Welcome to Silver City!

Located 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 ethnic dining opportunities.

You can dine all over the world right in the Silver City Neighborhood!


The Best of Milwaukee competition is starts Thursday, September 24th!

Vote to nominate your favorites in over 200 categories!  There are many categories that apply to the dining experience here in the near south-side: “Best” Mexican Restaurant, “Best” Burrito, “Best” Caribbean/Central/South American Restaurant, “Best” Vietnamese Resturant and more!  For all the voting options visit the Best of Milwaukee Voting page.

Be sure to nominate all of the Great Restaurant options in the near south-side!  Check out our Layton Boulevard West Restaurant Guide for a map of our area restaurants.

Paper Nominations: Sept. 24th-31st
Online Nominations: Sept. 24 – Oct. 21

Finalist Round is October 29-November 25!  Winners will be announced in early January!

History of Silver City

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!”

Welcome to our neighborhood. See you soon!

Silver City map
Silver City and surrounding area. Click map to enlarge.