190 Milwaukee neighborhoods

This list, names, and boundaries conform to the City of Milwaukee list of neighborhoods found at

NOTE: This website is designed to be interactive. Information provided is the culmination of work of over 70 anthropologists at Urban Anthropology Inc. In some cases oral histories and archival data were collected. In other cases full documentaries have been created. But in many cases, only small amounts of information have been gathered. We ask the public to provide additional information (if known). Please send any additional information, corrections, or resident quotes to JFLanthropologist@sbcglobal.net.

This website will take two to four years to complete. Please check back each week for newly added neighborhoods.



Lower East SideNavigation
(where most or all of the neighborhood is east of the Milwaukee River, is north of Ogden, and south of North Ave)        
Number Neighborhood Approximate boundaries Neighborhood also
known as:
LE 1 East Village N-Milwaukee River; S-E. Pearson St; E-N. Humboldt Ave; W-Milwaukee River Lower East Side
LE 2 Brady Street N-E. Pearson St (partial); S-E. Kewaunee St (partial); E-N. Farwell Ave;
W-Milwaukee River
Lower East Side
LE 3 Lower East Side N-E. North Ave; S-E. Ogden Ave; E-N. Prospect Ave; W-N. Humboldt Ave (partial) Milwaukee River  


Unless otherwise indicated, all photos courtesy of Urban Anthropology Inc. or designated for noncommercial usage with modification.

Urban Anthropology Inc. is grateful to have the following references to help the anthropologists construct this website:

Baehr, Carl (1995). Milwaukee Streets: The stories behind their names. Milwaukee, WI: Cream City Press.

City data: http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/

Graphiq,FindtheHome.com. http://places.findthehome.com/

Gurda, John (1999). The Making of Milwaukee.  Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Gurda, John (2015). Milwaukee: City of neighborhoods. Milwaukee, WI: Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

Lackey, Jill Florence & Petrie, Rick (2017). Milwaukee Outings on the Cheap. Milwaukee, WI: MECAH Publishing.

Milwaukee City Directories

Muench Albano, Laurie (2007). Milwaukee County Parks. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing.


UW-M guides: http://guides.library.uwm.edu/neighborhoods

Urban Anthropology Inc. Oral history projects of Milwaukee neighborhoods

US Census Bureau