America’s most relaxed cities: Milwaukee comes in at #2

One day in Milwaukee (walking along the Lake Michigan)

Want to live in a metropolitan area, be close to big city events but still live a relaxing lifestyle?  Milwaukee, Wisconsin may be for you.

Forbes examined the 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas and measured them on six criteria closely related to stress:

Unemployment rate

Commute time

Working hours

Health care

Health status


Milwaukee came in as the second most relaxing city of the 40 metropolitan statistical areas. 

Milwaukee ranked best for its commute time, with 96% of its residents driving less than an hour to work. Milwaukee also ranked well for the amount of time spent at work.

Milwaukee really has a lot to offer: a vibrant, big city feel in what is actually a downtown area of manageble size with manageble traffic. There’s more:  Lake Michigan’s lakefront, the Milwaukee River and the downtown riverwalk, major league sports teams, world class museums, high quality and varied restaurants. 

You can find out much more about Milwaukee at, or from First Weber’s Relocation Department if you are considering moving here.  First Weber Group has Relocation Specialists in place to give you a personal tour of Milwaukee’s highlights and the area’s real estate options.

The Milwaukee area has a wide variety of housing available for sale from luxury high rise condos to old world tudors, craftsman bungalows, spacious colonials, and many waterfront living opportunities. To search for Milwaukee real estate for sale, please see

Come to Milwaukee and relax. 

Thanks for reading about Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the First Weber Wisconsin real estate blog. 

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