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.

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North SideNavigation
(where most or all of the neighborhood is east of 27th St, west of the Milwaukee River, south of Capitol Dr., and north of Ogden)
Number Neighborhood Approximate boundaries Neighborhood also
known as:
N 1 Franklin Heights N-W. Capitol Dr; S-W. Burleigh; E-N. 20th St; W-N. 30th St  Amani
N 2 Arlington Heights N-W. Capitol Dr; S-W. Keefe Ave; E-Hwy 43; W-N. 20th St  Granville, Woodlands, Granville Station
N 3 Williamsburg Heights N-W. Capitol Dr; S-W. Keefe Ave; E-N. Holton St; W-Hwy 43  Harambee
N 4 Riverwest* N-E. Capitol Dr; S- Milwaukee River; E- Milwaukee River; W-N. Holton St   
N 5 Borchert Field N-W. Keefe Ave; S-W. Burleigh; E-Hwy 43; W-N.20th St   
N 6 Park West N-W. Burleigh St; S-W. North Ave; E-N. 19th St; W-N. 27th St  Amani
N 7 North Division N-W. Burleigh St; S-W. North Ave; E-Hwy 43; W-N. 19th St    Lindsay Heights, Walnut Way
N 8 Harambee N-W. Keefe Ave; S-W. North Ave; E-N. Holton St; W-Hwy 43  Harambe, New Bronzeville**
N 9 Midtown N-W. North Ave; S-W. Highland Ave; E-N. 20th St; W-N. 31st St      
N 10 Triangle N- W. Fond Du Lac Ave; S-W. Walnut St; E-W. Fond Du Lac Ave; W-N. 20th St  Old Bronzeville**, Lindsay Heights, Walnut Way
N 11 Triangle North N- W. North Ave; S-W. Fond Du Lac Ave; E-Hwy 43; W-W. Fond Du Lac Ave Old Bronzeville**, Lindsay Heights, Walnut Way
N 12 Hillside N-N. Halyard St; S-W. Fond Du Lac Ave; E-N. 6th St; W-Hwy 43  Old Bronzeville**
N 13 Halyard Park N-W. North Ave; S-W. Walnut St; E-Dr. M.L.K. Dr; W-N. Halyard St  Old Bronzeville**, New Bronzeville**
N 14 Brewer’s Hill N-W. North Ave; S-W. Walnut St; E-N. Holton St; W-Dr. M.L.K. Dr  
N 15 Beerline B N-Commerce St; S-Pleasant St; E-N. Riverwalk Way; W-N. Hubbard St (partial) Riverwest, Brewer’s Hill
N 16 Park View N-W. Galena St; S-W. Vliet St; E-N. 17th St; W-N. 20th St  King Park
N 17 King Park N-W. Walnut St; S-W. Highland Ave; E-Hwy 43; W-N. 20th St (partial)  Old Bronzeville**
N 18 Haymarket N-W. Walnut St; S-W. McKinley Ave; E-Dr. M.L.K. Dr; W-N. 6th St  Old Bronzeville**
N 19 Schlitz Park N-N. Pleasant St; S-W. McKinley Ave; E-Milwaukee River; W- Dr. M.L.K. Dr  

*See full documentary of the Riverwest neighborhood at: https://youtu.be/QyrmWYJ4N7A

**For more information on Bronzeville, go to http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2017/08/05/yesterdays-milwaukee-the-rise-and-fall-of-bronzeville/

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