Relocating to the Milwaukee Region
Wonderfully surprising – that's a term you'll likely use to describe living here. You'll be stunned by our jam-packed summers, amazed at our lakefront festivals, energized by our nightlife, inspired by the performances of our artists, soothed by the waves of Lake Michigan and exhilarated from biking the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine.
The Milwaukee Region blends urban living with Midwest ambiance to create the ideal environment in which to make a living and live your life. Our career opportunities, low commute times, diverse neighborhoods, affordable housing, abundant recreational choices and excellent schools may amaze you at first – but you'll get used to them.
Known as the City of Festivals, Milwaukee hosts its world-famous Summerfest music festival each summer on Milwaukee's lakefront. The 11-day celebration of great music and food attracts more that 800,000 attendees.
Milwaukee's diverse ethnic heritage is celebrated with major ethnic festivals each summer, including Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, African World Festival, Polish Fest, Indian Summer and Bastille Days. Each of these three-day events attract tens of thousands of revelers who come to celebrate the unique music, foods and cultures of the people who call the Milwaukee Region home.
To get a flavor of Milwaukee, visit OnMilwaukee.com, Milwaukee's daily online magazine and city guide that highlights dining, arts and entertainment, movies, music, sports and much more in and around the Metro Milwaukee area through its regular articles, reviews, blogs and other interactive features.
For a deeper look at Milwaukee's urban landscape, urbanmilwaukee.com provides an informative and open dialogue on current issues, events, and people affecting Milwaukee’s most urban neighborhoods, and promotes urbanism within the city of Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE RELOCATION HANDBOOK
View the Milwaukee Relocation Handbook online for detailed information on schools, communities, home prices and more. You can also order a hard copy here.
TAKE A VIDEO TOUR OF MILWAUKEE
Get a look at all that Milwaukee has to offer through Visit Milwaukee's Video Tour. Short videos welcome you to Milwaukee and highlight our neighborhoods, parks and lakefront, active lifestyles, dining, festivals and performing arts.
You can also learn more about Milwaukee and its hotspots, neighborhoods, local lore, beer-making roots and real estate options through videos, a slide show, special features and reviews at HGTV's frontdoor.com.
GETTING AROUND THE REGION
Find your way around the Milwaukee Region with an interactive map of the metro area.
From R&B singer Al Jarreau to actor Gene Wilder and former prime minister of Israel Golda Meier, a long list of Milwaukeeans have made their marks in the arts, entertainment, sports, public service and industry.