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RN moving to Milwaukee...

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I am relocating to Milwaukee from Philadelphia and am wondering what the average RN salary is in the area. Also, where would be the best place to look for apartments.

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    My sister in law is a RN, I work with RN‘s, but pay talk is not frequent so I will ask around and repost later. Mean while go to www.wisconsin.gov and poke around the 2000 census data which can answer everything you ever want to know about incomes in WI with some work.

    Where to look for apartment? What racial make up are you inclined toward? Black? Then concentrated north of the east west 94 freeway between down town Milwaukee and Wawatosa. Hispanic? Then south of that freeway from the Lake to say 40th street south to say Lincoln. Polish? my daughter says the largest concentration of Poles besides Warsaw is Chicago. Her professor is Polish as am I. We had a lot of Polish in Milwaukee that used to be in what is now the Hispanic areas, they have since scattered as income increased. the former Polish Basilica is now in the Hispanic area. (recent TV show on that issue) There is a lot of crime in both of these areas. It is a fact. Just last week I was poking around the web site I mentioned above and learned roughly (as I recall) the ave. family income for whites was $42k, blacks about half that and Hispanic even lower so I deduce the reason for more crime to be probably not a racial thing as much as economic. I also work in the prison system and more are non white, again economic I guess. Both potential apartment areas have a lot of crime.

    What is your economic stratus inclination? West and North are the high rent areas. Waukesha, Brookfield areas. The best deals for living may be South Milwaukee Direction. Although South Western Milwaukee may be a good place to look.

    Good luck and ask if any of this sparks more specific questions. I’ll check back

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    Hi - I live in downtown Milwaukee with my family. To answer your question re: where to look for apartments (I can't help you with the average RN salary), it depends on what kind of environment you are seeking. There are apartments scattered all over town & suburban Milwaukee.

    If you want to live in the city (and full disclosure: I'm an urban advocate!) than you might want to consider Milwaukee's east side, lower east side, Brady St. neighborhood, Brewers Hill neighborhood, and the Third Ward (just south of downtown). All of these are very popular and close to "artsy" cinemas, great restaurants, coffeehouses, cool little shops, and Lake Michigan. The Bay View neighborhood(on Milwaukee's south side) is another popular place, but tends to have more duplexes than apartments.

    I'll let others comment on good choices for suburban apartments. There are inner ring suburbs like Wauwatosa and Shorewood and outer ring suburbs like Brookfield and Oak Creek. It really depends on what kind of lifestyle you want. Good luck!

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