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Milwaukee real estate market overview

  • Average Monthly Rent: $1,355
  • Home Price/Value Percentage Change: 6.4%
  • Median Home Value: $172,782
  • Best Time To Sell a Home: June
  • Affordability Index: 85
  • Days To Sell a House: 48
  • Job Market: Weak
  • Public School Ranking: 10

Location and weather

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and sits on the shore of Lake Michigan at the merge of the Menomonee, Kinnickinnic, and Milwaukee River. This city has earned the name, "City of Festivals" as it hosts Summerfest which is one of the largest festivals in the world. Along with a strong music presence, Milwaukee is also home to a variety of museums, colleges, performing arts theatres, and has a heavy sports presence, as it's home of the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Residents of this city get to enjoy all four seasons, but winters experience heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures.

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Population, job market and cost of living

Milwaukee has a population of 571,939, with a declining growth rate of -0.31% annually.

The job market has decreased by -4.49% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 28.26%. Manufacturing has a large presence in this city's job market, meaning there are tons of opportunities with employers such as Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, and Rockwell Automation. Education is also a successful industry in Milwaukee, along with the service industry, retail, and entertainment.

The cost of living in Milwaukee is lower than Wisconsin's average cost of living. This city is considered to be a more affordable place to live in the state.

Milwaukee real estate market details

  • Riverwest, Brewer's Hill
  • Harbor View
  • Juneau Town
  • Historic Third Ward
  • Menomonee River Valley

The average monthly rent is $1,355 for an average apartment size of 850 sq. feet.

There has been a 6.4% increase in median home value over the last year. As of 2022, the median home value is $172,782.

On average, homes sell after 48 days on the market.

For the fastest sale and highest valued sale, the best time to sell is in June.

The affordability index is 85. This number indicates moderate affordability in this city.

The top ranked public schools are Downtown Milwaukee at Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Reagan College Preparatory High, King International, Morse Mid, and Cooper Elementary. This information is supported by general educator statistics, school attendance, and the US Department of Education.

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