The 6 Best Milwaukee Neighborhoods to Visit on the Weekends

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Neighborhood Guide, Milwaukee Living

Wimmer Communities proudly operates over 30 apartment properties within the vibrant, suburban neighborhoods that surround Milwaukee - including Brookfield, Oak Creek, Menomonee Falls, and moreOur communities are close to the city action while offering housing which allows you to escape from the work and stresses that come with inner-city living. Iyou are looking to drive into the city for some weekend fun, here are the six best Milwaukee neighborhoods to visit. 

Photo via Visit Milwaukee

Lower East Side 

With a dense urban feel and plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, fitness centers, bars, longstanding breweries like Lakefront Brewery, and parks, the Lower East Side of Milwaukee attracts people from all walks of life. A waterfront trail runs along Veterans Park, where you will find paddle boats and kayakers on warm summer days. 

Photo via Urban Milwaukee 

Yankee Hill 

Located at the northern tip of downtown, Yankee Hill is a picturesque area dotted by mansions and churches designed in the 1930s. The Oak Leaf Trail runs through the district's eastern border, making it a popular area for cyclists. Yankee Hill provides quick access to the shores of Lake Michigan. 

Photo via Visit Milwaukee

Walker's Point 

Being one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Walker's Point is popular for its nightlife scene. Within the lively neighborhood, weekend visitors can enjoy great breweries, taprooms, and restaurants. Walker's Point is a foodie hub with an industrial edge. 

Photo via Milwaukee Magazine

East Downtown 

The East Downtown area is situated along the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan and is home to popular attractions in Milwaukee. Visitors here enjoy days at the beach, art galleries, or pristine parks and mingle in various restaurants and entertainment spots in the evening. Annual festivals like the Lakefront Festival of Art are immensely popular, as well. 

 Photo via Discover Milwaukee

The Historic Third Ward 

Artistic hubs, art galleries, warehouse studios, and art performance venues like the Broadway Theater Center abound in this neighborhood. Located in southern downtown are Third Ward Riverwalk and the Milwaukee Public Market. The Historic Third Ward houses stylish restaurants, boutique shops, and national retailers like Anthropologie, West Elm, and Warby Parker. The perfect day trip for the whole family! 

Photo via Milwaukee Magazine


West of the Milwaukee River, you will find a bit of everything, from trendy music spots to cool restaurants, brewing pubs, and tiki bars. Popular for Riverwest 24, an annual 24-hour bike race, the Riverwest is a diverse neighborhood with community-run radio and bars.  

Now that 
you are looped in on all the best neighborhoods in Milwaukee to visit on the weekendit is time to dive into their fantastic brunch restaurants. Click here to find the best brunch spots in Milwaukee, selected by Wimmer’s maintenance staff.  

When it comes to popular suburban Milwaukee neighborhoods for renters, Wimmer Communities is sure to have the perfect location for you to call home. Contact us for any inquiries regarding the best rental apartments and condos in Greater Milwaukee. 

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