“We engaged Katie and the team to find a downtown condo with lake views. They came back to us with an ideal fit. It was a great experience and we truly enjoy our new home.”
– Scot Karp, Milwaukee
Welcome To The Neighborhood
Voted one of the nation’s top 15 emerging downtowns in 2013 by Forbes, downtown Milwaukee offers the best of both worlds. Historical charm combined with a cosmopolitan lifestyle, there is much to discover in this vibrant neighborhood – where everything is in walking distance. From the two-mile Riverwalk along the Milwaukee River in the heart of downtown to the spectacular vista of the shores of Lake Michigan, there are plenty of docks and marinas for the boating enthusiasts and ample green spaces with award-winning park systems and trails for biking and jogging.
A foodie paradise, there are dining opportunities from quaint al fresco cafes, gourmet upscale restaurants, and an eclectic mix of ethnic cuisine to satisfy every craving. For entertainment, you can find a spectrum of activities from a burgeoning theatre scene, world-class museums, art galleries, to a thriving nightlife of live music, pubs, and night clubs. Major sports teams include the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), Milwaukee Brewers (MLB), the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), as well as college teams; sports fanatics will have no shortage of events to fill up their calendar all year long.
Known as the “City of Festivals,” Milwaukee is home to dozens of festivals which span the entire year. Celebrating the brewing industry that put Milwaukee on the map, to music, food, film, cultural heritage, and more – living in downtown Milwaukee has something for everyone, every day of the year.
What You Will Love
A nighttime stroll down the 2-mile Milwaukee Riverwalk lined with some of the city’s best restaurants, al fresco cafes, brewpubs, and waterfront nightlife. Be sure to discover RiverSculpture!, an outdoor art gallery with permanent pieces and temporary installations ranging from small, whimsical pieces to large abstract works.
Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Milwaukee Art Museum contains over 25,000 works of art and is one of the largest museums in the nation. With stunning architecture, gorgeous view of the lake, a diverse and unique art collection, and monthly events, you will want to visit this incredible museum over and over.
Summerfest is known as the “world’s largest music festival”. Started in 1968, it is the city’s biggest festival of the summer and spans 11 days in June and July. Music lovers will enjoy headliners from a variety of music genres as well as hundreds of local and nationally acclaimed musicians. Located on the stunning lakefront at Henry Maiers Festival Park, this event also features rides, comedy acts, food and shopping vendors, fireworks, family-friendly activities, and much more.
Local Places We Love
Built on beautiful Lake Michigan, Discovery World is part science museum, part aquarium. Filled with interactive exhibits, this educational center makes learning fun for kids of all ages with hands-on activities like flying an airplane, petting live sea creatures, a life-size model ship, and much more.
The Marcus Center is the heart of entertainment in Milwaukee. Home to the orchestra, ballet, opera, broadway, and the youth orchestra, this beautiful venue offers great acoustics and not one bad seat in the house.
Sanford is considered one of the finest restaurants in Milwaukee with James Beard award-winning chefs crafting the menu. This cozy spot features outstanding and unique chef tasting menus with locally sourced produce and ingredients embracing the best offerings of each season. The 7 course with wine pairings is truly on par with the exceptional service you will receive.
Want stunning scenery along with your succulent seafood? Bartolotta’s Harbor House right on Lake Michigan offers the best views of the city and a phenomenal menu of the ocean’s best fare. Land lovers don’t despair, their melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon is delectable and their extravagant Sunday Brunch will have you in a glorious food coma for the rest of the day.
For a delicious cup of coffee and fresh baked treats, look no further than Colectivo Lakefront in the historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station. Built in 1888, you will enjoy you java in little nooks and crannies around the old water treatment equipment still in place.
Downtown Milwaukee offers a variety of condos in the range of $200K-$2M+ as well as high and mid-rise apartment complexes.