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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 Bend


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in West Bend is 7.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Bend jobs have Increased by 1.15 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, West Bend's cost of living is 2.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, West Bend's population is 31,200 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.80 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in West Bend is $165,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    West Bend public schools spend $12,557 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in West Bend.

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Great Place to Raise a Family
West Bend is a great small town that is growing fairly rapidly. If you are looking for a wonderful place to raise a family this is it! West Bend is pretty, has nice... (read more)
Moronic.
I've lived in west bend for the past 8 years and i must say, it's a joke. It's nice if your retired and looking for cheap living, other then that i would not raise a... (read more)
Wonderful small city of 25000
Nice area to live if you like the cold. Negative is high cost of housing vs. income. Positive, good schools, wonderful parks and sense of... (read more)
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