Moving to Milwaukee: What Apartment is Right for you
Moving in general can be stressful; finding a perfect apartment home that checks off all your boxes is even harder. The Discover Milwaukee Relocation guide is here to help you find an apartment home and neighborhood for your lifestyle in the Milwaukee area. Let’s take it neighborhood by neighborhood and look at the opportunities right here in Milwaukee.
There’s nothing quite like living in downtown Milwaukee, in the heart of the city. You’re close to all the action and within walking distance to Lake Michigan where there are plenty of events and activities happening in the summer. The apartments here include several popular areas for young people and empty-nesters like: Milwaukee’s East side with cutting edge ethnic restaurants, coffee shops and thrift stores. The Eastside is primarily college students and post-college-age people who enjoy getting out at night. The Historic Third Ward is the epicenter of Milwaukee’s art and fashion district. This active and upscale part of town is home of the Milwaukee Public Market. Fifth Ward/ Walker’s Point has an up-and-coming environment that embraces a modern and urban lifestyle with a diverse demographic.
Apartments downtown that you’ll want to check out:
Belay: 220 N. Commerce Street, Riverwest https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/belay-apartments/
Brady Street and the Upper East Side: The Brady Street neighborhood offers the chance to actively engage in the ongoing revitalization of this popular area. The neighborhood has transformed itself into a model for “New Urbanism” while retaining its bohemian character and ethnic roots. Specialty retailers, chic salons, vintage and thrift stores, coffee shops, pubs, cutting-edge ethnic restaurants, and flourishing nightclubs offer residents a variety of experiences.
Coronet: 1901 N. Prospect Avenue, Lower East Side https://www.newlandmke.com/property/coronet-apartments
London House: 1580 N Farwell Avenue, Upper East Side https://www.newlandmke.com/property/the-london-house
1910 on Water: 1910 N. Water Street, Lower East Side https://www.1910onwater.com
Park Lafayette Towers: 1918 E. Lafayette Place, Upper East Side https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/park-lafayette-towers/
Row House 31: 2650 N. Humboldt Boulevard, Riverwest https://www.newlandmke.com/property/row-house-31
Urbanite: 1840 N. Farwell Avenue, Upper East Side: https://www.newlandmke.com/property/urbanite
Viking: 1717 E. Kane Place, Upper East Side https://www.newlandmke.com/property/the-viking-apartments
East Town: This is where the vitality of downtown and distinctive skyline structures are coupled with the amenities of lakeside living. At the nexus of major community events and natural beauty, a surge in exciting new developments will be enhanced by capstone Lakefront Gateway Project and Park, the newest addition to Milwaukee’s “Grand Necklace of Parks.”
Apartments located in the East Town area include:
City Green: 1100 N Cass Street, East Town: https://www.newlandmke.com/property/city-green-apartments
East Pointe Commons: 1404 N. Van Buren Street, Lower Side https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/east-pointe-commons/
Encore 1623 N. Jackson Street, Park East https://www.newlandmke.com/property/encore
The Franklin: 1110 E. Ogden Avenue, Upper East Side https://www.liveatthefranklin.com
The North End 1551 N. Water Street, Park East https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/the-north-end/
Rhythm 1640 N Water Street, Park East https://www.newlandmke.com/property/rhythm
The Historic Third Ward: Sandwiched between the award-winning Riverwalk and Lakeshore State Park, are the appeals to those seeking an active, upscale lifestyle Easy access to a full spectrum of businesses promotes the perfect work-life balance.
DoMus 441 E Erie Street, Historic Third Ward https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/domus/
Gaslight Lofts 425. E Menomonee Street, Historic Third Ward https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/gaslight-and-corcoran-lofts/
Corcoran Lofts @ Gaslight 444. Corcoran Avenue, Historic Third Ward https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/gaslight-and-corcoran-lofts/
Jefferson Block 143 N Jackson Street, Historic Third Ward http://www.jeffersonblock.com
Mitchell on Water 226 N. Water Street, Historic Third Ward https://www.mitchellonwaterapartments.com
Walkers point/ Fifth Ward/ Bayview: Walker’s Point offers an up-and-coming environment that embraces a modern, urban lifestyle with a diverse demographic that celebrates its vibrant LGBTQ contingent.
Freshwater 1320 S. 1st Street, Walker’s Point/ Fifth Ward https://www.freshwaterapt.com
KinetiK 2160 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Bay View (opening May 2020) https://www.newlandmke.com/property/kinetik
New Land Enterprise Properties: Various Locations https://www.newlandmke.com
Quartet 211 W Mineral Street, Walker’s Point https://www.newlandmke.com/property/quartet
Trio 124 W. Washington Street, Walker’s Point/ Fifth Ward https://www.newlandmke.com/property/trio
Westtown: Defined by its history, significant architectural gems and monuments. Old World Third Street retains its ethnic German flavor and is a popular entertainment area History is re-imagined here, with repurposed buildings providing sustainable, modern, vibrancy. Westtown also introduces a young vibrancy with the new entertainment district, home of new restaurants and bars and the city’s famous Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Boston Lofts 630 Vel R. Phillips Avenue, Westown https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/boston-lofts/
Library Hill 740 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Westownhttps://mandelgroup.com/apartments/library-hill/
Wauwatosa: Located just west of the city of Milwaukee, Wauwatosa is a vibrant, perfectly situated community that is close to shopping, restaurants, cultural attractions, research facilities, business parks and hospitals.
Crescent 10430 W. Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa https://www.kahlerslater.com/expertise/residential/crescent-apartments
Echelon 9810 Echelon Lane, Wauwatosa https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/echelon-apartments-at-innovation-campus/
Enclave 1200 N 62nd Street, Wauwatosa http://www.enclavetosa.com
The Reef 12115 N 62nd Street, Wauwatosa https://www.thereefapt.com
Serafino Square 9991-9999 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa https://www.serafinosquare.com
State Street Station 7400 W. State Street, Wauwatosa http://www.statestreettosa.com
North Shore: Milwaukee’s North Shore stretches from Milwaukee’s East Side north to Ozaukee County. Choose from one of several charming villages situated along the lakefront, including Shorewood, Glendale, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point and Bayside. Or following the Milwaukee River north to the communities of Cedarburg, Grafton and Mequon.
Beaumont Place 401. Beaumont Avenue, Whitefish Bay https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/beaumont-place/
The Chiswick at Dunwood 770 N Port Washington Road, Fox Point https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/the-chiswick-at-dunwood/
LightHorse 4041 N Oakland Avenue, Shorewood https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/lighthorse-4041/
Presidio Square 5401 W Presidio Lane, North Shore https://mandelgroup.com/apartments/presidio-square/
West: Waukesha and Washington counties are among the fastest-growing areas in the region and offer lifestyle options for everyone. These listings include West Allis and West Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, which offers short commute times to downtown Milwaukee. They also include upscale communities of Brookfield, Elm Grove and New Berlin in eastern Waukesha County, as well as Oconomowoc and Pewaukee in wester Waukesha’s Lake Country.
For more information on Milwaukee apartments, view pages 34-46 in the 2020 Discover Milwaukee Relocation Guide