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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 MidWest Bike Share is looking to expand their offerings to other neighborhoods in the city.

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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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.

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

Milwaukee Apartments for Rent

Milwaukee Neighborhoods

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Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,733 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Milwaukee.

People in Milwaukee can walk to an average of 3 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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Beth Jaworski
on Bradford Beach Soccer League

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 54 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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Milwaukee has about 16 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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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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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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Sander's Super Bowl

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Lake Park Golf Course

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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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Spice House

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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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Pat Gust Tasker
on O'Donnell Park

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Raynor Memorial Libraries

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Harley-Davidson Museum®

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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