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.



West SideNavigation
(where most or all of the neighborhood is south of North Ave., west of 27th Street, and even with or north of the Menomonee River Valley)
Number Neighborhood Approximate boundaries Neighborhood also
known as:
W 1 Washington Heights N-W. North Ave; S-W. Vliet St; E-N. 47th St; W-N. 60th St   
W 2 Washington Park N-W. North Ave; S-W. Vliet St; E-N. 35th St; W-N. 47th St  
W 3 Walnut Hill N-W. North Ave; S-W. Vliet St; E-N. 31st St; W-N. 35th St  
W 4 Hawthorne Glen N-W. Vliet St; S-W. Honey Creek Pkwy; E-N. Hawley Rd; W-N. 60th St   
W 5 Wick Field N-W. Vliet St; S-W. State St; E-Wisconsin Hwy 175; W-N. Hawley Rd   
W 6 Martin Drive N-W. Vliet St; S-W. Martin Dr-W. Highland Blvd; E-N. 35th St; W-Wisconsin Hwy 175     
W 7 Cold Spring Park N-W. Vliet St; S-W. Highland Blvd; E-N. 27th St; W-N. 35th St   
W 8 Valley Forge N-W. Honey Creek Pkwy; S-W. Wells St; E-N. Hawley Rd; W-N. 60th St   
W 9 Miller Valley N-W. Highland Blvd; S-W. Wisconsin Ave; E-N. 35th St; W-Wisconsin Hwy 175     
W 10 Historic Concordia N- W. Highland Blvd; S-W. Wisconsin Ave; E-N. 27th St; W-N. 35th St   
W 11 Story Hill N-W. State St; S-I-94 (partial) Hank Aaron State trail; E-Miller Pkwy (partial) Menomonee River; W-N. Hawley Rd   
W 12 Pigsville N-W. Wisconsin Ave; S-I-94; E-N. 39th St; W-Menomonee River The Valley, Valley Park, Piggsville
W 13 Merrill Park* N-W. Wisconsin Ave; S-I-94 Freeway; E- N. 27th St; W-N. 39th St   
W 14 Zoo N-W. Bluemound Rd; S-I-94; E-Hwy 45; W-Mayfair Rd   
W 15 Cannon Park N-W. Wisconsin Ave; S-I-94; E-Glenview Ave; W-Hwy 45   
W 16 Honey Creek Parkway N-W. Bluemound Rd; S-I-94; E-N. 76th St; W-Glenview Ave  
W 17 Bluemound Heights N-W. Bluemound Rd; S-I-94; E-N. Hawley Rd; W-N. 76th St  
W 18 Fair Park N-I-94; S-W. Dickinson St; E-S. 70th St; W-Hwy 45   
W 19 Johnson’s Woods N-I-94; S-W. Main St; E-S. Hawley Rd; W-S. 70th St   
W 20 Veterans Affairs N-I-94; S-W. National Ave; E-Miller Pkwy (partial) Menomonee River-Wisconsin Hwy 175; W-N. Hawley Rd  VA grounds

*See full documentary of the Irish of Merrill Park at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrMyVUEWPKg&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