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My Block: Downtown Waukesha's most friendly neighbor

Posted at 2:18 PM, Dec 20, 2019

WAUKESHA, Wis — Neighborhoods come in all shapes and sizes. The most important defining characteristic of a neighborhood is the sense of community it brings.

“My favorite thing about downtown Waukesha, just how friendly the business owners are and how many fun friendly businesses we have,” Waukesha resident, Gregg Wandsneider, said.

Gregg has lived in Waukesha all 42 years of his life. For him his home away from home, is downtown.

“I just think that everybody needs to see this,” he said.

In this edition of My Block, Gregg, who is blind, shows us why you don’t need to see what’s going on to appreciate something; rather, it’s the people that make a neighborhood feel like home.

“I call myself a people-ologist, which means I constantly love to be around people,” he said.

We wanted to experience downtown Waukesha the way Gregg does. That’s why where we went, who we talked to, and what we did was all up to him. We just asked that he be honest and vulnerable with us.

To learn why the definition of neighborhood isn’t confined to just a block of homes, watch the full video above.

If you would to talk to us about your neighborhood contact James Groh at or on his Facebook page.