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32 Units Available
The Bevy
8600 North Deerwood Drive
Brown Deer, WI
Studio
$1,095
567 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,195
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1261 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 06:07 PM
The Bevy is located in a historic section of Brown Deer, the original Village. It benefits equally from the ease of a central location and the village appeal of a pedestrian friendly neighborhood.
Verified
4 Units Available
NorthPointe Apartments
9418 N Green Bay Rd
Brown Deer, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,095
861 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1173 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Lush grounds overlooking the Milwaukee River. Resort-style indoor swimming pool, tennis court, two fitness centers, and bike racks for active residents. Units with fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and abundant storage.
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9 Units Available
Park Plaza Apartments
8901 N Park Plaza Ct
Brown Deer, WI
1 Bedroom
$850
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 12:43 PM
Although just a minute away from the shopping, restaurants and countless conveniences of Brown Deer Road, you will find Park Plaza Apartments carefully tucked away on a peaceful suburban street.
1 Unit Available
5675 W Brown Deer Rd 113
5675 West Brown Deer Road
Brown Deer, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1050 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Royal Gardens Condo - Property Id: 423602 Very nice 2bedroom 1 1/2 bath spacious corner unit Brown Deer condo is available for immediate occupancy! Freshly painted & plush new carpet and laminate flooring, large master bedroom with ample closet
Results within 1 mile of Brown Deer
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1 Unit Available
Presidio Square
5401 W Presidio Ln
Milwaukee, WI | Wyrick Park
2 Bedrooms
$1,557
1234 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:02 PM
Prime, peaceful location just off Good Hope Road. Units features private patio/balcony, A/C, stainless steel fixtures, and walk-in closets. Community has bike storage, gym, pool, and clubhouse.
Verified
12 Units Available
Harbor Pointe Apartments
9200 N 75th St
Milwaukee, WI | Northridge Lakes
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$795
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$950
1024 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Spacious community near Brown Deer and Bayshore shopping areas. 24-hour emergency service available. Two fitness centers, heated indoor pool and lush grounds. Stylish, modern interiors.
Verified
10 Units Available
Glenbrook Apartment Homes
9220 N 75th St
Milwaukee, WI | Northridge Lakes
1 Bedroom
$760
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1359 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:46 PM
Pet-friendly townhouse and apartment community located close to I-43 and US-45 for easy commuting. Units feature spacious kitchens, large closets and private garages. Community has underground parking and laundry facilities.
1 Unit Available
6172 West Port Avenue
6172 West Port Avenue
Milwaukee, WI | Bradley Estates
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1056 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:07 AM
Amazing 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo in Milwaukee. Amenities included: central air, dishwasher, stainless steel appliance, and washer dryer. Utilities included: air conditioning and water. Is not pet-friendly. Date Available: Dec 1st, 2020.
Results within 5 miles of Brown Deer
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4 Units Available
The Chiswick at Dunwood
7700 North Port Washington Rd
Fox Point, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,495
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,985
1377 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated December 3 at 12:15 PM
Online tour options, or come see us in person! The Chiswick features 103 gracious luxury apartments with all of the comforts of home on your wish list; interior finishes include built-in bookcases, pantries, and buffets.
Verified
16 Units Available
Mequon Trail Townhomes
7014 Tamarack Ct
Mequon, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
1166 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,255
1564 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:34 PM
Modern community near Wilson Elementary and Steffen Middle Schools. Several floor plans available, some furnished. On-site volleyball, tennis and basketball court, pool, playground and business center. Pet-friendly. Bike storage available.
Verified
2 Units Available
Norwood
730 East Henry Clay Street
Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$765
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
600 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Quality 1 & 2 bedroom units in colonial red brick building.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Berkley
330 East Henry Clay Street
Whitefish Bay, WI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Luxury 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms in a fabulous seven unit building.
