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East Side is a neighborhood or area within Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It encompasses an area just north of downtown extending to Shorewood. The neighborhood is home to the University of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee campus. In recent years, the neighborhood has undergone a process of gentrification. Public transportation like bus service and intercity rail service are popular ways to commute in the neighborhood. East side his home to beautiful parks including Lake Park and River Park. Lake Park is known for lawn bowling and features a bistro and the historic North Point Lighthouse which was constructed in 1855. The Oak Leaf Trail, a paved 108 mils multi-use recreational trail runs through the neighborhood.

In the beginning, the area was primarily settled by those settlers that were a bit more well-to-do. Many of the luxury homes that were its start still stand among and on the bluffs of Lake Michigan. But, another group moved in and the area around the tanneries became home to workers and their families. These two differing groups of settlers helped create a neighborhood that is and was both ethnically and economically diverse. The East Side is home to the historic Oriental Theater, a movie theater built in 1927 and still in operation today.

The city spans 3.243 square miles, has a population of approximately 34,482 and a population density of about 10,634 people per square mile. In 2013, the median household income was $39,466. In the same year, the average estimated value of detached homes was $337,987 and the average estimated value of townhomes and attached housing was $267,541. In addition, the median rent in 2013 was $817.

The neighborhood of East Side, especially along Brady Street and North Avenue, is quite pedestrian friendly. These streets are home to commercial strips, nightlife locations and eateries. Brady Street is also home to the city’s annual Pet Parade. Structures in the neighborhood range from condominiums and high-rise buildings to brownstones, walk-ups and duplexes. The majority of structures in the neighborhood are Classical Revival, Italianate Queen Anne style and German Renaissance Revival. Homes for sale range from fixer-uppers to sprawling luxury homes. Other real estate options include rental properties such as apartments and duplexes as well as townhomes and condominiums for sale or lease. For assistance in exploring your home options in East Side, call local real estate agent Dan Konicek at 1-262-880-8104.

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        414-963-3943
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        414-906-4800
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        414-963-6962
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        414-963-6972
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        414-212-2700
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        414-906-4700
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