Ever wanted to learn some fun facts about West Allis? West Allis is just to the southwest of the City of Milwaukee. Settlers began settling here in the 1830’s along Honey Creek, though the area back then was called “North Greenfield.” State Fair park was permanently placed here in 1891, home to conventions, concerts and entertainment today. When Allis-Chalmers moved his company from Walker’s Point to 70th and Greenfield, in 1900, the area was re-named “The Village of West Allis.” In 1906, it became the City of West Allis. Over time, acreage from Wauwatosa and Greenfield were annexed into West Allis to make it what it is today, about 11.5 square miles of land.
In the 1990’s, restaurants, apartments, condos, and retail stores were built up as a redevelopment strategy. The attractive Greenfield Avenue business district, or “downtown,” was created during this time.
You may have noticed some new construction hotels, condominiums, and apartment buildings going up in West Allis recently. West Allis does have several nice, new options if you’re thinking of moving here, investing, or visiting. There are also many homes for sale and for lease in the area.
Here are some amazing dining options in West Allis:
Al Pastor does not disappoint for some awesome Mexican food!
Westallion Brewing Co. for some locally brewed beer and fun events!
West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe cheese boards, homemade soups, deli.. Satisfies every need and craving!
Double B’s BBQ for some brisket or ribs if that’s what you’re craving!
The West Allis-West Milwaukee School district is the local public school district for West Allis. They have several elementary, intermediate, and high schools. There are also several private/parochial schools in West Allis. As for higher education, there is an MATC campus in West Allis and Lakeland University also has a campus here. For more information on schools, check out the Great Schools website.
For some enjoyment, there are several activities you can take part in here:
Cool Waters is an outdoor water park in Greenfield Park in West Allis, part of the Milwaukee County Parks System. They offer season passes or day passes at a reasonable cost.
The Wisconsin State Fair and State Fair Park are home to not only the biggest fair in the state, but also other events and conventions throughout the warmer seasons.
“HWY 100” or 108th Street is home to many stores and restaurants in West Allis.
Downtown West Allis is on Greenfield Avenue. You will find shops, bakeries, bars, and restaurants here.
The West Allis Farmer’s Market is a wonderful place to shop outdoors, fresh, local and lovely.
Homes for sale in West Allis can vary greatly in price. If you’re looking for a starter home in the $100,000’s West Allis may be a great place to start looking. If you’re looking for a large home in the $200,000’s West Allis has you covered as well. There are homes below that range and above, as well. Take a look at the listings on our site. You may find something you’d like to view.
Styles of homes you might find here are bungalow, old style, ranch, some cape cod and others. It’s nice that not all the houses look the same here. You will find a beautiful variety of styles with character and charm.
An advantage of living in West Allis is the freeway system goes right through, in every direction, making travel to anywhere in SE Wisconsin a breeze, most days. The roads aren’t bad, either, if you need to get somewhere, there are many main roads to choose from, for your route. The pluses of living in West Allis are here! I hope you will find this info helpful and you will enjoy West Allis!
Written by: Heather Reliford, Realtor in West Allis with Benefit Realty
Credit: “About” info from https://emke.uwm.edu/entry/city-of-west-allis/