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10 Units Available
St. James Place
10300 W Fountain Ave
Milwaukee, WI | Calumet Farms
1 Bedroom
$950
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
981 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Lots of on-site amenities including a volleyball court, kids park, grilling area, and hot tub area. Pool and sundeck provided. Updated apartments feature walk-in closets, a private balcony or patio, and fireplaces.
Verified
2 Units Available
Arbor Ridge Apartments
7960 N 107th St
Milwaukee, WI | Calumet Farms
1 Bedroom
$1,135
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Condo-style apartments within a short distance of Menomonee Falls and Butler. Within a golf community with impressive views. Large floor plans with lots of storage and modern kitchens.
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14 Units Available
Glen Hills Apartments
6600 N Sidney Pl
Glendale, WI
1 Bedroom
$820
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
929 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:33 PM
Spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments are centrally located near shopping, dining and entertainment. Enjoy updated kitchens, large closets, in-unit laundry in some. Pet-friendly community with controlled access and parking. Access to bus lines, highways.
Verified
14 Units Available
Bay Village Townhomes
240 E Chateau Pl
Whitefish Bay, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,340
1000 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 12:13 PM
ocated in prestigious Whitefish Bay, Bay Village Townhomes offers the best of North Shore living at an affordable price! Enjoy being within walking distance of great parks and the charming Silver Spring shopping and entertainment district.
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800 E Henry Clay
800 East Henry Clay Street
Whitefish Bay, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
Last updated December 1 at 02:24 AM
Managed by Katz Properties.
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The Meetinghouse at Milwaukee
10901 W Donna Dr
Milwaukee, WI | Granville Station
1 Bedroom
$875
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,044
990 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 02:22 AM
Meetinghouse is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and provides spacious one and two bedroom apartments for those 55 years of age and older.
Verified
2 Units Available
1633 on the Park
1633 West Bender Road
Glendale, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,295
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,398
950 sqft
Last updated November 19 at 03:28 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1633 on the Park in Glendale. View photos, descriptions and more!
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White Oaks Premier Apartments
9000 N White Oak Ln
Bayside, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,150
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
Last updated December 1 at 02:22 AM
White Oaks Apartments is a beautiful property conveniently located in Bayside, Wisconsin. It is about 15 fifteen minutes from downtown Milwaukee and just 10 minutes from Bayshore Mall.
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Porticos
500 West Bradley Road
Fox Point, WI
Studio
$1,050
1 Bedroom
$1,150
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
Last updated December 1 at 02:24 AM
The Porticos is a gorgeous, quiet and secluded community nestled away in Fox Point, Wisconsin. It is conveniently situated between Good Hope Road and Brown Deer Road for easy access to an array of shops, restaurants and grocery stores.
1 Unit Available
4640 North 20th Street
4640 North 20th Street
Milwaukee, WI | Lincoln Park
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,150
1033 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:47 PM
Call this 3 bedroom 1 bath cape cod home starting in November. Enjoy this 1.5 story home is nestled in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this Fall. Updates include paint, recently updated kitchen and appliances included.
1 Unit Available
6313 W Hampton Avenue
6313 West Hampton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI | Lincoln Creek
3 Bedrooms
$800
1114 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:28 PM
This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom upper unit is ready to be leased. This unit features nice appliances, hardwood floors, extra storage space and a back drive-way for parking.
1 Unit Available
7521 W Perkins Plaza
7521 West Perkins Place
Milwaukee, WI | Capitol Heights
2 Bedrooms
$925
960 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 05:28 PM
This 2 bedroom; 1 bathroom Single Family home is ready to be leased! The home features new carpeting; fresh paint; is located walking distance from restaurants, grocery stores, laundrymat is right next door. Has 1.5 car garage....
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Brown Deer properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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City Guide

