North Shore

Combine luxurious suburban living with beautiful, lakefront views in Milwaukee’s North Shore suburbs.

Welcome to North Shore

A group of affluent communities nestled along the shimmering waters of Lake Michigan.
Combine luxurious suburban living with beautiful, lakefront views in Milwaukee’s suburbs boasting North Shore mansions. North Shore communities include Shorewood, Glendale, Fox Point, Bayside, River Hills, and Whitefish Bay. They mix quiet neighborhoods and peaceful atmospheres with their close proximity to downtown’s lively scene to create unique communities that continue to rise in popularity.
Some of Milwaukee’s most beautiful homes reside inside North Shore. Large, sprawling estates, Colonial-style homes, country villas, and modernized mansions are just a few of the architectural designs that make this area the dazzling gem of Milwaukee. 

What to Love

  • Close location to downtown Milwaukee
  • A great walkability score
  • Picturesque views of Lake Michigan 
  • Extravagant homes that offer luxury, style, and privacy all in one

Local Lifestyle

The suburban communities of North Shore offer grandeur living. North Shore homes are close to downtown’s action, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay residents are a quick stroll away from quaint shops, various eateries, and fun-filled entertainment. Meanwhile, the prosperous communities of Fox Point and River Hills exude peaceful solitude where homeowners can enjoy living on large, sequestered lots with beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

North Shore’s list of eateries, entertainment venues, and shopping options are so vast it’s hard to choose. For beautiful Lake Michigan views and incredible French cuisine, stop by Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. This bistro’s menu offers main dishes like Filet au Poivre and Magret de Canard as well as an extensive wine list. In the heart of Shorewood, fresh bread and pastries line the shelves of authentic French bakery North Shore Boulangerie, and downtown Italian restaurant Zarletti presents a detailed menu of delectable dishes perfect for pasta lovers. Grab a drink at MOXIE Food + Drink, an upscale American fare bistro that offers delicious entrees and a full-service bar in North Shore. 
After lunch, admire cultural art at nearby museums, have a drink with friends at North Shore’s seasonal Estabrook Beer Garden, or enjoy live music at The Bavarian Bierhaus. For music lovers, The Miramar Theater is the perfect place to discover new artists. With a jam-packed schedule of concerts and productions, this downtown entertainment venue is a long-time favorite of North Shore residents. Retail lovers flock to North Shore’s suburbs for premier shopping where they can purchase fine jewelry at locally-owned Robert Haack Diamonds or find a new, elegant style at North Shore boutique The Navy Knot.

Things to Do

For outdoor enthusiasts, North Shore’s Lake Park and Atwater Park are great ways to enjoy Milwaukee’s mild, comfortable summers. Located on a bluff above Lake Michigan, Lake Park’s nature trails offer stunning views of the water. Get the whole family together for a day at Atwater Park, an expansive recreational area complete with a sandy beach, playground, and beautiful art structures. Atwater Park hosts an array of festivals and events, including a Memorial Day celebration, a grand display of fireworks on the fourth of July, a summer concert band series, and its yearly Shorewood Men’s Club Chicken BBQ. 
Golf lovers can tee off at Lincoln Park Golf Course with friends or enjoy the day at Milwaukee Country Club, an esteemed members-only country club that is home to distinguished teaching professional Manuel de la Torre. With a long list of fun attractions, there’s always something to do in North Shore.


North Shore boasts several school districts for its exclusive suburbs, including Whitefish Bay School District, Glendale-River Hills School District, and more.
  • University School of Milwaukee, a private pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade secondary preparatory school that boasts a 100% college matriculation rate and several dozen National Merit finalists over the years.

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