Southeast

Population: 2,000,000

Top Employers

AURORA HEALTH CARE
KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES
KROGER CO./ROUNDY’S SUPERMARKETS
QUAD/GRAPHICS, INC.
GE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL

Average Housing Cost

  • Kenosha $142,000
  • Milwaukee $111,500
  • Waukesha $215,200
  • Racine $96,700

Southeast Wisconsin

Lake Michigan, old world charm and craft beer

Milwaukee is on the western shores of Lake Michigan, the fifth largest lake in the world, where Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival, and many ethnic festivals take place throughout the summer. Milwaukee is a diverse community that has been an ethnic melting pot since its founding. There is truly something for everyone in Milwaukee; you can experience old world charm, diverse cultures and historic neighborhoods—and it’s a great place to raise a family.

Ranked among the Midwest’s top tech cities, the Milwaukee region boasts a rich history of innovation and is internationally recognized for its precision manufacturing heritage and beer brewing legacy. “Brew City” really is a big, small town. Milwaukee is big enough to offer professional sports and world-class performing arts yet small enough to navigate with ease, reflected in the city having one of the shortest commute times for major U.S. metros. Milwaukeeans cheer on Bucks basketball, Brewers baseball, Packers football, Wave soccer and Admirals hockey, and flock to the city’s many culture centers, including the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Milwaukee Art Museum, which features the first Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States.

Milwaukee is in an unprecedented period of growth, with a skyline that is quickly changing as billions of dollars are being invested in new office buildings, condos, apartments and a new basketball arena and entertainment district. A diverse and vibrant economy keeps Milwaukee on the move; the region is home to eight Fortune 500 headquarters and global industry leaders, including Northwestern Mutual, ManpowerGroup, Kohl’s, Harley-Davidson, Rockwell Automation and Fiserv.

Discover all Milwaukee has to offer by visiting DiscoverMilwaukee.com. Explore the site. and you’ll understand why Milwaukee was just named one of the Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report. Welcome to Milwaukee!

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"Milwaukee’s really the core of everything. We want to reimagine how great the social activity can be in the city of Milwaukee and really be the centerpiece of it."

PETER FEIGIN • FISERV FORUM • MILWAUKEE

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"We have the best of both worlds. We have a sort-of Silicon Valley or startup-style culture, but then we also have the work-life balance, low cost of living, and the great overall community that we have here in Wisconsin."

RICHARD WAU • BRIGHT CELLARS • MILWAUKEE

"It was very exciting for me to see the emergence of a technology ecosystem growing in Wisconsin, but also to see some of the biggest companies in the world really supporting opportunities for technology companies to start and grow and thrive."

LARRY HITCHCOCK • SOCIALEADS • MILWAUKEE

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