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A Profile of Milwaukee's East Town Neighborhood

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Milwaukee is an extremely diverse city, and nearly every neighborhood has its own unique atmosphere and look. This article is a simple profile and demographic breakdown of the East Town Neighborhood of Milwaukee.

East Town Statistics
Population: 661
Median Age: 36
Median Income: $36,898
Average Home Price: $269,000
Parameters: Ogden Avenue to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Clybourn Street to the South and the Milwaukee River on the west.

About East Town

This section of the city is one of the first settled. Solomon Juneau, one of Milwaukee's three founding fathers, is said to have built the first log house in Milwaukee here in 1822, and the first frame building in 1824. The industrious Juneau soon turned these first outposts into a settlement, which then took on the name Juneautown before being incorporated, with two other settlements, into the City of Milwaukee in 1846. Today, you will often here the East Town neighborhood referred to as Juneau Town, though the East Town designation is more prevalent.

The boundaries of East Town are Ogden Avenue to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Clybourn Street to the South and the Milwaukee River on the west.

No matter whether you call it East Town or Juneau Town, this is one of the wealthier neighborhoods in the metro area, due to much of the housing stock consisting of high-end condominiums in industrial re-habs or new highrises. Property values are nearly double that of other neighborhoods in the city.

The location of the East Town neighborhood could be argues as one of the most desirable in Milwaukee, particularly for those who prefer an urban lifestyle and work or spend much of their time downtown. During the summer months there is constant activity in this area due to its proximity to the lakefront festival ground and other high-profile attractions.

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