Living in Milwaukee

Milwaukee offers a variety of experiences and festivities unlike any other city in the Midwest. Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, it has fantastic dining, a booming nightlife, and continues to grow culturally through its museums, theater productions, music festivals, and ethnic celebrations. Milwaukee is also one of the most diverse cities in the United States. There are a number of different ethnic and religious communities within the city limits, and their cultures can be experienced through authentic dining, concerts, and neighborhood walkabouts. The city also has two professional sports teams, a nationally recognized art museum, and the largest outdoor music festival in the world.

With so much to do, it is a good thing that the Marquette Interchange was recently renovated, allowing many commuters quick access to the city. If the local life is more of your style, check out Water Street, Brady Street, or North Avenue, three streets that offer patrons a multitude of social establishments and club experiences. Marquette University offers housing options for graduate students. Many students live either on campus, or nearby in neighborhoods on the east side, the third ward, or Brewer’s Hill. These areas offer an array of restaurants and bars for their residents, along with peace of mind. Located just ninety miles north of Chicago and seventy miles east of Madison, Milwaukee also allows traveling scholars and researchers tremendous flexibility. Universities and historical societies in these two cities have amazing collections, and Milwaukee’s proximity to these institutions makes research travel easy and painless.

Planning to Rent?*

Around Marquette (also known as "Avenues West"):


Want more on certain neighborhoods?*

As you look for a rental property in Milwaukee you might notice references to the following neighborhoods:

Check out this map to see where some of these areas are.

If you want additional information on some of the neighborhoods mentioned above, consider Wikitravel Milwaukee or Wikipedia's page

*The HGSO does not endorse any of the areas, properties, or landlords that you might find through links presented here. This page is intended as a reference point only, and its listings and links are by no means exhaustive.


What is HGSO?

The History Graduate Student Organization (HGSO) fosters this environment by bringing together scholars at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels to ensure that all students have access to the support and information they need to be successful.

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