Here’s why Milwaukee is a wonderful place to spend your retirement years.
Many residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin are proud to call this Great Lakes city their home. With its rich history and unique personality, there’s plenty to keep you active: beautiful green spaces and shorelines, delicious dining, and a wide variety of entertainment, arts, and culture options. There are also many friendly, affordable neighborhoods to settle in, and accessible transportation allows you to easily explore the city.
Here are five reasons to take a closer look at independent living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Attractive housing options
- Scenic waterfront
- Abundant parks and gardens
- Culture, shopping, and dining
- Vibrant community
Continue reading to learn more about why independent living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is an exceptional choice for many seniors.
Attractive housing options
Granville Heights is conveniently situated so you can enjoy all that Milwaukee has to offer! This independent senior living community is located in the Freedom Village neighborhood, providing easy access to grocery stores, churches, restaurants, clinics, and more. Each one- or two-bedroom apartment comes with furnished appliances, 24-hour emergency maintenance, professional on-site management, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Granville Heights residents can also take advantage of the on-site fitness and business centers and chapel/meditation room without ever leaving home.
Take a leisurely stroll and discover Brew City in Milwaukee’s RiverWalk District. Tying together three distinctive riverfront neighborhoods, the RiverWalk is an opportunity to see historic 19th-century facades, grab dinner on the patio at an award-winning restaurant, and catch a show in the theater district.
There’s also plenty to do and see along Lake Michigan: marvel at the Milwaukee Art Museum, saunter down the shore at Bradford Beach or tour the city onboard a European-style cruise. The waterfront offers an abundance of opportunities to get out and enjoy the city when you choose independent living in Milwaukee, WI.
Abundant parks and gardens
Despite being a large city, Milwaukee boasts many green spaces where you can escape in nature, including more than 150 parks and scenic trails, perfect for birding or wildlife watching, plus dog parks, golf courses, and more. If you love plants, head to the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. Commonly known as “The Domes,” this conservatory is home to thousands of flower and plant species. Do you like to spend the day with the grandkids? Take them out for a day at the Milwaukee County Zoo, the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, or watch sailboat races on Lake Michigan.
Culture, shopping, and dining
Milwaukee was named one of America’s top 25 arts destinations for its cultural attractions, ranging from theater and ballet performances to museums dedicated to art, history, and even Harley-Davidson motorcycles. You may also be interested in the War Memorial Center on Lake Michigan – a living memorial that honors our nation’s veterans.
If Milwaukee, WI is your ideal independent living spot, you can shop for anything you could ever need at unique boutiques, charming vintage stores, or a premium outlet. Check out Milwaukee’s first cheese factory or the locally owned shops in the Historic Third Ward.
What are you hungry for? There are plenty of classic favorites and new tastes to try in Milwaukee. Take your pick among the many brunch spots, brewpubs, and bakeries, plus so much more. And if you’re a sports fan, you’re in luck. Milwaukee is home to Wisconsin’s beloved Milwaukee Brewers baseball team and Milwaukee Bucks basketball team. You can also catch a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game or cheer for the Milwaukee Wave soccer team. With so many cultural, shopping, dining, and sporting event options, independent living in Milwaukee never looked so good!
There’s something new to experience every day of the year in Milwaukee. The downtown Milwaukee Public Market features high-quality artisan products and freshly-prepared foods. Or, check out the wide variety of special events in the “City of Festivals,” such as Summerfest (the world’s largest music festival) and Jazz in the Park. Celebrate Milwaukee’s diverse ethnic heritage at Festa Italiana, Polish Fest, Indian Summer, and Bastille Days. Your independent living journey in Milwaukee, WI is sure to be filled with everything you enjoy!
For more information about our independent living community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, or to schedule a tour, contact us online or call 414.357.6740 today.