Can you imagine some think Milwaukee isn’t a great place to live? The travesty! Recently, Forbes ranked Milwaukee the 14th most miserable city. Forbes wrote, “Winter weather in Milwaukee can be brutal with average lows of 13 degrees in January. Property tax rates also rank among the highest in the U.S. ” (You can read the full story here.) We know it’s cold. We’ve accepted it, and made the best of it. Yeah, it’s great to bask in the sun’s warm embrace, but we are from Wisconsin. We’re built tough to handle the cold day after day, and snow inch by ten inches. But Milwaukee isn’t cold 365. While we do know how to hibernate well, 414 also throws one terrific four month party when its thawed.
We love watching the piglet races at the State Fair, laughing and exchanging ridiculous glances after taking a bite of deep fried butter or chocolate covered bacon, riding down the big yellow slide, and checking out really great local bands.
We also host Summerfest, a massive musical event that allows everyone to watch tons of their favorite well-known and local bands for the low cost of admission. From punk to pop, there’s something for everyone’s preferences. This inclusive diversity is a direct reflection of our friendly and dynamic culture.
It’s obvious the person who created this report never attended a tailgate before a Brewers’ game. We’re sure someone would have gladly shown the analyst how 414 represents. Milwaukee would have been listed as the #1 best city ever created. Ever.
But those are some of the obvious big-ticket items Milwaukee offers. What about running a charity race on our beautiful lakefront, jumping from corner bar to corner bar with buddies, winning a big hand at Potawatomi, spending an afternoon swimming, playing ball, or grilling out with your crew in any one of our great parks, roasting marshmallows washed down with some suds at a block party, checking out unique stores on Brady St. and the Third Ward, or tasting great cuisine at local restaurants?
Milwaukee may be no Miami, but we can still bring the heat. So we want to know: What makes you proud to be a Milwaukeean?