Posted by: traceyhanson | September 28, 2008

Leaving downtown

It happened. We sold our condo. We weren’t trying to sell our condo. It’s a long story. But as my mom would say, it’s a God thing. As of next week we will be members of the North Shore. I’m excited of our next move as a family. But at the same time I will miss downtown Milwaukee. I have been down here for 6 years and I really have enjoyed my stay. I decided to make a list of what I will miss the most:

  • Walking to Jazz in the Park
  • Metro Market
  • Walking to work
  • The Farmers Market
  • Izumis
  • Flannerys
  • Real Chili
  • Walking to Riversplash
  • Hearing/seeing the fireworks every weekend during the summer
  • Walking and camping in Veterans Park for the 3rd of July fireworks
  • Running along the lake
  • Being a block away from the Post Office
  • Walking to the Symphony
  • Alterra on the lake
  • Ice skating in Red Arrow Park
  • Walking to the Marina and admiring the boats
  • Walking to the Art Museum
  • Never having to worry about drinking and driving
  • People watching
  • Going to Bradford Beach every weekend for Volleyball

What I won’t miss:

  • Drunk people walking by the condo at 2 am
  • Immature people destroying property at our condo complex
  • Paying for the failed MPS
  • Taxes
  • Watching the crime sneak closer to our location
  • People coming downtown and driving like they have never come downtown before
  • Watching people drive the wrong way on one way streets. OK, well sometimes that is funny especially when they have no clue they are going the wrong way.

Anyway, next week we become people from the burbs. 

I really am excited for our next move but at the same time I will miss being a city girl. I assure you though, we will not be strangers of downtown. I plan to expose our kids to the city life like my parents did the same with me.


  1. Tracey,You have to bring me up to speed. Where in the North Shore are you going to be? Will we be neighbors??? 🙂We have a LOT of catching up to do!! robin

  2. That is very exciting!!! Does this mean you will still be at BLC? Hopefully your new place will have lots more room for those growing babies. Did you buy a house or another condo?

  3. Where are you going to be in the north shore?? I am very jealous you sold your condo, we’re still trying to sell ours!

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