The Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee – bounded by Lake Michigan to the east, and roughly from Meredith Street to Superior, up to Nock Street, and then from Wentworth Ave. to Pryor Ave. – is considered by its residents to be one of the best places to live in the metro Milwaukee area.
While those sentiments are hardly surprising, it’s also no surprise that the community was named for its scenic Lake Michigan views. First settled in 1834, today the original Bay View Village enjoys designation as the Bay View Historic District by the National Register of Historic Places. Just minutes away from the amenities and activities of downtown Milwaukee, this lake-side community is fast becoming popular with young families and professionals. It’s home to an eclectic variety of local art spots, gallery nights, record shops, a summer concert series, a popular farmer’s market, craft beer restaurants and taverns, lakefront celebrations and much more.
In 2019, the Milwaukee Common Council approved the Milwaukee Urban Stables on a vacant four-acre city-owned lot at 143 E. Lincoln Ave. The stables, scheduled to break ground in April, 2019, will house the Milwaukee Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit along with an equine-assisted therapy center. It is reportedly the first facility in the country to augment a police-mounted patrol headquarters with equine-assisted therapy and community engagement programs.
Residents are quick to boast about the community’s lakefront trails and newly launched summer beer gardens found in several neighborhood parks. So, whether it’s a good beer at a good price, or a restaurant featuring either traditional or edgy dishes, or a stroll along the lake front, there’s no shortage of options throughout Bay View’s charming and friendly neighborhoods.
This is a community that has it all!