Making the move to the northwest side of Milwaukee? Whether you’re a Wisconsin native or relocating from a coastal beach, you’re in for a treat, with its diversity of residents, community groups, businesses, and neighborhood histories.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
The neighborhoods making up the northwest parts of Milwaukee include places like North Granville, Silver Spring, Havenwoods, Park Place, and Menomonee River Hills. Most residents in the area are employed in the private sector, performing administrative, social services, or sales work.
There’s plenty of attractions like museums, arts, markets and galleries for regular enjoyment. The Northwest’s neighborhoods also come with a comparatively low cost of living, so you’ll be able to funnel cost savings into having a lively after-work and weekend life.
It’s Cold Outside
It shouldn’t shock you that Milwaukee can be pretty chilly. The average temperature in winter months can dip as low as 25°F! Fortunately, you’ll have many months of mild summers to balance it out, with summer temperatures rarely exceeding 90°F.
Luckily, if you need to escape to the shore during some of the warm summer months, Lake Michigan is just a quick 20-minute drive to the east.
Warming Up with Sports
Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, is just a short drive away. Once there, you’ll be able to enjoy baseball, concerts, and the annual Arctic Tailgate, where Brewers fans camp outside the Park on the day prior to Opening Day when tickets go on sale.
If baseball isn’t the sport of your choice, there are also a variety of other adult sports teams you can join, even if you’re completely new to sports. The Brown Deer area is also home to the Tripoli Golf Club and the Wisconsin Club’s Country Club.
If you’re more interested in informal sports and recreation, there are plenty of parks throughout the area, like Greenfield Park, Dretzka Park, Brown Deer Park, Washington Park and Currie Park. Beyond being valuable green spaces for the community, they’re great places for congregating, hosting events, and making new friends.
Kids also have plenty of options to be active outdoors. Outside of their schools, preteens and teenagers have the option of using the Milwaukee Public School’s Before and After School Programs, as well as Camps for Kids, where over 100 students between the ages of 8 and 15 spend a week of their summer at a residential camp.
Need somewhere to buy all the gear and equipment you’ll need? Try Burghardt Sporting Goods on W. Capitol Drive or Bait Mart Sportsman Den on W. Villard Ave. Both are good, local sporting goods alternatives to some of the larger franchises located further out of the northwest area.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert
You’ll never go hungry around this part of Milwaukee. With everything from American to Indian cuisine, you’re sure to find a restaurant for your every culinary craving.
To start with, there’s the Allgauer’s Bistro in The Park, found on W Park Place. It’s a comfortable hotel eatery that’s popular on Friday nights and is locally known for their full bar, weekend breakfast buffet, and deep dessert menu.
Then there’s G. Mirch Masala, a quiet, casual Indian-Pakistani restaurant on N 76th Street. In addition to its traditional fare and homemade naan, they have a lunchtime buffet. If you’re looking to go on a Saturday evening, it behooves you to have a reservation ready.
Another area favorite, 76 Steak and Potato, has served the area the best chicken, fish, and steak dinners for over 20 years. With a menu that includes kids meals, sandwich combos, loaded potatoes, family fish dinners, and party wings, 76 is perfect for any and all occasions.
For a relaxed bite in a hip bar with great burgers and craft beers, you can’t go wrong with Point Burger Bar Milwaukee on Good Hope Rd. It’s the only place around where you can build your own burger, starting with one of nine different protein patties, and pair it with one of a dozen alcoholic shake options.
What’s dinner without some quality dessert options? Frozen custard lovers can drive to Kitt’s Frozen Custard Drive-In for custard by the pint, quart, and gallon, as well as malts and shakes. Open until midnight, it’s a great last-stop on an evening date.
Although chiefly a wedding cake destination, Simma’s Bakery has rotating specialty desserts, bars, cupcakes, and morning baked goods that are well worth waking up early to beat to morning rush.
Have some spare time and looking for even more things to do in Milwaukee? Look no further for a variety of activities ranging from family-friendly attractions and historic museums to brewery tours and couples-only spa retreats that are sure to keep you warmed up even in Milwaukee’s coldest winters.
Where to Live
With all those interesting and exciting places to visit, it’s good to come home at the end of the day to a cozy apartment in NW Milwaukee. Two places to consider are Rivercourt Apartments and The Monterey Apartments which have spacious apartments that are fully updated. Give Decker Properties a call at (262) 785-0840 to find out more what these properties have to offer.