neighborhood is bordered by the Harambee neighborhood on the north, the Riverwest neighborhood on the east, the Milwaukee River on the south, and Martin Luther King Drive on the west.
Brookfield is a city in Waukesha County with a population of almost 40,000 residents. It's also a leading commercial suburb outside of Milwaukee.
The Village of Brown Deer is located in the northwestern part of Milwaukee County. It has a population of more than 12,000 residents.
With a charming downtown area set along the bank of the Cedar Creek, Cebarburg -- about 20 minutes north of Milwaukee -- boasts a range of welcoming little shops and satisfying eateries.
Hard-working Cudahy, a southern suburb of Milwaukee, grew up in the shadow of industry and that working class spirit survives today in rows of well-kept houses. Access to the lake and a lot of lakefront parkland make Cudahy a place for outdoor fun, too.
The town of Delafield in southeast Wisconsin surrounds Lake Nagawicka and is home to several historical sites and antique shops.
The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.
East Side and UWM
Milwaukee's East Side, home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offers art house cinema, boutique shopping, clusters of night life, dining and more. And the Olmsted-designed Lake Park is a Milwaukee gem.
Elm Grove is a village in Waukesha County with a population of nearly 6,000 residents. The village is surrounded by four major roads, which include Bluemound Road, Pilgrim Parkway on the west, North Avenue on the North, and 124th Street on the east. The village has high quality parks, facilities, programs and special events throughout the year, as well as shops Downtown.
The northern tip of Walker’s Point is gaining a reputation as the Fifth Ward: a collection of cafes, shops, restaurants and residences just a hop, skip and a jump from Downtown.
The city of Franklin, located on the southwest side of Milwaukee County, aims to provide economic growth through a high quality of residential, recreational and business development in Southeastern Wisconsin. The city has a small-town feel with a welcoming environment.
Glendale, a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of approximately 13,000 residents, offers a rich history, quality schools, recreational opportunities and health care. It has a mix of industrial and commercial sites in addition to welcoming residential neighborhoods. It’s also the home of Bayshore Town Center, an open-air shopping center that’s unique in the Milwaukee area.
The historic planned community of Greendale, located in Milwaukee County, takes pride in its traditions, hosting many special events and seasonal celebrations throughout the year. Wander Downtown and visit the unique shops, boutiques and restaurants. The village is also home to Southridge Mall.
Around 40,000 people live in this city founded in 1841 just southwest of Milwaukee. Formerly an industrial town built up around a railroad, the city is perhaps more known for its odd boundary lines that covers just under 12 square miles, includes three school districts, five county parks and 11 city parks. It is also the childhood home of 1994 Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen.
Hales Corners, a village in Milwaukee County, is bounded by Greenfield on the north, Greendale on the east, Franklin on the south, and New Berlin and Muskego on the west. The village has much to offer its residents with a large central shopping area, quality schools, Whitnall Park and its Boerner Botanical Gardens, and Wehr Nature Center, which are all shared with surrounding communities.
Nestled between Milwaukee and Chicago, the City of Kenosha offers something for everyone. Beyond its recreational and educational opportunities for its residents, the city is often regarded as a tourist spot that drives its local economy. Want to explore what the city has to offer? Hop onto the electric streetcar that’ll provide you a scenic tour of its parks and historic districts. The city is also home to two popular tourist destination spots: Mars Cheese Castle and its Jelly Belly Factory.
The neighborhood around Marquette University has much more to offer than merely books and classrooms. The area features tasty student-friendly restaurants, the Haggerty Museum of Art, theater productions and concert venues – namely The Rave.
The village of Menomonee Falls, located in the northeastern corner of Waukesha County, is the most populous in the state with a population over 35,000 residents. In the area, there’s a great amount of culture, education opportunities, shopping, entertainment, recreation and other various activities.
The Menomonee Valley, located on the southern bend of the Menomonee River, separates Downtown from the South Side. Although it was once the industrial hub of the city, the Menomonee Valley is now home to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Miller Park (home of the Milwaukee Brewers), the Harley-Davidson Museum, a portion of the Hank Aaron State Trail and a handful of eateries.
Located on the western shores of Lake Michigan, the city of Mequon features lakeshore bluffs, farmland and expansive open space, along with retail, cinemas and other amenities for residents.The city has maintained its rural heritage while developing itself into a business and education-friendly community.
Milwaukee County Zoo
The Milwaukee County Zoo, located on West Bluemound Road, is considered among the finest not only in the state, but in the country. It is located on 200 wooded acres and is home to approximately 2,500 animals, representing 300 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates. The County Zoo also hosts various special events throughout the year.
Located in Waukesha County, the city of New Berlin has a population of approximately 39,000 residents. The city hosts a variety of events, whether it’s to root for a local sport team or align the streets for a holiday/seasonal parade. The city also has 845 acres of parks, which have a wide range of recreational uses like playgrounds, biking, golfing and various sports.