Brown Deer
Fans of the television show "Community" will want to stop by Brown Deer on their next trip to the Great Lakes, as Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC show, makes his home here among the conifers.
Fans of the television show "Community" will want to stop by Brown Deer on their next trip to the Great Lakes, as Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC show, makes his home here among the conifers.

Famous for its artistic community, spirit of volunteering and gorgeous landscape, the village of Brown Deer in Wisconsin is clearly a wonderful place to lay down roots. In addition to well-attended community events, from seasonal races to holiday parties, and an "aw, shucks" neighborly attitude, the residents also happily enjoy a plethora of folksy local businesses, from tasty restaurants to wine tasting shops, that encourage conviviality amongst the natives. People are thrilled to live here, and it shows. Plus, despite having a feeling of being away from it all in its own hidden Midwest paradise, Brown Deer is delightfully close to big city fun, with Milwaukee just a brief car ride away. And don't forget, Lake Michigan offers endless entertainment when the weather turns warm. Yeah, Brown Deer is a little slice of heaven between the right and left coasts.

Making the Move to Brown Deer

Every village, town, city and metropolis has some essential rules for newbies moving successfully, and Brown Deer is no exception. Finding places for rent in Brown Deer shouldn't be overly taxing like in some high-population bustling city centers, because it's none of those things, obviously. You'll find a broad selection of housing options, from the typical one- or two-bedroom apartment for rent to townhouses to condos for rent. Lake views, tree views, easy highway access...you name it, it's here. That's not to say you shouldn't be prepared for some things. Make sure the heating system is top notch, and covered or underground parking is pretty much a must-have. Plus, the usual rental property will require a sizable deposit in addition to first month's rent. But it helps to know crime is low, as is cost of living. Just make sure you pack plenty of warm winter clothing. If you're not used to Wisconsin winters, you may want to spend a little time researching that.

Wisconsin has a reputation for lush open space and, well, cheese. But while Brown Deer has plenty of green areas, it's still a fairly suburban spot, albeit one with a sampling of enticing entertainment options. The fact is, it's got a rich assortment of amenities, gorgeous outdoor opportunities and a welcoming community. It's hard to beat this location for a residence, so why not pack up and head over now?

Making the Move to Brown Deer
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Every village, town, city and metropolis has some essential rules for newbies moving successfully, and Brown Deer is no exception. Finding places for rent in Brown Deer shouldn't be overly taxing like in some high-population bustling city centers, because it's none of those things, obviously. You'll find a broad selection of housing options, from the typical one- or two-bedroom apartment for rent to townhouses to condos for rent. Lake views, tree views, easy highway access...you name it, it's here. That's not to say you shouldn't be prepared for some things. Make sure the heating system is top notch, and covered or underground parking is pretty much a must-have. Plus, the usual rental property will require a sizable deposit in addition to first month's rent. But it helps to know crime is low, as is cost of living. Just make sure you pack plenty of warm winter clothing. If you're not used to Wisconsin winters, you may want to spend a little time researching that.

Wisconsin has a reputation for lush open space and, well, cheese. But while Brown Deer has plenty of green areas, it's still a fairly suburban spot, albeit one with a sampling of enticing entertainment options. The fact is, it's got a rich assortment of amenities, gorgeous outdoor opportunities and a welcoming community. It's hard to beat this location for a residence, so why not pack up and head over now?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

With only 12,000 residents, give or take, there aren't typical neighborhoods to consider when moving here. Instead, you can choose one side of town or the other. Here are the main differences.

To the Left: More homes and fewer amenities on this side. It's a bit quieter, with bigger backyards. But the mix of homes and rentals is still quite reasonable. Situated in the north is the Northridge Lake, a great place for recreation. There's also easy access to 100 and 181 highways.

To the Right: Shopping malls, the downtown area and even a TV studio is on this end of town. There's quick access to Highway 57, and the Tripoli Golf Club is in the southern section. In fact, there are several close golf courses on the east side, so swingers should head here.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
+

With only 12,000 residents, give or take, there aren't typical neighborhoods to consider when moving here. Instead, you can choose one side of town or the other. Here are the main differences.

To the Left: More homes and fewer amenities on this side. It's a bit quieter, with bigger backyards. But the mix of homes and rentals is still quite reasonable. Situated in the north is the Northridge Lake, a great place for recreation. There's also easy access to 100 and 181 highways.

To the Right: Shopping malls, the downtown area and even a TV studio is on this end of town. There's quick access to Highway 57, and the Tripoli Golf Club is in the southern section. In fact, there are several close golf courses on the east side, so swingers should head here.

Merrymaking in the Midwest

There's never a shortage of entertainment in Brown Deer, as long as you enjoy the clean, fresh air of the rural outdoors. Big, bushy trees, lapping lake water and rugged trails greet natives and visitors alike who seek out Mother Nature for a refreshing taste of exterior recreation. Sure, the winter can put a damper on some of the fun, but snow flurries mean snowball fights, sledding and ice skating. And who would dare turn down freshly made hot chocolate from a neighbor? People take care of each other in deerland, and you can count on having a social calendar bursting with heartwarming, feel good activities year round.

Even if you're more Grinch than Cindy Lou Who about the outdoors, you can find various delights under roofs as well. Wine tasting at Otto's Wine Cask, shopping 'til you drop at the local mall and investigating some seriously intriguing dive bars are just a few of the enticements that coax out even the most antisocial residents with their siren songs. When in doubt, head to Milwaukee and boogie at local clubs, add some wrinkles to your brain at the museums and art galleries or try the latest pastry sensation by taking a weekend in Chicago.

