Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city, with nearly 600,000 people. It’s located along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, and reflects its roots in the natural resources and industry of the region. Milwaukee is known for its history with the water and river industry, from its early relationship with the fur trade to its modern breweries. It has a diverse climate with distinctive seasons, and despite its cold winters is home to a booming lake and watersport culture. Milwaukee is ranked the 15th most walkable city in the U.S, and has the 19th best public park system.