A city that began on the banks of the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan in the 1830's. Breweries like Blatz, Schiltz, Miller, Pabst, and many othes all started in the city. The 1970's saw a decline in industry and Milwaukee was added to the rust belt city list. Deteriationg factories and homes litter the inner city, but downtown and the far east-side is sprawling. Million dollar condos on Farwell avenue, the re-birth of the Historic 3rd Ward, and Brady Street are just a few positives of Milwaukee's progress. Also just northwest of downtown used to be the worst area that you prayed that you woulnd't never to set foot in. Now the area near Johnson's Park is slowly improving and drug houses from this area are beind revitelised. Also gang violence has declined since the "Notorious 90's" when homicides saw there highest in 1991 at 168. In 2004 homicides took a drastic dip to only 88, but then recoiled to the cities average of 125 per year. Homicides have stayed relitivley low lately in the city, because of the great care that homicide team in area hospitals give. Though the city may have a reliviley low homicide rate, there where approx. 640 shootings in 2005, that number skyrocketed to over 800 shootings in 2006. So far in April there have been 28 homicides, but once June, July and August roll around those numbers go up. Milwaukee's homicide rate is twice as high as New York City's. Milwaukee's infant mortality rate is higher today than it was in 1978. 46% of African American's in Milwaukee, live in segregated, high poverty areas, while in Boston only 6% of African Americans live in such areas. Milwaukee will some day be a safer city, and don't think Milwaukee is a bad ass city(take a look at Camden NJ, New Orleans, and others). It is a very diverse city, has one of the best theater distric's in the country, a phenominal art museum, zoo, and a horticultural conservatory(The Domes). There is lots of great food, places to stay, and it has the largeast music festivel in the world!
Milwaukee, has lots of great food and entertainment
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1.the most segregated city in America
2.where you either live in a burned down house or a trailer
3.where white suburban kids get their drugs from
4.big pollution, there is more trash in the lake than fish
5.second highest murder rate, third highest for carjacking
6.beautiful downtown, but decaying everywhere else
7.home of Chicago gangs
8.where people shoot eachother for the stupidest reasons
"On our trip, we drove around Milwaukee because we didn't want to get shot or lose our car."
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chicago wannabe but never will be
Milwaukee is a minature Chicago that thinks it is hot stuff but isnt.
by darrenkrkc March 20, 2007

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one of the biggest ghettos in the us with suburbs like wauwatosa and west allis that are pretty much ghettos too.
milwaukee is one huge ass ghetto where lots of people get shot.
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Slow midwest city, go to Chicago
Mil-town
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