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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.


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Quick Facts About West Allis


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in West Allis is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Allis jobs have Increased by 0.77 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, West Allis's cost of living is 16.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, West Allis's population is 60,620 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.11 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in West Allis is $94,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -18.24%.
    SCHOOLS
    West Allis public schools spend $11,515 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in West Allis.

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  7/8/2009
weather

If you like snow, cold and a short summer you will love it... (Read More)

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  8/2/2006
Not for me.

West Allis is very blue collar, just like Milwaukee. The schools are fine but there is a "me" mentality that is omnipresent. People don't bother to follow the traffic... (Read More)

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  6/5/2006
Not a bad city

Good points: Low violent crime rate, good schools, relatively affordable housing compared to much of Milwaukee metro area, very centrally located in Milwaukee county. ... (Read More)

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