Finding the apartment

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.

Downtown 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

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

London House: 1580 N Farwell Avenue, Upper East Side

1910 on Water: 1910 N. Water Street, Lower East Side

Park Lafayette Towers: 1918 E. Lafayette Place, Upper East Side

Row House 31: 2650 N. Humboldt Boulevard, Riverwest

Urbanite: 1840 N. Farwell Avenue, Upper East Side:

Viking: 1717 E. Kane Place, Upper East Side

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

East Pointe Commons: 1404 N. Van Buren Street, Lower Side

Encore 1623 N. Jackson Street, Park East

The Franklin: 1110 E. Ogden Avenue, Upper East Side

The North End 1551 N. Water Street, Park East

Rhythm 1640 N Water Street, Park East

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

Gaslight Lofts 425. E Menomonee Street, Historic Third Ward

Corcoran Lofts @ Gaslight 444. Corcoran Avenue, Historic Third Ward

Jefferson Block 143 N Jackson Street, Historic Third Ward

Mitchell on Water 226 N. Water Street, Historic Third Ward

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

KinetiK 2160 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Bay View (opening May 2020)

New Land Enterprise Properties: Various Locations

Quartet 211 W Mineral Street, Walker’s Point

Trio 124 W. Washington Street, Walker’s Point/ Fifth Ward


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

Library Hill 740 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Westown


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

Echelon 9810 Echelon Lane, Wauwatosa

Enclave 1200 N 62nd Street, Wauwatosa

The Reef 12115 N 62nd Street, Wauwatosa

Serafino Square 9991-9999 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa

State Street Station 7400 W. State Street, Wauwatosa

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

The Chiswick at Dunwood 770 N Port Washington Road, Fox Point

LightHorse 4041 N Oakland Avenue, Shorewood

Presidio Square 5401 W Presidio Lane, North Shore


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