The North Side of Milwaukee is a large area incorporating many residential and commercial neighborhoods, including Harambee Franklin Heights, Sherman Park and others.
The city of Oak Creek is located along the western shore of Lake Michigan in the southeast corner of Milwaukee County. The city’s motto is “Where City Meets The Country” and this is reflected in its community that’s closely knit with the metropolitan area. Many of its residents are close enough to enjoy a wide range of services and take part in many cultural activities.
The town of Oconomowoc, located in Waukesha County, always offers something for its residents and visitors to enjoy. It doesn’t matter what the season or occasion is, there are a slew of cultural and recreational activities and events. Have fun at the park or hike along the 15-mile long Lake Country Trail that stretches from the town to Waukesha. If you’re more of the artsy type, visit the Oconomowoc Arts Center and attend the annual Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts.
Located west of Milwaukee, the community of Pewaukee preserves a small-town feel while maintaining its presence as a business-luring area. On a day off during warm weather, Pewaukee Lake -- which is the location of the only free public beach in Waukesha County -- is a spot for relaxation and a variety of water sports. During the colder months, go shopping at local shops and dine-in at restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining.
The city of Racine sits along the shore of Lake Michigan, with little distance from the metropolitan area of Milwaukee. The harbor in Racine is the finest in the area, with facilities for boats and boaters. Downtown offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants for its residents and visitors to enjoy. Racine also has an artistic side as it’s the home to museums, theater companies, visual arts organizations, galleries and performance groups.
The residential neighborhood known as Riverwest, located west of the Milwaukee River, is home to unique bars, cafes and shops as well as boasting a reputation for being a diverse community. Over recent years, it’s been growing as a neighborhood for college students to reside in. Riverwest has many festivals, including Locust Street Days and Center Street Daze. The neighborhood also features the Riverwest Art Walk, the state's largest walking tour of artists' homes and studios and neighborhood galleries.
Milwaukee’s immediate neighbor to the north, the village of just over 13,000 is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east and the Milwaukee River to the west. It is also home to Shorewood High School, which is annually ranked one of the top schools in the country.
Within South Milwaukee's borders is Grant Park, part of the Milwaukee County Park System. Grant Park features the Oak Leaf Bike trail, tennis courts, a swimming beach, an 18-hole golf course and the Seven Bridges Hiking Trail along the shore of Lake Michigan. In 2005, the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center was built adjacent to the new South Milwaukee High School. This Performing Arts Center, which is open to the public, hosts a variety of entertainment.
Many diverse neighborhoods reside on the south side of Milwaukee, ranging from Bayview to Clark Square to Holler Park to Walker’s Point; each offering its own set of unique shops, restaurants, cafes, and nightlife staples.
The small city of St. Francis, located in Milwaukee County, is named after the patron saint of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, who set up a convent in the mid-19th century. The city has four schools: Willow Glen, Deer Creek, St. Francis High School and St. Thomas More High School. Milwaukee's primary airport, General Mitchell International Airport, is bordered on one side by St. Francis. The city’s motto is, “Where Your Heart Remains,” which reflects its tight-knit community spirit.
The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.
Originally a fur trading post, Walker's Point – one of three settlements that merged to create the City of Milwaukee – is a residential and industrial neighborhood that's home to many bars and restaurants with an emphasis on LGBTQ bars, Latino eateries and the latest in dining trends. The residential areas are inhabited by a diverse group of people and boast a vibrant Latino flavor.
Waukesha may be a quiet, west suburb located in Waukesha County, but some of its most famous former residents – including rock 'n' roll innovator Les Paul and Houston Texans' one-man sack attack J.J. Watt – have a reputation for getting loud. The area is also home to Carroll College and Waukesha County Technical College.
What began as a small village on the west side of Milwaukee county has since exploded into a growing suburb with charming parks, hip businesses and a good school system.
This west suburb of Milwaukee – formerly an industrial powerhouse of its own – houses several fun parks and delicious restaurants, within easy driving distance of Downtown. The area's biggest draw, however, is the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, which plays host to the Milwaukee Mile, Pettit National Ice Center and several festive summer events – including, of course, State Fair.
The village of West Milwaukee, located at the center of Milwaukee County and one mile south of Miller Park, is a small suburban community with two schools -- Pershing Elementary School and West Milwaukee Intermediate School -- and two parks. The village is just minutes away from primary metropolitan locations and the lakefront.
The West Side of Milwaukee is a broad swath of very diverse neighborhoods, from Concordia and Story Hill to Enderis Park and Lenox Heights and many more.
This tiny suburb of Milwaukee (it covers just over two square miles), with 14,000 people, is bordered by Lake Michigan. The affluent village includes 100 commercial properties and over 300 businesses. It is also a Bird City of Wisconsin member due to its conservation efforts.