Milwaukee November 10, 2017
11 Things You Quickly Learn When You Move To Milwaukee
If you’ve just moved to Milwaukee, you’re probably excited, but there are a few things we do a little differently here. Whether it be our obsession with sports, drinking, or food, it might take some time to adjust. Here are eleven aspects of Milwaukee living you’ll catch onto quickly after you move here!
1. The streets look like a ghost town on Sundays.
Don’t be afraid, it just means the Packers are playing. If you’re not a football fan, game days are the best time to run errands. The roads are
2. Fridays are for fish frys.
It’s basically a city-wide event. Every Friday we get together to eat fried fish, and there’s a good chance they’ll be playing polka music too.
3. Sometimes it even
smells like beer here.
There’s a reason we call it Brew City. If you head down Miller Valley, you might catch a whiff of a strange smell. That’s the wheat that they use to make delicious beer. Though it’s not as prominent as it was in the past, it’s still there.
4. If you've never lived in a city before, safety measures are important.
City living is great, but sometimes you need to take precautions. Getting a club for your car, locking lugnuts, and being sure to travel in groups at night are just the smart thing to do in the city.
5. There are only two seasons: winter and construction.
Winters seem to last forever, but don’t worry, construction season is right around the corner!
6. Winter parking is weird.
Milwaukee has a lot of unique parking rules. In the winter, you alternate sides. On the upside, Milwaukee has an abundance of parking compared to other cities.
7. Bloody Marys come with extras.
In Milwaukee, Bloody Marys are practically a whole meal. You'll also get a beer chaser to wash it down!
8. It’s cooler by the lake.
It only takes one trip to the lakefront without a sweatshirt to realize that you’ll be freezing, despite it being warm outside. Lake living affects the weather drastically, but this means that in the winter it’s often warmer for those that live closer to the shore!
9. We have a whole lot of green.
With over 140 parks, we have a lot more nature than the average city. You’ll be spending a lot of time outside.
10. It’s socially acceptable to drink any night of the week.
In fact, it’s expected. With more bars than grocery stores, we spend a lot of time drinking. It’s the culture here, and you’re always in for a good time.
11. The people here are life changing.
These are just a few things you have to learn. If you’re a Milwaukeean, what would you tell a newcomer? Share your tips with us in the comments below!