Milwaukee is the county seat of Milwaukee County in the state of Wisconsin. The city is called the City of Festivals and annually hosts numerous festivals, including Summerfest - the largest music festival in the world. The city has a German heritage and has many breweries and is known for its craft beer. There are two major professional sports team in the city, many attends the Major League Baseball's team Milwaukee Brewers home games at the Miller Park.
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Milwaukee Housing statistics According to US News the average cost to buy a home in Milwaukee is approximately $202,000, which is slightly lower than the national average. Most residents in the downtown area of the city rent. Many of the residents who own their home live in the surrounding metro area and older lakefront neighborhoods. The monthly cost to rent a home in Milwaukee is on par with the national average. The cost of living here is lower than other major metropolitan areas in the country.
Living in Milwaukee Milwaukee with its close location to Lake Michigan offers sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and more water activities. It is a popular city for ethnic dining, and cultural festivals. Due to the city's German heritage, it has plenty of breweries and is known for its craft beer. The city is home to major professional sports team.
Miller Park is the home stadium to Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers. The stadium also hosts many special events, including the Field of Sweet Dreams.
Milwaukee County Zoo features spotted hyenas, camels, leopard sharks and three species of penguins. This zoo also has numerous rides and attractions, including carousel and a safari train. There are also special events, such as Halloween event, breakfast with Santa Claus, and the Sunset Zoofari. You also find numerous snack shops, food stands, and a cafe at the zoo.
Milwaukee Art Museum is located in the downtown Milwaukee and is known for its futuristic look, with glass ceiling and cantilevered wings. It contains more than 30,000 works of art, several collections of different artists.
Transportation and commutes in Milwaukee Almost all working Milwaukee residents commute driving alone, or commute via carpool. Public transportation is operated by the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) provides bus services within the County. The city has a modern light rail system that connects the different areas of the city.
Inter-city rail service is provided by Amtrak's Empire Builder, operates daily between Chicago and Portland. Inter-city bus service is mainly provided by Greyhound Lines, Inc. General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is a civil and military use airport. The airport has flights to domestic destinations, some seasonal. There are international flights to Canada, seasonally primarily to Mexico.