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Milwaukee Neighborhood Living

Milwaukee is a city of STRONG neighborhoods and we want to share them with you!

View the map below to locate your neighborhood and your aldermanic district. Learn more about joining our city's local neighborhood associations and groups. Get involved, meet your neighbors, and find something new worth exploring.

There's always something exciting happening in Milwaukee's neighborhoods!

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These boundaries were defined to create mutually exclusive neighborhood districts for the entire city. They do not necessarily represent neighborhood association boundaries.






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Downtown Neighbors Association

The Downtown Neighbors Association of Milwaukee, Inc. (DNA MKE) is a membership organization. There is no cost to join and downtown residents and business representatives in the three major districts – East Town, Westown, and the Historic Third Ward – are eligible to be members. Its mission is to promote pride and participation in the downtown Milwaukee community with the goal of maintaining the stability of downtown business and residential communities and improving resident and business relations.



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East Town Association

The East Town Association was established in the early 1960’s by a group of East Town merchants looking to spur the growth of the business community in downtown Milwaukee. Officially incorporated in 1983, the Association has made great strides toward improving the health of the business community and creating a vital neighborhood for both corporations, retailers, restaurants, and service providers. Today over 200 businesses and 100 individuals, who are members of East Town Association, believe in the economic growth and vitality of downtown Milwaukee.

The mission of East Town Association, Inc. is to use its events and programs to cultivate a vibrant community experience, enhancing the neighborhood image and appeal and preserving and celebrating our rich heritage. The geographic boundaries of the East Town community include the area of downtown Milwaukee east of the river from Clybourn Street on the south and Ogden Avenue on the north, extending to Lake Michigan on the East. East Town Association is committed to making East Town a great place to live, work and play.



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Historic Third Ward Association

The Historic Third Ward Association (HTWA), a private non-profit, financed through a combination of the BID, City and membership support. Created in 1976, the Association's goal is promote the economic interests of the Ward.



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Westown Association 

Nestled between the Milwaukee River and Interstate 43 and McKinley Avenue and St. Paul Avenue, you will find the bustling neighborhood of Westown.  Westown boasts many attractions including Historic Old World Third Street, The Brewery, the Milwaukee Riverwalk, professional sporting events, major cultural institutions and more.  You will surely find no shortage of shopping, dining or hotels.  Come check out the neighborhood that we are so proud of—we are sure you will return!

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Brady Street Area Association

The Brady Street Area Association (BSAA) was formed in 1988. It is comprised of area neighbors and merchants who were interested in the development of this unique street. The group is dedicated to sustaining the Brady Street Area neighborhood for the local residents and businesses. All members are encouraged to participate to make the Brady Street Area one of the best neighborhoods in the city!



Cambridge Woods Neighborhood Association   

Nestled up against the east bank of the Milwaukee River, The Woods are part of the larger Greenway project that extends from North Ave. into the northern suburbs. You will find a diverse neighborhood of long time residents, families, university students and young professionals.  


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East Bank Neighborhood Association 

The East Bank Neighborhood Association (EBNA) neighborhood boundaries are E. North Avenue from the Milwaukee River to Farwell Avenue and as far south as E. Royall Pl. EBNA holds general meetings quarterly. The EBNA Board meets in between. The organization exists to empower, educate, and advocate for the Milwaukee East Bank Neighborhood.


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Greenwich Village Neighborhood Association

The Greenwich Village Neighborhood Association represents the diverse Greenwich Village Neighborhood on the East Side of Milwaukee, two miles north of downtown and one mile south of the UWM.

In Greenwich Village you'll find a mix of single-family homes, duplexes, town-homes, condominiums and apartments, which are home to young professionals, students, families, and seniors.



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Historic Brewer's Hill Association

The Historic Brewers Hill Association (HBHA) is a neighborhood association for people who are dedicated to the excitement of diverse, urban living in a historic neighborhood near downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

HBHA was founded in 1981 as a voluntary neighborhood group and is comprised of property owners and renters a like, governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by active membership. HBHA operates as a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization and focuses on neighborhood development & relations, community beautification, and a variety of social engagement activities for every age.



