Here & There – Milwaukee, WI
Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has a population of 595,070 and ranks 2nd largest in the Midwest, right behind Chicago.
Once known almost exclusively as a brewing and manufacturing powerhouse, Milwaukee has taken steps in recent years to reshape its image with numerous construction projects. In the past decade, major new additions to the city have included the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Midwest Airlines Center, Miller Park, internationally renowned additions to the Milwaukee Art Museum and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the Milwaukee Auditorium. In addition, new skyscrapers, condos, lofts and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks.
Along with cultural development and urban living, a skyrocketing crime rate of 684.3 continues to be the major focus for city officials.
Service and managerial jobs are the fastest-growing segments of the Milwaukee economy and health care alone makes up 27% of the total workforce. The city is also home to the corporate headquarters for Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Johnson Controls.
Vital Statistics Decatur, IL Milwaukee, WI
Population: 71,435 595,070
Median HH Income: $38,124 $38,097
Median Home Value: $78,300 $119,900
Median Property Taxes: $2,019 $3,206
Cost of Living Index: 83.6 99.2
Crime Rate Index: 352.8 684.3
Air Quality Index: 55.4 73.7
2081 W. Forest
Square Feet: 3,130
Garage: 2.5 car
Year Built: 1954
West End with hardwood floors, glass fireplace, sunroom & patio.
6248 N. 104th St.
Square Feet: 1,336
Year Built: 1971
Eat-in kitchen, laminate floors, fenced back yard, 1st floor master.
This article originally appeared in the June/July 2018 issue of Decatur Magazine. It may not be reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without the publisher’s consent.
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