Milwaukee’s got good air quality and better brews. In the 1970s, America met the fictitious "Shotz Brewery" of Laverne & Shirley. In real life, the Miller Brewing Co. maintains its regional headquarters in the hometown of the “Brew Crew,” the nickname for local major league baseball team the Milwaukee Brewers. With fewer than 600,000 residents, the city still boasts 390 bars, which is a lot per capita. And did we mention the sausages?
Pro sports teams: 2
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 16 (countywide)
Percent with graduate degree: 5.4
Median household income: $44,113
Percent unemployed: 9.4