Welcome to Bay View
A hip urban neighborhood on the coast of Lake Michigan
Just south of downtown Milwaukee, on the shores of Lake Michigan, is the eclectic and vibrant neighborhood of Bay View. A hub for local art and creativity, this neighborhood offers its residents a unique and fun place to settle down. Popular among families, the area is walkable and friendly and features farmers' markets and fairs, a weekly concert series, neighborhood parks, and more. Full of artists, musicians, young professionals, and families, this neighborhood offers a little bit of something for everyone that wants to call it home.
Houses range from smaller, one-story homes built in the 19th century to elaborate homes situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. Walk down the quaint, tree-lined streets at any moment and appreciate the craftsman homes with large porches and old-world charm. Whatever your preferences are, you’ll find something to love here in Bay View.
What to Love
Locals love the electric vibe Bay View offers; with a wealth of creativity everywhere you look, this neighborhood offers the perfect atmosphere for young professionals and families. You’ll love the wealth of history and architecture with locations like the Brinton House and Puddler’s Hall; both built in the late 1800s. Historical charm is only part of what Bay View offers residents; you'll love everything about this neighborhood with various events like farmers’ markets, concerts in the park, lakefront trails, and a slew of hip cafes and bars.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Located in the heart of Milwaukee, Bay View is home to several great retail shops and restaurants for residents to enjoy. Head down Kinnckinnick Avenue and find many boutiques to shop at, or head to one of the many favorite local restaurants for a bite to eat.
Grand Centraal Cafe and Tappery is an excellent place to enjoy quality European fare that pairs well with over 75 unique beverages. Enjoy a uniquely crafted menu inspired by travels through Amsterdam and take your tastebuds on a journey.
Honey Pie will be your new favorite spot for quality, scratch-made food with a Midwestern flair. With a menu that features fresh ingredients and recipes dating back to a simpler time, plus critically acclaimed pie, it’s easy to see why locals love this place so much. Menu options include chicken biscuit pie, carrot risotto, and hot fried chicken sandwiches.
For something slightly more upscale, Goodkind is where you’ll want to be. This restaurant features an easy-going setting for innovative seasonal cuisine.
Burnhearts is a great neighborhood spot with a lively atmosphere and all the beer and cocktails you could want. If you’re wondering where locals go for a fun time with friends, various events, and an all-around great time, this is the spot.
Things to Do
Bay View features a variety of fun and entertaining things for its residents to enjoy, from local markets and parks to more significant events.
MittenFest is a coveted event held in the winter that offers a one-day outdoor music festival with live music, food, and beverages. The coveted Burnhearts make an appearance with their Milwaukee-famous Brandyland Old Fashioneds, unique brews, and more.
Another coveted community event is the Bay View Bash. This community festival includes arts and crafts, live music, food, books, community organizations, and more.
South Shore Park is along the shores of Lake Michigan and features a family-friendly spot to enjoy a day on the water. Whether you want to utilize the playgrounds or have a picnic with stunning views of the lake and city, this is a coveted spot for residents to enjoy. If you wish, you can also join the South Shore Yacht Club nearby.