South Milwaukee began as a small town in the late 1800’s. Unlike Cudahy and St. Francis, it did not begin as a suburb of Milwaukee. The evidence today is its small downtown area. South Milwaukee is home to Caterpillar, the area’s largest employer. South Milwaukee is also home to Grant Park, the jewel of the Milwaukee County Park System. Add the Oak Creek Parkway meandering through it, South Milwaukee offers ample places to enjoy the outdoors. South Milwaukee schools are all new with state of the art facilities. Although it is “very east” and “very south”, the construction of I-794 puts downtown Milwaukee only about 15 minutes away. Like Cudahy, its neighbor to the north, South Milwaukee offers a wide selection of affordable home in stable, safe and quiet neighborhoods.