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  7. Jobs
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Shorewood is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 13,367. Shorewood is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Shorewood offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Shorewood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Shorewood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Shorewood are highly rated.
About Shorewood...
Population
13,367

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Shorewood 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
    52
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    67
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194
    500
  • Theft
    1,947
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    246
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Shorewood

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,306
National
$55,322
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Shorewood Reviews

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Shorewood is a safe, walkable, bike-friendly community a block from UWM. There is a bike trail that can take you almost anywhere in the city and by the beautiful Lake Michigan. The schools are some of the best in the state. Shorewood has beautiful old homes. Property taxes in Wisconsin are expensive, but you get wonderful benefits. I have lived here for 13 years and my husband and I plan on retiring here. I will be able to walk to the library and stores as long as my body can stay active.
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Shorewood is a nice neighborhood, with nice housing options. There's not a lot to do, but there are some pretty great resturants near by. I love that my current location is not very far from the university. I also love that Metro Market is just down the street so you do not have to go very far to if you need to quickly go get some groceries. Crave Cafe is also one of the best resturants around, and I tell everyone that they need to go there.
I moved to Shorewood in April. I wanted an apartment that was near campus and work. It is a very nice area -- I live only a few blocks away from the lake and my rent is only $740/mo. It is a cheap area to live for how nice the area. Recently, the area has been developing a bit more (i.e. new shops and restaurants), but there still isn't a whole lot to do here. If I want to go out with friends, usually we would have to travel a couple miles by car before we find something to do or a someplace to go. I am also pleasantly surprised by how diverse Shorewood is. For example, in my building there are tenants of various ages, family composition, and ethnic backgrounds. It's very refreshing.