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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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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 suburban mix 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 Suburban Mix
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
    52.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,947
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    246.2
    284

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, clean neighborhood. I enjoyed walking around and going to the local grocery store. The coffee shops in the area are nice, as well. It is far enough from downtown that we don't have to worry about being too busy but close enough that we can get to work. There are plenty of schools in the area that are nice for the kids. Family friendly parks and stores.
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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.
Shorewood is a really awesome place. Our boys cross country team and our drama department are both amazing. I’d give it 5 stars, but theo’s Mom lives here and she is a frickin poophead!!!