Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, with a population of 599,164 and a plethora of opportunities for anyone who calls this city home or is just passing through. Located on the scenic western shores of Lake Michigan, this 96 square mile city is a beautiful urban place to go site seeing and explore life in a quintessential Midwestern city.
Milwaukee is a great place for anyone looking to settle down here, with a median home value of $127,400 and a median monthly rent of $775 — making it a great place to start a life. Its historic origins, from Native American roots to French Catholic settlements, are still evident in its atmosphere today, and a walking tour of its historic districts are a great way to get a full sense of everything Milwaukee has to offer.
The city’s lakefront presence means its weather can be drastically affected by winds blowing off Lake Michigan, creating warm and balmy summers with cold and snowy winters. If you’re visiting in the summer, be sure to experience the city’s sailing, surfing and lakefront festivals. Or if you’re here in the winter, take a break from the cold and visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum or the Milwaukee County Historical Society to learn about the past and present of this great city.