Best Waterfront Milwaukee Apartments for Rent

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The Milwaukee River at Night

The Milwaukee skyline is the best in the state, punctuated by the US Bank building — the tallest building in the state of Wisconsin. But sometimes, you just want to look out the window of your condo and see nothing but the waves of Lake Michigan racing to the shore (plus you’ll have prime seats for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display), or watch boats navigate the Milwaukee River. Fortunately, Milwaukee has a plethora of condos and apartments that fit the bill. If you’re a renter that prefers the stability of being around owners, there are apartments in buildings of condos for rent in Milwaukee, so you can get the perks of being surrounded by owners who care about their property while still being a renter. Here’s where to look:

Prospect Towers

Prospect Towers

This building, on Prospect Avenue on the Lower East Side, is one of the closest you can find to the shores of Lake Michigan, and it comes equipped with covered parking and a pool. Just steps away from Veterans Park, McKinley Beach, the Oak Leaf Trail, and the lively Brady Street neighborhood, you’ll be in the thick of it whenever you aren’t soaking up the sky-high view.

1640 North Water Street

1640 North Water

At the juncture of Brady and Water streets, this modern complex has apartment with oversized windows overlooking the river, granite countertops, a fitness center (with personal trainer), and heated wood-grain floors. The in-unit washer and dryer, coupled with the spacious terrace will make you never want to venture far — but you won’t have to.

Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights

Near Prospect Towers, Prospect Heights is a cozier, smaller building that offers the same access to great local parks and waterfront amenities, with one-bedrooms for rent.

1910 on Water

Also near the Brady Street neighborhood, 1910 on Water is a luxuriant newer construction overlooking the Milwaukee River. These pet-friendly apartments have tall ceilings, gourmet kitchens, and enormous windows for tons of natural light.

The Moderne

The Moderne

Depending on which side of the building you’re on, you could end up overlooking the Milwaukee River and catch Lake Michigan in the background — but regardless, you’ll get an incredible view of the skyline. Downtown on Old World Third Street, the Moderne has a full-service concierge — offering dry cleaning and room service — huge picture windows, and any other modern convenience you could ask for, including a suite for your visitors to stay in.

River Renaissance

River Renaissance

In the Historic Third Ward in downtown, River Renaissance is located precisely where the Menomonee and Milwaukee rivers meet, for a spectacular apartment view and easy access to trails and riverside walks. Plus, it’s within walking distance of Henry W. Maier Festival Park — aka Summerfest grounds — the Milwaukee Public Market, art galleries, restaurants, and more. The Historic Third Ward consistently ranks as one of the best neighborhoods Cream City has to offer.