By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 06, 2012 at 2:12 PM

If you don't already appreciate our hometown's amazing access to water, you should. Our beaches, Lake Michigan, the countless inland lakes and, of course our rivers. All are wonderful reasons why we live where we live.

Outside Magazine and its readers are noticing Milwaukee's ways with water too as its latest issue tags Milwaukee as the "eighth best River Town in America."

Boosting the headline, "A city reinvented as the Silicon Valley of water," the feature on Milwaukee is wonderful and focuses on what many of us know, Milwaukee's a gem and still too much of a "hidden treasure."

It begins, "'People underestimate Milwaukee,' says reader Nancy Welch. It's a common theme among residents who voted for their hometown. So are the innovative ways the city has reinvented itself over the past decade, most of them involving water."

Read the full post here, and get out this weekend and enjoy our water. Even if you don't swim in the Lake or kayak the Milwaukee River, remember that beer, after all, is also mostly water.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.