Welcome to the home of Major League Brewers. The name “Milwaukee” comes from an Algonquian word “Millioke” which means “good, beautiful, and pleasant land.” Sounds promising, right? Come on home to beautiful and pleasant Milwaukee.

City Overview

Over 600,000 people live in Milwaukee, making it the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the 30th most populous city in the country. We can thank Milwaukee for popular TV shows such as Happy Days, That 70’s Show, as well as Laverne and Shirley. The city was once called the “beer capital of the world” for a reason: Pabst, Miller, Schlitz and Blatz all hail from here. Thanks to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Wisconsin Lutheran College young people from all over the country are flocking to Milwaukee every year.


Milwaukee is home to the world’s sexiest building. VirtualTourist, a popular travel-oriented website, drew public’s attention to this structure back in 2010. The Milwaukee Art Museum boasts an avant-garde silhouette sculpted by famed artist Santiago Calatrava in 2001. Haggerty Museum of Art rests in Marquette University and is home to several world masterpieces.


Thanks to its walkability and prime location, Milwaukee has no problems attracting tourists and their money. Communal festivals, cultural events, and countless open-air celebrations happen weekly in various neighborhoods of the city. Beer lovers should check out Pabst Mansion on West Wisconsin Avenue. This historically recognized museum was built by a beer tycoon Frederick Pabst in 1982 and is now considered one of the major attractions of the city.


Milwaukee is relatively diverse: 44.8% of the population is White, 40% is Black, 0.8% is Native American, 3.5% is Asian, and 3.4% are of two or more races.


Basilica of St. Josaphat, Miller Park, Pabst Mansion, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee RiverWalk, Harris Bradley Center, Bronze Fonz, St. Joan of Arc Chapel, North Point Lighthouse, Marquette University, City Hall.


Thanks to Milwaukee’s coveted lakefront location, there are year-round outdoor activities to indulge in. Milwaukee is happily married to more than 22,000 square miles of open water. Jet skis, sailboats trailing windsurfers, and paddleboats tread down the Milwaukee River daily from the beginning of summer to the last days of fall. Grab your friends, hop on a bike, and spend a long summer day discovering Oak Leaf Trail.

Finding Apartments For Rent in Milwaukee

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Be specific. This city has a lot to offer, so don’t be shy when you execute your search for apartments in Milwaukee. Try selecting a parking garage, laundry room, or anything else you’d like to be a part of the place you’ll call your home. Searching for long-term apartments for rent with Rentberry is not only easy, but it also saves you a lot of headaches that normally come along with looking for properties.

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Milwaukee Neighborhoods

Bay View

Home of the Milwaukee Hipsters, there isn’t a shortage of things to do in this lively neighborhood. Young artist looking for apartments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, make a beeline directly to the Bay View area. Why? This district is home to the city’s hottest bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Pop down to the Swingin’ Door Exchange on East Michigan for adventurous craft beers, masterfully executed pub bites, and laid-back company.


Situated nearby Lake Michigan, Shorewood is dripping with amazing scenery. Spacious beaches, french-inspired lakefront bistros, and regional parks - this neighborhood has it all. Head over to Three Lions Pub on North Oakland Avenue for fresh American eats and lively football matches. You can find all kinds of apartments or houses in Shorewood for rent.

East Side

East Side is Milwaukee’s trendiest neighborhood. Cinema lovers should check out the historic Oriental Theatre on Farwell Avenue for an old town feel while watching current features. Five museums call the East Side home, but Decorative Arts Museum on North Terrace Avenue is our personal favorite. Stop by this boutique lakefront villa and peruse decorative arts from the 15th-18th centuries. Living in East Side will save you quite a bit of cash - studio apartments for rent starting at just $500 per month.

Lincoln Village

This fast-growing neighborhood is home to the third largest Polish population of the United States. Recently a large influx of Mexicans have taken a strong attraction to this place - so now it is a lively eccentric mix of all things Polish & Mexican. What a combination, agree? Amazing pubs, European squares, and authentic Mexican restaurants can be found in this cozy neighborhood. Homes and townhouses for rent in Lincoln Village are fairly affordable.

University Hill

Come for the diversity, stay for the sophisticated cuisine. Over 11,000 students from 70 countries attend Marquette University - the place from which this district gets its name. Join the herd of hungry locals that flock to Michael’s Family Restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue every Sunday for all-day pancakes and sublime french toast. Be sure to also check out rustic-chic Story Hill BKC on West Bluemound for mouthwatering smoked duck and pear salad. Look for condos or student apartments in University Hill starting around $495 per month.

Brewer’s Hill

Brewer’s Hill is magnificently placed on the river’s edge. Surrounded by Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River, outdoors lovers flock to this area in search of condos or townhomes for rent. As the name suggests, old-town brewers lived in this neighborhood, and the traces are still felt to this day. Take a tour of the repurposed Natty Boh brewery building on Dillon St to relive the golden days of the flowing golden ale. Look for homes for rent with a water view in Brewer’s Hill.