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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$786
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      875
      273
    • Murder
      24
      6
    • Rape
      73
      41
    • Robbery
      624
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      913
      525
    • Theft
      2,122
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      1,229
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $35,958
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    22%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      8%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      15%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      29%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      30%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      18%
      13%

    Milwaukee Reviews

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    Milwaukee is a "small big city" with tons of art experiences, culture and action that is similar to Chicago but, small enough to not feel overwhelmed. Milwaukee is most known for its active summer full of festivals of every kind right along the lake front of Lake Michigan. Milwaukee is home to Summerfest which is a 12 day music festival with artist from all around the world and food of every kind possible. Milwaukee offers tons of walking trails, a beautiful Art Museum right along the lake, tons of libraries, and parks around every corner. Even in the winter time, which can be quite cold, Milwaukee offers ample indoor experiences at the Milwaukee Expo Center and State Fair grounds. Also, anyone can warm up with a delicious alcoholic beverage at your neighborhood bar (which will not be hard to find). Milwaukee has so much to offer and would take quite a long time to share it all. Best way to find out is to visit, get out and explore!
    Review Milwaukee
    Milwaukee is a fabulous city! With a Great Lake on one side for water activities, a sprawl of suburbs with different characters to choose from on the other, and a ton of fun in between, what's not to love? We have Summerfest, which is the country's largest summer music festival, the Calatrava Art Museum, which is art itself, and the Harley-Davidson motorcycle factory and home here, giving residents and visitors a huge collection of things to do and see. Come visit for the festivals, and stay for the people. We're as friendly as can be!
    I have been living in Milwaukee for a five months now, overall it has been an amazing experience filled with excellent memories and opportunities! The people are friendly and each neighborhood has it's own unique charms and quirks. The architecture is amazing and there is a lot of opportunity for young professionals and artsy individuals. There are quite a few very cool shops and a lot of excellent breweries for the beer connoisseurs to explore! The only real negative, which is pretty normal for most big cities, is there is quite a bit of trash that blows around in the streets. This would be the main focus of something that could be changed. Another major change the city could make would be to integrate a larger network of bike paths and bike lanes for those of us who like to have the ability to commute by bicycle instead of car. This would help alleviate a large amount of the congestion in the downtown streets as well as help the city lower its carbon footprint!