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According to personal finance site WalletHub, Milwaukee ranks 10 out of the 100 largest cities in America when it comes to celebrating the Fourth. The site pitted cities against each other using 18 metrics, including factors like average beer and wine prices, duration of fireworks, and Fourth of July weather forecast. Here’s how Milwaukee ranked:

4th – Avg. Beer & Wine Prices
22nd – Walkability
1st – Legality of Fireworks
20th – Fourth of July Popularity
46th – Traffic Congestion
47th – Average Hamburger Cost
1st – Prevalence of Affordable 4.5+ Star Restaurants
3rd – Duration of Fireworks Show

Los Angeles topped this year’s list, while apparently freedom-hating Birmingham, Alabama came in at number 100. Chicago came in at number 25.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.