Welcome to Downtown Milwaukee / Third Ward

Thriving urban environment with an abundance of sights, luxury dwellings, and conveniences​​​​​​​

Stylish and sophisticated, Downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward are hubs for Southeastern Wisconsin’s arts and culture scene. Home to a prestigious university (Marquette University), the Fiserv Forum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the area’s best dining, these neighborhoods are always bustling and full of activity. Downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward are also near some of Milwaukee’s top employers, making it effortless to commute.

Prospective buyers looking for an upscale abode in the center of it all should definitely consider relocating to Downtown Milwaukee or the Third Ward. While each community features opulent condo living, the Third Ward is where some of the most modern and luxurious properties exist. Having gone through multiple revitalizations in the past few decades, this historic part of the city is more vibrant than ever before.

What to Love

  • Balance of both modern and historic architecture
  • Thriving arts and culture scene
  • Year-round festivals and sporting events
  • Close to the area’s top attractions and employers

Local Lifestyle

Whether the snow is falling or it's a gorgeous summer day, there’s always something to do in Downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward. Bask in the thrill of attending new museum exhibits, Milwaukee Bucks games, concerts, Summerfest, restaurant openings, and a myriad of other activities. Aside from Madison, few other places in Wisconsin are as vibrant and densely packed with excitement.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Between the new arrivals and long-standing establishments, Downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward offer ample places to shop and dine.

New to the area? If so, start by visiting some of the city’s beloved restaurants. Open since 1966, SafeHouse is an eclectic, spy-themed restaurant that adds a layer of mystery to your dining experience. Patrons can gain immediate access to the restaurant if they know its special password. Several other neighborhood favorites include AJ Bombers, Ward's House of Prime, Conejitos Place, Sobelman’s on St. Paul (featuring Instagram-worthy Bloody Marys), and Mader's Restaurant. More recent favorites include Carnevor, La Merenda, Tupelo Honey, Merriment Social, and Morel.

Ready to explore the shopping establishments found throughout Downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward? One of your first stops should be the Milwaukee Public Market. Housed in an industrial-style building, peruse gourmet offerings from local purveyors of meat, cheese, bakery, and more. Need to pick up the essentials? Pick ‘N Save, Metro Market, and Whole Foods Market are all minutes away.

Things to Do​​​​​​​

Fun and entertainment abound throughout Downtown Milwaukee and the Third Ward. No matter the day of the week — or the time of year — there’s an array of ways to spend your leisure time.

Love touring museums on your days off? Top-tier exhibits await your arrival. On Lake Michigan, behold the architectural wonder known as the Milwaukee Art Museum. Photographed thousands of times and recognized globally, art enthusiasts should prioritize a visit to this awe-inspiring museum. Next door, children will love the Betty Brinn Children's Museum and Discovery World. Away from the lakefront, the Milwaukee Public Museum can transport you to the Streets of Old Milwaukee, the Arctic, or the Living Oceans.

Enjoy attending sporting events? Downtown Milwaukee is the place to be. Head to the bustling Deer District next to the Fiserv Forum to cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks during basketball season. Grab a drink at the Drink Wisconsinbly Pub, browse team merch at the Bucks Pro Shop, and take your picture next to the BUCKS Text Monument. Minutes from the heart of Downtown Milwaukee, cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team at American Family Field.


Within Downtown and the Third Ward, there are several quality schooling options that span multiple grade levels.

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