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Historic Water Tower Neighborhood

Historic Water Tower Neighborhood is a residential neighborhood association on Milwaukee’s historic East Side n an area bounded approximately by E. Edgewood Avenue, N. Downer Avenue, E. Lafayette Place and Lake Michigan. Historic Water Tower Neighborhood was founded in 1973 (originally under the name Water Tower Landmark Trust) to promote “the preservation and enhancement of the unique residential character of the neighborhood.” We are one of the city’s oldest existing neighborhood organizations. We work to support historic preservation and neighborhood improvement in our area. And we serve as a vehicle for neighbors to meet and address issues of mutual interest and importance.

Our neighborhood includes the largest group of historic homes in Wisconsin. More than 1,000 of our homes and condos are over 75 years old, including more than 580 that are over 100 years old. The majority of homes in our area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our neighborhood has been rated as one of the most walkable in Milwaukee. While mainly residential, our area includes the renowned and historic Downer Avenue retail district, which includes a bookstore, coffee shop, movie theater, grocery story, four restaurants and other businesses. The Historic Water Tower District also includes or borders the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Lake Park, the North Point Lighthouse, Bradford Beach, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and the East North Avenue retail district.


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Murray Hill Neighborhood Association

Anyone who lives, has a business, or owns property within the Murray Hill Neighborhood boundaries is eligible for membership in MHNA. The Murray Hill Neighborhood boundaries are Hartford Avenue to the North, Bradford Avenue to the South, Downer Avenue to the East, Oakland Avenue to the West.

Murray Hill has all the elements necessary for a superior quality of life – great neighbors from all diverse back grounds, architecturally distinctive homes and businesses, along with desirable rental apartments and duplexes. Murray Hill is highly rated as a walkable community full of vibrant businesses with a comfortable variety of retail options to meet ones everyday needs. There are restaurants that range from ethnic and gourmet to fast food and everything in between.


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Riverwest Neighborhood Association 

The Riverwest Neighborhood Association's mission is to empower, educate, and advocate for the residents of the Riverwest neighborhood. The Riverwest Neighborhood Association Board Facebook page is the Official Board Page of the Riverwest Neighborhood Association.



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Riverworks Development Corporation

Riverworks Development Corporation serves as a catalyst for redevelopment, striving to positively impact area businesses and neighborhood residents. The diverse range of programs we manage together with key partnerships we have established allow us to take a comprehensive approach in our efforts to increase community prosperity in our target areas which include the residential neighborhoods of Harambee and Riverwest in addition to the Riverworks Business Improvement District.


  West Side

Cold Spring Park

Cold Spring Park Neighborhood is bounded by Vliet Street to the north, Highland to the south, 27th Street to the east, and 35th Street to the west. It encompasses the McKinley Blvd. area designated as the Cold Spring Park Historic District. Cold Spring Park is proudly home to residents of mixed ages, ethnicity, religion, family size and orientation, and social-economic backgrounds. To the south, Juneau Avenue is a mix of similarly beautifully constructed single and multi family homes in a mix of styles and designs. The connecting side streets are smaller homes of distinctive quality, with natural wood work, built in cabinets, and large yards.



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Historic Concordia Neighbors, Inc.

The neighborhood took its name from Concordia College (1881). The Pabsts, Usingers, and Pritzlaffs were among those who had Highland Boulevard mansions. The Victorian style homes stand today with the help of the Historic Preservation movement in the 1970s and passionate residents who formed the Historic Concordia Neighborhoods Inc. in the 1980s. The neighborhood boasts representation from almost every Milwaukee ethnic group.



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Martin Drive

The Martin Drive Neighborhood is a small, safe and affordable neighborhood on the westside of Milwaukee, fortuitously located between beautiful Washington Park to the north and historic Miller Valley to the south. Due to its tucked away location, the Martin Drive Neighborhood is quiet and surprisingly free of traffic. Additionally, two large parks, a public pool, the Washington Park Library, cafes, restaurants and a number of unique shops are all within walking distance.

Homeowner Incentives: Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN) - offers partially forgivable low-interest loans




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Menomonee River Valley

Once Wisconsin’s most visible eyesore with hundreds of acres of vacant buildings and abandoned land, the Valley has been transformed, becoming a national model in economic development and environmental sustainability.

Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. (MVP) is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since it was founded in 1999, MVP has served as the lead agency in the redevelopment of Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley.

MVP plays a key role in the public-private collaboration to redevelop a revitalized and sustainable Menomonee River Valley for the benefit of the entire community. The organization serves as a convener and coordinator by engaging stakeholders, articulating a vision, leveraging funding, and aligning partners to accomplish shared goals.




