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About the Neighborhood

The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park offer a number of amenities that make them ideal places to live, work and play! An economically-vibrant community, the neighborhood features a mix of locally owner and national retails and restaurants as well as close proximity to major employment hubs like the Menomonee Valley, Downtown Milwaukee and the Miller Park Way Corridor.

Recreational opportunities include 12 miles of biking and hiking trails on the Hank Aaron State Trail, a number of public parks including Three Bridges Park, and the Urban Ecology Center.

Neighborhood Boundaries

Layton Boulevard West is bounded by the Menomonee Valley on the north, Lincoln Avenue on the south, Layton Boulevard on the east, and Miller Park Way on the west, the area brings together three historic Milwaukee neighborhoods: Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park.

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Click here for Layton Boulevard West Neighbors neighborhood map (PDF)!

Check out this recent report from CBS 58 on why Layton Boulevard West is a great place to buy a home!


Historic Architecture

From Frank Lloyd Wright Homes and Arts and Crafts Bungalows, to classic brick colonials, these turn-of-the-century homes feature craftsmanship, unique architectural detail, and beautiful stained glass windows. (example of a Frank Lloyd Wright home below)

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes

The homes in Layton Boulevard West Neighborhoods range from $34,900-$198,500, and the median sold price $71,000.


Neighborhood Assets


International Dining

You can also explore the world without leaving Milwaukee in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods. Find authentic Puerto Rican, Thai and Laotian cuisine in Silver City. Discover some of Milwaukee's best Mexican cuisine, found in both Burnham Park and Layton Park. 


Active Neighborhood Organization

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc is the neighborhood organization representing Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park.  Founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis in 1995, LBWN works with residents to form Block Clubs to implement a variety of community improvement projects including

LBWN also hosts a number of community events including the Sounds of Summer Concert Series , InterNational Food and Art Walk, and an Annual Neighborhood Gathering

In recent years, LBWN has taken a proactive approach towards dealing with vacant, foreclosed homes in the neighborhood through our Turnkey Renovation Program. LBWN purchases and rehabilitates foreclosed homes and then sells them at an affordable price to families looking for a “move-in ready” home.  Updated roofs, restored woodwork, energy efficient appliances, new windows, and solar water heating systems are all common features of LBWN’s Turnkey homes.  If you’re interested in purchasing a Turnkey home, click here.


For more information about Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. contact Cinthia Hernandez, LBWN Housing Outreach Manager at or 414.944.6007 .

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Inc.
1545 S. Layton Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53215


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