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Overview of South Milwaukee

South Milwaukee, Wis., is a city with a population of approximately 21,200 and is located roughly 10 miles south of Milwaukee. It is a vibrant community on the shores of Lake Michigan. Although the area never grew as great as its founders predicted, it is a strong, thriving city that offers residents many amenities. People looking for South Milwaukee apartments for rent will find a city with a great past and a promising future.

Living in South Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee area was first explored by traders, trappers and Native Americans. The region became popular in the 1800s as part of the Northwest Territory and with the construction of the Erie Canal. Many people sought plots on this fertile land and the village was incorporated in 1892. It began to be developed as an area to rival Milwaukee. It never reached the size of the city to its north, but South Milwaukee still grew rapidly during the industrial age and attracted many businessmen.

Common industries today include manufacturing, construction, transportation and warehousing. Employers in the city attract nearly 2,000 commuters every day. Residents have access to three hospitals within 10 miles of South Milwaukee and two Amtrak stations within 15 miles. They also are within less than 20 miles of several institutes of higher education, including Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Area Technical College. Residents of all ages participate in physical and leisure activities through the South Milwaukee Recreation Department.

South Milwaukee Attractions and Special Events

South Milwaukee is a tight-knit community with many community-oriented events, such as Light-Up South Milwaukee during the holidays, the South Milwaukee Downtown Market and the annual Evening on the Avenue. Residents also take out their boat on Lake Michigan thanks to the city's lakefront access. When residents with apartments in South Milwaukee are looking for a larger city, they have their choice of many activities in Milwaukee. They cheer on the Brewers baseball team at Miller Park, visit the Milwaukee County Historical Society and see what's in bloom at the Boerner Botanical Gardens.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in South Milwaukee, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

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