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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  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-
Washington Heights is a neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a population of 9,161. Washington Heights is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Washington Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Washington Heights there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Washington Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About Washington Heights...
Population
9,161

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,026
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
$66,114
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Washington Heights Reviews

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There are pockets of The Heights that are great. There are pockets that aren't kept up very well at all. However, this urban neighborhood has a great neighborhood association and several perks going for it!

This is a great place for families! So many young families live here and take their kids out for walks. The Boulevard Bash every summer brings everyone together for a good, old-fashioned street festival. Plus, the nighttime trick-or-treating is some of the best in the city -- families must pre-register and the area of the neighborhood hosting it that year really goes ALL OUT for the decorations.

Some drawbacks: crime. There are several car break-ins throughout the year. Lock your doors! Several blocks have implemented block watches for drug deals that happen on several tucked away streets.
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