Best place to retire: East Town
Pros: Riverwalk, art and culture venues
Cons: Residential construction in the area may mean some noise
Real estate: Expect to pay $250,000 for a two-bedroom condo. You can rent the same size apartment for $1,000 a month.Milwaukee's East Town sits just east of the Milwaukee River in the heart of downtown. The neighborhood has trendy shops, restaurants and nightlife but also all the amenities needed for day-to-day living within walking distance.
Milwaukee's opera, ballet, and symphony also make their home in East Town, which has not only the vibrant riverfront but Lake Michigan to the east. The neighborhood hosts a summer jazz concert series and Bastille Days - a four-day celebration of French culture.
For medical treatment, residents needn't go far - two urgent care facilities are within a short walk of the neighborhood.
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