Wisconsin Winters

Or, just keep reading this article. With an average summer high of 70 degrees and an average winter low of 29, you can bet things get pretty chilly come the holidays. Expect those chills to drop down to 10 degrees or lower fairly regularly, so having an ample supply of mittens and ear warmers is a must. Whatever you do, try not to move here in winter. It's not an impossible task, but the sludge and snow do make navigating that dining set a little more exhausting. Of course summers are beautifully sunny and lovely, but humidity and bugs can be a pain. Invest in swimsuits and Citronella and you'll make it. The thing is, people are grateful for the nice days, no matter what month they show their faces. So being prepared for any weather means you're ready and able to make the most of every season, just like the locals do. After all, "bad" weather is just an excuse to host a marathon movie night courtesy of Netflix and your preferred brand of microwave popcorn.

Cartopia

While it's a little more than a stone's throw from Chi-Town, Brown Deer does not offer a great selection of public transportation options. This is the Midwest, kiddo, and if you somehow surmised it would be anything like New York City and its labyrinth of subways and buses, you were sorely mistaken. Head to your local car dealer right away to buy, rent or lease a vehicle.

Of course, depending on where you plant your living room couch, you may be able to run a few errands from time to time without grabbing the car keys first. The WalkScore for Brown Deer is a middling 63, so a gas station or coffee shop is probably within walking distance, you know, in the warmer months. Chances are you're not packing on six layers of wool and fleece to pick up of six-pack of Coca Cola on a whim in the dead of January on foot or even by bike. But you do you, buddy.

Merrymaking in the Midwest
+

There's never a shortage of entertainment in Brown Deer, as long as you enjoy the clean, fresh air of the rural outdoors. Big, bushy trees, lapping lake water and rugged trails greet natives and visitors alike who seek out Mother Nature for a refreshing taste of exterior recreation. Sure, the winter can put a damper on some of the fun, but snow flurries mean snowball fights, sledding and ice skating. And who would dare turn down freshly made hot chocolate from a neighbor? People take care of each other in deerland, and you can count on having a social calendar bursting with heartwarming, feel good activities year round.

Even if you're more Grinch than Cindy Lou Who about the outdoors, you can find various delights under roofs as well. Wine tasting at Otto's Wine Cask, shopping 'til you drop at the local mall and investigating some seriously intriguing dive bars are just a few of the enticements that coax out even the most antisocial residents with their siren songs. When in doubt, head to Milwaukee and boogie at local clubs, add some wrinkles to your brain at the museums and art galleries or try the latest pastry sensation by taking a weekend in Chicago.

Wisconsin Winters

Or, just keep reading this article. With an average summer high of 70 degrees and an average winter low of 29, you can bet things get pretty chilly come the holidays. Expect those chills to drop down to 10 degrees or lower fairly regularly, so having an ample supply of mittens and ear warmers is a must. Whatever you do, try not to move here in winter. It's not an impossible task, but the sludge and snow do make navigating that dining set a little more exhausting. Of course summers are beautifully sunny and lovely, but humidity and bugs can be a pain. Invest in swimsuits and Citronella and you'll make it. The thing is, people are grateful for the nice days, no matter what month they show their faces. So being prepared for any weather means you're ready and able to make the most of every season, just like the locals do. After all, "bad" weather is just an excuse to host a marathon movie night courtesy of Netflix and your preferred brand of microwave popcorn.

Cartopia

While it's a little more than a stone's throw from Chi-Town, Brown Deer does not offer a great selection of public transportation options. This is the Midwest, kiddo, and if you somehow surmised it would be anything like New York City and its labyrinth of subways and buses, you were sorely mistaken. Head to your local car dealer right away to buy, rent or lease a vehicle.

Of course, depending on where you plant your living room couch, you may be able to run a few errands from time to time without grabbing the car keys first. The WalkScore for Brown Deer is a middling 63, so a gas station or coffee shop is probably within walking distance, you know, in the warmer months. Chances are you're not packing on six layers of wool and fleece to pick up of six-pack of Coca Cola on a whim in the dead of January on foot or even by bike. But you do you, buddy.

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City Guide

Brown Deer
Fans of the television show "Community" will want to stop by Brown Deer on their next trip to the Great Lakes, as Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC show, makes his home here among the conifers.
Fans of the television show "Community" will want to stop by Brown Deer on their next trip to the Great Lakes, as Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC show, makes his home here among the conifers.

Famous for its artistic community, spirit of volunteering and gorgeous landscape, the village of Brown Deer in Wisconsin is clearly a wonderful place to lay down roots. In addition to well-attended community events, from seasonal races to holiday parties, and an "aw, shucks" neighborly attitude, the residents also happily enjoy a plethora of folksy local businesses, from tasty restaurants to wine tasting shops, that encourage conviviality amongst the natives. People are thrilled to live here, and it shows. Plus, despite having a feeling of being away from it all in its own hidden Midwest paradise, Brown Deer is delightfully close to big city fun, with Milwaukee just a brief car ride away. And don't forget, Lake Michigan offers endless entertainment when the weather turns warm. Yeah, Brown Deer is a little slice of heaven between the right and left coasts.

