Welcome to the Northside
District Five is comprised of a 7.7 square mile area with a district population of nearly 68,000 residents.
This area of the city is home to diverse and vibrant neighborhoods as well as some of Milwaukee’s most prominent historical buildings. In the south of the district lies the young, hip Riverwest area and the Brewers Hill neighborhood with its array of historic architecture. To the north, lie the Arlington Heights neighborhood and Harambee, a name derived from the Swahili word for “Pulling Together.” Through their strong churches and community centers who partner with MPD, that’s exactly what they do, pull together to give hope for the future.
District five boasts both old homes and new developments. But the Northside’s most valuable asset is a solid core of community-minded people. Residents who work hard to make their neighborhood a better place to live.
Large corporations employing over 16,000 people, including American Motors and AO Smith, closed their doors leaving a challenging environment for residents. Business districts were created in these former areas, which include Century City and Riverworks and are revitalizing the neighborhoods of District Five and creating additional employment.
The Bronzeville area is being rejuvenated with events like Bronzeville Days and new businesses including Pete’s Fruit Market and Gee’s Clippers. District Five is also the host to the longest running Juneteenth Day Festival in the nation
The District Five Police Station is located at 2920 N. 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212