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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Shorewood is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 13,344. 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
13,344

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$976
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Shorewood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    98.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,331.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.7
    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
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Shorewood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,903
National
$55,322
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Shorewood Reviews

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Shorewood will always be home to me. In general, all residents are extremely warm and caring. I’ve never had an issue with strangers before. The community is pretty tight knit and really care for each other. There’s a big emphasis on education, specifically the music and arts program, which is amazing to see- something that’s not always done in public schools systems. Shorewood is one square mile so everything is within walking distance which is great! It encourages people to get outside more and leave the car at home. However, it’s not super bike-friendly, something that could be improved (such as more bike lanes).
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I currently just moved to Shorewood in Wisconsin. I love the cute and family friendly neighborhood. I live alone but I feel very safe and go for runs outside. It is right by the Lake and is a short walk for me. I love the downtown area! It is small, but has many options for things to do and is very convenient! I am enjoying living here and continuing my education.
I loved growing up in Shorewood. I moved to Shorewood during my middle school years and it was a great place to be during that age and in high school. You have the freedom to roam around the surrounding communities, you're able to bike downtown or to Bradford. It was a great place to get introduced to your freedoms. The town is full of small eateries and coffee shops. If you're looking for a small, quiet town with the comfort a big city next door, Shorewood is a great place to be.