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The Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin sits on the shores of Lake Michigan three miles south of downtown. Bay View has a proud blue collar history and has long been a hub for art and music in the city. That vibrance continues today with a resurgence of local artists and popular music venues making Bay View a very desirable place to live. This neighborhood also has excellent recreation facilities including several parks, a public beach and a marina.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bay View was first settled in 1834 by a future mayor of Milwaukee named Horace Chase. The Green Bay, Milwaukee and Chicago Rail Road established its first Milwaukee-area depot in Bay View in 1855. In 1868, the Milwaukee Iron Company opened a plant in the area, and Bay View was established as a company town, beginning its history as a center of organized labor fighting for workers’ rights and the establishment of the 8-hour workday. In 1887 the roughly four thousand residents voted to become part of the city of Milwaukee.

Today, Bay View spans 2.901 square miles with a population of 17,860 (6,157 people per square mile). In 2013 the median household income was $50,876 (median household income in all of Milwaukee was $35,186). Average estimated value of detached houses in 2010 (45.4% of all units) was $176,375. Median rent in Bay View in 2013 was $712 (median rent in all of Milwaukee was $655). The percentage of housing units owned is higher than the percent rented by 3.7%. There are 11 public schools in Bay View (zip code 53207), WI, serving 5,344 students. About 85.69% of the labor force in Bay View primarily drives or carpools to work with an average commute time is 23.2 minutes. Approximately 24.9% of residents are between the ages of 45 and 64 years old and 24% of residents are between 25 and 34 years old.

Properties retain a high owner occupancy rate, and homes are generally very well kept. Houses for sale in the area vary from small cottages built in the 1800’s to Victorians and Milwaukee bungalows. In recent years, the small, independent character of the main streets has attracted many young entrepreneurs to the neighborhood who have opened a number of unique businesses. The neighborhood of Bay View has twice as many restaurants per capita than Milwaukee as a whole as well as more music venues, bars and coffee shops, making Bay View one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Milwaukee. For assistance in finding the home of your dreams in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, call local real estate agent Dan Konicek at 1-262-880-8104 today.

 

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        414-294-1300
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        414-294-1400
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        414-744-6005
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        414-294-1700
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        414-294-1800
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        414-935-0700
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        414-294-1200
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        414-902-7100
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