Greenfield Wisconsin is a city in southwestern Milwaukee County. The city is directly southwest of Milwaukee and is also to the south of West Allis. Greenfield has a population of about 35,000.
The Airport Freeway or I-43 and the Zoo Freeway or I-41 both go through Greenfield. The highways link people in Greenfield to Milwaukee and West Allis.
The Root River appears on the western end of the city. The river flows to the south towards Franklin.
The General Mitchell International Airport is direct to the east of Greenfield. The airport serves nearly seven million passengers every year. Daily operations include flights to and from major destinations such as Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, and Phoenix.
Greenfield WI was formed in 1839 as the town of Kinnikennick. The town’s name was changed two years later to Greenfield. The city incorporated in 1957. Greenfield was the last city in Milwaukee County to incorporate. The effort was done to keep the city of Milwaukee from taking over more of Greenfield’s land through annexation.
The Southridge Mall is on the southern end of the city. The mall features more than a hundred stores and dining places. The Greenfield Place shopping complex is not too far off from the mall. The Spring Mall Shopping Center is a smaller site for shopping on the northern end of the city. Most of the commercial activity in Greenfield occurs on 76th and 108th Streets.
Zablocki Park is in the northeastern part of Greenfield. The park features a baseball and softball field as well as multiple tennis courts. A small nine-hole golf course is also on the park grounds. The Arlington Park Cemetery and Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum are both in this part of the city as well.
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