I apologize in advance for the length of this post! lol
My husband is considering taking a job in downtown Milwaukee. We have 4 children ranging in age from 14 to 2 and I am a stay at home mom (my husband and I are both 35). We live in SC now but he is originally from NC and I'm from England. Culture is very important to us as is an area where we will have lots of activities (especially outdoors). I don't think that I want to move to the suburbs as I truly am a city girl at heart and we live in the suburbs now. I don't like having to drive to everything and I would like my children to experience the same kind of independence (not having to rely on us to drive them everywhere they want to go) that I got to enjoy growing up in a city. Anyway, I have a few questions...
1. Are there areas in the city that are better then others to raise kids?
2. How are the schools in the city?
3. Pros and cons of living in Milwaukee?
4. How is the racial and alternative lifestyle tolerance there?
I'm biracial (black and white) and my husband is black. We teach our children to accept people of all races and i have a lot of gay friends so living in a community that is very accepting and open and is a mix of races is very important to me and my family.
I know that that was kind of long and I apologize. I have done a lot of research on the area but wanted some input from people that are actually living there. I'd like to thank you ladies in advance for any help/advice that you could give me.