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contain three of the county’s busiest commercial districts – South
108th Street (Highway 100), South 76th Street and South 27th
Street – as well as some of the most beautiful parkland in the
county.
Whitnall Park
and the
Root River Parkway
, which cut
through southwestern Milwaukee County, offer acres upon acres
of green space for picnicking, bicycling and other types of family
enjoyment. Whitnall is home to
Boerner Botanical Gardens
, which
has more than 40 acres of perennials, annuals, roses, tulips and
ornamental trees;
Wehr Nature Center
hiking trails; and the
Whitnall Park Golf Course
. There is also
The Rock
, a ski hill and
baseball complex at South 76th Street and West Rawson Avenue.
Franklin
is one of the state’s fastest-growing areas. New
residential developments are springing up throughout the
community, primarily near Drexel, Puetz, Loomis and Ryan roads.
Greendale
was created in 1938 as a U.S. Department of
Agriculture experiment in urban planning. One of three “Greenbelt”
communities built by the federal government in the 1930s, it is
modeled after an English garden town. Parks, gardens and open
spaces surround the community. Greendale is also home to
Southridge Mall
, which is the largest regional mall in the
Milwaukee area.
Greenfield
is one of the county’s larger communities
geographically, extending from the Waukesha County line on the
west to South 27th Street on the east. As its name implies,
Greenfield contains many parks and recreational areas. It is also a
vibrant city, with at least seven distinct commercial districts –
Highway 100, 76th Street, Forest Home Avenue, Layton Avenue,
60th Street, Loomis Road and 27th Street.
Hales Corners
, the
smallest of the southwestern suburbs, is a quaint community with
several residential subdivisions and commercial districts along
Highway 100, Janesville Road and Forest Home Avenue near the
Milwaukee-Waukesha county line.
South Shore
Cudahy
Oak Creek
St. Francis
South Milwaukee
While Milwaukee’s North Shore is trendy and affluent, the South
Shore is “down-to-earth” and very proud of it. The South Shore
includes the communities of
Cudahy
,
Oak Creek
,
St. Francis
and
South Milwaukee
.
St. Francis
is home to the Archdiocese of
Milwaukee, which has its headquarters at 3501 S. Lake Drive. The
community’s old-world charm and untapped potential has spawned
several upscale, lakefront condominium projects.
Cudahy
was a
company town that was formed by the Cudahy Packing Company
in 1896. Today it is primarily a quiet, residential community with
quick access to the airport and the interstate.
South Milwaukee
is
one of the more populous South Shore communities, but retains a
small-town flavor with a healthy mix of business and residential
settings. It is also one of the older communities with roots that
date back to the 1830s.
Grant Park
, one of the largest parks in the
Milwaukee County Park System, is along Lake Michigan at the
eastern edge of the community.
Oak Creek
is the largest South Shore community, spanning
almost 29 square miles. Located on Lake Michigan in the
southeastern corner of Milwaukee County, its motto is “Where
City Meets the Country.” It offers more than two dozen distinct
neighborhoods and is also one of the state’s fastest-growing
communities due to its proximity to the airport and the interstate.
ST. FRANCIS
ci.stfrancis.wi.gov
Schools: St. Francis
10 minutes
6 miles
$173,000
$27.33
$45,708
9,475
OAK CREEK
oakcreekwi.org
Schools: Oak Creek-Franklin
10 minutes
10 miles
$249,750
$23.24
$64,570
34,791
SOUTH MILWAUKEE
ci.south-milwaukee.wi.us
Schools: South Milwaukee
10 minutes
8 miles
$130,000
$26.45
$51,499
21,142
CUDAHY
cudahy-wi.gov
Schools: Cudahy
5 minutes
6 miles
$156,000
$28.47
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$46,657
18,250
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
Oak Creek is one of the region’s fastest-growing communities.
GREENFIELD
ci.greenfield.wi.us
Schools: Greenfield; Whitnall; West Allis/West Milwaukee
15 minutes
7 miles
$145,000
$25.91
$50,311
36,473
GREENDALE
greendale.org
Schools: Greendale
15 minutes
9 miles
$206,000
$25.50
$63,480
14,135
HALES CORNERS
halescorners.org
Schools: Whitnall
15 minutes
12 miles
$249,450
$24.55
$59,783
7,670
FRANKLIN
franklinwi.gov
Schools: Franklin; Franklin-Whitnall; Oak Creek-Franklin
15 minutes
10 miles
$239,150
$23.87
MUNICIPALITY
Website
Median Home
Sales Price
Tax Rate
Median Income
Population
$73,122
35,655
Time to Airport
Miles to Downtown
COMMUNITIES
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