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Old 03-28-2006, 09:40 AM   #1
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Relocating from KC to Milwaukee Area

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Are there any forum members in the Milwaukee area? I will be moving in the May time frame from Kansas City. Any tips on where to buy or where to avoid would be helpful.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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Have you visited yet?

Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting there in the late 16th century. Milwaukee is an Indian name. In fact, it was originally an Algonquin term meaning "the good land."

I think one of the most interesting things about Milwaukee is that it's the only American city to elect three Socialist mayors.
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QUOTE: "it was originally an Algonquin term meaning "the good land."

Looks like somebody has seen "Wayne's World"!

I have never lived in the milwaukee area but have visited many times. The downtown area has its share of nice restaurants, sports (Brewers and Bucks), decent concert draws, and lakeside activities. Plus its only a 1 hour drive to, in my opinion, one of the best cities in the Midwest, Madison, WI.

As far as areas to stay away from, I really only go downtown in Milwaukee and have been there late at night and it really wasnt ever that bad. What area of Milwaukee are you looking to move to?

I live in the Chicago area now and its only really an hour and 45 minute drive to "the 2nd city".
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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Greetings,
Are there any forum members in the Milwaukee area? I will be moving in the May time frame from Kansas City. Any tips on where to buy or where to avoid would be helpful.
Thanks.
I live in the Milwaukee area. The market is a bit overpriced IMHO. Something like 6 months of housing inventory.

What are you looking for in a house?

I'm out in Delafield, west of Milwaukee about 20 miles.

I can tell you this about Milwaukee and Wisconsin: I was not born here, and I'm not going to die here.

The nice thing about the MKE to KC airline flights is that is is Midwest Airlines.
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Make sure your realtor shows you around the White Fish Bay neighborhood. Very charming. The "north shore" of Milwaukee.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:50 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input. I have visited Milwaukee for work several times. I do enjoy the down town area, but agree that housing seems to be over priced. I need at least a 3 stall garage for the toys. I am currently looking around the Sussex and Pwauekee area.
I have to agree with Woreilly, Midwest is the best. Mmm, warm cookies.
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input. I have visited Milwaukee for work several times. I do enjoy the down town area, but agree that housing seems to be over priced. I need at least a 3 stall garage for the toys. I am currently looking around the Sussex and Pwauekee area.
I have to agree with Woreilly, Midwest is the best. Mmm, warm cookies.
Pewaukee is nice, a little farther west (5 minutes on I-94) will give you land, a newer house away from the airport, much lower taxes and better schools.

I just built a house in Delafield to move from Waukesha simply because of the taxes and schools.

Send me a PM and I'll give you the information you need.

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