b'MOVE MKE: MILWAUKEE LIVINGIDEAL FOR ALL AGES & STAGESThe Milwaukee Region is an ideal place to start a career, raise a family or enjoy the freedom retirement brings VISIT Milwaukee VISIT Milwaukee/Nick Collura Erin HillsFor Those Starting OutFor Families For RetireesAn energetic, but walkable downtownExcellent schools, a wide variety of safeGiven its cold winters, Milwaukee scores teeming with new apartments,communities and plenty of kid-friendlysurprisingly high as a preferred condominiums and restaurants makesactivities make Milwaukee a wonderfuldestination for retirees. One reason is its Milwaukee a choice destination forplace to raise a family. In addition toaffordable cost of living. Home prices young professionals. The city offershaving one of the nations largest parkwont consume your life savings, dining affordable housing, professional sportssystems, the Milwaukee Region hasout is not expensive, and one can even teams, rich cultural offerings, a vibrantseveral attractions curated with kidstake college classes for free within the music scene (including Summerfest, the(and kids at heart) in mind: Betty BrinnUniversity of Wisconsin system (the worlds largest music festival), andChildrens Museum, Discovery WorldUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee plenty of opportunities to enjoy theScience + Technology Center, Milwaukeecampus, the second-largest in the state, outdoors (including miles of beaches,Public Museum/Daniel M. Soref Nationalis located just north of downtown abundant green space, a riverwalk and aGeographic Dome Theater &Milwaukee). Then, of course, there are lakefront state park within walkingPlanetarium, the Mitchell Park Domes,abundant indoor and outdoor activitiesdistance of the downtown). The citysMilwaukee Art Museum, Boernerthe symphony, theater and opera, as well low unemployment rate, its rapidlyBotanical Gardens, Old World Wisconsinas golf, tennis, miles of hiking trails, and developing technology clusters, and itsand the Milwaukee County Zoo, to namerivers and lakeside beaches to explore. premier colleges and universities make itjust a few. Wisconsin schoolsThe list is endless. And who says you a perfect place to start or grow a career.consistently rank among the bettercant enjoy winter? You may not be up performing institutions in the nation andfor the polar-bear plunge, but how about the area offers a variety of excellentcross-country skiing or snowshoeing?faith-based and private schools as well.Meeting & Getting to Know PeopleOne challenge when moving to a new community is developing friendshipseven in a very friendly city such as Milwaukee. Some good local resources for engaging in our vibrant social scene are meetup.com, milwaukeedowntown.com, socialxmke.com and FUEL Milwaukee (fuelmilwaukee.org), which connects young professionals within the region. Other great ways to meet folks are through local Facebook groups, volunteering (see volunteermatch.org or unitedwaygmwc.org/volunteer), signing up for a charity event or exercise class, joining a gym, visiting a dog park or joining in community events. Public libraries are an excellent resource for information about organizations and events in your community. discovermilwaukee.com 17'