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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53223
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Finding a lovely new apartment in Milwaukee is a cinch, there are numerous family friendly apartments available for rent both west of city center and in many other excellent neighborhoods as well.
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 14.1% 7.1% +7.0% $10,000 to $14,999 7.9% 5.8% +2.1% $15,000 to $19,999 8.1% 6.1% +2.0% $20,000 to $24,999 8.2% 6.6% +1.6% $25,000 to $29,999 7.8% 6.5% +1.3% $30,000 to $34,999 7.5% 6.7% +0.8% $35,000 to $39,999 6.7% 6.2% +0.5% $40,000 to $44,999 5.9% 6.2% -0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 5.1% 5.7% -0.6% $50,000 to $59,999 8.3% 10.6% -2.3% $60,000 to $74,999 8.7% 12.2% -3.5% $75,000 to $99,999 7.1% 10.9% -3.8% $100,000 to $124,999 2.4% 4.5% -2.1% $125,000 to $149,999 1.0% 1.9% -0.9% $150,000 to $199,999 0.7% 1.5% -0.8% $200,000 or more 0.7% 1.5% -0.8%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 6.3% 6.7% -0.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.4% 14.4% -2.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.7% 16.7% -2.0% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.9% 14.2% -1.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.1% 10.6% -0.5% 30.0% to 34.9% 6.9% 6.9% +0.0% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.1% 4.7% +0.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.8% 6.1% +0.7% 50.0% or more 20.1% 14.5% +5.6% Not computed 4.7% 5.2% -0.5%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 14.9% 15.9% -1.0% 25 to 34 years 28.8% 26.9% +1.9% 35 to 44 years 21.7% 20.2% +1.5% 45 to 54 years 14.7% 13.0% +1.7% 55 to 64 years 7.7% 7.0% +0.7% 65 to 74 years 5.8% 6.2% -0.4% 75 to 84 years 4.4% 7.2% -2.8% 85 years and over 1.9% 3.6% -1.7%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 48.3% 47.4% +0.9% 30 to 44 minutes 24.0% 22.3% +1.7% 45 to 59 minutes 9.0% 10.4% -1.4% 60 or more minutes 18.7% 19.8% -1.1%
Source: 2000 Census
In many ways, Milwaukee and its history reflect the great American quality of never giving up. The 1850s saw a huge influx of Europeans, primarily Germans who were then followed by Poles, Irish, Jews and Italians also fleeing their countries. These people helped Milwaukee become a huge manufacturing and brewery center. By the 1960s, the jobs began to diminish and people began to flee for either better places to find work or to live.
But Milwaukee pulled up its bootstraps and has made a huge effort to improve its economy, image, and neighborhoods. There is continuing revitalization in many areas, an attention to preserving its history and, consequently, the population is once again on the rise.The economy today is based on healthcare systems, finance and while there is still manufacturing, although now a lighter variety. There is one big brewery - Miller's.
Milwaukee is situated in a naturally beautiful place. Carved out by a glacier path, there are steep bluffs leading to the shores of Lake Michigan and rolling hills going inland. Advertising itself as the 'city of festivals', Milwaukee hosts not only the Wisconsin state fair but an event called Summerfest, which takes a Guinness World Record for being the largest event of its kind in the world.
The city enjoys a vibrant cultural and music scene. There are numerous theatres for performing arts and music ranges from classical to hip hop to world and pop.
As soon as you get settled in your Milwaukee apartment, you should locate some of the many venues playing your kind of music. With 15,000 acres of parkland and so much frontage on Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is great for outdoor activities. Combining convenience and beauty, not many cities can offer what this one does.
New Urbanism At Work
When you start looking for your Milwaukee apartment, you might want to consider a few neighborhoods. Avenues West, which house Marquette University, has areas recently dubbed as SoHi. It's got both student spaces and higher end conversions. What's called Beerline B (an old railroad spur) is home to many newly built condos.
The Brady Street area is upscale with recent revitalization and is a model for New Urbanism. Artists, bohemians and old hippies have all moved to Riverwest and Bay View where rents are lower and the overall feel is arty. There are many other neighborhoods which each have their own flavor and will be worth seeking out.
Old World Eats
Old World Third Street is the place to start looking for restaurants. Many of the city's best ones can be found there. There are upscale steakhouses and traditional German and Mediterranean ones there. Near the University of Wisconsin campus, you'll find a varied group of places that serve Middle Eastern, Greek, and other ethnic foods. And if you've never had traditional German food, have it at Mader's. It's on the pricey side but very elegant.
