We’ve got a neighborhood for every type of neighbor. There’s fast-paced urban living and quiet country settings; high rises and ranch homes; tree-lined streets and multi-acre estates; rapidly growing suburbs and historical communities. To get a flavor for Milwaukee's variety of neighborhoods, visit HGTV's, which highlights five popular communities in its special section on Milwaukee.


Fastest Growing Communities (County) Population Change 2000-2006 (% Growth)
Kenosha (Kenosha County) 4,098 (4.54%)
Franklin (Milwaukee County) 3,506 (11.89%)
Oak Creek (Milwaukee County) 3,254 (11.44%)
Waukesha (Waukesha County) 2,925 (4.51%)
Pleasant Prairie (Kenosha County) 2,854 (17.69%)
Wealthiest Communities (County) Median household income (2000 Census)
Chenequa (Waukesha) $163,428
North Bay (Racine) $97,943
Mequon (Ozaukee) $90,733
Bayside (Milwaukee) $88,982
Wind Point (Racine) $88,521
Youngest Communities (County) Median age of residents (2000 Census)
Whitewater (Walworth) 21.9
Milwaukee (Milwaukee) 30.6
Darien (Walworth) 31.4
Delavan (Walworth) 32.6
Eagle (Waukesha) 32.8
Oldest Communities (County) Year incorporated
Milwaukee (Milwaukee) 1846
Racine (Racine) 1848
Kenosha (Kenosha) 1850
Slinger (Washington) 1869
Oconomowoc (Waukesha) 1875


Water Street

Water Street is Milwaukee’s entertainment nerve center, featuring several blocks of popular bars, pubs, eateries and nightclubs located near the Bradley Center sports arena, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, the Theater District and the Milwaukee RiverWalk.