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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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62 Walk Score of Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Bradford Beach Soccer League

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Leon's Frozen Custard

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 Marquette.

Milwaukee Apartments for Rent

Milwaukee Neighborhoods

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Population

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

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 1,574 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

49 Transit Score of Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Milwaukee apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Milwaukee has some public transportation and about 45 bus and 1 light rail lines.

Transit Time

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

Neighborhood Guides

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Dee C

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Leon's Frozen Custard

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Peter Sciortino's Bakery

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Harambee Milwaukee School of Math and Science

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

58 Bike Score of Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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O'Donnell Park

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Peter Sciortino's Bakery

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Harambee Milwaukee School of Math and Science

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Vine Street Steps

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Marcus Movie Theatres Southgate

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Bay View

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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IC Bay View Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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West Allis City Hall

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Hillside Carver Playground

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Carver Park

thumbnail for O'Donnell ParkGreat location to watch fireworks!

Pat Gust Tasker
on O'Donnell Park

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Jim's Time Out

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The Iron Horse Hotel

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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