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Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Milwaukee County. The city is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and it is the center/anchor of the Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha Metropolitan Area and is extremely ethnically diverse. The city has many nicknames including, but not limited to Brew City, Beer City, The Mil and Miltown. It has a mayor/council form of city government and a humid continental climate. It is known for its brewing traditions and it was home to four of the largest breweries in the world, Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst and Miller. Because of its location along the lake the city is a popular location for kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing and more. The city and the county are known for the “Parks of Milwaukee” park system and they have 65 miles of bike trails and lanes. The city has public transportation via buses, intercity rail and a tram system.

The first known/recorded inhabitants of the area were native Americans of several tribes including Fox, Sauk, Menominee, Mascouten, Ojibwe, Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi. The first Europeans to visit the area were French Catholic missionaries and fur traders. The city had three founding fathers, Solomon Juneau who settled in the area in 1818, Byron Kilbourn and George H. Walker. The first wave of settlers came to the area beginning in about 1835. Many of those first settlers were from Germany. Several towns sprang up and in 1846, three of these towns combined to incorporate as the city of Milwaukee. Agriculture was the first industry, but because of its location on the lake and as a railroad hub the its economy and industry soon turned to manufacturing, stockyards, rendering plants, shipping and heavy industries. Since the 1980s the city has been working to improve, renovate and upgrade it’s image, neighborhoods and economy. In 2012 the city gained the rank of a gamma global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

The city spans 96.80 square miles virtually all land area. In 2010, the population was 594,833, the population density was 6,188.4 people per square mile and the per capita income was $19,229. In 2013, the population was 599,164, the estimated median household income was $35,186 and the estimated per capita income was $19,371. The city has a mixed workforce of white-collar and blue-collar workers. Public education is provided by the Milwaukee Public School District which has 323 schools and approximately 11,100 full-time teachers. The city also has over two dozen private schools and 14 colleges and universities.

Milwaukee has six sister cities around the globe like Zadar, Croatia and Galway, Ireland. The city is lively, thriving and possesses a warm atmosphere. The city has several farmers markets at various locations throughout the city. They operate seasonally and sell fresh produce, meat, cheese, seafood items and more. Homes for sale in Milwaukee range from small homes and fixer-uppers up through estate style homes and luxury homes. Other real estate options include rental properties such as apartments, duplexes houses and more as well as townhomes and condominiums for sale or lease. Call local agent and broker Dan Konicek at 1-262-880-8104 for assistance today.

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        Milwaukee Schools

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        414-294-1400
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        414-247-4102
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        414-773-1900
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        414-773-3310
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        PK-6
        414-773-1300
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        414-604-7600
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        414-475-1600
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        PK-8
        414-294-1300
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        414-304-6300
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        PK-8
        414-604-4010
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        414-773-1800
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        414-393-5600
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        414-281-7100
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        414-281-5750
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        414-773-1700
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        414-604-7700
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        PK-6
        414-902-7700
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        414-294-1700
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        PK-8
        414-342-1412
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        PK-8
        414-545-2280
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        PK-5
        414-351-7190
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        PK-3
        414-604-4110
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        414-963-3943
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        414-371-6800
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        414-304-6500
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        414-906-4800
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        414-604-7900
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        414-604-3710
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        414-773-1400
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        414-541-0600
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        414-604-7400
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        414-963-3951
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        414-963-6972
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        414-963-6962
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        414-773-1500
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        414-773-1200
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        414-604-4710
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        414-773-1900
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        414-773-1600
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        414-604-4810
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        414-902-7400
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        414-294-1800
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        414-212-2700
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        414-256-8600
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        414-902-9800
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        414-902-1660
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        414-643-6441
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