Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is a city on the shore of Lake Michigan. The town is directly north of Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee campus.
The Big Bay Park and Buckley Park recreational sites on the shore provide direct access to Lake Michigan. North Lake Drive is the closest road to the river.
The Bayshore Town Center shopping complex is on the northwestern end of Whitefish Bay. Most of the commercial activity in the area is near the complex and on North Lydell Avenue, the road that makes up the city’s western border. There are about 300 businesses that operate in Whitefish Bay.
The Whitefish Bay School District supports the public schools in the city. Whitefish Bay High School is the largest school in the area. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee operates the Holy Family and St. Monica schools. There are also two Jewish schools in the city, including the Hillel Academy.
Whitefish Bay, WI was founded in the late nineteenth century. The town was incorporated in 1892 after local farmers requested education services for their children. The town’s new school system was independent of the system operated by the rest of Milwaukee. The city was home to a large resort operated by Frederick Pabst, one of the top beer barons of the time.
The population of Whitefish Bay is at around 14,000. The population has been shrinking from its peak of 19,000 in the 1960s. Most of the properties in the city are single-family residences.
The Milwaukee River borders Whitefish Bay on the western end of the city. Interstate 43 also appears on the west. Lincoln Park and the Milwaukee River Greenway are both park spaces near the city.
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