5th Ward/Walker's Point
About the Community
Walker's Point, otherwise known as the fifth ward, is a neighborhood that lies south of the Third Ward and the eastern part of the Menomonee River Valley. Founded by George H. Walker in 1835 as a fur trading post, the area is known for being home to some of the most recent and trendy developments southwest of the Third Ward. Formerly an all-industrial neighborhood, Walker’s Point is thriving, and it continues to undergo gentrification with newer, trendier office spaces, condos, and apartments. It is home to one of the most recognized foodie scenes in the city (centered on Second Street) with James Beard-recognized restaurants, a craft brewery, and a distillery. Development is very robust here.
Rockwell Automation is headquartered in this neighborhood, and the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower is a major icon in the neighborhood. It is the world's largest four-faced clock, as listed in Guinness World Records. And Walker’s Point is home to Milwaukee’s original cheese factory, Clock Shadow Creamery (they give tours!) and Purple Door Ice Cream, which makes and serves super-premium artisanal ice cream with all Wisconsin dairy!
Walker’s Point is also home to one of Milwaukee’s most beloved sushi restaurants, Screaming Tuna. This delicious sushi joint is located directly on the Milwaukee river and was voted the restaurant with the best views in Milwaukee! Screaming Tuna is also very focused on sourcing their food sustainably, so you can enjoy delicious sushi and rest assured that it is environmentally friendly.