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Living in Milwaukee

Milwaukee sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. Towards the north there’s a green belt of parks and bike paths, south there’s the harbor and the dock for the Lake Express, the ferry to Muskegon. Milwaukee County Transit runs the extensive bus service and Bublr Bikes is the nonprofit bike share program serving the Greater Milwaukee area.

Milwaukee is known for the Miller Brewery and Harley Davidson Motorcycles was founded here. Les Paul – of the famous guitars – came from nearby Waukesha. Brady Street is the place to go for cool coffee houses and indy shopping and downtown, foodies will enjoy the indoor Milwaukee Public Market.

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63 Walk Score of Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Peter Sciortino's Bakery

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Harambee Milwaukee School of Math and Science

Milwaukee is the 15th most walkable large city in the US with 594,833 residents.

Milwaukee has some public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Milwaukee's most walkable neighborhoods: Juneau Town, Lower East Side and Yankee Hill.

Milwaukee Apartments for Rent

View all Milwaukee apartments on a map.

Rental info for 211 W Mineral St in the Milwaukee area
from $1,195
1 bed
Walk Score 94
Rental info for 2114 N. Summit Ave in the Milwaukee area
from $895
1 bed
Walk Score 90
Rental info for 735 W. Wisconsin Ave in the Milwaukee area
from $885
Studio
Walk Score 87
Rental info for 2313 - 2325 N Murray in the Milwaukee area
$1,575
3 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Summerfield in the Milwaukee area
from $1,095
1 bed
Walk Score 94
Rental info for Royall in the Milwaukee area
from $895
1 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for 1640 North Water Street in the Milwaukee area
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Walk Score 95
Rental info for Coronet in the Milwaukee area
from $1,445
2 bed
Walk Score 92

Milwaukee Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Juneau Town 95 65 82 4,525
2 Lower East Side 89 57 86 11,246
3 Yankee Hill 89 61 82 3,672
4 Marquette 88 65 71 2,457
5 Murray Hill 88 59 94 5,903
6 Historic Mitchell Street 88 53 62 12,106
7 Walker's Point 85 55 61 8,615
8 Northpoint 84 54 84 4,004
9 Kilbourn Town 84 68 69 4,082
10 Avenues West 84 61 75 9,307
11 Historic Third Ward 83 62 84 1,455
12 Halyard Park 82 59 79 543
13 Brewer's Hill 82 59 83 2,300
14 Riverside Park 80 59 91 1,144
15 Muskegg Way 80 52 62 11,938
16 Clock Tower Acres 80 56 84 1,685
17 Clarke Square 79 52 59 8,046
18 Harawbee 78 53 72 11,904
19 Upper East Side 78 62 90 3,746
20 Concordia 77 56 71 2,967
21 Riverwest 77 54 86 12,091
22 Lincoln Village 77 47 64 13,272
23 Triangle North 77 56 56 1,612
24 Uptown 76 51 56 6,319
25 Washington Park 76 53 58 4,940
26 Southgate 76 46 60 2,342
27 Burnham Park 74 50 59 8,133
28 Forest Home Hills 74 49 70 4,823
29 Metcalfe Park 73 56 52 2,878
30 Bay View 73 45 76 16,817
31 Hillside 73 61 71 2,097
32 Walnut Hill 73 55 54 2,789
33 Sherman Park 73 55 54 7,313
34 Cold Spring Park 72 56 68 2,557
35 Polonia 72 46 65 6,129
36 Cambridge Heights 72 62 88 2,209
37 National Park 72 50 64 2,994
38 St. Joseph's 72 50 54 6,748
39 Garden Homes 71 55 54 2,449
40 Enderis Park 71 47 55 4,989
41 Washington Heights 71 49 56 6,713
42 Silver City 71 49 64 5,066
43 Park West 70 55 55 6,562
44 Triangle 70 55 55 547
45 North Division 70 55 59 7,836
46 King Park 70 60 66 2,307
47 Arlington Heights 69 53 53 4,752
48 Midtown 69 54 58 7,290
49 Capitol Heights 69 50 52 5,592
50 Merrill Park 68 53 69 3,219
51 Williamsburg Heights 68 51 70 2,582
52 Downer Woods 67 61 70 5,141
53 Layton Park 67 50 64 8,189
54 Sunset Heights 66 50 53 4,272
55 Southpoint 66 44 55 3,245
56 Columbus Park 65 50 52 4,176
57 Franklin Heights 64 54 57 8,455
58 Arlington Gardens 64 50 52 2,415
59 Miller Valley 64 53 62 881
60 Roosevelt Grove 63 55 51 5,150
61 Nash Park 63 44 58 2,490
62 Lyons Park 63 42 60 1,412
63 Morgandale 63 44 53 8,989
64 St. Aemilian's 63 44 54 1,752
65 Martin Drive 62 52 59 1,884
66 Long View 62 49 52 3,137
67 Vogel Park 62 51 50 2,391
68 Rufus King 62 53 51 4,940
69 Old North Milwaukee 62 55 54 12,450
70 Borchert Field 61 51 53 3,981
71 Saveland Park 61 46 55 1,593
72 Lincoln Creek 61 53 54 7,186
73 Honey Creek Parkway 60 44 71 1,228
74 Kops Park 60 40 54 2,872
75 White Manor 60 39 55 1,772
76 Dineen Park 59 46 50 3,944
77 Woodland Court 59 42 58 1,081
78 Grasslyn Manor 59 50 49 4,971
79 Jackson Park 58 42 61 8,278
80 Golden Valley 58 40 56 2,952
81 River Bend 58 41 59 1,490
82 Hawley Farms 58 42 56 1,569
83 West View 56 39 54 1,818
84 Cooper Park 56 44 50 3,268
85 Root Creek 55 42 60 1,811
86 Bluemound Heights 55 44 58 2,904
87 Hampton Heights 55 51 50 7,138
88 Fairview 55 40 53 3,530
89 Goldman Park 54 42 49 1,731
90 Fernwood 54 39 71 2,920
91 Wick Field 54 48 52 615
92 Fair Park 53 41 68 1,322
93 Wedgewood 53 41 62 1,515
94 Claytown Crest 53 41 50 1,676
95 McGovern Park 53 51 56 3,180
96 Lindsay Park 52 49 47 4,703
97 Tippecanoe 52 38 54 5,978
98 Red Oak Heights 52 41 57 670
99 Green Moor 52 39 54 574
100 Highwood Estates 51 42 52 2,088
101 Silver Spring 51 44 52 13,072
102 Cannon Park 51 43 50 2,282
103 Johnson's Woods 50 43 61 3,106
104 Thurston Woods 49 53 51 4,144
105 Rolling Green 49 40 57 2,087
106 Honey Creek Manor 48 35 49 2,833
107 Mount Mary 47 41 59 1,997
108 Copernicus Park 47 41 46 1,341
109 College Heights 46 41 50 899
110 Castle Manor 46 44 48 3,776
111 Wahl Park 46 51 53 2,748
112 Servite Woods 45 38 43 945
113 Menomonee River Hills East 45 38 45 3,006
114 Grantosa 45 44 44 2,601
115 Fairfield 44 47 48 2,326
116 Valhalla 44 47 50 4,449
117 The Valley Pigsville 44 49 62 525
118 Gra-Ram 44 37 43 2,149
119 Alverno 44 38 45 1,311
120 Euclid Park 43 39 47 1,963
121 Estabrook Park 43 42 72 607
122 Town of Lake 42 40 52 5,386
123 Story Hill 42 43 61 1,741
124 Mitchell West 40 42 44 3,638
125 Whispering Hills 39 39 42 545
126 Morgan Heights 37 36 49 1,937
127 Tripou Park 36 35 58 1,225
128 Menomonee River Hills 36 36 42 8,448
129 Northridge 35 36 36 1,913
130 Alcott Park 35 35 48 1,442
131 North Meadow 34 33 41 3,487
132 Town and Country Manor 34 38 51 3,087
133 Silverswan 33 42 48 3,257
134 Wilson Park 32 42 41 3,147
135 Bradley Estates 31 33 45 3,569
136 Holler Park 31 43 45 515
137 Lincoln Park 31 49 53 5,551
138 Timmerman West 30 37 56 4,786
139 Northridge Lakes 30 37 43 2,453
140 Maitland Park 29 38 40 1,230
141 Land Bank 29 33 43 1,129
142 Florist Highlands 28 33 41 1,346
143 Timmerman Airport 27 44 46 500
144 Wyrick Park 26 36 38 1,593
145 Parkway Hills 24 35 37 864
146 Maple Tree 24 31 43 2,404
147 Melody View 24 32 47 668
148 New Coeln 24 37 38 677
149 Graceland 23 44 36 2,893
150 Little Menomonee Parkway 22 32 41 988
151 Granville Station 22 24 34 1,455
152 Pheasant Run 21 19 38 1,649
153 Park Knoll 17 21 33 1,268
154 Golden Gate 15 33 50 699
155 Riverton Heights 14 21 36 1,220
156 Calumet Farms 14 29 43 2,248
157 Dretzka Park 11 16 34 813
158 Heritage Heights 9 29 30 615

