The largest city in the state of Wisconsin, Milwaukee is situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee is an Algonkian word which means “Good/Beautiful/Pleasant Land”. The city lies at the confluence of three rivers named: the Menomonee, the Kinnickinnic and the Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a total area of 251.0 km², where 248.8 km² consists of land and 2.2 km² consists of water. The city experiences a rapidly changing weather because of its location in the Great Lakes Region. Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons that include summer, fall, winter and spring. Spring and fall are crisp and refreshing.
In Milwaukee, July is known as the warmest month of the year with an average high temperature of 82°F and January is considered as the coldest month of the year with an average high temperature of 27°F. Rainfall is uniformly distributed throughout the year and the wettest month is August.Due to lake effect snow, the city receives more snowfall than cities even slightly inland. The city enjoys an average snowfall of 47.0 inches yearly.
As per religion is concerned, the city is a home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA and the headquarters of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
To its residents, the city offers a range of private and public schools. Milwaukee Public Schools district in the city is one of the largest school district in the nation. The city is also a home to a large number of parochial schools, elementary schools and middle schools. For higher education, large number of colleges and universities are also situated in the city.
In 1990, Milwaukee was the first city to adopt a school voucher program. The program’s aim is to receive public funding for students so that they can study at parochial and other private schools free of cost.
The headquarters of 13 Fortune 1000 companies that include Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, Manpower Inc., Kohl's, Harley-Davidson, Rockwell Automation, Fiserv, Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Wisconsin Energy, Briggs & Stratton, Joy Global, A.O. Smith, and MGIC Investments are also situated in the city.
With the blend of diverse cultures, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin represents Old World charm and New World vitality. Regarding real estate, the city offers something that suits your taste. Whether you are looking for lakefront homes, condos, town homes, golf course communities, rental apartments, investment property, the city offers you all within your budget.
For your entertainment, more than 150 arts and cultural organizations are located in the seven-county region. Milwaukee houses two major arts and theater districts. You can enjoy vast collection of museums in the city that include: Milwaukee Art Museum, America's Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Discovery World Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and many more.
If you are looking for artistic performance venues then Milwaukee also offers you this such as the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Pabst Theater, The Rave/Eagles Ballroom, Riverside Theatre, and Milwaukee Theatre. Within the city, you’ll also enjoy a number of unique and ethnic restaurants and shopping opportunities. The city has many great restaurants. French restaurants, Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, and more.