Milwaukee Living - Places - Neighborhoods - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Areas of town with a distinct identity or official status as a business improvement district (BID), neighborhood association, or other designation; for others, see neighborhoodlink.com
  • -Neighborhood Link-: searchable directory of neighborhoods and clubs; find local neighborhood, club, and organization information
  • Airport Gardens: north of MKE airport; area north of E Layton, east of S Howell, west of S Brust, and south of S Whitnall
  • Airport Gateway: the area around Mitchell International Airport; Airport Gateway Business Improvement District #40 (AGBID); Airport Gateway Business Association (AGBA)
  • Aves West: Avenues West Association; 90 square blocks; bounded by I-43 on the east, 27th Street on the west, I-94 on the south and Highland Avenue on the north
  • Bay View NA: Bay View Neighborhood Association; resources about the Bay View community; Bay View is south of downtown Milwaukee; Bay View was incorporated as a village in 1879 after rapid growth in the area following the start of the Milwaukee Iron Company; in 1887, Bay Vew was annexed to the city of Milwaukee; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Bay View Social: Bay View Social; resource for building stronger relationships with residents and businesses in Milwaukee's Bay View community
  • Brady St: Brady Street Business Improvement District; Brady street is in the heart of Milwaukee's East Side and runs east and west, connecting the Milwaukee River to a footbridge that goes down to the lakefront; on Brady Street, you'll find houses, apartments, stores, apartments above stores, restaurants, a laundry, a hardware store, grocery stores, a drug store, many people walking, a firehouse, churches, coffee shops--an eclectic mix of all that makes a city neighborhood great, in a humble, non-glitzy, non-shopping-mall kind of way; Brady Street was the center of Milwaukee's hippies during the counterculture days of the 20th century; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Brewer's Hill: Brewers Hill Neighborhood Association; west of the Milwaukee River and up a hill from downtown, Brewer's hill got its name from the beer barons who lived there during the height of Milwaukee's beer industry boom; today, it is a neighborhood being revitalized with new development; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Brewery, The: mixed-use project; at the Pabst Brewing Company Historic District near 10th Street and Juneau Avenue; includes residential, office, and retail
  • Bronzeville: diverse business community; where African-Americans settled after migration from the South in the mid-twentieth century; bordered by State Street to North Avenue and Old World Third/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to 12th Streets
  • Cambridge Woods: Cambridge Woods Neighborhood Association; neighborhood on the east side in the area of the Milwaukee River, Riverside Park, the Oak Leaf Bike Trail, and Shorewood's Spector Field in River Park
  • Cold Spring Pk: Cold Spring Park Neighborhood Association; bounded by Vliet Street to the north, Highland to the south, 27th Street to the east, and 35th Street to the west
  • Concordia: Historic Concordia Neighbors; West of 27th Street to 35th Street, and bordered on the north by Highland Avenue and on the south by Wisconsin Avenue; home to many mansions and larger old homes
  • Downtown: Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District; describes attractions, events, and aspects of downtown Milwaukee; describes public service ambassadors who help visitors with information; in the downtown, you will encounter panhandlers, but please consider giving directly to a charity or social service agency and not support the hustlers who operate in this area disguised as "homeless;" also, be wary of people collecting your name and signature for a variety of causes
  • East Side, The: The East Side Business Improvement District and East Side Association; located north of downtown and south of the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee campus and west of Lake Michigan and east of the Milwaukee river, The East Side encapsulates a mix of activities and neighborhoods
  • East Side, Upper: Upper East Side Business Improvement District; the area along North Oakland Avenue between East Linnwood on the north and East Newberry Blvd. on the south, and along East Locust Street a half-block to each alleyway both east and west of Oakland Ave; formerly known as University Square
  • East Town: East Town Association; East town is the area east of the Milwaukee River, north of Clybourn Street and south of Ogden Avenue; home of Bastille Days, Jazz in the Park, Gallery Night, a farmer's market; home of many office and condo buildings; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Granville: Historic Granville Chamber & Community Association; Granville is an area in northwest Milwaukee; bordered by County Line Road to the north, Mill Road to the south, 124th Street to the west and 68th Street to the east
  • Murray Hill: Neighborhood Association; the neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin bounded by Hartford Avenue to the North, Bradford Avenue to the South, Downer Avenue to the East, and Oakland Avenue to the West
  • NNS: Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service; a project of United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee; reporting on local issues in five Milwaukee communities: Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square, and the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Burnham Park, Silver City and Layton Park
  • Historic 41: Historic Hwy 41 Business Improvement District (BID); located on South 27th Street between Oklahoma and College Avenues
  • Jacobus Pk: Charles Jacobus Park Neighborhood Association; located in the southeast portion of Wauwatosa and the near west side of Milwaukee
  • Layton Blvd W: Layton Boulevard West Neighbors; a community development corporation, whose mission is to stabilize and revitalize the neighborhood through the empowerment of neighborhood leaders
  • Martin Dr: Martin Drive Neighborhood Association; neighborhood west of downtown in the area south of Washington Park along West Vliet St, US 41, and West Martin Drive
  • Menomonee Valley: Menomonee Valley Partners; the Menomonee Valley is the area around the Menomonee river which runs west to east to Lake Michigan in the center of Milwaukee; formerly a largely industrial area, the Monomonee Valley is now home to many new businesses and new developments; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Metcalfe Pk: Metcalfe Park Resident's Association
  • Mitchell St: West Historic Mitchell Street; commerical district; Mitchell Street Business Improvement District (BID) is a 16-block long district; Saint Stanislaus Church; Sun Fair summer festival
  • Old World 3rd: Old World Third Street; shopping and multi-use street extending from Wisconsin Avenue (just north of the Grand Avenue Mall) to Juneau Avenue where it turns into North Dr Martin Luther King Drive, Jr.
  • Park East: in-development area downtown/McKinley Avenue; located near the Milwaukee river, on the north side of downtown, this is land that was formerly the Park East Freeway Spur and is now available for sale and development; consists of: McKinley Avenue District, Lower Water Street District, and Upper Water Street District
  • Riverside Pk: Riverside Park Neighborhood Association; Riverside Park is on the east side of Milwaukee, along the banks of the Milwaukee River
  • Riverwest: Riverwest Neighborhood Association; the area on the western bank of the Milwaukee River north of (roughly) North Avenue; often nicknamed "Milwaukee's Left Bank" or "Bohemian Riverwest" because of its eclectic mix of people, places, and businesses
  • Sherman Pk: Sherman Park Community Organization; a historic and diverse neighborhood in the central area of Milwaukee
  • Silver City: Silver City Main Street; along West National Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 31st Street to Miller Park Way; named for the silver dollars workers from the nearby Menomonee Valley would spend there; puts on Silver City's Asian Festival
  • Story Hill: Story Hill Neighborhood Association; perched on a bluff overlooking Miller Park
  • Third Ward: Historic Third Ward Association; the Third Ward encompasses many art galleries, theaters, restaurants, apartments and condos, media-related businesses, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; the area south of downtown, bordered on the east by Lake Michigan and the Summerfest grounds and on the west by the Milwaukee River; see photo album page available photo album page
  • Uptown Crossing: Uptown Crossing Business Improvement District; North Avenue from 60th Street to 45th Street
  • Washington Heights: Washington Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Washington Pk: Washington Park Neighborhood; east and north of Washington Park in central Milwaukee
  • West Town: Westown Association Business Improvement District; the area west of the Milwaukee river downtown; encompasses many businesses, parking, a farmer's market, Marquette Park, Old World Third Street, the Milwaukee Public Library Central branch, and the Wisconsin Center District
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