Welcome to Milwaukee!
Welcome to Milwaukee, the magical city along Lake Michigan! Enjoy the local breweries, a diverse culture, sports, various restaurants, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
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Urban Park The Domes
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservancy
Milwaukee is home to the Mitchell Park Domes, 3 distinctly different glass domes that house a tropical setting, a desert oasis, and a floral explosion. These domes will transport you to another world as you enter different temperature zones, levels of humidity, and various types of plants. Your family will learn about trees, plants, cacti, birds, a bearded dragon, and more! The Domes are a must-see in Milwaukee!
- Koi Fish
- Fruit Trees
- Madagascar Collection
- Cactus & Desert Blooms
- Canary Islands Collection
- Steve, The Bearded Dragon
Getting Around Milwaukee
The Hop Streetcar
Bike or Scooter Rental
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Get Out on the Water Lake Michigan
5th Largest Lake in the World
When you visit Milwaukee, you'll want to spend time on Lake Michigan. Out of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan is the third largest by area and second largest by volume. The lake covers over 22,000 square miles.
Lake Michigan boasts many beaches, including Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Haven, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and others. Some beaches are sandy, and some are rocky. Events are featured on beaches throughout the year, and there are sculptures, bluffs, playgrounds, breathtaking views, and more to enjoy when visiting Lake Michigan.
- Boat Tours
- Picnic Areas
- Freshwater Surfing
- 1,400 acres of beaches
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Milwaukee, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Milwaukee offers a great way of life!
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Fun For The Whole FamilyMilwaukee Art Museum
Experience cultural and architectural greatness inside and out!
The Milwaukee Art Museum is an incredible place to visit, and the architectural landmark is a must-see! The beautiful white sculptural Quadracci Pavilion portion of the museum was designed by Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2001. It features a mesmerizing 217-foot moveable sunscreen that folds and unfolds twice daily. Inside there is a vaulted 90-foot glass ceiling reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral, amazing exhibits, a store, and a cafe.
The War Memorial Center was completed in 1957 and was considered one of the finest examples of modern architecture at the time. Eero Saarinen designed the building, and it's shaped like a floating cross. This portion of the museum houses a veterans memorial with a pool and various art collections.
The Cudahy Gardens were designed by Dan Kiley and feature geometric landscape designs, plazas, and fountains. You'll be engrossed by the grid of lawns and perfectly manicured hedgerows dividing them.
So, when you're in Milwaukee, take a walk over the Reiman Bridge, a suspension bridge connecting the museum to the city, and explore art, culture, and architecture at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Zoo Attractions Milwaukee County Zoo
Over 2,200 mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds
The Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place for the whole family to learn, engage, and experience new adventures.
Feel the thrill of a 500-foot tree-top adventure, a 35-foot-high sky glide, zip line, ropes courses, and more.
Get hands-on at the zoo by hopping on a train ride, feeding giraffes, feeding sea lions, enjoying the Penzeys carousel, children's live theater, and more.
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Milwaukee
There are so many activities and sites to see in Milwaukee:
- Theater District
- Pierhead Lighthouse
- Milwaukee County Zoo
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Milwaukee Sculpture Tour
- Harley-Davidson Museum
- Milwaukee Brewers Game
- Bronzeville Cultural & Entertainment District
- Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum
The median price of homes is approximately $126,198 (Jan. 2023)
Milwaukee offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo.
Milwaukee is an affordable place to live, and you can save even more money living just outside of the city.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,003/month
- Median home price: $16,198
- Residential property tax: 2.24%
Milwaukee is nicknamed Cream City (among others)
Milwaukee's nickname Cream City is derived from the creamy yellow bricks made from Wisconsin clay in the 1800s.
Take a trip to Milwaukee between June and September, and you'll enjoy temperatures between 76° to 80° F.
- Elevation: 617 feet
- Land area: 96.82 mi2
- Approx. population: 1,455,000 (2022)
- Median resident age: 31.4 years old
$59,318 is the average household income in Milwaukee
Milwaukee is ranked as one of the manliest cities based on the number of trucks, motorcycles, home improvement stores, and other characteristics.
The most common jobs in the area include registered nurses, customer service reps, and office clerks. Here are some of the most popular jobs:
- Registered Nurse
- Home Health & Personal Care Aides
- Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers
Moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Would you like to live in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Milwaukee, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: energy, power, and control companies. The food and beverage manufacturing industry, water technologies, and finance and insurance companies also employ many professionals in the area.
If you would like to retire to Milwaukee, you'll be glad to find affordable home prices, quality health care, 4 seasons, and more.
Milwaukee's outdoor spaces attract many people to the area. Bike trails, hiking, skiing, and watersports are just a few of the activities enjoyed by locals.
If you're interested in moving to Milwaukee, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even near the water. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses