Our team in Milwaukee likes their Brady Street Neighborhood. You can see a great collection of photos here, and the GLUEsters thoughts about the neighborhood, below:
What is the mix of commercial and residential housing?
Steady balance of practical stores and boutique places, low-rent, high-rent, condos, and home owners
What is the racial breakdown of residents? Age breakdown?
Majority white, far from all white though. Both young and old people, families, students, and workers
16-25% minority residential
What is the average income in the neighborhood?
77,820 (home-owners only)
What do most of the people who live there do for a living?
Healthy mix, decent student population
What are the schools like?
Both private and public schools, high school, middle school, and elementary school all within a mile
What urban amenities exist there? annual street festival
a short walk from the beach, easttown shopping and entertainment and the North & Farwell area (Oriental Theatre, Whole Foods, etc.)
What unique culture can be found there? For what is this neighborhood known?
- Historically Italian, then hipsters, corner pubs (social centers)
- Fairly eclectic mix of people and businesses
- Neighborhood characters
- Community invest by people to preserve look of neighborhood
Does anyone know anything about the history of the neighborhood?
Once Italian, then hipsters, now diverse
Is there any public transit, in, out, or around?
Bus line through it, walking corridor from lake to river, prevalent amount of bike racks
What draws people to the neighborhood?
Food, bars, hardware store, lake, other people, coffee shops,
What makes it different from the rest of the city?
Not a prevalence of chains, but some of them.
Good buildings, history to them
One of our GLUE organizers, Dan Knauss, also blogged about this meeting, and GLUE’s activities in Milwaukee. Party on!