Upper East Side

Welcome to Upper East Side

Quaint, tree-lined neighborhood — featuring historic architecture, UW-Milwaukee, and the lakefront

Refined and peaceful, Milwaukee’s Upper East Side is a charming place to call home. Lined with towering trees and Edwardian and Tudor-style properties, this compact neighborhood is nestled near several important spots. Residents live steps from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee campus, Lake Park, casual eateries, and Riverside Park.

The bulk of the neighborhood features homes that are stately and historic. Especially considering that the community borders a college campus, roads are surprisingly quiet and undisturbed. Buyers seeking a high-end property can find what they desire on Lake Drive — which is well-known for its luxurious dwellings.

What to Love

  • Tranquil residential community
  • Historic architecture
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Lake Park
  • High-end Lake Drive

Local Lifestyle

Overflowing with historical significance and beauty, the Upper East Side is a highly-coveted neighborhood. A great place for students, families, and working professionals, this community is idyllic. As you move closer to the lakefront, homes rapidly become palatial and opulent. The pinnacle of this is found on Lake Drive. Million-dollar mansions line this regionally-famous street, offering locals top-tier accommodations.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Although the Upper East Side is a largely residential neighborhood, there are several casual eateries in the immediate area.

Oakland Avenue is the site of many of the Upper East Side’s favorite restaurants. Along this road, you can enjoy your go-to menu items from local favorites. Craving a Chicken Bacon Cheddar Sub, a Steak Philly, or a classic Club Sub? Cousins Subs is always steps from home. Another beloved establishment on this same road is Oakland Gyros. Shawarma House, Sal's Pizza East Side, and Lisa's Pizzeria are several other not-to-miss restaurants.

Several blocks outside of the Upper East Side neighborhood, you’ll discover some of Milwaukee’s most iconic dining establishments. Downer Avenue is home to hotspots such as Café Hollander, Canela Cafe, and Pizza Man. This same street features locally-owned shops such as Nehring’s Sendik's on Downer, Boswell Book Company, Downer True Value Hardware, Downer Wine & Spirits, and Rohr Jewelers.

Things to Do

Milwaukee’s Upper East Side is surrounded by an impressive collection of green spaces and entertainment venues.

Known for its eclectic vintage vibe, Landmark's Downer Theatre is a wonderful spot to catch independent and foreign films. Another top indoor venue is The Miramar Theatre. Acclaimed for its laid-back environment and live music performances, people of all ages love attending events here.

Prefer spending time outside? Situated between Lake Drive and Lincoln Memorial Drive, unwind at Lake Park. As its name suggests, this park is located directly on Lake Michigan and offers stunning waterfront views. People who visit this park can also play tennis, walk along scenic paths, view the Lake Park Waterfall, tour the North Point Lighthouse, and play golf at Lake Park Golf Course. On the western side of the neighborhood, Riverside Park provides an even more serene space in which you can relax and enjoy the weather.

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