Named after the park at the heart of this neighborhood, Estabrook Park is situated along the eastern shore of the Milwaukee River between Hampton Avenue and Capitol Drive. This Milwaukee neighborhood is just a short walk or bus ride away from a wide-range of amenities. Estabrook Park has considerably lower-cost of living, but those looking to rent apartments in this community should be aware of this area's slightly higher crime.
Surrounded by green space with access to shopping, restaurants, and institutions of higher learning just a few blocks away, apartments in Estabrook Park offer affordable living opportunities with Midwest beauty and charm. One bedroom apartments typically rent for around $600 and the price raises with the amount of bedrooms, space, and amenities that are added on. Most Estabrook Park apartments come with controlled entry access, covered parking, and on-site laundry.
Several national fast food chains are located along the bustling boundary streets, and just outside of Estabrook Park are 2 of Wisconsin's best casual dining spots: Solly's Grille and Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub. At Solly's Grille, patrons can find Butter Burgers and one of the best independent, family-run dining establishments in Wisconsin. At Sprecher's, you can sample world-class beers and sodas, as well as fresh dishes made from scratch from locally-sourced ingredients.
As for entertainment, there are 2 art galleries within walking distance. David M. Lenz paints both rural and urban scenes that have hung in the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution, but visitors and locals alike can view his work at his gallery just east of Estabrook Park. For those looking for contemporary works, the Bilhenry Gallery just west of this community has contemporary sculptures, paintings, sculptural jewelry, and sculptural furniture.
Most apartments in Estabrook Park do allow cats, and a few also welcome dogs. Of course, there are plenty of walking and hiking opportunities with Estabrook Park at the center of the community, but owners will have to travel outside of the immediate area for veterinary and pet grooming services.
This community is located just off of the busy I43 North-South Freeway, easily accessible by car. Additionally, there are 20 public transportation stops within 1 mile of this area. Nearly 12 percent of the community's population commutes by public transportation and another 3 percent walks to work, much higher than the state or city averages.
Just like so many other amenities, educational opportunities are just outside of the boundaries of this community. A few blocks to the west is Messmer High School, part of a thriving Catholic educational system, and Columbia College of Nursing. To the east is Lake Bluff Elementary School, and to the northeast is the Whitefish Bay School District.