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Milwaukee, WI

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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.

Milwaukee Apartments


Bay Village Townhomes
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East Brook Village
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Baths: 1

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Garden Pool Apartments
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Woods View Apartments
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Belleview Park
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Maryland Arms
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Key City Stats

The average age of Milwaukee, WI is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.69%
  • 7.56%
  • 7.0%
  • Female
  • 8.9%
  • 7.44%
  • 6.4%
is average rent in Milwaukee, WI
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.87%
  • 9.0%
  • 8.51%
of units are available for rent in Milwaukee
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 5551
  • 1493
  • 20582
Getting Around in Milwaukee, WI

The most common form of transportation is by car, as Milwaukee is ranked the 4th best city in the nation for commuters by Forbes. Milwaukee’s public transit system consists mostly of its city bus system, which operates more than 50 bus routes and covers almost 90% of the surrounding county. However, there is also a strong network of over 65 miles of dedicated bike lanes and trails throughout the city, and an ongoing campaign to add even more bike lanes, bike racks, and bike-to-work events.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Good Transit"
The average commuter time in Milwaukee is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.9%
  • 14.31%
  • 1.9%

Breweries Galore

<p>Milwaukee is perhaps best known as the home of numerous breweries, dating back to its German immigrants in the 1850s. Today, its number of breweries per capita is the 9th highest in the U.S. Miller and Leinenkugel's are two of its largest, but there is a diverse network of smaller craft breweries (such as Big Bay Brewing and Lakefront Brewery). Brewery tours are one of the largest tourist draws in the area, and offer an entertaining way to experience the local neighborhoods. Brew culture is also the inspiration behind the local baseball team, the Milwaukee Brewers.</p>

Milwaukee Art Museum

<p>The Milwaukee Art Museum draws over 350,000 visitors a year and is one of Milwaukee's most recognizable icons. It contains approximately 35,000 works of art from the past 6 centuries, but perhaps the most impressive piece of art is the building itself. Its Quadracci Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, consists of a stunning white wing structure (brise soleil). On days with favorable weather, this 217-foot wing opens above the museum&Otilde;s glass-topped Windhover Hall to allow natural light into the exhibits. It is the only structure of this type and scale in American architecture, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of Milwaukee.</p>


<p>Milwaukee is known as the City of Festivals, with a diverse schedule of festivals and fairs held throughout the year and city. Since 1968, it has presented an annual lakefront fair known as Summerfest (or "The Big Gig"), which today is the world's largest music festival. Over a million concertgoers travel to Milwaukee for Summerfest, and musical acts span over 11 days and 11 stages. Inspired by Munich's Oktoberfest, entry tickets are notoriously reasonable, as all shows are free except for the few openers. It has hosted icons from Led Zeppelin to Kanye West, but also focuses heavily on local acts and vendors.</p>