Moving to Milwaukee: Brady Street Neighborhood Review
March 20, 2012
When planning a move to Milwaukee, there are many quality neighborhoods to choose from. Before you call your Milwaukee mover, take time to investigate Brady Street, a hip section of town that is bustling with activity.
Near downtown Milwaukee, Brady Street is nine blocks long, running east to west from Lake Michigan to the Milwaukee River. It’s an ethnically diverse community known for some of the city’s finest shops, restaurants, and cafes, many locally owned and operated and with their own unique personality.
Brady Street was first named in 1840, and consists of buildings built between 1860 and 1930, of many different architectural styles. It was home to early Polish, German, and Irish immigrants. It became mostly Italian in the 1930s, and many businesses retain their Italian names.
The 1960s brought peace and love to Brady Street, filling it with flower children and hippies. There were underground political publications and a hippie-fest called Brady Street Days.
The neighborhood is always getting together and celebrating something. Experience the quirky Pet Parade, a community ice cream social or one of their bigger events. The Brady Street Festival draws people from all over with its three stages of live entertainment including popular local bands. There is also a rock climbing wall, a BMX stunt team, a Pro Wrestling Ring, vendors, crafters, and children’s activities. This neighborhood also hold “Festivus” each December, the fake holiday mentioned on the Seinfeld sitcom. This is a time for laughter as people “air their grievances” and perform feats of strength.
As you make decisions about your move, choosing a neighborhood should be one of the first. It can affect your commute times, your children’s schools, and your quality of life. Once you have determined where you plan to call home, you can schedule dates with your Milwuakee mover.
(Photo attributed to flickr member @kevin dooley via the creative common license)
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