Located just a few minutes north of Milwaukee, Glendale gives you access to top attractions but maintains its small-town community feeling. Those who love the outdoors will feel right at home in Glendale as the Milwaukee River runs right through the city while the Oak Leaf Trail surrounds it. You can enjoy biking, archery, fishing, hiking, skiing, and more in Glendale throughout the year. Although Milwaukee’s major sports teams get most of the attention, Glendale is home to the Bavarian Soccer Team, Wisconsin’s only 8-Time National Champion Soccer Club, and the Cardinal Stritch University Wolves. Locals also are quite proud that the city has become a food destination with award-winning restaurants such as Solly’s Grille.
Some of Glendale’s most iconic attractions have become gathering places for the community. Sprecher Brewery, Milwaukee’s original brewery, gives tours that are family-friendly since they produce the most craft root beer in the world. There’s also a drinking age only tour available for those who want to sample alcoholic drinks. Bayshore is Glendale’s entertainment district, where you’ll find national retailers and restaurants. This ‘live, work and play’ community hosts events all year round, so it’s definitely a place you’ll want to check out. There’s also the Bavarian Bierhaus, which has become a Milwaukee icon. Experience great food, beer, and entertainment in an authentic and family-friendly German Beer Hall without ever needing to leave town.
Homes in Glendale are a bit older, with almost 48% of the houses built between 1940 and 1969. Close to 37% were also constructed between 1970-1999. While this may be a concern for some, a few minor renovations or upgrades could quickly improve things. Getting a lot of space won’t be an issue in the city with roughly 59% of the inventory being single-family homes. Three bedrooms are found in over 35% of households in the area, while close to 28% have two bedrooms. Glendale’s ownership rate is relatively high at almost 67%, and the median home value is about $293,000. While that number may seem high, 35% of homes are valued between $119,001 and $238,000, so there are options for various budgets.