The City of Milwaukee

milwaukee-wisconsinMilwaukee, the city on the edge of Lake Michigan is home to around 600,000 people. The city is home to a great culture with residents that share their love for sports, cheese, meat, and beer. So before you buy your plane ticket check out some amazing facts and features about this legendary  city.

The History- This city is the result of the French Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settling the area in 1818. Originally called Juneautown the town eventually changed its name to Milwaukee in 1837. From there during the mass immigrations in the 1840s a lot of Germans came over to Milwaukee and they brought with them their knowledge of beer and food. And since then Milwaukee has continued to grow.

The Food and Drinks- This city was featured on an episode of Man vs Food so you know it has tomilwaukee-city have a great selection of food. This city is in the cheese state of Wisconsin so dairy products like cheese and ice cream can definitely be found here. Milwaukee also has a great selection of deli meats, sausages, and other fresh meats due to the large amounts of land used to raise livestock. And finally, Milwaukee has an amazing brewing culture. In fact, the major league baseball team is named after it. Some popular brewing companies such as the Miller Brewing Company and the Pabst Brewing Company started in Milwaukee and they still brew there today.

Attractions-

  • MLB Milwaukee Brewers
  • NBA Milwaukee Bucks
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Harley Davidson Museum
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Miller Brewery Tour
  • Pabst Mansion
  • Other Brewery Tours
  • Lakefront Brewery Beer Hall
  • Comet Cafe
  • Milwaukee Brat House
  • Oscar’s Pub and Grill
  • Transfer Pizzeria Cafe
  • Blue’s Egg
  • Swingin’ Door Exchange
  • Mader’s
  • Sobelman’s Pub and Grill

downtown-milwaukeeDemographics- The city is home to almost 600,000 people which makes it the 31st most populous city. The median income for a household is $32,216. According to the 2010 census the city consisted of 40% black people, 37% whites, 17% hispanic or latino, and 4% asian.

Climate- Being in the northern US the city doesn’t get very warm. With average highs in July of 72 degrees and average lows in January with 22 degrees. Snowfall is decent and is heaviest in December, January, and February. Due to being next to the biggest freshwater lake bundle the weather rapidly changes there.

Although it is overshadowed by Chicago in terms of culture in the mid-west, Milwaukee has an amazing culture that can rival any other big city due to its brewing and food culture. If you ever plan a trip to the mid-west, you should definitely stop by this city so you can experience the city for yourself.