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Merrill Park Neighborhood Association

The neighborhood’s first residents were mostly Irish families, but eventually became home to many African Americans, Latinos, Italians, Croatians and Slovenians. Merrill Park could have cleaved along ethnic lines if it were not for institutions like St. Rose Parish. The Church was built in 1888 on 30th and Michigan Streets and regularly brought the community together through religious, social, athletic, political, and educational events. The Church stands as the main landmark in the neighborhood today.

Merrill Park Neighborhood Association membership requires residents and businesses to be within N 35th St. to N 27th St. and Wisconsin Ave. to Park Hill Ave.

The Association is built on the premise that the residents themselves can best identify and report problems to their neighborhood organization. It is the organization that has the ability and resources to act on behalf of the residents. MPNA is dedicated to: Representing area population and taking action quickly and effectively on their behalf. Developing a positive community environment and creating neighborhood pride for residents and businesses. Defining, aiding and maintaining quality of housing and living standards for the neighborhood and addressing public safety concerns through the creation of programs and projects that bring residents and City Officials together to work out solutions.



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Near West Side Partners

The Near West Side, as defined by the City of Milwaukee, is bound by 1-43 (east), HWY 41 (west), Vliet Street and Highland Blvd. (north), I-94 (south).  It is a neighborhood of neighborhoods where the assets are plentiful and distinct. High-performing schools, hardworking business & healthcare institutions, generous non-profits, delicious restaurants and fun entertainment opportunities are here and available in the Near West Side. Not only is the area commercial, but it is residential, with each neighborhood holding its own rich, historic memories.

Neighborhoods include: Avenues West, Concordia, Cold Spring Park, Martin Drive, Merrill Park, Miller Valley and The Valley/Piggsville



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Washington Heights Neighborhood

Washington Heights, a neighborhood that advertises itself as, “In the City — Out of the Ordinary!” lies along Milwaukee’s western border and is onloy minutes from downtown and close urbanb amenities. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, architect of New York City’s Central Park, Boston’s ‘Emerald Necklace’ park system, and Lake Park on Milwaukee’s east side, Washington Park opened in 1892.



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Washington Park Partners 

Washington Park Partners (WPP) is a growing collaboration of residents, businesses, and agencies. As a concept to initiate community discussions surrounding neighborhood economic development opportunities, and the concern about quality housing options, WPP was introduced about 15 years ago by the Milwaukee chapter of a national community redevelopment agency, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

Located on the City of Milwaukee’s West Side in the 53208 zip code, the WPP boundaries are North 31st Street to WI-175 and West Meinecke Avenue to West McKinely Boulevard. While this collaboration predominantly services the redevelopments within the Washington Park and Historic Walnut Hill Neighborhoods, there is inclusion of residents and partners or some geographic portions of the Martin Drive; Metcalfe Park; Uptown Crossings; Washington Heights; and Sherman Park Neighborhoods.


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Amani Neighborhood / Park West

Park West (also known as Amani) is a neighborhood full of involved neighbors. The neighborhood offers a mix of early 20th century bungalows and older duplexes with approximate boundaries N- Keefe Ave St; S- W North Ave; E- N. 19th St; W- N 27th St. Neighbors in the area are very involved with the Amani United Group which is built of a diverse group of residents determined to move forward toward a healthy and sustainable community. The neighborhood is also  deeply invested and impacted by the work of the Domincan Center


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Capitol Heights

Capitol Heights is one of Milwaukee’s newly organized Healthy Neighborhoods. The neighborhood is distinct in its location, being in the heart of Milwaukee’s northwest side boarded by businesses and schools. Capitol Heights offers beautiful ranch, cape cod, and bungalow styled homes built around the 1940s and 50s. The area consists of well maintained, primarily owner occupied homes. Capitol Heights is within minutes from the Downtown area, Bayshore, and Mayfair Malls.



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Enderis Park

The Enderis Park community, bounded by Lisbon Avenue on the north, Center Street on the south, 76th Street on the west and 60th Street on the east, represents 1500 diverse households, including single family homes, duplexes and several apartment complexes. The beautiful mostly brick Tudors, English cottage and Cape Cod homes were constructed from the 1930's and 1940's, with a few homes being built in 1950. Originally called "Gale Crest Park" subdivision, the area was established in the late 1920's and was designed to be green, with "artistic, park-type design," "beautiful" boulevards, circular drives, large lots, wide streets, and "park resting grounds." The Enderis Playfield was built by WPA in the 1930's and represents the cultural heart of the neighborhood for concerts, picnics, and other activities such as Easter Egg hunt, July 4th celebration, Mulchfest, and plant sales.


