Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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+1.6% since 2020

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Comfort Index (Climate)

9.3 / 4.3

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Best Places to Live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a city full of culture and activities. Explore history at the Milwaukee Art Museum or take in some incredible works of art from the Milwaukee Public Museum. Spend the day shopping in the Historic Third Ward or explore the Beerline Trail on foot. Those looking for outdoor activities can find them with a trip to Lake Michigan or enjoy some birding at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. From its world-famous attractions to its vibrant food scene, Milwaukee is sure to keep you entertained! Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border.
Zip Codes: 53215, 53209, 53218, 53221, 53204, 53207, 53211, 53219, 53216, 53212, 22 total
Cost of Living: -15.3% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level

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Milwaukee, Wi Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Downtown revitalization
Arts and culture
Close to Chicago
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.


The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 7.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Milwaukee jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Milwaukee's cost of living is 15.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Milwaukee's Cost of Living

August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Milwaukee, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Milwaukee county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.1% to 29.3%. More Voting Stats

Milwaukee's population is 589,067 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 22.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Milwaukee is Real Estate: $162,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%.

Milwaukee public schools spend $15,139 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in Milwaukee. More Education

Best Places to Live in Milwaukee Rankings

Housing Market in Milwaukee

It's a good time to buy in Milwaukee. Home Appreciation is up 19.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Milwaukee is $162,600.
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Reviews for Milwaukee   109 Reviews
The Cream City Greats! - 4/14/2022
I've gone to Milwaukee many times for vacation, and it is a beautiful city with great lakeside views and beaches, stunning river walks, and of course the delicous cheese... Read More

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Ok but needs work. - 11/20/2021
Pretty decent city with some things to offer although crime is on the rise and segregation is out of control by race and income... Read More

Could be bad, could be good. It depends - 8/4/2021
I've lived in this city for ~16 years (my whole life) and it's ok, but your experience of the city in entirely based on where you live/visit in the city. Unfortunately,... Read More

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53215, 53209, 53218, 53221, 53204, 53207, 53211, 53219, 53216, 53212, 22 total


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