Waukesha, Wisconsin 

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

Waukesha, 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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Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Wisconsin
County: Waukesha County
Metro Area: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Waukesha
Zip Codes: 53188 53186 53189
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 693 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Waukesha is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waukesha jobs have increased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Waukesha's cost of living is 2.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Waukesha's Cost of Living

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Waukesha county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

Waukesha's population is 72,173 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 22.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Waukesha is Real Estate: $235,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.0%.

Waukesha public schools spend $11,177 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Waukesha. More Education

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Housing Market in Waukesha

It's a good time to buy in Waukesha. Home Appreciation is up 6.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Waukesha is $235,400.

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Reviews for Waukesha   8 Reviews
Not that great, long winters and huge potholes. - 1/31/2020
I lived in waukesha for 37 years. It's home, it's where I grew up but it's a bit of a dump. They're trying hard to make it nice but its just not that great of a place to... Read More

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Waukesha, WI - 1/7/2014
Be careful driving...Waukesha is full of people trying to keep up with the Jones's. There are a lot of places to shop and spend money that coupled with second mortgages... Read More

Wonderful place to live - 1/17/2013
I lived in Waukesha in 2006 while on a contract position for a precast design company. I found Waukesha to be a very enjoyable place to live. It is a very place to live... Read More

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