Living and Working Here

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.

Known as the City of Festivals, Milwaukee hosts its world-famous Summerfest music festival each summer on Milwaukee's lakefront. The 11-day celebration of great music and food attracts more that 800,000 attendees.

Milwaukee's diverse ethnic heritage is celebrated with major ethnic festivals each summer, including Festa Italiana, German Fest, Irish Fest, Mexican Fiesta, Black Arts Fest MKE, Polish Fest, Indian Summer and Bastille Days. Each of these three-day events attract tens of thousands of revelers who come to celebrate the unique music, foods and cultures of the people who call the Milwaukee Region home.

To get a flavor of Milwaukee, visit, Milwaukee's daily online magazine and city guide, which 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, 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.
View the Greater Milwaukee Relocation Guide online for detailed information on schools, communities, home prices and more. You can also order a hard copy.


Interested in visiting Milwaukee? Get a look at all that Milwaukee has to offer and plan your visit through Visit Milwaukee, the chief image and tourism marketing organization of the Greater Milwaukee area. Find hotels, search events, discover dining options and learn about our neighborhoods, parks and lakefront, active lifestyles, festivals and performing arts. View the Official Visitors Guide and Map.

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