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Unread 02-19-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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Default Shorewood... Is it true?!?!?

While researching where to live in Milwaukee, it appears that Shorewood is virtually crime free. Just west of the river there are robberies and shootings listed but cross the river and stay north UWM and there are no crimes shown on the map. The worst thing I could find is a drunk driver injuring someone in a parked car... could this be true? Is it so?
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Unread 02-19-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Walker's Point, Milwaukee
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While researching where to live in Milwaukee, it appears that Shorewood is virtually crime free. Just west of the river there are robberies and shootings listed but cross the river and stay north UWM and there are no crimes shown on the map. The worst thing I could find is a drunk driver injuring someone in a parked car... could this be true? Is it so?
Yes. All of Milwaukee's suburbs are virtually crime free. River Hills the most exclusive village in the state is only a few miles from the worst area of the city and no crime spills over into River Hills. All suburbs have excellent police forces and very noisy neighbors and when you pair the two together you can't get away with much. The east side is like this in a sense, not to much spill over major crime across the bridge.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Probably a lot of "driving while black" then, I would guess. The affluent suburb of St. Louis that I grew up in would routinely stop black people who were driving in the town for no reason other than to find out where they were going and what they were doing.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Walker's Point, Milwaukee
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Probably a lot of "driving while black" then, I would guess. The affluent suburb of St. Louis that I grew up in would routinely stop black people who were driving in the town for no reason other than to find out where they were going and what they were doing.
Probably, kind of like how I get stopped all the time for being white in an all black hood and the cops ask what are you doing in this part of town. My guess is they won't stop a black guy driving a 150k Porsche but if you are driving a 1986 Bonneville with black tinted windows and gold rims and rust all over chances are you will be stopped no matter what color you are.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Thank you for your responses. I am really stressing over my move to Milwaukee because of the research that I've been doing finding areas with a lot of crime right next to areas that seem much safer and I don't trust the data. I just find it hard to believe there is so little spillover. Hard to believe how much difference a few blocks can make. Where I live now there are good areas and bad areas like any other city, but crime gets progressively worse or better over miles, not blocks...
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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Walker's Point, Milwaukee
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Nope that's how it is in Milwaukee. You can also live in a bad area but live on a good block and rarely have problems.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Seven Seven Three
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Most cities in this region are like that... real bad in one spot, then not-so-bad to fine a few blocks down. Milwaukee and Chicago are definitely alike in that sense. $500,000 condos down the block from the projects.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Arizona & Wisconsin
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What you have found is true. As already mentioned, dense population and plentiful natural boundaries combine to make neighborhood shifts take place very quickly in eastern cities. Shorewood only has one point of entry from the west: Capitol Drive. Needless to say, Capitol Drive is patrolled pretty much 24/7. The northern and southern borders are with Whitefish Bay and the Upper East Side (City of Milwaukee), both of which are very nice areas.

The neighborhoods immediately across the Milwaukee River from Shorewood are not bad either. But the neighborhoods do go downhill in a hurry when traveling west.

For other options, you might want to check out the East Side (upper and lower) if you like living near Lake Michigan.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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I am still amazed how there can be such a fine line in crime. I am really giving shorewood a hard look. A lot of the places in my price range are old and small, but that's okay. From what I have read it seems the newer places are poorly constructed and have paper thin walls anyways... what to do what to do...
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Unread 02-20-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Seven Seven Three
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I have to assume that you're from somewhere out west. Obviously, this country was built from east to west... so the farther east you go, the older the buildings get. Many of them are still in very good shape, personally I wouldn't worry about it if the building or house has been kept up.
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