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5 Points Neighborhood Association

A Milwaukee nonprofit neighborhood association formed to improve the quality of the lives of the individuals who reside in, between, and adjacent to the 5 points area whose major streets include Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Port Washington, Keefe to Holton St., Atkinson, 7th, north to Hampton, south to North Avenue, and West to 25th/Teutonia.


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Friends of Lincoln Park

The mission is to bring neighbors and neighborhoods together to celebrate Lincoln Park. Visit and like the Friends of Lincoln Park on Facebook to get the latest information about events in Lincoln Park. Become a member and subscribe to the e-newsletter at our website.


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Havenwoods is a vibrant, diverse community located on the northwest side of Milwaukee that community offers the vitality and convenience of urban living in an area accented with natural greenery. Havenwoods is an excellent choice for homebuyers, especially those looking for a reasonably-priced home. The area offers many attractive, affordable single-family homes, bungalows and duplexes. Amenities in the neighborhood and throughout Milwaukee are just minutes away via public transportation and the proximity of I-43 and I-45.



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Johnson's Park Neighborhood Association, Inc. (Triangle)

JPNA serves the neighborhood just south of Johnsons Park, which extends from 16th to 20th Streets and Walnut Street to Fond du Lac Avenue. JPNA is a volunteer neighborhood association whose mission is to implement and promote programs and services that improve residents’ quality of life through fostering neighborhood involvement, community building, and economic and social stability.

The residents organized and established a collective vision for the area. We believe in creating and promoting a safe and friendly neighborhood. We will be proactive in improving the quality of life for all residents.



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Sherman Park

Sherman Park Neighborhood is situated between North Ave. and Capitol Dr. from 30th to 60th Steets on Milwaukee's northwest side. Sherman Park Today, a community newspaper widely read by neighborhood residents features news and updates from the area.


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Uptown Crossing

Uptown Crossing Neighborhood Association (UCNA) is a newer neighborhood association within the larger Sherman Park Community Association. The current border runs from Sherman Boulevard to N. 60th St. and North Ave. to Center St. Uptown Crossing Neighborhood Association, Inc. will promote and celebrate our safe and diverse neighborhood by maintaining, improving and keeping the integrity of our homes, businesses, and public areas intact. We will actively seek resources by cultivating positive relationships with our community and the City of Milwaukee.


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Airport Gardens Neighborhood Association

The purpose of the organization is to promote the welfare and safety of its members; preserve stability and property values of our neighborhoods; to build, maintain, and promote an attractive appearance in our area; to patronize, promote, and encourage appropriate businesses within our location; to create and foster closer communication with City and County governments in matters related to, but not limited to, property, events, and concerns of our neighbors; and to promote long-term economic growth in the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County through sustainable development in our community with particular emphasis on our neighborhoods.

The boundaries of AGNA are: the area bounded on the north by East Howard Avenue beginning at South Howell Avenue eastward to the intersection of South Whitnall Avenue, then proceeding southeast on Whitnall Avenue to the intersection of South Brust Avenue, then south on South Brust Avenue to East Layton Avenue, then westward on East Layton Avenue to the intersection of South Howell Avenue, then north on South Howell Avenue back to East Howard Avenue. Excluded in these boundaries is property owned by Milwaukee County.



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Bay View Neighborhood Association

The Bay View Neighborhood Association exists to maximize the quality of life for individuals and families, and to promote economic development in Bay View through activities that facilitate an attractive, safe and diverse neighborhood.

The Bay View Neighborhood Association was created in 2004 by a group of residents passionate about Bay View. Using a traditional grassroots approach, they sent a call out to all Bay Viewers to form a neighborhood association and give a voice to the residents of Bay View. True to form, Bay View residents responded, got organized, and formalized the Bay View Neighborhood Association (BVNA). 



