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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South SideNavigation
(where most or all of the neighborhood is north of Bolivar, west of Howell, south of the Menomonee River Valley, and east of 27th St.)
Number Neighborhood Approximate boundaries Neighborhood also
known as:
S 1 Mitchell Park N-Railroad tracks; S-W. Pierce St; E-N. 16th St; W-S. Layton Blvd  Historic/Old South Side
S 2 Walker’s Point N-W. Seeboth St (partial) Menomonee River; S-W. Greenfield Ave; E-S. First St; W-S. Cesar Chavez Dr/S. 16th St    Fifth Ward
S 3 Clarke Square N-W. Pierce St; S-W. Greenfield Ave; E-S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr;  W-S. Layton Blvd     
S 4 Muskego Way N-W. Greenfield Ave; S-W. Becher St; E-S. 16th St; W-S. Layton Blvd  
S 5 Historic Mitchell Street N-W. Greenfield Ave; S-W. Becher St; E-S. 5th St; W-S. 16th St  t  Historic/Old South Side
S 6 Clock Tower Acres N-W. Greenfield Ave; S-W. Becher St; E-S. Kinnickinnick Ave; W-I-94  Historic/Old South Side
S 7 Forest Home Hills* N-W. Becher St; S-W. Cleveland Ave; E-S. 16th St; W-S. 27th St (partial) W. Forest Home Ave   Park Neighborhoods, Historic/Old South Side
S 8 Lincoln Village* N-W. Becher St; S-W. Harrison Ave; E-I-94 Freeway; W-S. 16th St  Park Neighborhoods, Historic/Old South Side
S 9 Baran Park* N- W. Becher St; S- W. Harrison Ave; E-KK River/S. 1st St; W- I-94 Freeway      Park Neighborhoods, Historic/Old South Side
S 10 Southgate N-W. Cleveland Ave; S-W. Morgan Ave; E-S. 20th St; W-S. 35th St/W. Lakefield Dr     
S 11 Polonia N-W. Harrison Ave; S-W. Oklahoma Ave; E-I-94; W-S. 20th St  Garden District
S 12 Morgandale N-W. Oklahoma Ave; S-W. Howard Ave; E-S. 6th St/I-94; W-S. 20th St   Garden District
S 13 Southpoint N-W. Morgan Ave; S-W. Howard Ave; E-S. 20th St; W-S. 35th St   
S 14 Saveland Park N-E. Holt Ave; S-E. Howard Ave; E-S. Howell Ave; W-S. 6th St  Garden District
SN 15 Wilson Park N-W. Howard Ave; S-W. Layton Ave; E-I-94; W-S. 27th St  Garden District


*See full documentary of the Old South Side neighborhoods at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPFBD5q6JiQ&feature=youtu.be


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