Milwaukee Neighborhood Guide: Dr. Martin Luther King Drive

Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood is moving rapidly toward its revitalization zenith after a decades-long nadir, and nowhere is that more apparent than on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, designated a “Wisconsin Main Street Community” in 2017, the first in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Neighborhood Guide: Lindsay Heights

Welcome to Lindsay Heights. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad and a thriving hub for African Americans, it is now struggling to revitalize after decades of economic strife — and is doing so with the collective efforts of local businesses, community organizations and foundations. Here’s how they — and so many others that space wouldn’t allow — are connecting Lindsay Heights to itself and the rest of Milwaukee through food, wellness, and entrepreneurship.

Looking north on Cesar Chavez Drive

Milwaukee Neighborhood Guide: Clarke Square

While the historic heart of Clarke Square is a small square park (and its most well-known landmark is The Domes), it is arguable that the pulse of the neighborhood can be taken while walking up and down National Avenue and 16th Street, renamed Cesar Chavez Drive in 1996, where you’ll find vibrant art and delicious food on almost every corner, a testament to the strong culture of this south-side hub.