Capital of the Corner Bar
Milwaukee likes to party and there is no shortage of bars. As the unofficial 'Capital of the Corner Bar' your Milwaukee apartment will no doubt have one nearby. If you want to venture out of the neighborhood, the trendiest bars are found in the downtown area - specifically on Walter or Milwaukee Streets. Riverwest has artier type places while Bay View has local places scattered around the neighborhood. It won't take long to make new friends in a town that likes to party as much as this one does.
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Milwaukee Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Milwaukee have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Milwaukee apartment cost $517. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Milwaukee apartment was $615 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $797. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Milwaukee rentals listed below.
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How is the public transportation system in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee's bus system, MCTS, has extensive coverage of the area, covering approximately 85% of Milwaukee County. The network offers core routes with very frequent service, as well as express buses called "Freeway Flyers" which provide excellent service from local park and ride lots into downtown. Tickets are around $2.25 per ride, which includes a one-hour transfer. Weekly passes are also available and special discounts are available to those who qualify. The city also offers express "Ubuses" which bring passengers to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a seasonal tourist trolley with free buses. For travel outside of the county, many transportation modes are available including Megabus, Greyhound, and Wisconsin Coach among others.
Does Milwaukee have any famous museums or exhibitions?
Milwaukee is chock full of fabulous museums and art galleries, including one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, the Milwaukee Art Museum. The museum's magnificent $100 million dollar wing, designed by the renowned Santiano Calatrava, includes a "brise soleil"- a moving sunscreen that magnificently unfolds like the wings of a bird. The local Grohman Museum at the Mil School of Engineering features the world's most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work, including the Man at Work collection- over 700 paintings and sculptures from 1580 to the present day, and a spectacular rooftop sculpture garden. The Milwaukee Public Museum is a 150,000 square foot facility showcasing natural and human history. Exhibits include dinosaurs, rainforest displays, hand-on laboratories, and an Imax theater.
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Milwaukee?
Quiet neighborhoods can be found across the city of Milwaukee. South Shore boats some of the city's best-kept lawns, cleanest streets, and quietest neighborhoods, as well as some of the most beautiful shoreline along Lake Michigan. In addition, a string of parks run from Bay View through South Milwaukee. Sherman Park on the Northwest side is known for the large homes that sit on wide, quiet streets. The far Northwest Side also features Jackson Park, one of the most attractive, tree-lined, and secluded residential areas of the city.
What does everyone in Milwaukee do for fun in their spare time and on weekends?
As a city of close to 600,000, there are many leisure activities in Milwaukee. Its location on Lake Michigan allows for swimming, fishing, sailing, and boating when weather permits. Milwaukee is also close to many parks and forests, including Lulu Lake State Natural Area, which offers hiking, hunting, fishing, and trapping, as well as skiing in the winter months. Kettle Moraine State Forest offers many similar outdoor opportunities, in addition to horseback riding and camping. As far as metropolitan activities are concerned, Milwaukee is home to a plethora of restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, and movie theaters.
Are there museums in Milwaukee or nearby?
Yes. In fact, Milwaukee is home to many museums of note. Perhaps its most aesthetically conspicuous museum is the Milwaukee Art Museum, whose permanent collection includes 25,000 works of art ranging from antiquity to the present as well as rotating exhibitions and features a $100 million wing designed by Santiago Calatrava in his first American commission. Other art museums include the Grohmann Museum, the Haggerty Museum of Art, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, the Charles Allis Art Museum, and the William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design. Museums of science and natural history include the Milwaukee Public Museum, Discovery World, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, and museums of social and cultural history include the Pabst Mansion, the Milwaukee County Historical Society, America's Black Holocaust Museum, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, and the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Is Milwaukee pet friendly?
Yes, Milawaukee is very pet-friendly. It is home to multiple off-leash dog parks, including Granville Dog Park, Estabrook Dog Park, and Havenwoods State Forest, which offers 237 acres of grasslands, woods, and wetlands within the city limits. There are also several parks in town where you can take your pets as long as they are kept on leash, including Veterans Park, Jackson Park, Greenfield Park, Carver Park, and Doyne Park, among others. The largest green space in the vicinity, Kettle Moraine State Forest, is located about an hour southwest of Milwaukee.