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Old 08-06-2006, 01:11 PM
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Oak Creek is nice, and so is Franklin which shares a border with Oak Creek. I lived in Franklin for about 4 years before leaving the state, and what I loved about it was that we lived in a somewhat small and cozy subdivision, but EVERYTHING we could want was minutes away, stores, food, vet for the dogs, everything was within 10 minutes of home! Franklin is supposed to have good schools (I don't have kids, so no firsthand info). There was never a big worry about crime or any problems at the apartment that we lived in for about 2 years. We now live in Florida and really miss our house in Franklin. We lived in a great neighborhood with really nice people and lots of kids running around. To be closer to downtown though, you could look into West Allis, but it has more of a "city" kind of feel, and you have to look into the area where you look, but for the most part, you won't have to do much research because the bad areas are very obvious when you see them. I have a friend that lives on the backside of the Milwaukee County Zoo and just west of the State Fair grounds and really likes it alot. There's always something going on close by but she isn't on a busy street or anything and her kids can play outside without worry. She did send her kids to private schools this year though because, so I don't know how good the public schools are.

No matter what, I would stay either south or west of the city of Milwaukee unless you go way farther north so you're not actually in the city any more. Hope this helps you with some options.
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