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Living in Riverwest Milwaukee

Riverwest is the 18th most walkable neighborhood in Milwaukee with 12,091 residents.

Riverwest has good public transportation.

Nearby neighborhoods: Cambridge Heights, Riverside Park, Harawbee, Murray Hill, Upper East Side, Brewer's Hill and Williamsburg Heights.

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Walk Score of Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI

Riverwest is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI

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Locust St. Summer Festival Riverwest Milwaukee, WI

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Riverwest Milwaukee.

Riverwest is the 18th most walkable neighborhood in Milwaukee with a Walk Score of 77.

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

Riverwest Milwaukee Apartments for Rent

Riverwest Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Riverwest to other Milwaukee neighborhoods.

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Population

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

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 159 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Riverwest.

People in Riverwest can walk to an average of 4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for Riverwest, Milwaukee, WIThis longstanding neighborhood has been transformed by an infusion of new investment and inspiration. Within less than 1 block you will find: Bliffert Lumber and Greenhouse, Alterra Coffee, Tracks Bar and Grill, Gordon Park and swimming pool, Pumping Station Park featuring a softball diamond and basketball court, and also the Re-threads resale fashion shop.

Dee C
on Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI

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Riverwest has about 2 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI

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Locust St. Summer Festival Riverwest Milwaukee, WI

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Riverwest Public House Co-Op

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Riverwest Public House Co-Op

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Shalem Healing Center

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Locust St Summer Festival Riverwest, WI

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Kellners Greenhouse

thumbnail for Locust St. Summer Festival Riverwest Milwaukee, WIThis historic festival is a neighborhood tradition. Milwaukee features a variety of festivals, the most noteworthy the internationally acclaimed Summerfest. Locust street fest features an eclectic vibe of old and new; music , art , bmx bikes, puppies, reggae, bar-b-que and good friendly diversity frosting a cake of fun in the sun. Imagine fabled New York rappers neighborhood where Artists, DJ's and musicians plug into street lights, add food and crowds; welcome to Riverwest's The Locust St Fest

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on Locust St. Summer Festival Riverwest Milwaukee, WI

thumbnail for Riverwest Public House Co-OpThe Co-op provides a great place to people watch. Tim is the guy on the bike. He provided some great entertainment for all the gawkers and stoop watchers on a fine summer day in Riverwest.

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on Riverwest Public House Co-Op

thumbnail for Shalem Healing CenterTHe Shalem Healing Center provides the Riverwest community an alternative for health care services. The Riverwest community portrays its diversity and acceptance through the variety of services from heath center to taverns found on Center St. and Locust St.

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on Shalem Healing Center

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