“After dealing with the frustration of listing our home on our own, it was a tremendous relief to work with the Falk Ruvin Team who got us an offer over our asking price in one day. It was beyond all expectations.”
– Chris & Kristine Beidel, Glendale
Welcome To The Neighborhood
Just 10 miles from downtown Milwaukee on I43, dynamic Glendale is a city that offers its residents a perfect blend of natural beauty, residential charm, and commercial opportunities. The beautiful Milwaukee River flows through the community and it is only 2 miles from the shores of stunning Lake Michigan so you will have easy access to a multitude of water-based activities. In addition to the many recreational amenities including hiking and biking, there are two public golf courses and two county parks.
Children attend the respected Glendale School District and high schoolers the award-winning Nicolet High School which in 2015 was ranked one of the nation’s “Best High Schools” by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Most Challenging Schools by The Washington Post.
Glendale is thriving economically with an influx of businesses including the high-tech industry in addition to its well-established corporations, many of which have headquarters in the city. There are also a multitude of shopping and dining establishments as well as major healthcare facilities.
With its outstanding schools, burgeoning business sector, affordable housing, and ease of commute to Milwaukee, Glendale is an affordable North Shore destination.
What You Will Love
Bayshore Town Center is a pedestrian-friendly, village-style, outdoor mall featuring 125 retailers from big-name to boutiques. It also offers a wide selection of eateries from sit-downs with patios, fast food, and specialty food outlets. You won’t want to head home after you’re done shopping and eating, Bayshore also has the iPic movie theatre, bowling alley, and bars with live music.
For hiking or kayaking along the Milwaukee river, the sprawling 140-acre Kletzsch Park offers lush trails and hidden picnic spots, a waterfall, excellent fishing areas, and a giant hill for sledding in the winter.
Visit an old-school brewery at the local The Sprecher Brewing Co., Inc. which has been brewing beers and gourmet sodas since 1985. Adults will love their Reserve Tastings which pair 10 artisan cheeses with 10 Sprecher beers, while their fresh root beer is a hit for children and grown-up kids alike. Come thirsty!
Local Places We Love
Have you ever had a butter burger? At Solly’s Grille, they don’t butter the bun, they butter the burger – with a spoon. The result is a gooey, delicious mess that you won’t forget and crispy crinkle cut fries come on the side with Solly’s own sassy sauce. Throw in a red cream float and you’re done. They also have amazing breakfasts.
For one of the happiest happy hours in town, head over to Devon’s Seafood where they have 1 buck shuck oysters. This upscale restaurant also features delicious premium seafood, prime steaks, and an extensive wine selection. Be sure to try their crab cakes filled with sweet crab and not filler.
It’s Oktoberfest all year long at the Bavarian Bierhaus. Long European style tables in a giant beer hall with live music and great festive vibe. If you want something more intimate, you can head over to their dining room, where you can enjoy a wide selection of beers brewed on sight and amazing food in huge portions. Head outside for their full-service Beer Garden overlooking Heidelberg Park.
Trader Joe’s is where you want to do your grocery shopping in Glendale whether you want something healthy or not so much, like their addictive peanut butter chocolate cups. Friendly, attentive employees are another reason that Glendale’s Trader Joe’s made our list.
A must for any golf connoisseur, Brown Deer Golf Course is a classically designed 18-hole course that has hosted an annual PGA tour event, USGA national championships, and now hosts an LPGA Symetra tour event. The unique holes are masterfully carved and a river runs through the entire course. The clubhouse, a designated historic building, is a wonderful place to grab some delicious food.
Single family homes dominate Glendale; prices are in the range of $100-400K+.