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Old 01-13-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Hello everyone. I'm a 37 year old migrant medical professional and I would be moving to Milwaukee to start work in a south side hospital in a few months. I am married and I have 2 children aged 10 and 5. I am looking to rent initially. My priorities are safety, good public schools, vibrant neighborhood, newer houses and closeness to amenities. I would prefer a suburban setting. I would appreciate if you could point me in the right direction. Thank you!

Mike.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Based on where you are working I think you would find the suburb of Greendale very appealing. For housing that is newer you might want to look at the community of Franklin.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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Which hospital (if you don't mind saying)? The one that comes to my mind when you say south side hospital is St. Lukes. If that's the case, I'd look at Greenfield or Greendale. Very close to amenities and decent schools. Franklin is also fine, but property taxes can be a killer there. If you're a little further west (say working at West Allis Memorial) I'd look at Brookfield or New Berlin.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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Try Greendale. It's charming, clean, safe, close to everything, has excellent schools and there is some newer housing stock. Franklin is another option- a bit more cookie-cutter and spread out, but still nice. Which hospital are you working at?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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Wauwatosa Is a good burb. Close enough to the city center for cultural activities yet distant enough for peace and quiet. A lot of the medical centers are very near as well.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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Sorry for late reply brian571. I've been away for a while. Its St. Francis. And thanks everyone for all the responses so far.

Mike.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I also vote for Greendale then Wauwatosa it's an easy commute. I am a big fan of Greendale, I think it's one of Milwaukee's most underrated suburbs. nice little downtown and nice array of housing styles, the city has a great feel to it.

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:55 PM
 
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Sorry for late reply brian571. I've been away for a while. Its St. Francis. And thanks everyone for all the responses so far.

Mike.
I'd vote for Greendale as well, then Franklin. Good luck and congrats on the new job!
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Hi Mike,
Most medical professionals working on the south side actually live either in brookfield which is 20-25 minutes and I know a a few who live in Mequon which is 30-35 min north. Brookfield is a great place to call home.. nice schools, vibrant suburban life, affordable homes with low property taxes. Lots for the family to see and do. We are migrant medical professionals as well, I work on the south side too and have found a lot of joy in brookfield living. please feel free to repost if you need any other pointers.
Amy
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Hi Mike,

I agree that Greendale or Franklin would be good options. Muskego, Oak Creak, Greenfield, or Hales Corners round out other metro-south communities.

Greendale housing stock tends to be older but more varied compared to Franklin's cookie-cutter development. Greendale has a more close knit community feel with excellent schools, incredible parks, botanical gardens and recreation, and a beautiful main-street with a library, school, city hall, restaurants. Greendale also has prime shopping nearby with the recently upgraded Southridge Mall and 76th St. commercial corridor. Housing options may be limited as Greendale is a small community (about 15,000). Franklin will have more housing options but will put you a little further from amenities and won't give you the same close-knit community experience as Greendale.
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