Making the Move to Brown Deer

Every village, town, city and metropolis has some essential rules for newbies moving successfully, and Brown Deer is no exception. Finding places for rent in Brown Deer shouldn't be overly taxing like in some high-population bustling city centers, because it's none of those things, obviously. You'll find a broad selection of housing options, from the typical one- or two-bedroom apartment for rent to townhouses to condos for rent. Lake views, tree views, easy highway access...you name it, it's here. That's not to say you shouldn't be prepared for some things. Make sure the heating system is top notch, and covered or underground parking is pretty much a must-have. Plus, the usual rental property will require a sizable deposit in addition to first month's rent. But it helps to know crime is low, as is cost of living. Just make sure you pack plenty of warm winter clothing. If you're not used to Wisconsin winters, you may want to spend a little time researching that.

Wisconsin has a reputation for lush open space and, well, cheese. But while Brown Deer has plenty of green areas, it's still a fairly suburban spot, albeit one with a sampling of enticing entertainment options. The fact is, it's got a rich assortment of amenities, gorgeous outdoor opportunities and a welcoming community. It's hard to beat this location for a residence, so why not pack up and head over now?

Making the Move to Brown Deer
+

Every village, town, city and metropolis has some essential rules for newbies moving successfully, and Brown Deer is no exception. Finding places for rent in Brown Deer shouldn't be overly taxing like in some high-population bustling city centers, because it's none of those things, obviously. You'll find a broad selection of housing options, from the typical one- or two-bedroom apartment for rent to townhouses to condos for rent. Lake views, tree views, easy highway access...you name it, it's here. That's not to say you shouldn't be prepared for some things. Make sure the heating system is top notch, and covered or underground parking is pretty much a must-have. Plus, the usual rental property will require a sizable deposit in addition to first month's rent. But it helps to know crime is low, as is cost of living. Just make sure you pack plenty of warm winter clothing. If you're not used to Wisconsin winters, you may want to spend a little time researching that.

Wisconsin has a reputation for lush open space and, well, cheese. But while Brown Deer has plenty of green areas, it's still a fairly suburban spot, albeit one with a sampling of enticing entertainment options. The fact is, it's got a rich assortment of amenities, gorgeous outdoor opportunities and a welcoming community. It's hard to beat this location for a residence, so why not pack up and head over now?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

With only 12,000 residents, give or take, there aren't typical neighborhoods to consider when moving here. Instead, you can choose one side of town or the other. Here are the main differences.

To the Left: More homes and fewer amenities on this side. It's a bit quieter, with bigger backyards. But the mix of homes and rentals is still quite reasonable. Situated in the north is the Northridge Lake, a great place for recreation. There's also easy access to 100 and 181 highways.

To the Right: Shopping malls, the downtown area and even a TV studio is on this end of town. There's quick access to Highway 57, and the Tripoli Golf Club is in the southern section. In fact, there are several close golf courses on the east side, so swingers should head here.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
+

With only 12,000 residents, give or take, there aren't typical neighborhoods to consider when moving here. Instead, you can choose one side of town or the other. Here are the main differences.

To the Left: More homes and fewer amenities on this side. It's a bit quieter, with bigger backyards. But the mix of homes and rentals is still quite reasonable. Situated in the north is the Northridge Lake, a great place for recreation. There's also easy access to 100 and 181 highways.

To the Right: Shopping malls, the downtown area and even a TV studio is on this end of town. There's quick access to Highway 57, and the Tripoli Golf Club is in the southern section. In fact, there are several close golf courses on the east side, so swingers should head here.

Merrymaking in the Midwest

There's never a shortage of entertainment in Brown Deer, as long as you enjoy the clean, fresh air of the rural outdoors. Big, bushy trees, lapping lake water and rugged trails greet natives and visitors alike who seek out Mother Nature for a refreshing taste of exterior recreation. Sure, the winter can put a damper on some of the fun, but snow flurries mean snowball fights, sledding and ice skating. And who would dare turn down freshly made hot chocolate from a neighbor? People take care of each other in deerland, and you can count on having a social calendar bursting with heartwarming, feel good activities year round.

