More than just real estate

Welcome to

When I moved from Ohio to Milwaukee’s East Side last summer, I was torn between the excitement of living in a new city and the anxiety of being so unfamiliar with my surroundings while hundreds of miles away from my family. I’d lived in Ohio since I was born – could I ever consider anyplace else home?

After living in the city of Milwaukee for five years, my friend Clair decided she wanted a fresh way of living, outside of the busy city. She uprooted from her apartment downtown and moved to greener pastures 20 minutes north, in Germantown. After her move, she confided in me that it was nice to have a big yard, but what would she do so far away from the places she’d become to acclimated to downtown?

Well, as for me, I fell hard and quick for this city. I frequented the summer festivals, got caught up in the Brewers postseason run and even found the beauty in the lengthy Milwaukee winter – I’d gained a certain pride for my new home usually reserved for lifetime residents. And Clair? She discovered it all doesn’t all happen in the city. With a newfound respect for life in the suburbs, she’s found a close-knit community with a spice all its own. As the two of us can attest, the metro Milwaukee area is an amazing place to live, no matter where you lay your ground.

Welcome to; a blog devoted to the showcasing the uniqueness of Milwaukee and its surrounding communities, and to prove just how exciting a place it is to live! We’ll be covering the “Living” portion of MetroMilwaukeeLiving in two ways: by highlighting city and outlying community events and happenings, and also, with the help of expert Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agents, by acting as a guide to buying, selling and maintaining your home in the Metro Milwaukee area. Whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong resident, we want to make sure you’re in the know about the real estate issues that affect you.

So take some time to explore our blog – and come back often! We’re here to continuously update you on the goings on of the metro Milwaukee area and to offer you sound advice for your home-related issues. Because Milwaukee is a great place to visit – and yes, we love to live here, too.

- Rachel, MetroMilwaukeeLiving blog contributor

One Response to “Welcome to”

  1. Geri Griggs says:

    Great article! I am a ‘lifelong’ resident of Milwaukee so when my
    husband Jack was ready to retire “Up North” I was not exactly ready to
    leave my ‘roots.’ For the last 2 years I have been listing properties in
    Northwestern Wisconsin & have realized there area LOT of Milwaukee &
    Chicago families that call Northwestern Wisconsin their “Vacation Home.”
    Now that I am a permanent resident here, it is gratifying to know that I
    have the backing of a major player in the marketplace with the power of
    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage behind me. But the BEST part is
    the benefit to my Buyers & Sellers! I am pleased to share all of the
    tools we have to offer them! Needless to say, I-94 is my personal runway
    so when you see my Chevrolet Impala plates, JstGeri, whizz past you,
    wave at me & I’ll see ya back in Milwaukee real soon…if you are going
    “Up North,” I’ll be happy to show you the perfect vacation spot whether
    you need just a small trailer on some land for hunting or if you are
    looking for a bigger place for many generations to boat on & swim in &
    start enjoying today.
    Geri Griggs
    414.507.7586, Cell
    715.967.2333, Home Office
    262.780.5801, Metro West Office

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