The Jewel of the Great Lakes

Living in Milwaukee
City Information

With 15k acres of parks across the city, Milwaukee has various outdoor events and festivals, including SummerFest, the world’s largest music festival. Milwaukee has a lot of young professional residential areas with great restaurants and local shops. There are many outdoor and historical sites to visit, including the Harley-Davidson Museum, Miller Park, Milwaukee Art Museum, Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee Public Museum, and, Lake Michigan, and Bardford Beach. 

Living In Milwaukee
Housing

AmeriCorps members each pay between $350-$550/ month for rent and live with 1-2 roommates. Typically, AmeriCorps members live in the Eastside, Riverwest, Bayview, Avenues West, and Walker’s Points areas. 

Living in Milwaukee
Transportation

AmeriCorps members receive a free Milwaukee Country Transit System bus pass for the year. The bus system is reliable but takes additional travel time to reach your destination. Many AmeriCorps members choose to bring their own personal vehicles and carpool with teammates. 
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