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Old 06-27-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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We lived a city life for more than 5 years. We now have to move since my hubby got a good opportunity in Milwaukee. We have a 13 month old baby and our first criteria is a very safe neighborhood to live in. We also prefer to live in an apartment than an independent house. Can anyone suggest a nice area? How are the apartments in the lakeshore area? Do they have a nice lake view? Do they have restaurants and are pedestrian friendly? We are looking for a safe area that reminds us of the city life we lived all this while.
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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Lower Eastside or Third Ward
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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Yeah, Third Ward. Maybe the east side/downtown area, don't have the expectation of being within walking distance of stuff such as NY, so it would be wise to have a car.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:17 PM
 
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I'd suggest East Town (between the Third Ward and the East Side) and well I haven't used my car in months, have a great lake view and there's plenty to walk to close by.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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We lived a city life for more than 5 years. We now have to move since my hubby got a good opportunity in Milwaukee. We have a 13 month old baby and our first criteria is a very safe neighborhood to live in. We also prefer to live in an apartment than an independent house. Can anyone suggest a nice area? How are the apartments in the lakeshore area? Do they have a nice lake view? Do they have restaurants and are pedestrian friendly? We are looking for a safe area that reminds us of the city life we lived all this while.
Depending on budget, of course, there are a number of places that you could rent with nice lake views, ranging from the Third Ward north. Anywhere along the lake is basically safe.

There are a huge variety of properties that you could choose from. In the third ward, there are a lot of condominiums and loft style places. Moving north, more apartment style high rise type buildings and more condos. The Third Ward has a lot of riverfront condominiums (and you could find rentals).

If you wanted an older type building there are plenty of those also. Conversely, there are some new properties with all the nice amenities like underground parking, pool, health center, etc. Some might be condominiums but there are plenty of rentals if you look around. In fact, there are some good deals.

If you can afford to take a trip and look around, take your time and once you find a place you think you like, check out the neighborhood around it, walk around, find restaurants and stores, see how it fits you. There will be something for you.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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Milwaukee's city living is more condusive to the single, retired or couple w/o children lifestyle. Unlike NYC or Chicago where you have many families with children living in rental apartments close to downtown areas, most people with children in Milwaukee live in single family homes or townhomes (rent or own) in outlying areas. You will find this well within your budget coming from NYC! Do some research..there are many family friendly areas!
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side, Milwaukee
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Don't listen to Mikki... just because there aren't a large number of people who do it, East Town (aka Juneautown) and the lower East Side, would be great places for families. Inexpensive and diverse places to eat, shop. Great access to parks. Maybe just take a look at the Third Ward and I'd go as far to say Shorewood (but that's probably a lot less urban than you're looking for). Milwaukee is very liveable without a car- I did it for 4 years and loved it. While most of MPS schools would be strongly discouraged, the ones on the East Side might be worth looking into- there are a ton of private and perochial schools as well... or by then you might decide to move to Shorewood or Whitefish Bay for a less dense but still urban neighborhood with great schools.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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I dated a Manhattan native while living in Milwaukee who didn't drive, and it was a tough adjustment for her. You will need a car.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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Milwaukee's city living is more condusive to the single, retired or couple w/o children lifestyle. Unlike NYC or Chicago where you have many families with children living in rental apartments close to downtown areas, most people with children in Milwaukee live in single family homes or townhomes (rent or own) in outlying areas. You will find this well within your budget coming from NYC! Do some research..there are many family friendly areas!
This is true! A friend of mine from Boston had trouble finding three-bedroom apartments in actual apartment buildings. There just aren't that many of them that aren't in houses!
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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LOL the correct answer is nowhere.

You aren't going to find anywhere in the midwest anything like New York. Not even Chicago.
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