Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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Best Places to Live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Large-city / suburban complex - Extreme southeast Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, 40 miles north of Illinois border
-Downtown revitalization
-Arts and culture
-Close to Chicago
-Some gritty areas
-Economic cycles
-Winter climate

Local Listings in Milwaukee, WI
N 116th Street & Brown Deer Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 | 2584 SqFt
N 116th Street & Brown Deer Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 | 2584 SqFt
N 116th Street & Brown Deer Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 | 2578 SqFt
N 116th Street & Brown Deer Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1946 SqFt

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.


City: Milwaukee
Zip Codes: 53215, 53209, 53218, 53204, 53221, 53207, 53219, 53211, 53216, 53212, 22 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Milwaukee is 6.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Milwaukee jobs have increased by 0.77%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Milwaukee's cost of living is 10.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Milwaukee's Cost of Living
Milwaukee's population is 600,155 people. Since 2000, it has had a population decline of 4.45%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 39 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Milwaukee is $111,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.59%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Milwaukee
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. Learn More...

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It's a good time to buy in Milwaukee. Home Appreciation is up 10.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Milwaukee Real Estate or Find top agents in Milwaukee

The median home price in Milwaukee is $111,500. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Milwaukee   97 Reviews
Tons to do in this mid size city! - 7/29/2018
Milwaukee, an underrated but consistently pleasantly surprising place to visitors is experience a renaissance like never before. The amount of new projects and... Read More

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Not a bad Medium Size City - 4/16/2018
I lived here for 22 years, and have a love and dislike of the place at the same time. In the like category are the city size as it has most of what you want from a... Read More

Most Violent City in America - 7/23/2015
Milwaukee is one of the most violent cities in America. I should know, I have lived here for over 50 years. Everyday the news is filled with the violence that takes... Read More

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

3902 W Galena St
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0

3345 N 93rd St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0

2972 N 40th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0

2920 W Roosevelt Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0

N 116th Street & Brown Deer Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5

7819 W Lynmar Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0

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