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About the Neighborhood

Sherman Park Neighborhood is situated between North Avenue and Capitol Drive from 30th to 60th Steets on Milwaukee's northwest side. The neighborhood was once a rural area outside the city of Milwaukee, and was purchased in 1889 by the city park commission.  Most of the homes in Sherman Park were constructed between 1910 and 1930 by successful German-Americans relocating from downtown when the neighborhood was annexed as a part of the city of Milwaukee.

Sherman Park is an excellent choice for homebuyers, especially those looking for a reasonably-priced home. The area offers many attractive, affordable single-family homes, bungalows and duplexes.  Amenities in the neighborhood and throughout Milwaukee are just minutes away via public transportation and the proximity of I-94 and Hwy 41. Shoppers enjoy the variety of locally owned businesses found along North Avenue and Lisbon Avenue, and residents enjoy access to nearby Washington Park and public library. Several public, private and parochial schools are located in the area, as well as St. Joesph's hospital and churches of many denominations.

The Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA) formed in the early 1970s and is a neighborhood-based organization composed of residents, businesses and institutions, whose purpose is to identify and publicize the advantages of living in Sherman Park.  They work to educate the Milwaukee community about the neighborhood, improve communications within and outside the community concerning schools, housing, public safety, business and other needs and concerns, and to explore and further promote innovative projects that will initiate actions furthering integrated urban living.  SPCA is a member of the Healthy Neighborhood Initative and has an active housing and foreclosure outreach initiative.

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