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. First named in 1840, Brady Street is an architectural tapestry of buildings mostly constructed between 1860 and 1930, creating a distinctive neighborhood that was home to early Polish, German and Irish immigrants. In the 1930's it became more predominantly Italian; some of the businesses still bear the names of these pioneering Italian families today. In the 1960s, Brady Street became Milwaukee's very own "Haight-Ashbury" complete with flower children, peace and love, underground political publications and the infamous hippiefest known as Brady Street Days. Today it is still known for its diversity with a unique mix of specialty retail shops, ethnic cuisine, cool 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.
A southern Milwaukee suburb, Franklin is a growing community of more than 33,000 residents.
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.
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.
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.