Third Ward

Known as the Soho of Milwaukee, the Historic Third Ward is bordered by the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan harbour, and downtown Milwaukee offering the best of chic urban living.

"We hired Katie & Rick to sell our riverfront condo in the Third Ward.  They did a wonderful job staging the condo and then created beautiful marketing materials.  They quickly identified a buyer and the team saw to it that the sale was completed smoothly."

- Jenny White, Third Ward, Milwaukee

Welcome to Third Ward


Milwaukee’s Third Ward is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains beautifully-preserved buildings from the turn of the century. Located adjacent to downtown and bordered by the picturesque Milwaukee River and Lakeshore State Park, this unique and dynamic neighborhood has an eclectic ambiance with its blend of historic warehouse buildings, artsy vibe, downtown bustle, and main street charm.

Luxurious condominiums, converted warehouse lofts, and lovely mid-rise apartments feature in this sought-after area with over 550 businesses and services: trendy boutiques and specialty shops, art galleries and studios, performing art groups, a wide variety of restaurants and drinking establishments, and a hub for creative and design-based companies.

Completely safe and walkable, you will be able to enjoy the many amenities steps from your front door in this vibrant and tight community where neighbors look out for each other.

Your New Neighbors


In this neighborhood of approximately 3,000 residents, your new neighbors will be upscale young professionals and empty nesters from the burbs.

What You Will Love


For high-quality selections of artisan products and freshly-prepared food, Milwaukee Public Market has a variety of speciality vendors for every taste and age: homemade pastries, cheese, fish mongers, wine shops, spices, produce, candy, and much more. As well, local vendors sell artwork, kitchen accessories, flowers, chocolate, trinkets, and other gift items.

Gallery Night & Day is a free two-day quarterly event where art connoisseurs can gallery hop and view artwork in a variety of mediums: photography, sculptures, paintings, mixed-media, etc. with live music and food options in over 50 downtown venues.

Catalano Square is one of the best used little parks in Milwaukee with four full seasons of activities and festivals. With fun sculptures, close to shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops, it’s a great place to walk or relax with a good book. Every Thursday in the summer features the “Ayre in the Square” weekly free concert series with live local music, food vendors, and beer tasting.

Local Places We Love


For unique and beautiful modern and contemporary décor, Third Ward offers many terrific options to update or furnish your home. Our favorites are West Elm, Designs Within Reach, and Anthropoligie.

When you want stylish new clothes to match your new elegant furniture, pop into Lela Boutique for local and international designer styles, as well as consignment and vintage items, or Stephanie Horne for quality clothing that are edgy and sophisticated. Men, we have you covered too, check out Milworks for upscale brands that are classy and comfortable.

Now that you’re dressed and ready to hit the town, head over to the Broadway Theater for a production by one of the three talented local companies that share this stunning space with two extraordinary theatres, one of which replicates an 18th century European Opera House.

Hungry? The rooftop patio at Café Benelux is the perfect way to experience the character and vibe of the Third Ward. With a 45-page beer menu, a phenomenal view, great food, and reasonable prices – it is one of the hottest spots in the Third Ward. Or head over to Bavette La Boucherie. An old-school butchery that offers high-quality sustainable meats sourced from Wisconsin farms, artisanal jams, relishes, and mustards along with a restaurant offering spectacular lunches and dinner. Be sure to try one of their gourmet sandwiches and fresh salads on their eclectic daily-changing menu.

Property Types


The Historic Third Ward’s real estate is a mix of luxurious condos, converted lofts, and upscale mid-rise apartments in the range of $300K-$1M+.

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