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Best Places To Live In Milwaukee, WI

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  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 598,672
  • I had lived on the East Side of Milwaukee for ten years, until I recently had gotten married and had a child. We now live out in the suburbs. The east side of Milwaukee is one of the safest and cleanest…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score93
  • Mount Mary, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,955
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  • Elm Grove, WI
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,085
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  • Green Moor, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 510
90
  • Grafton, WI
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,563
  • Grafton, WI is a wonderfully slow paced and quiet village to live in that's only about 20 miles from Milwaukee. While Grafton, WI itself is a quiet and slow paced town, finding something to do is not a…[read more]
90
  • Pewaukee village, WI
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,225
90
  • Whitefish Bay, WI
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,088
  • I love raising my family in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin! This place has it all. A suburb of Milwaukee, but it still has a great sense of community. Many call this area quaint, but I call it heaven. It is…[read more]
90
  • Greendale, WI
  • 8.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,303
  • After living in Greendale, WI with my family for just shy of 17 years I can very highly recommend life here. In my opinion it's one of the best areas in the state to live in. If I had one complaint it…[read more]
89
  • College Heights, Milwaukee, WI
  • 8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 886
88
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,118
  • Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a small town that has been my home for over 20 years. I love the neighborly feel, schools, and people. If you love motorcycles, particularly Harley Davidson you will love…[read more]
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  • Sussex, WI
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,716
  • Living in Sussex, Wisconsin has been a great experience for me and my family. We relocated here about five years ago, and even though at first I was somewhat reluctant to move here I have found that I…[read more]
88
  • New Berlin, WI
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 39,807
  • A couple years back I was house hunting around the outskirts of Milwaukee. Some of the houses were located in New Berlin. I must say i loved the area! The community seemed buzzing and electric. People…[read more]
88
  • Cedarburg, WI
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,516
  • I absolutely love living in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, especially in the fall when the trees change into such vibrant and delightful colors! It truly is the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen in my…[read more]
87
  • Wedgewood, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,774
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  • Fernwood, Milwaukee, WI
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,709
87
  • Town Of Lake, Milwaukee, WI
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,450
87
  • Fox Point, WI
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,695
87
  • Hales Corners, WI
  • 9.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,720
87
  • Lake Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 1.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 0
86
  • Waukesha, WI
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 72,016
  • The best part of my vacation to Waukesha, WI was that I found so many things for my entire family to do. This is usually a trying task for a mother of two pre-teens. I always loved visiting little known…[read more]
86
  • Muskego, WI
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,650
  • I lived in Muskego for several years. If I didn't have to move elsewhere due to work, I likely would have stayed there indefinitely. It's a small city that doesn't have a whole lot in terms of…[read more]
86
  • Brookfield, WI
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,991
  • Brookfield is a family-friendly suburb of Milwaukee. We have a lot of places to shop including Brookfield Square Mall or Mayfair Mall that is not that far away. We also have a movie theater, zoo, and a…[read more]
86
  • Mill Valley, Milwaukee, WI
  • 10.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 899
85
  • Shorewood, WI
  • 3.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,300
  • A $15 taxi gets you downtown (15-20 drive, 40 min bus ride). So you are near a great nightlife and lots of restaurants. Everything in Milwaukee County has crazy property taxes ($25-$30 per 1k) which…[read more]
85
  • Richfield, WI
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,483
  • Richfield is nothing less than amazing, it's a very small city that houses only an average of 1,200 residents with a median age of 42. This city does not just offer captivating landmarks and historical…[read more]
85
  • Thiensville, WI
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,184
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  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 47,388
  • I lived in Wauwatosa WI for about 2 years. I honestly loved it so much that I did not want to leave. If I did not have to move for work, I would have probably retired there. It is an all-around great…[read more]
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  • Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee, WI
  • 0.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,052
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  • Franklin, WI
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,155
  • A couple years back i was house hunting in the areas just outside of Milwaukee. I work there and wanted a place out of the city to raise a family but close enough to commute. There was an open house that…[read more]
84
  • River Bend, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,402
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  • Red Oak Heights, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,086
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  • Kops Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,156
84
  • Honey Creek Parkway, Milwaukee, WI
  • 5.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 825
84
  • Fairview, Milwaukee, WI
  • 5.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,930
84
  • Waterford, WI
  • 24.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,344
83
  • Pewaukee, WI
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,979
  • Finding a living space in Wisconsin that is as interesting as living in Pewaukee will be quite difficult for anyone looking. As a resident of Pewaukee for the past 18 years, I can attest to the low crime…[read more]
83
  • Mequon, WI
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,663
  • Mequon is a wonderful place to live. Safe. People are friendly. Not congested. Open air feeling. Outstanding schools. Superior grocery stores. Best quality of life. Easy to drive around. No stress.…[read more]
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  • Granville Woods, Milwaukee, WI
  • 10 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 342
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  • Oak Creek, WI
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,218
  • I love living in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This community of about 35,000 people continues to grow rapidly with each of the 22 distinctly named neighborhoods having its own flair. While most of the…[read more]
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  • Hawthorne Glen, Milwaukee, WI
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 254
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  • White Manor, Milwaukee, WI
  • 5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,536
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  • Rolling Green, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,997
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  • Highwood Estates, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,951
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  • Mitchell Field, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,752
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  • Marquette, Milwaukee, WI
  • 1.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,966
82
  • Bayside, WI
  • 9.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,428
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  • Schlitz Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 0.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 528
82
  • Lannon, WI
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,053
82
  • Germantown, WI
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,927
  • Germantown, Wisconsin is one of Milwaukee's far northwest suburbs. Germantown is a safe community with an excellent police presence that cares about the community and keeps locals informed. The housing…[read more]
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  • Saveland Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,121
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  • Hawley Farms, Milwaukee, WI
  • 5.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,695

