Iceman389 wrote: theavrock wrote: dgymrat44 wrote:
theavrock wrote:Congrats to all those admitted!
I moved from Milwaukee to Albuquerque a year and a half ago, but would be happy to answer any questions about the city. I'm a 0L so I can't speak to the school itself, but I lived in SE WI for 26 years. It's a great city in a great state.
Is West Allis a decent area to live and commute to the school?
Depends on what you are looking for. What sort of neighborhood do you want to live in?
'Stallis' is pretty blue collar and working class. Parts of it can be pretty trashy and parts of it can be ok. I personally would never live in West Allis, but I love walkable areas with lots of bars, restaurants and culture. West Allis is pretty void of that, but its a very quiet part of town. Rent is cheap and the people are nice.
What area of the city would be a walkable area with lots of bars restaurants and close to campus in your opinion?
The lower East side. Anything south of Brady Street between Prospect Ave and Van Buren Ave. The Brady Street neighborhood is awesome. I loved living over there. Lots of great bars and restaurants. The people watching is great. Love love love this area.
You could also live downtown and there is plenty to do down there, but obviously this is more slanted towards business. You could drive from Brady street to Marquette in around 10 min.
A little further north is North Avenue and that would probably only be 15 min to Marquette. Anything north of North Avenue between Oakland and Prospect. This is the area closer to UWM so lots of undergrads, but there is a ton to walk around and do on North Avenue.
There is stuff to do closer to the Marquette campus, but I went to UWM so I am not as familiar with the area, but a lot of my friends who went to Marquette still ended up hanging out with me on the East Side.