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Clarke Square

Clarke Square is a neighborhood of many riches. Above all, the people of Clarke Square fill the neighborhood with their talents, ambitions, and values. One of the most diverse communities in Milwaukee, it is home to Journey House, a community-based organization that helps move families out of poverty. The community boasts the Milwaukee County Mitchell Park Conservatory where visitors can enter the world's only beehive-shaped glass domes. César E. Chávez Drive, a commercial strip that forms the neighborhood's eastern border, draws Milwaukee's Latino community and others to shop, eat authentic Mexican food, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. 



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The Garden District Neighborhood Association

A council of affiliated neighborhood associations in the 13th Aldermanic District

The Garden District Neighborhood Association (GDNA) is an ‘all-volunteer’ organization dedicated to serving and improving the quality of life for those who live in the 13th Aldermanic District of the City of Milwaukee. Our main objective is to enhance the quality of life for residents and neighbors through community beautification and sustainable landscape design.

In partnership with the Gateway to Milwaukee Business Improvement District, the University of Wisconsin Extension, Marquette University, the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Energy Exchange, Inc., and other nonprofit organizations, GDNA volunteers have embarked on several ambitious neighborhood projects that limit stormwater discharge into our creeks and replenish groundwater. The most heralded of these is the establishment of the three-mile-long ‘6th street Green Corridor’ where bioswales with native plantings have been constructed to capture thousands of gallons of stormwater that would otherwise end up in the Wilson Park Creek, a tributary of the Kinnickinnic River.

Other notable projects include our annual landscape design awards for residents and businesses in the Garden District; the creation of an active community garden where neighbors rent plots to grow vegetables; and this year’s ‘soft-opening’ of a 66-space Farmer’s Market to provide fresh, locally grown produce to our neighbors and our yearly Garden District Days Festival.



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VIA CDC - VIA Community Development Corporation

VIA Community Development Corporation (VIA or VIA CDC) is the neighborhood organization representing Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park and founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis in 1995. The VIA neighborhoods are conveniently located between Miller Park (home of the Brewers), the Mitchell Park Domes, and is also a short distance from the freeway and only a 7 minute drive to downtown. With the Menomonee Valley right in our backyard, neighbors can easily walk to a Brewers game, enjoy a bike ride on the Hank Aaron State Trail, fish the Menomonee River, and the newest location of the Urban Ecology Center, which provides countless outdoor and environmental education activities for children and adults alike.


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Lincoln Village

Lincoln Village is centered on Lincoln Avenue, from South 5th Street to the east, to South 20th Street to the west. The neighborhood was founded by Milwaukee's Polish community in the late 19th Century. Today, the main street in Lincoln Village is full of specialty Mexican and Polish shops, one of the oldest florist businesses in Milwaukee, the largest bicycle shop in Milwaukee and the independent Milwaukee Bicycle Company brand, a recording studio, and dining establishments with cuisine from Serbia, El Salvador, and Mexico.

The magnificent dome of St. Josaphat Basilica rises as a crown jewel of Milwaukee's south side. One of the south side of Milwaukee's largest 33.6-acre public parks, Kosciuszko Park, is located in the Lincoln Village neighborhood.


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Walkers Point Association

WPA serves as a voice for all stakeholders and influences development that honors its history and that aligns current reality with the envisioned spirit of Walker’s Point. The priorities for green and sustainable development include craft industries, fresh water industry, mixed housing and safety initiatives that support the economic and social diversity of the neighborhood. WPA also serves as a resource and information hub for ALL stakeholders.



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Walker Square

The Walker Square Neighborhood is part of the much larger Walker’s Point area of Milwaukee. The boundaries are Greenfield Avenue to the south, the canal or Pierce/Bruce/Virginia Streets to the north, 6th Street to the east and 16th Street to the west. The center of the neighborhood is Walker Square Park, one of the first three public parks in the city of Milwaukee. Donated by Col. George Walker to the city in 1836, the park is now home to a summer Farmer’s Market, wading pool and playground and offers 2+ acres of greenspace to play and relax in. The Walker Square Neighborhood Association meets monthly to support community issues impacting residents, business owners, landlords and tenants.

As Walker’s Point becomes the next hot neighborhood with the addition of the Iron Horse Hotel, the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, the Global Water Center, MKE Brewing Company, Great Lakes Distillery and a growing selection of bars, restaurants and coffee shops, Walker Square is primed for growth as an affordable residential neighborhood. Below-average housing prices, quick highway access, good public transportation and a short walk or bike ride to Downtown, Bayview, and even Miller Park combine to make the Walker Square Neighborhood a great place to relocate to.


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