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Milwaukee is a "small big city" with tons of art experiences, culture and action that is similar to Chicago but, small enough to not feel overwhelmed. Milwaukee is most known for its active summer full of festivals of every kind right along the lake front of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee is home to Summerfest which is a 12 day music festival with artist from all around the world and food of every kind possible. Milwaukee offers tons of walking trails, a beautiful Art Museum right along the lake, tons of libraries, and parks around every corner. Even in the winter time, which can be quite cold, Milwaukee offers ample indoor experiences at the Milwaukee Expo Center and State Fair grounds. Also, anyone can warm up with a delicious alcoholic beverage at your neighborhood bar (which will not be hard to find). Milwaukee has so much to offer and would take quite a long time to share it all. Best way to find out is to visit, get out and explore!
I have been living in Milwaukee for a five months now, overall it has been an amazing experience filled with excellent memories and opportunities! The people are friendly and each neighborhood has it's own unique charms and quirks. The architecture is amazing and there is a lot of opportunity for young professionals and artsy individuals. There are quite a few very cool shops and a lot of excellent breweries for the beer connoisseurs to explore! The only real negative, which is pretty normal for most big cities, is there is quite a bit of trash that blows around in the streets. This would be the main focus of something that could be changed. Another major change the city could make would be to integrate a larger network of bike paths and bike lanes for those of us who like to have the ability to commute by bicycle instead of car. This would help alleviate a large amount of the congestion in the downtown streets as well as help the city lower its carbon footprint!
Milwaukee is a great community to be a part of! The different areas in Milwaukee offer everything that you could desire. There are historic areas, like the third ward downtown, or new growing areas, like the new east side. You will never run out of new restaurants and things to do. The city is very diverse. This is one area in which Milwaukee could improve. There are distinct lines through the city separating the different cultures. This creates a very cool cultural experience, but I would like to see more integration of all of the cultures throughout this beautiful city!