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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 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 Sunset Ridge in the Milwaukee area
from $910
1 bed
Walk Score 17
Rental info for Reserve at Wauwatosa Village in the Milwaukee area
from $1,237
Rental info for Arbor Ridge in the Milwaukee area
from $1,110
1 bed
Walk Score 11
Rental info for Stitchweld in the Milwaukee area
from $1,165
Studio
Walk Score 83
Rental info for Trostel Square in the Milwaukee area
from $1,578
2 bed
Walk Score 81
Rental info for River House in the Milwaukee area
from $1,295
Studio
Walk Score 87
Rental info for Manchester Oaks in the Milwaukee area
from $1,140
1 bed
Walk Score 23
Rental info for Ridge View Apartments in the Milwaukee area
from $780
1 bed
Walk Score 46

Milwaukee Neighborhoods

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Population

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

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 1,748 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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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

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 50 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.

Neighborhood Guides

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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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Sander's Super Bowl

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Lake Park Golf Course

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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Spice House

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Carver Park

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Jim's Time Out

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The Iron Horse Hotel

thumbnail for O'Donnell ParkGreat location to watch fireworks!

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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