Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border. August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Milwaukee, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Milwaukee, WI Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.

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Country: United States
State: Wisconsin
County: Milwaukee County
Metro Area: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Milwaukee
Zip Codes: 53215, 53209, 53218, 53221, 53204, 53207, 53211, 53219, 53216, 53212, 22 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). 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 15.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Milwaukee's Cost of Living

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Milwaukee county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

Milwaukee's population is 599,086 people. Since 2010, 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: $123,100. 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

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Housing Market in Milwaukee

It's a good time to buy in Milwaukee. Home Appreciation is up 7.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Milwaukee is $123,100.

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Reviews for Milwaukee   102 Reviews
Milwaukee, Home Of Strong Ethics and Honesty - 7/23/2020
I have lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., Ft. Lauderdale, Milwaukee, Louisville, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. Of all these cities, I would choose... Read More

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Milwaukee and Chicago are completely different. - 5/25/2020
I've read all the posts written on Chicago and Milwaukee. I can agree and disagree on many comments but most were superficial. There is no comparison when comparing... Read More

Best Review Ever Written. - 1/18/2020
Like many waterfront cities (like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St Louis, New Orleans, Memphis, etc, etc, etc), Milwaukee does have its violent side. This penchant... Read More

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


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