Milwaukee named one of 3 “Up-and-Coming” Places to Live


MILWAUKEE – The secret is getting out: Milwaukee is a great place to live, and not only for beer or cheese enthusiasts.

According to U.S. News & World Report Milwaukee has made consistent improvements in entertainment, arts and culture, and with a cost of living that is cheaper than nearby cities like Chicago, Milwaukee makes the list for top three “Up-and-Coming Place to Live.

Milwaukee was named as one of three Up-and-Coming Places to Live. Topping out the list were Syracuse, New York, Hartford, Connecticut. All three areas seem to have a wide variety of lifestyle options in food, arts and entertainment for all ages.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told U.S. News & World Report, “Milwaukee has a strong combination of quality-of-life amenities, including a respected symphony orchestra, a ballet company, a renowned art museum, Major League Baseball along with NBA basketball, an annual music festival that is among the world’s largest, big ethnic and cultural festivals, a top-notch zoo, a beautiful park system, miles of river walks through the downtown area, and natural resources including a long, publicly accessible Lake Michigan shoreline.”

Staff writer for U.S. News & World Report, Miriam Weiner writes

Milwaukee foster a thriving artistic community anchored by institutions like the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. And locals are proud of the metro area’s prominent beer scene. Additionally, the downtown area is experiencing new development, from a new streetcar line to a new NBA stadium.

For more on makes Milwaukee “Up-and-Coming” read more from U.S. News & World Report