Even if you're more Grinch than Cindy Lou Who about the outdoors, you can find various delights under roofs as well. Wine tasting at Otto's Wine Cask, shopping 'til you drop at the local mall and investigating some seriously intriguing dive bars are just a few of the enticements that coax out even the most antisocial residents with their siren songs. When in doubt, head to Milwaukee and boogie at local clubs, add some wrinkles to your brain at the museums and art galleries or try the latest pastry sensation by taking a weekend in Chicago.

Wisconsin Winters

Or, just keep reading this article. With an average summer high of 70 degrees and an average winter low of 29, you can bet things get pretty chilly come the holidays. Expect those chills to drop down to 10 degrees or lower fairly regularly, so having an ample supply of mittens and ear warmers is a must. Whatever you do, try not to move here in winter. It's not an impossible task, but the sludge and snow do make navigating that dining set a little more exhausting. Of course summers are beautifully sunny and lovely, but humidity and bugs can be a pain. Invest in swimsuits and Citronella and you'll make it. The thing is, people are grateful for the nice days, no matter what month they show their faces. So being prepared for any weather means you're ready and able to make the most of every season, just like the locals do. After all, "bad" weather is just an excuse to host a marathon movie night courtesy of Netflix and your preferred brand of microwave popcorn.

Cartopia

While it's a little more than a stone's throw from Chi-Town, Brown Deer does not offer a great selection of public transportation options. This is the Midwest, kiddo, and if you somehow surmised it would be anything like New York City and its labyrinth of subways and buses, you were sorely mistaken. Head to your local car dealer right away to buy, rent or lease a vehicle.

Of course, depending on where you plant your living room couch, you may be able to run a few errands from time to time without grabbing the car keys first. The WalkScore for Brown Deer is a middling 63, so a gas station or coffee shop is probably within walking distance, you know, in the warmer months. Chances are you're not packing on six layers of wool and fleece to pick up of six-pack of Coca Cola on a whim in the dead of January on foot or even by bike. But you do you, buddy.

Merrymaking in the Midwest
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There's never a shortage of entertainment in Brown Deer, as long as you enjoy the clean, fresh air of the rural outdoors. Big, bushy trees, lapping lake water and rugged trails greet natives and visitors alike who seek out Mother Nature for a refreshing taste of exterior recreation. Sure, the winter can put a damper on some of the fun, but snow flurries mean snowball fights, sledding and ice skating. And who would dare turn down freshly made hot chocolate from a neighbor? People take care of each other in deerland, and you can count on having a social calendar bursting with heartwarming, feel good activities year round.

Even if you're more Grinch than Cindy Lou Who about the outdoors, you can find various delights under roofs as well. Wine tasting at Otto's Wine Cask, shopping 'til you drop at the local mall and investigating some seriously intriguing dive bars are just a few of the enticements that coax out even the most antisocial residents with their siren songs. When in doubt, head to Milwaukee and boogie at local clubs, add some wrinkles to your brain at the museums and art galleries or try the latest pastry sensation by taking a weekend in Chicago.

Wisconsin Winters

Or, just keep reading this article. With an average summer high of 70 degrees and an average winter low of 29, you can bet things get pretty chilly come the holidays. Expect those chills to drop down to 10 degrees or lower fairly regularly, so having an ample supply of mittens and ear warmers is a must. Whatever you do, try not to move here in winter. It's not an impossible task, but the sludge and snow do make navigating that dining set a little more exhausting. Of course summers are beautifully sunny and lovely, but humidity and bugs can be a pain. Invest in swimsuits and Citronella and you'll make it. The thing is, people are grateful for the nice days, no matter what month they show their faces. So being prepared for any weather means you're ready and able to make the most of every season, just like the locals do. After all, "bad" weather is just an excuse to host a marathon movie night courtesy of Netflix and your preferred brand of microwave popcorn.

Cartopia

While it's a little more than a stone's throw from Chi-Town, Brown Deer does not offer a great selection of public transportation options. This is the Midwest, kiddo, and if you somehow surmised it would be anything like New York City and its labyrinth of subways and buses, you were sorely mistaken. Head to your local car dealer right away to buy, rent or lease a vehicle.

Of course, depending on where you plant your living room couch, you may be able to run a few errands from time to time without grabbing the car keys first. The WalkScore for Brown Deer is a middling 63, so a gas station or coffee shop is probably within walking distance, you know, in the warmer months. Chances are you're not packing on six layers of wool and fleece to pick up of six-pack of Coca Cola on a whim in the dead of January on foot or even by bike. But you do you, buddy.