Milwaukee November 21, 2017
8 Stereotypes About Milwaukee That Need To Be Put To Rest Right Now
There are a lot of stereotypes about Milwaukee, and some are true. For example: the stereotype that we’re the nicest people in the world, or that we cook the best food in the Midwest. There are also a lot of stereotypes going around about The Good Land that are just false. Here are just eight stereotypes about MKE that can be put to rest right now.
1. We all have beer bellies.
Actually, Milwaukee is a fairly fit city. Milwaukeeans are known to bike rather than drive, run rather than walk, and spend our summers outdoors.
Men's Health even called us the fifth fit city, and this year we ranked 21st on the American Fitness Index.
2. ...because we drink so much.
is Brew City, after all. In reality, Milwaukeeans don't drink excessively on a day to day basis—we just party harder than anyone else.
3. All we eat is cheese.
It's true, we have the best cheese in the world, but our diets are typically well balanced.
4. We can’t stand people from Illinois.
Maybe their football team sucks...and their baseball team...and their driving, but odds are we have great friends from Illinois. The rivalry makes it that much more fun.
5. We’re a blue-collar city.
When most people think of Milwaukee, they think of the popular show, "Laverne & Shirley". It's easy to view us blue collar people, we even have a statue of the Fonz! Fortunately, we're pretty down to earth.
6. There's nothing to do here.
Some people equate Milwaukee with a Wisconsin farm town. We're a city, and not only that, but we're the "City of Festivals"! There's
always something going on here.
7. It snows year-round here.
We are notorious for having some crazy winters, but our summer months are actually really nice!
8. Our city is full of criminals.
We're not blind to the crime happening in our city, but Milwaukee is so much more than its headlines. Milwaukeeans are truly the nicest, most hard-working people around, and we're working every day to make this city better than it already is.
What stereotype about Milwaukee would you like to see shut down? Share your thoughts in the comments!