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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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New Berlin is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 39,774. New Berlin is in Waukesha County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in New Berlin offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Berlin there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in New Berlin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in New Berlin are highly rated.
About New Berlin...
Population
39,774

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$250,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,164
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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New Berlin Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,023.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in New Berlin

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,003
National
$55,322
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New Berlin is a small community, with that being said there are well over 50,000 residents, but everyone stays connected. the police come immediately when needed, but they can also pests from 10pm-5am, they do a great job when needed but are too focused on small crimes. They will arrest and book you for city ordinance tickets, excessive if you ask me. But all In all if you have a family with children this is the place to be! No criminal activity has a chance.
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Before I moved to New Berlin I lived in Milwaukee. Although the two cities are a mere 10-15 mins away from each other, they are distinctively different areas. Milwaukee is obviously much more upbeat, with the hustle and bustle of a larger city, while New Berlin is a more quiet, suburban area. There are still several things to do in this city; we have a large variety of restaurants, a movie theatre, a trampoline park, many playgrounds, and much more. This is an excellent area to raise children, as it is very safe with a low crime rate. It is the best of both worlds, as it is still a suburban area, but a quick 10-minute drive is all it takes to get to the city to enjoy the many perks of Milwaukee.
I live in the town of Elkhorn (about 45 minutes from New Berlin) and am a student at New Berlin West High school. Living in Elkhorn, I am close to East Troy, Burlington, and Lake Geneva, however, New Berlin is by far my favorite city of the four. New Berlin is a great place to go out with friends! Whether eating at one of the many restaurants including Qdoba, Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera Bread, McDonald's, Noodles and Company, Starbucks, Texas Roadhouse, Mods Pizza and more, to simply going on a date to the Marcus Ridge Movie Theater, Minigolfing or Stone Fire Pizza!