Relocating to the Milwaukee Region
Wonderfully surprising – that's a term you'll likely use to describe living here. You'll be stunned by our jam-packed summers, amazed at our lakefront festivals, energized by our nightlife, inspired by the performances of our artists, soothed by the waves of Lake Michigan and exhilarated from biking the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine.
The Milwaukee Region blends urban living with Midwest ambiance to create the ideal environment in which to make a living and live your life. Our career opportunities, low commute times, diverse neighborhoods, affordable housing, abundant recreational choices and excellent schools may amaze you at first – but you'll get used to them.
To get a flavor of Milwaukee, visit
OnMilwaukee.com, Milwaukee's daily online magazine and city guide that highlights dining, arts and entertainment, movies, music,
sports and much more in and around
the Metro Milwaukee area through its regular articles, reviews, blogs and other interactive features.
For a deeper look at Milwaukee's urban landscape, urbanmilwaukee.com provides an informative and open dialogue on current
issues, events, and people affecting Milwaukee’s most urban
neighborhoods, and promotes urbanism within the city of Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE RELOCATION HANDBOOK
View the Milwaukee Relocation Handbook online for detailed information on schools, communities, home prices and more. You can also order a hard copy here.
TAKE A VIDEO TOUR OF MILWAUKEE
Get a look at all that Milwaukee has to offer through Visit Milwaukee's Video Tour.
Short videos welcome you to Milwaukee and highlight our neighborhoods,
parks and lakefront, active lifestyles, dining, festivals and performing
You can also learn more about Milwaukee and its hotspots, neighborhoods, local lore, beer-making roots and real estate options through videos, a slide show, special features and reviews at HGTV's frontdoor.com.
GETTING AROUND THE REGION
Find your way around the Milwaukee Region with an interactive map of the metro area.
From R&B singer Al Jarreau to actor Gene Wilder and former prime minister of Israel Golda Meier, a long list of Milwaukeeans have made their marks in the arts, entertainment, sports, public service and industry.
Milwaukee Region News
New York Times: Milwaukee Gets Artsy in the Third Ward
Milwaukee Ranks in "Top 10 American Downtowns"
Washington Post: Milwaukee Without the Beer and Brats
New York Post: Milwaukee Gets Hip
Milwaukee No. 4 on Best Places to Party List
Milwaukee in Top 15 for Volunteering
Milwaukee is 25th Most Fun City in U.S.
Businessweek Names Milwaukee Among Best Cities for New College Grads
Milwaukee 2nd Safest City in America, According to Forbes
Milwaukee County Park System Wins National Prize
Bronze Fonz Wins Travel Writers Gold
Milwaukee One of America’s Most
Forbes: Milwaukee Fourth-best for Working Moms
Three Milwaukee Area Cities Named Best Places to Live by Money
Milwaukee No. 9 on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Singles
Forbes Places Milwaukee in Top 20 Best Places to Begin a Career
Milwaukee Drivers Rank in Top 20 for Safety
Milwaukee No. 4 in HGTV's "Cool" Cities
Milwaukee Named One of Cities with Best American Values
AirTran's Onboard Magazine Promotes Milwaukee
Airlines' Hemispheres Magazine Showcases Milwaukee Region
National Geographic Ranks Milwaukee a Top 50 Adventure Town
Wisconsin Among Top 5 Friendliest States
BusinessWeek: Pewaukee is Nation's
'Best Affordable' Suburb
Marie Claire Magazine Dubs Milwaukee its ‘Sexiest City’
Forbes Ranks Milwaukee in Top 10 Cities for Young Professionals
New York Times Travel Section: 36 Hours in Milwaukee
Ozaukee, Waukesha Counties Make Forbes List of Best Places to Raise a Family
The New Milwaukee Draws Praise from a Visitor
Men's Journal Names Milwaukee Comeback City
Milwaukee No. 3 on Forbes.com List of Best Cities for Commuters
No. 8 on Cooking Light Top 20 Best Cities List
Milwaukee Ranked Among the Top Five Places to Retire by AARP The Magazine
Milwaukee Area Communities Included in Top 100
Places to Live by Money Magazine
Named One of 100 Best Communities for Young People
Milwaukee Ranked No. 8 for Its Volunteer Rate
Beach Designated One of the Cleanest
and Safest in the U.S.
