Life in Milwaukee
Milwaukee is located in southeastern Wisconsin and is the largest city in Wisconsin. Milwaukee has something for every pediatric resident; you can experience old world charm, diverse cultures, historic neighborhoods, an active music scene, abundant sporting events and it's a great place to raise a family. Milwaukee offers the attractions of a large city and the easy-going and easy-to-navigate nature of a small town.
With it’s low cost-of-living, high concentration of top companies in America and salaries above the national average, Forbes magazine named Milwaukee in its Top 10 “Best Cities for Young Professionals” in July 2008.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world, Milwaukee is home to Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival and many ethnic festivals that take place throughout the summer at the lakefront.
You can always find new and exciting things to do, like cheering on one of the many professional sports teams which include:
Or visit one of our many culture centers to include the Pabst Mansion, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and the Milwaukee Art Museum which includes the first Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States.
If you enjoy the outdoors, Milwaukee’s an ideal place to live and play. From Lake Michigan to the Milwaukee River, there many places to get outdoors within the city including over 140 Milwaukee County parks. In the greater Milwaukee area, some of the best hiking, camping, boating and fishing in the state is less than an hour away. Ski hills and cross country trails are also readily accessible.
Other Milwaukee Facts and Figures
Milwaukee is the 23rd most populous city in the United States
Milwaukee is home to over 600,000 people with approximately 1.7 million people in the surrounding region
General Mitchell International is 10 minutes from downtown and served by multiple large airlines (including Southwest,Midwest, Frontier, AirTran, United, Delta and others). Approximately 90 cities are served nonstop or direct from Mitchell International.
It is located approximately 90 minutes from Chicago, IL and Madison, WI.