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  • Writer's pictureChris Muellenbach

Which is your favorite Milwaukee Neighborhood? 13 Popular Neighborhoods

  • Avenues West and Marquette: Home to Marquette University, this is a college area with plenty of history and a varied population.

  • Bay View: Bay View is a hip, walkable neighborhood with community festivals, coffee shops, and abundant beer gardens and bars.

  • Brewers Hill: This riverfront neighborhood is best known for its plentiful craft breweries, but it’s also home to many offices and businesses, making it popular for residents who want to live close to work in a quiet area of town.

  • Bronzeville: Bronzeville is a historically Black neighborhood with a long history based on jazz music and visual arts.

  • Clarke Square: Clarke Square is a South Side neighborhood that offers international cuisine, community events, and a great location for those who like to escape the city on the weekends to engage in an active lifestyle.

  • East Side: The East Side homepage says it all: “Fashionable, Quirky Historic, Innovative, and Young at Heart.” The trendy neighborhood is home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Residents include a diverse mix of young professionals and lifelong residents. The abundance of amazing gourmet restaurants, fun bars, and hopping nightclubs make it a popular destination.

  • East Town: Set against stunning riverfront views, East Town is a dichotomy, with cultural attractions and museums contrasting with outdoor green space and plenty of fun ways for residents to get active. Home to some of Milwaukee’s most popular attractions, Jazz in the Park, Bastille Days, and one of the city's coolest farmers markets Cathedral Square Market.

  • Harbor District: Harbor District is an up-and-coming neighborhood that has attracted a number of new restaurants and independent stores, and is quickly making a name for itself as the best of urban living. Don’t miss the Butterfly Walk and Harbor Fest.

  • Historic Third Ward: Most of the year, the neighborhood is quiet with art galleries and shopping during the day, but in the summer, it’s home to one of the world’s largest music festivals, Summerfest, which features over 1,000 performances from the world’s hottest artists.

  • Menomonee River Valley: Once the industrial heart of Milwaukee, the Menomonee River Valley is now regenerated into an eco-friendly professional neighborhood. Great food and drinks are readily available with Palermo's Pizza & City Lights Brewing calling the Menomonee River Valley home. With 60 acres of parks, 7 miles of trails, and 3 miles of river frontage, it’s perfect for people seeking green space and quiet.

  • Riverwest: Riverwest is best known for its tight-knit community. The area focuses on people, not trends, making it eclectic and welcoming to newcomers.

  • Walker’s Point: Walker’s Point is a neighborhood full of antique shops, organic and locally sourced foods, amazing restaurants, and art galleries displaying gorgeous pieces.

  • Westown: The Westown neighborhood is urban and fun with restaurants, bars, shops, and plenty of recreational activities to keep residents entertained and excited. Hire a professional realtor

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