Of all of the big cities in the US, Milwaukee was ranked as the 15th most walkable. Sure, this is really great if you’re an active person, and like to get outside and smell the fresh air. The real reason this ranking is such a welcomed superlative is because Milwaukee, and the neighborhoods in it, are all within a reasonable distance from places of work, restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and anything else you can imagine. This leads to a better quality of life in general for residents of Milwaukee.
So which places are the best to live in this beautiful city?
Just north of downtown Milwaukee, Northpoint is a popular neighborhood that has about 3,500 residents. It’s full of unique homes and architecture, some of which are overlooking Lake Michigan. This neighborhood also includes Lake Park, a favorite lakeshore that offers sandy beaches in the summertime. Northpoint is home to historical landmarks such as North point Lighthouse and North Point Water Tower, among others. Northpoint is also full of restaurants, bars, stores, and other amenities within walking distance of your home. Northpoint also has a low crime rate, and it is 99 percent safer than other towns in Milwaukee.
Also north of downtown Milwaukee, Murray Hill has about 5,600 residents and is also within walking distance to a number of restaurants and stores, and also has a few options for schools if you have children. Murray Hill has a low crime rate as well, being 95 percent safer than the Milwaukee average, and it’s proximity to downtown with the feel of a small community makes Murray Hill a popular choice.
This is the heart of Milwaukee, in that it’s the place where the city first began back in 1818. It is named for Soloman Juneau, the fur trader. Now a historical piece of Milwaukee, it is full of tons of amenities to enjoy and is close to an array of shops and restaurants. If you crave bring right in the heart of the city, this would be the place for you. Be advised, it will cost you more to live in this historic piece of Milwaukee, but you wouldn’t need to rely on a car and the crime levels are very low.
Lower East Side
Also in close proximity to downtown Milwaukee, Lower East Side is known for its marina and surrounding parks. Housing is more affordable, but the crime rate isn’t quite as low as the neighborhoods already mentioned.