B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$641
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,000
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

    Arena Reviews

    1 review
    Arena is probably one of the last places I would want to live in Sauk County. The town itself is extremely bleak and falling apart. The residents are mostly elderly or retired folks and there is little opportunity for younger families or working people.

    It is located very close to the Wisconsin River, so the mosquitos are TERRIBLE in the summer, to the point where you can't go outside without being eaten alive.

    The local elementary school is also being closed within the next few years, so children have to be bussed 10 minutes away to the school in the next town over.
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