These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Milwaukee


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Milwaukee are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Milwaukee, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Milwaukee neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Milwaukee are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Milwaukee:

  1. Downer Woods
  2. Northpoint
  3. Washington Heights
  4. Fernwood
  5. Yankee Hill
  6. Lower East Side
  7. Euclid Park
  8. Cooper Park
  9. Juneau Town
  10. Murray Hill

Read on to see how we determined the places around Milwaukee that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Milwaukee.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Milwaukee?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Milwaukee, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 142 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Milwaukee.” We’re lookin’ at you, Downer Woods.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Milwaukee has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Downer Woods

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,389
Median Home Price: $293,150
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,423
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

2. Northpoint

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,159
Median Home Price: $369,457
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,423
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

3. Washington Heights

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,845
Median Home Price: $167,310
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,580
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

4. Fernwood

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,565
Median Home Price: $174,520
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,461
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

5. Yankee Hill

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,428
Median Home Price: $217,680
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,423
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%

6. Lower East Side

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,324
Median Home Price: $220,027
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,840
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

7. Euclid Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,928
Median Home Price: $166,500
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,340
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

8. Cooper Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,301
Median Home Price: $166,333
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,812
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

9. Juneau Town

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,730
Median Home Price: $248,550
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,423
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

10. Murray Hill

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,216
Median Home Price: $311,988
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,423
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Milwaukee

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Milwaukee where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Milwaukee:

