Silver_City_SignLocated just minutes from the Menomonee Valley, I-94, downtown Milwaukee, and amenities such as the Hank Aaron State Trail, the Urban Ecology Center/Menomonee Valley branch, Three Bridges Park, Miller Park, and the Mitchell Park Domes, Silver City is one of Milwaukee’s most diverse and exciting neighborhoods, blending historic architecture with exciting and new retail and international dining opportunities. It is said that one could dine all over the world without leaving the neighborhood’s boundaries.

In the late 1880s, Menomonee Valley workers were paid in Silver Dollars, which they spent at nearby businesses. The strip of shops south of the Valley and along National Avenue earned its namesake from a stranger who, entering a saloon, saw a large pile of silver coins in a poker game and remarked, “Why, this must be Silver City!”

Watch the Around the Corner with John McGivern Silver City episode on the right to learn more about the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Boundaries – The Menomonee Valley on the North, South Layton Boulevard on the East, West Greenfield Avenue on the South, Miller Park Way on the West.


  • Hank Aaron State Trail / Valley Passage
  • International Dining Experience
  • Mitchell Park Domes
  • Three Bridges Park
  • Urban Ecology Center
  • Arlington Heights Park

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