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Old 11-30-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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Milwaukee...I grew up there, and it's always amazed me how nobody outside of the Midwest seems to know a thing about it. It's a decently sized city (2 million in the metro area), but it's in the shadow of Chicago, due to proximity no doubt. What have you heard about it? What are your thoughts of it? For those of you who have visited, would you recommend it to others?
I live outside of the Midwest and I know about Milwaukee. Then again, my father is from Milwaukee. I have only been up there for visits. I haven't resided there.

When I was younger, tightknit neighborhoods, beer, ice cream, and Happy Days(the tv show) often came to mind.

When I read about Milwaukee, it contrasts with all of that.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:57 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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I live outside of the Midwest and I know about Milwaukee. Then again, my father is from Milwaukee. I have only been up there for visits. I haven't resided there.

When I was younger, tightknit neighborhoods, beer, ice cream, and Happy Days(the tv show) often came to mind.

When I read about Milwaukee, it contrasts with all of that.
Except that the beer is still around. haha
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL USA
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Default What comes to mind when you think of Milwaukee?

The Safe House! Is that place still there?

I've been to Milwaukee a number of times and liked it. Although a big city, it still has a "small town" feel to it in some aspects. In size and scale it reminds me a lot of my native Cleveland. I felt very comfortable there.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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What?
Phrase I heard endlessly from my mother and a few other non-Jewish people in the neighborhood when referring to the Jewish people who lived near us in Milwaukee...."kosher Jews."
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Someone posted an article from the LA Times recently about Milwaukee. I'll find the link later. Some writer came out here for the opening of the Harley Museum last summer. He ended up writing an entire article on everything BUT that. He mentioned how it's a lot more cosmopolitan than he would have ever thought.

I've really come to like the city. If it had a light rail or subway and warmer weather, it would be much better though. The east side of Milwaukee is always extremely busy. This is where most bars and clubs are in what was recently awarded the title, "America's Drunkest City".
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Milwaukee's Best... ew!
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Someone posted an article from the LA Times recently about Milwaukee. I'll find the link later. Some writer came out here for the opening of the Harley Museum last summer. He ended up writing an entire article on everything BUT that. He mentioned how it's a lot more cosmopolitan than he would have ever thought.

I've really come to like the city. If it had a light rail or subway and warmer weather, it would be much better though. The east side of Milwaukee is always extremely busy. This is where most bars and clubs are in what was recently awarded the title, "America's Drunkest City".

I also read that, I remember the editor comparing it to Seattle, I think. Any ways they were impressed with the place.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Da BEAST....... Milwakee's best that is!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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I also read that, I remember the editor comparing it to Seattle, I think. Any ways they were impressed with the place.
I remember the article you're referring to, and I believe it was written by Susan Carpenter of the LA Times. I don't know if the article is still available, but she was very much impressed with how cosmopolitan Milwaukee was.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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I know I just posted, but I forgot to say that the Calatrava Art Museum is stunning. Not only is the structure on the shore of Lake Michigan stunning, the art collection is as well. The lake shore and the very beautiful east side of Milwaukee is what I think of when Milwaukee comes to mind. Someone should post some pics.
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