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Milwaukee

Average square footage 1800
Homeowners have 3.2 bedrooms
Homeowners have 1.9 bathrooms
Age of home 48 years
Average time living in home 13 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Milwaukee Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,573 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Milwaukee.

People in Milwaukee can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Landmark 1850 Inn

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Milwaukee Brewing Company

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thumbnail for Bradford Beach Soccer LeagueMilwaukee County public beach with outdoor bar & grill plus chairs & umbrellas for rent.

Beth Jaworski
on Bradford Beach Soccer League

48 Transit Score of Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Milwaukee apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Milwaukee has some public transportation and about 29 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Milwaukee on public transit.

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Dee C

I am a full time student.

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Vine Street Steps

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Marcus Movie Theatres Southgate

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Bay View

Tim Albert

I'm a Milwaukee native, and I love exploring the city I live in.

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Raynor Memorial Libraries

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Sanders Super Bowl

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Lake Park Golf Course

59 Bike Score of Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Vine Street Steps

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Marcus Movie Theatres Southgate

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Bay View

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IC Bay View Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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West Allis City Hall

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Hillside Carver Playground

thumbnail for Leon's Frozen CustardThis iconic ice cream palace stands as a testament to the continuing legacy and history of the ice cream stand. This particular ice cream spot has been rumored as the inspiration for television show Happy Days Arnold's.

Dee C
on Leon's Frozen Custard

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Carver Park

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Jim's Time Out

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The Iron Horse Hotel

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Raynor Memorial Libraries

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Pat Gust Tasker
on O'Donnell Park

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Harley-Davidson Museum

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Sanders Super Bowl

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Lake Park Golf Course

thumbnail for Peter Sciortino's BakeryFresh bread and beer continue to entice us as we venture eastward on Brady St. The stimulating aroma makes an empty belly ferocious.

Dee C
on Peter Sciortino's Bakery

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