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Pros

-Downtown revitalization
-Arts and culture
-Close to Chicago

Cons

-Some gritty areas
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate


What Bert Has To Say About Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area


Somewhat in the economic and cultural shadow of Chicago 90 miles south, Milwaukee is nevertheless a self-sufficient city, as well as a commercial and cultural center for Wisconsin and particularly its more populous southeastern portions. A melting pot for 19th-century immigrants from northern Europe, the city has kept up old-world traditions, most notably the brewing (and consumption) of beer. Following a period of industrial decline- including the brewing industry- the city has revitalized some areas, particularly downtown, and created an area of lakefront parks and museums. The business picture has changed to include more financial services and retailing companies along with the traditional base of metal products, electrical equipment, and machine tools. The area is headquarters to a surprising list of Mid-sized corporations, including Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, Allen-Bradley, Rockwell Automation and Johnson Controls, which operate plants in the vicinity, and service players like Manpower, Inc., Northwestern Mutual and retailer Kohl’s.

Highlights


Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border See Local Real Estate
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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City: Franklin
Zip Codes: 53132
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Franklin


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Franklin is 4.50 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Franklin jobs have Increased by 0.77 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Franklin's cost of living is 8.40% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Franklin's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Franklin's population is 36,222 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 65.74 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Franklin is $139,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.62%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Franklin public schools spend $12,299 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17 students per teacher in Franklin. Learn more...

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  6/10/2012
Franklin, WI

The taxes are on the high end around here. Living is alright, but Franklin is especially expensive because it's "considered" the rich part of the area. Which is a joke... (Read More)

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  2/21/2007
cold & dreary

this winter was very cold had wind-chills aroun... (Read More)

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  4/17/2006
The land of high taxes & bureaucracy

Franklin is a pretty decent place to live but we are continually surprised at the increasing taxes and bureaucracy of the city government. Although we pay some of the... (Read More)

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