Milwaukee, WI: Big City Charm

Milwaukee is nestled on the western shores of the Great Lake Michigan. This moderate sized Midwestern city boast a population over 595,000 people. Although the city may be small in numbers, it makes up for that with its big city charm. Milwaukee continues to enjoy all time high employment and job rates, along with a continued declining unemployment rate. In part, due to the fact that it is home to 7 Fortune 500 companies. Overall cost of living in Milwaukee is well below the U.S. average, making affordability in terms of housing and rental units, very modest. The city has an array of educational opportunities that include over 13 colleges and universities; as well as over 300 public and private elementary and high schools. The Milwaukee County Transit System received the highest honor of being selected as the best public transit system in the country. However, if public transportation is not your thing, you can enjoy the trolleys, streetcars and Bublr Bikes.

Milwaukee is a city full of little neighborhoods that speak to the diverse communities that have embedded themselves within the heart of the city. You can find trendy shops and restaurants in the historic warehouse district, one of the best places in Milwaukee or enjoy the small suburban village of Wauwatosa where you can find grand ole historic buildings, along with upscale boutiques and French pastries.

Now winter in Milwaukee is not for the faint of heart, but bundle up and venture the city. Try cross country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day. After a long cold winter, the “City of Festivals” comes alive and you can enjoy tons of celebrations such as Summerfest, street festivals and tailgating. The sports teams in Milwaukee can satisfy almost any sports enthusiast from Basketball to Roller Derby. Milwaukee has miles of public parks that host beer gardens and live concerts. If you enjoy swimming or a good game of volleyball, the lake shores of Bradford Beach are for you.

Milwaukee has a fabulous array of neighborhoods, locating your dream spot isn’t easy. We can help and give you a jump start with our favorite picks for the best places to live in Milwaukee. To personalize your list of the best places to live in Milwaukee, you can also indicate your search range, population size, housing budget and any other information such as, cost of living, education, employment, that may have significance to you.