Moving from New York, NY to Milwaukee, WI

Moving from New York, New York to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you’re moving from New York to Milwaukee, you’ll be moving from the largest city in the country to the largest city in Wisconsin! Although you’ll find out that Milwaukee is much smaller than New York, don’t think that you’ll be missing out on anything! Milwaukee has a strong economy with the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies as well as publishing and printing companies and financial service firms! Milwaukee is also a great city for culture, cuisine and recreation! You’re sure to have a great time getting to know your new city!

More about traveling from New York to Milwaukee:

New York and Milwaukee are about 880 miles from each other, so driving should take a total of almost 14 hours. If your plan is to drive, you may want to check out some cities along the way to have a little fun! Stop in Cleveland, OH to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium! Then, check out Chicago, IL to see famous sites like the Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center and visit great museums such as the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Contemporary Art!

What Milwaukee’s Climate Is Like

You’ll find, after moving from New York to Milwaukee, that Milwaukee’s climate is slightly cooler than New York’s throughout the year. Although both cities experience cold, snowy winters, Milwaukee’s winters are much colder and snowier with average lows in the high teens and a yearly average of 49.9 inches of snow! Summers in Milwaukee are also cooler than those in New York with average highs in the high 70s. Additionally, Milwaukee receives about 34.8 inches of precipitation each year which is slightly less than in New York.

Milwaukee’s Public Transportation

If you’re used to using public transportation when moving from New York to Milwaukee, you’ll find that it will be harder to continue in Milwaukee. Although the Milwaukee County Transit System provides extensive bus service to the city, public transportation is not as widespread as it is in New York. Milwaukee does, however, provide commuter transit with Badger Bus, which travels between Milwaukee and Madison as well as over 65 miles of bicycle lanes and trails for those who would like to commute by bicycle!

Schools in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has a high student population because it is home to several institutions of higher education. A few of the more prominent universities in the city include the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, which enrolls over 30,000 students, Milwaukee Area Technical College, which is a vocational-technical school, Marquette University, which is a private Jesuit university, and National Louis University, which is a private nonprofit university! Additionally, Milwaukee Public Schools provide public education to the city with over 160 schools and more than 78,000 students!

Experience Milwaukee

You may think, when moving from New York to Milwaukee, that there won’t be as many opportunities for entertainment in Milwaukee, but you may be surprised at all this midwestern city has to offer! If you enjoyed New York’s museums, check out the Milwaukee Art Museum located on Lake Michigan. It has a collection of over 30,000 works of art! Also, visit the Milwaukee Public Museum, a natural and human history museum. It is over 120 years old and has three floors of exhibits! If you love the performing arts, you’ll enjoy seeing the Milwaukee Ballet, the Florentine Opera Company, which is the sixth oldest opera company in the country, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater! And if you love to try new foods don’t miss the best restaurants in the city including Maxie’s, which specializes in Southern cuisine, EE-Sane Thai Cuisine, Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, which has delicious French dishes, and Karl Ratzsch’s Restaurant, where you can get great German food!

You’ll definitely have fun living in “Brew City”! Moving from New York to Milwaukee will be spectacular!

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