“Bay View became the first suburb of Milwaukee when it incorporated as a village in 1879. The village was then annexed in 1887 making Bay View a part of the city of Milwaukee for over a century. With it’s quaint neighborhoods, interesting architecture, friendly people and a local business district, this South Shore Community still has the feel of a small village. It’s probably why this Milwaukee neighborhood continues to be referred to as Bay View.” (Bay View Historical Society)
“Nine blocks running east to west from Lake Michigan to the Milwaukee River that contain some of the city’s finest restaurants, shops, taverns, lounges, salons and cafes. From every day necessities to the extraordinary you’ll find it here, in a neighborhood where the emphasis is on community, with locally owned and operated establishments each with its own unique flavor.” (Brady St.)
“The East Side is a neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, considered to be a cultural and trend-setting center of the city since at least the 1960s. Encompassing an area just north of downtown Milwaukee to Shorewood, bordered by the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, the area encompasses residences, bars, shops, art theaters, live music clubs and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus” (Wikipedia).
“Riverwest has long been known as an artist community. Due to its proximity to the East Side and UW-Milwaukee campus, Riverwest attracts a number of young people, students and families.” (About.com)
“Nestled between the shores of Lake Michigan and the banks of the Milwaukee River, the Village of Shorewood has all the charm, the green space and the walkability of small-town living at its best. Yet its location, just a few minutes drive from downtown Milwaukee, gives its residents and visitors countless opportunities to enjoy the many cultural, retail and business opportunities offered in a major metropolitan area.” (Village of Shorewood)