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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A
Riverwest is a neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a population of 14,352. Riverwest is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Riverwest offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riverwest there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Riverwest and residents tend to be liberal.
About Riverwest...
Population
14,352

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,831
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$763
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,449
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Riverwest is vary diverse. Young, old, single, married couples, families, Black, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ, straight, Grungy, Hipster, dog walkers,urban farming, traditional culture, the list goes on. This neighborhood is very welcoming. I'm so glad I live here! If I could change something, it'd be adding a grocery store. There's one a mile or so, but for the elderly and disabled it is hard.
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Riverwest is a hidden gem in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This neighborhood has the greatest sense of community and willingness to help each other. Not only that but we have a great, albeit small, farmers market. Whenever something happens to a fellow neighbor we all do our best to reach out and help. There are great resources here for those in need including but not limited to; a recovery home for women and their children, a recovery home for young men, and a food pantry. It's fantastic! One thing I would change and I would change it everywhere if I could, would be the crime. It's not terrible but it always makes me so sad to see another home or car broken into. Overall Riverwest is a fantastic place to live and would recommend it to anyone.
River west is a diverse and growing area full of artists of every kind. Music pours from a wide range of venues. Center street alone is home to a dive bar, jazz bar, tiki bar, club, and rock & roll venue. Visual artists, dancers, and spoken word is regularly witnessed by the diverse crowd co-existing. Locally owned restaurants ranging from dirt cheap to pricey meals cater to each and every hunger; you just have to decide on a cuisine! A local garden that assists in supporting local restaurants and markets is worked by the locals. River west not only has a rising performance scene but its night life is a steady stream of laughter and great company.