Serious Mountain Bikers Love Milwaukee
WORKMilwaukee in Top 20 "America's Hardest Working Towns"Johnson Controls, ManpowerGroup, Rockwell among "World's Most Ethical Companies"Baird and Johnson Companies Rank Among Best Workplaces MarketWatch Ranks Milwaukee Among Best Cities for Business Milwaukee Employers Honored Nationally for FlexibilityForbes Ranks Milwaukee in Top 20 Places to Begin a CareerNorthwestern Mutual a 'Best Place' in ITMilwaukee-area Firms Repeat on
Fortune 'Best Companies' ListForbes Ranks Milwaukee 5th for Job Growth in 2009
Johnson Controls Recognized on Forbes Platinum 400 Honor RollFiduciary, Artisan Mutual Funds Make Wall Street Journal List of 2008 Top FundsMilwaukee Rises to 16th Among Best Metro Areas
for BusinessMilwaukee Ranks Among Top Cities for FilmmakersS.C. Johnson Ranked a Top Company for Working MothersMilwaukee Named a Top 10 Place to Earn a Living by ForbesKahler Slater, Runzheimer and Stark Investments Named Among 50 Best Places to Work in AmericaBaird, S.C. Johnson and Johnson Financial Make Fortune
'Best Companies' ListForbes Names Milwaukee
One of U.S.'s
"Top 10 Up-And-Coming Tech Cities"Milwaukee Companies Among 'Most Ethical'Brookfield on List of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch a Small BusinessQuarles & Brady Honored for Family-friendly PoliciesFoley & Lardner Ranked Best for
Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Milwaukee in Top 20 "Hottest" Large Cities in the U.S. for Entrepreneurs
Bucyrus International and Actuant Named to Business Week’s Top 100 "Hot Growth Companies"
Johnson Controls and Northwestern
Mutual No. 1 in Fortune Magazine's List of America's Most Admired Companies
Northwestern Mutual on Vault.com List of Top Places for Internships
Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual and Manpower on Fortune Magazine’s Global 500 List of World's Largest Corporations
S.C. Johnson Named One of the Top 100 Companies Offering Opportunities
for Hispanic Americans
Baird named "Middle-Market
Bank of the Year" by Investment
Fiserv Wins National Healthy Lifestyles Award for Wellness Program
Ranks First in Health Care Quality
Three Milwaukee-Area Hospitals in Top 100
Children's Hospital Ranks 3rd in Parents Magazine Survey
Men's Fitness Ranks Milwaukee a Top 10 Fittest City, Most Athletic
Milwaukee Hospitals on 'Top Hospitals'
West Allis Memorial, Two Other Wisconsin Hospitals Rank Among
the Nation's Best
Children's Hospital Named Top Ten Pediatric
Hospital by Child Magazine
Froedtert Hospital and St. Luke's Medical
Center Ranked in U.S. News
& World Report's Best Hospitals List
Columbia St. Mary's
Hospital Ranked Among Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation
Milwaukee Ranks Among Top College Towns
MPS Schools Make Newsweek List of Top
State Scores Near Top on ACT Once Again
UW-Whitewater IT Program is No. 1
Iron Horse Wins Boutique Hotel Award for 2nd Year in a Row
Iron Horse Wins Top Boutique Hotel
Mitchell One of the USA's Fastest-growing Airports
Airlines Again Tops Zagat Quality Survey
Hotwire: Milwaukee Among Top Vacation Values
Mitchell Named Fourth-best Airport in Nation
Midwest Airlines Selected Top Domestic Airline by
FOOD & DINING
Watts Tea Shop honored by James Beard Foundation as one of "America’s Classics"
Top 10 Ranking for Milwaukee's Dining Scene
Milwaukee's Sprecher is NY Times' Top-rated Root Beer
Alterra Scores on Forbes' "10
Apple Pie at Elegant Farmer
Named Best in U.S.
by Food Network
Milwaukee Chef Named Best in the Midwest
Sanford Restaurant Among Gourmet Magazine’s Top 50
Five O'Clock Steakhouse Named One of the “Magnificent Seven” Steakhouses in the U.S.
in Top 10 Places for “Classic American Eats”
Milwaukee Art Museum Named World's Sexiest Building
American Style Magazine Includes Milwaukee in Top 25 Arts Destinations for Fifth Year in a Row
Art Museum Named Among
the “New Wonders of the World” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine