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Shorewood is a village in Milwaukee County in Southeast Wisconsin.


Shorewood is a small, historic suburb of Milwaukee. It is bounded by the Whitefish Bay to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, the East Side of Milwaukee to the south, and the Milwaukee River to the west, 1.6 square miles total. Shorewood is generally urban in character, with many beautiful homes from the early 20th century dotting its tree-lined, walkable streets. Shorewood is home to many upper-middle class families, as well as young professionals and college students. Shorewood is a very liberal town, with 72% of its residents voting for President Obama in 2012.

Get in[edit]

The only way in to the village from the west over the river is Capitol Drive.

Get around[edit]

Shorewood is very compact, and everything in the village should be within walking distance. The village is also very friendly to bicyclists as well as cars, though parking can be difficult on major streets.

See[edit][add listing]

Atwater Park- The park at the end of Capitol Drive right on Lake Michigan. The upper section of the park has a playground, some grassy picnic areas, and a spectacular sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. There is a path and staircase down to a pleasant beach.

Hubbard Park- A small but gorgeous park in the village's south-west corner on the Milwaukee River. Once the home of the Ravenna Amusement Park, Hubbard Park is beautifully landscaped and provides a quiet and serene area to bond with nature.

Shorewood High School- Often ranked among the best high schools in the state, Shorewood is a beautiful, historic campus built to resemble a university. It is made up of four separate buildings each of which houses different departments. The oldest building, the Administration building, is home to English and Social Studies courses and is topped by a lovely copper dome. The auditorium, modeled after the Radio City Music Hall in New York, houses the school's incredible drama and music programs.

Shorewood Village Hall- Built as a schoolhouse in 1908, it was converted into the village hall in 1916.

WITI TV Tower- When it was built in 1962, this tower was the tallest free-standing lattice tower in the world.

Do[edit][add listing]

Walk the Shorewood streets and enjoy the magnificent houses, particularly near the lake.

Get a haircut!- Shorewood is notable for its abundance of hair salons.

Run the trails by the river around Hubbard Park and see the overgrown ruins of an early 1900s theme park.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Culver's, 1325 E Capitol Drive. Fast-food chain with burgers and custard. This is the chain's busiest location $.  edit
  • East Garden, 3600 N Oakland Ave. Excellent Chinese food and a nice ambiance. Also has takeout. $$.  edit
  • City Market, 2205 E Capitol Drive. Great little bakery with delectable sweets. $$.  edit
  • Vedo's Pizza, 1808 E Capitol Drive. Tiny little place with delicious pizza by the slice. $.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Colectivo!- Colectivo is a small coffee company with cafes throughout the Milwaukee area. The coffee is excellent and the outdoor seating provides a perfect place to watch the bustle of Oakland Avenue during the summer months.

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Get out[edit]

Whitefish Bay to the north is one of Milwaukee's most affluent suburbs and has many gorgeous homes and a nice downtown.

Milwaukee's East Side to the south is centered around the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is filled with great restaurants and historic architecture.

Riverwest to the west is a diverse, counter-culture-type neighborhood.

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