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Milwaukee’s
West Side
dates back to the days of
Kilbourntown, when the city’s movers and shakers – including the
Plankintons, Mitchells, Pabsts and Brumders – built imposing man-
sions on what is now West Wisconsin Avenue.
Story Hill
is the
oldest neighborhood in this area. Located just north of I-94 and
east of Calvary Cemetery, the winding streets of this subdivision
feature the highest concentration of brick, stone and stucco
homes within the city.
North Side
The original home of Milwaukee’s German
population, the North Side is now home to much of the city’s
African-American population. The Northwest Side boasts the
greatest abundance of single-family homes in Milwaukee. Sherman
Park, which is located east of Sherman Boulevard and north of
North Avenue, is known for the beautiful brick and Lannon-stone
homes that sit majestically on wide, quiet streets. Bungalows are
also common in this ethnically diverse neighborhood.
Lindsay Park
is home to the blue-domed
Annunciation Greek Orthodox
Church
, which is located at 92nd and Congress streets and is the
last major project designed by
Frank Lloyd Wright
.
South Side
Settled by Polish and Italian immigrants, the
South Side has a rich, Catholic flavor. It is home to kielbasa and
pierogies, to church festivals and working-class families. It is also
home to
Alverno College
, a nationally acclaimed women’s college;
Serb Hall
, which is known for its Friday night fish fries; and some
of the city’s most beautiful churches.
Bay View
is located on the South Side’s eastern edge, along
the shores of Lake Michigan and south of the
Hoan Bridge
. Started
as a company town in 1868, it remained an independent suburb
for several decades before it was swept up by Milwaukee’s march
southward. To this day, it remains a staunchly independent
community. It also is one of the most desirable places to live with
its mix of bungalows and expansive lakefront homes.
South
Kinnickinnic Avenue
is Bay View’s primary commercial street, but
there are many businesses and specialty shops tucked along the
community’s side streets. In recent years, young professionals have
flocked to Bay View, attracted by its community atmosphere and
proximity to Lake Michigan.
North Shore
Shorewood
Glendale
Whitefish Bay
Fox Point
River Hills
Bayside
Nestled among large stately trees and bordering the shimmering
Lake Michigan coastline are the North Shore suburbs of
Shorewood
,
Glendale
,
Whitefish Bay
,
Fox Point
and
Bayside
.
Here you will find some of the nicest homes in Milwaukee
County. There are the spacious homes of Milwaukee’s founding
business barons along Lake Drive, the secluded multi-acre estates
of
River Hills
and the brick and stucco homes near the
University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
campus. All of these communities are
defined by water. Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point and
Bayside are located on Lake Michigan, while River Hills straddles
the
Milwaukee River
.
The average home prices in these communities range from
$200,000 to more than $2 million for lakefront property. All five
villages feature a mixture of homes – from elegant, turn-of-the-
century mansions to modest, newer homes owned by young
families. Residents can stroll through the quaint shops and
restaurants located in the downtown areas of Shorewood and
Whitefish Bay or relax in the peaceful solitude of Fox Point,
Bayside and River Hills, which have large secluded lots.
MILWAUKEE
city.milwaukee.gov
Schools: Milwaukee Public Schools
0-30 minutes
0-15 miles
$129,900
$28.55
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$35,489
595,787
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
RIVER HILLS
riverhillswi.com
Schools: Glendale-River Hills; Nicolet; Maple Dale-Indian Hill
25 minutes
8 miles
$447,500
$24.80
$175,500
1,581
GLENDALE
glendale-wi.org
Schools: Glendale-River Hills; Nicolet; Maple Dale-Indian Hill
25 minutes
7 miles
$192,000
$26.20
$61,296
12,753
FOX POINT
vil.fox-point.wi.us
Schools: Fox Point-Bayside; Nicolet; Maple Dale-Indian Hill
25 minutes
8 miles
$261,100
$25.65
$107,466
6,690
SHOREWOOD
villageofshorewood.org
Schools: Shorewood
20 minutes
5 miles
$331,000
$27.73
$63,550
13,178
WHITEFISH BAY
wfbvillage.org
Schools: Whitefish Bay
25 minutes
6 miles
$370,000
$22.41
$102,576
14,243
BAYSIDE
bayside-wi.gov
Schools: Fox Point-Bayside; Nicolet; Maple Dale-Indian Hill
25 minutes
10 miles
$275,000
$26.08
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$103,726
4,286
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
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