  1. Havenwoods
  2. Metcalfe Park
  3. Triangle North

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Milwaukee

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Downer Woods 1 4,389 $293,150 2,423 3.8%
Northpoint 2 5,159 $369,457 2,423 3.4%
Washington Heights 3 6,845 $167,310 4,580 4.3%
Fernwood 4 2,565 $174,520 3,461 5.7%
Yankee Hill 5 3,428 $217,680 2,423 2.0%
Lower East Side 6 11,324 $220,027 2,840 3.7%
Euclid Park 7 1,928 $166,500 4,340 3.9%
Cooper Park 8 3,301 $166,333 3,812 5.4%
Juneau Town 9 4,730 $248,550 2,423 3.1%
Murray Hill 10 4,216 $311,988 2,423 3.9%
Gra-Ram 11 2,242 $167,833 5,347 4.1%
Mount Mary 12 2,004 $176,625 3,932 2.3%
Golden Valley 13 2,873 $156,433 4,288 3.2%
Wedgewood 14 1,233 $179,200 4,156 3.1%
Honey Creek Manor 15 2,599 $157,225 4,553 5.0%
Upper East Side 16 3,515 $306,117 2,430 6.6%
Riverside Park 17 2,289 $224,800 4,700 2.1%
Brewer’S Hill 18 1,919 $190,500 4,256 7.0%
Copernicus Park 19 1,197 $162,900 5,114 4.3%
Kops Park 20 3,254 $143,800 5,471 5.7%
Jackson Park 21 7,554 $167,355 4,935 3.9%
Morgan Heights 22 1,815 $176,500 4,512 7.2%
Fairview 23 3,885 $148,829 5,157 5.1%
Riverwest 24 12,083 $178,821 5,002 6.8%
Kilbourn Town 25 3,508 $293,000 3,986 3.8%
Town Of Lake 26 5,313 $147,183 5,337 4.5%
Alcott Park 27 1,676 $176,500 4,512 7.2%
Tippecanoe 28 6,355 $151,056 5,184 5.2%
Goldman Park 29 1,974 $163,200 5,539 3.9%
River Bend 30 1,688 $157,550 5,236 8.0%
Lyons Park 31 1,470 $133,333 5,229 0.8%
Bay View 32 15,023 $155,091 4,934 5.2%
Saveland Park 33 1,164 $164,350 4,773 4.9%
Highwood Estates 34 1,916 $169,150 5,435 7.2%
Grantosa 35 1,406 $132,550 6,010 4.9%
Pheasant Run 36 1,634 $159,800 5,857 6.9%
Rolling Green 37 2,083 $166,800 5,539 9.3%
Park Place 38 1,387 $242,500 3,335 9.0%
White Manor 39 1,812 $151,400 4,998 7.4%
Calumet Farms 40 1,373 $242,500 3,335 9.0%
Root Creek 41 1,656 $133,067 5,258 5.5%
College Heights 42 1,155 $152,600 5,284 8.3%
Clayton Crest 43 1,931 $182,750 5,375 8.9%
Cambridge Heights 44 2,077 $236,180 4,984 7.0%
West View 45 1,858 $165,400 5,854 11.8%
Enderis Park 46 3,488 $162,133 5,778 8.2%
Nash Park 47 2,410 $129,167 6,557 4.4%
Hawley Farms 48 1,611 $129,633 5,672 3.0%
Mitchell Field 49 1,515 $155,000 5,659 2.8%
Bluemound Heights 50 3,714 $128,700 6,048 4.6%
Florist Highlands 51 1,055 $165,350 6,105 5.7%
Southgate 52 2,590 $140,767 6,236 4.6%
Long View 53 3,553 $109,450 7,306 5.4%
Morgandale 54 8,595 $145,630 6,407 7.2%
Menomonee River Hills 55 8,114 $144,129 6,452 4.7%
Bradley Estates 56 1,824 $126,567 6,064 5.4%
Story Hill 57 1,865 $149,200 5,183 6.9%
Heritage Heights 58 1,922 $212,100 4,707 11.0%
Southpoint 59 3,156 $145,875 6,639 6.2%
Vogel Park 60 2,174 $135,167 6,406 11.5%
Saint Amelian’S 61 1,689 $120,950 6,580 5.5%
Maple Tree 62 1,194 $212,100 4,707 11.0%
Cannon Park 63 2,103 $149,850 6,227 7.4%
Sunset Heights 64 4,216 $143,400 6,237 10.5%
Concordia 65 3,223 $194,975 6,392 19.8%
Granville Station 66 1,664 $142,133 5,766 7.1%
Lindsay Park 67 5,048 $142,020 7,008 8.8%
Columbus Park 68 4,169 $121,917 6,945 10.2%
Miller Valley 69 1,319 $162,633 5,139 10.9%
Johnson’S Woods 70 2,900 $119,075 6,582 7.5%
Castle Manor 71 3,285 $162,960 6,126 7.7%
Fair Park 72 1,391 $137,067 5,994 7.4%
Wyrick Park 73 2,210 $127,800 6,641 7.4%
National Park 74 2,155 $139,100 7,685 8.2%
Burnham Park 75 8,192 $118,022 7,951 7.5%
Northridge 76 1,957 $144,850 6,267 5.0%
Polonia 77 6,391 $137,575 7,196 8.0%
North Granville 78 2,516 $166,300 6,113 5.5%
Arlington Gardens 79 2,781 $130,850 6,958 7.4%
Grasslyn Manor 80 5,176 $133,000 6,552 9.9%
Uptown 81 6,478 $116,185 7,372 9.7%
Layton Park 82 8,300 $126,312 7,239 11.0%
Brown Deer Park 83 1,375 $131,300 6,855 6.2%
Saint Joseph 84 6,104 $136,038 6,802 11.4%
Marquette 85 1,964 $0 0 6.1%
Land Bank 86 2,144 $102,367 6,853 4.9%
Thurston Woods 87 3,621 $99,140 7,428 6.9%
Lenox Heights 88 2,006 $142,780 6,408 10.0%
Capitol Heights 89 6,183 $118,536 7,067 8.7%
Silver Swan 90 2,843 $118,050 7,947 7.9%
Clarke Square 91 7,568 $117,150 8,258 8.3%
Silver City 92 4,472 $102,420 8,212 10.5%
Northridge Lakes 93 1,955 $136,600 6,350 8.6%
Wilson Park 94 3,824 $122,900 6,921 6.4%
Timmerman West 95 4,563 $119,750 6,766 8.1%
Avenues West 96 8,845 $111,450 8,716 5.9%
Town And Country Manor 97 1,623 $121,233 6,992 7.3%
Cold Spring Park 98 2,221 $134,633 7,984 11.5%
Mitchell West 99 3,298 $124,175 6,718 8.9%
Hampton Heights 100 7,100 $90,957 7,765 12.5%

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