Formerly a part of the Town of Wauwatosa and the Town of Greenfield, West Milwaukee became a village in 1906. The influx of industry (Pauling and Harnischfeger located here in 1904), transportation (new roads, railroads, and streetcars to service the area), the swelling of the population to 909, and strong leaders fueled the village’s urge for independence. What was once an area “west” of the City of Milwaukee has become West Milwaukee, the center (or heart of) Milwaukee County.
The family-friendly West Milwaukee Park is located in the center of the community. West Milwaukee is close to many cultural and athletic ventures. The Miller Park Baseball Complex, home of the Milwaukee Brewers, is within walking distance. Downtown Milwaukee, the Bradley Center, the lakefront, and Summerfest Grounds are just minutes away to the east via I-94. Traveling west are Wisconsin State Fair, the Pettit Ice Center, and the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Pershing Elementary School, located in the Village of West Milwaukee, is the most eastern elementary school in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is a 4K-12th grade public school district. We are the second-largest school district in Milwaukee County and the eleventh largest in the state of Wisconsin.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School opened its doors to its first class in West Milwaukee in July 2015 and is part of a nationwide network of 30 Catholic, college preparatory high schools for students from limited financial means.
West Milwaukee is an area in West Side Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin with a population of 4,146. 2,033 male residents are living in West Milwaukee and 2,113 female residents. The total number of households is 1,914 with 2 people per household on average. The median age of the current population is 37 with 1,151 people being married and 2,264 being single.
The employment numbers show that there are 70.52% white-collar employees and 29.48% blue-collar employees in West Milwaukee. Many homes in West Milwaukee have chimneys for furnaces or water heaters or possibly even fireplaces. When people need chimney sweeping, they often call us! And we are obviously experts at chimney repairs which is our specialty. So always remember to work with local experts for fireplace and chimney service in Milwaukee.