These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Milwaukee For 2018


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 for 2018:

  1. Downer Woods
  2. Park Place
  3. Calumet Farms
  4. Riverside Park
  5. Fernwood
  6. Washington Heights
  7. Highwood Estates
  8. Harbor View
  9. Juneau Town
  10. Northpoint

Read on to see how we determined the places around Milwaukee that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Wisconsin check out the best places in Wisconsin overall or the worst neighborhoods in Milwaukee.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Milwaukee for 2018?

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 143 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

Population: 4,405
Median Income: $63,620
Median Home Value: $312,175

2. Park Place

Population: 1,163
Median Income: $61,658
Median Home Value: $234,500

3. Calumet Farms

Population: 1,151
Median Income: $61,658
Median Home Value: $234,500

4. Riverside Park

Population: 2,516
Median Income: $35,214
Median Home Value: $212,433

5. Fernwood

Population: 2,630
Median Income: $60,260
Median Home Value: $174,040

6. Washington Heights

Population: 6,914
Median Income: $63,497
Median Home Value: $150,910

7. Highwood Estates

Population: 1,948
Median Income: $38,665
Median Home Value: $150,050

8. Harbor View

Population: 1,070
Median Income: $47,787
Median Home Value: $145,733

9. Juneau Town

Population: 5,330
Median Income: $54,999
Median Home Value: $220,483

10. Northpoint

Population: 5,174
Median Income: $61,377
Median Home Value: $302,400

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. King Park
  2. Muskego Way
  3. Clarke Square

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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 4,405 $312,175 2,239 2.7%
Park Place 2 1,163 $234,500 2,672 10.7%
Calumet Farms 3 1,151 $234,500 2,672 10.7%
Riverside Park 4 2,516 $212,433 4,333 1.7%
Fernwood 5 2,630 $174,040 3,566 5.7%
Washington Heights 6 6,914 $150,910 4,343 5.5%
Highwood Estates 7 1,948 $150,050 5,062 0.8%
Harbor View 8 1,070 $145,733 3,028 3.4%
Juneau Town 9 5,330 $220,483 2,239 3.2%
Northpoint 10 5,174 $302,400 2,239 3.1%
Upper East Side 11 3,253 $294,550 2,239 6.6%
Murray Hill 12 4,031 $292,638 2,239 2.9%
Alverno 13 1,082 $221,300 4,487 0.7%
Cooper Park 14 3,224 $156,900 3,632 6.6%
Gra-Ram 15 2,345 $160,333 5,417 4.0%
Yankee Hill 16 3,262 $152,700 2,541 2.4%
Story Hill 17 1,776 $169,375 4,330 4.6%
Wedgewood 18 1,452 $178,650 3,627 4.2%
Euclid Park 19 1,785 $165,600 4,286 5.6%
Granville Station 20 1,785 $120,033 6,176 10.4%
Golden Valley 21 2,660 $143,917 3,958 2.1%
Mount Mary 22 1,911 $160,850 3,271 3.0%
West View 23 2,009 $158,900 5,040 7.2%
River Bend 24 1,496 $146,650 4,683 6.0%
Honey Creek Manor 25 2,863 $133,700 5,079 4.7%
Riverwest 26 11,996 $159,800 4,752 5.6%
Brewer’S Hill 27 2,180 $167,750 4,285 6.5%
Nash Park 28 2,479 $120,067 5,674 3.7%
Goldman Park 29 2,119 $153,350 5,497 2.8%
Bay View 30 15,247 $149,796 4,451 5.0%
Lyons Park 31 1,621 $129,200 4,841 3.3%
Fairview 32 3,714 $140,157 4,951 5.3%
Morgan Heights 33 1,793 $176,150 4,002 8.7%
Columbus Park 34 4,382 $102,683 6,888 10.2%
Kops Park 35 3,198 $126,900 5,457 6.3%
Mitchell Field 36 1,782 $148,200 5,364 3.6%
Alcott Park 37 1,724 $176,150 4,002 8.7%
White Manor 38 1,933 $145,233 4,986 5.5%
Lower East Side 39 11,164 $188,825 2,503 3.8%
Town Of Lake 40 5,370 $145,883 4,883 6.0%
Tippecanoe 41 6,120 $147,378 4,800 6.3%
Copernicus Park 42 1,468 $155,100 5,517 4.7%
Uptown 43 6,803 $106,300 6,884 10.2%
Saveland Park 44 1,220 $145,800 5,252 3.6%
Vogel Park 45 2,372 $125,367 6,653 14.6%
Cambridge Heights 46 2,053 $226,260 4,428 7.1%
Jackson Park 47 7,640 $153,082 5,174 5.3%
Clayton Crest 48 1,895 $166,350 5,150 6.7%
Miller Valley 49 1,460 $130,300 5,378 12.9%
Heritage Heights 50 1,952 $152,200 5,850 11.1%
Rolling Green 51 2,045 $156,200 5,186 8.2%
Grantosa 52 1,299 $103,700 6,383 12.7%
Sunset Heights 53 4,436 $116,986 6,624 10.9%
Maple Tree 54 1,213 $152,200 5,850 11.1%
Wahl Park 55 2,278 $87,167 7,119 10.4%
Long View 56 3,097 $102,525 6,573 5.2%
Root Creek 57 1,807 $127,000 5,480 7.2%
Saint Amelian’S 58 1,624 $106,100 6,073 5.7%
Pheasant Run 59 1,931 $131,300 6,352 9.6%
Saint Joseph 60 6,023 $113,592 6,724 11.1%
Cannon Park 61 2,074 $140,700 5,630 5.3%
North Granville 62 2,481 $157,800 6,129 8.6%
Bluemound Heights 63 3,707 $128,043 5,822 5.5%
Hawley Farms 64 1,446 $118,500 5,534 3.2%
Johnson’S Woods 65 2,736 $127,400 5,989 7.3%
Enderis Park 66 3,012 $141,017 5,613 7.7%
Northridge Lakes 67 2,232 $128,600 6,357 11.5%
Morgandale 68 8,727 $130,140 6,132 7.3%
Hampton Heights 69 7,896 $82,214 7,859 11.6%
Castle Manor 70 3,478 $147,940 6,000 6.2%
Silver Swan 71 3,367 $99,800 7,660 14.0%
Menomonee River Hills 72 8,506 $125,662 6,276 5.1%
Town And Country Manor 73 1,516 $114,433 6,526 9.3%
Florist Highlands 74 1,255 $156,300 6,196 5.8%
Grasslyn Manor 75 4,813 $108,820 6,833 11.5%
Land Bank 76 2,186 $94,500 6,913 6.2%
Southpoint 77 3,165 $134,600 6,157 8.7%
Lindsay Park 78 4,933 $121,220 6,748 9.9%
Bradley Estates 79 1,668 $112,467 5,412 6.3%
Dineen Park 80 3,900 $104,020 6,864 10.7%
Arlington Gardens 81 2,633 $112,625 6,839 4.5%
Fair Park 82 1,485 $127,067 6,055 5.0%
Mcgovern Park 83 3,608 $79,650 7,698 13.7%
Layton Park 84 8,800 $110,400 7,155 8.6%
Menomonee River Hills East 85 3,384 $100,925 7,075 14.6%
Rufus King 86 4,125 $88,571 7,495 13.2%
Little Menomonee Parkway 87 1,033 $137,550 6,085 5.5%
Wilson Park 88 3,930 $114,925 6,624 3.4%
Polonia 89 6,636 $118,962 7,044 7.0%
Brown Deer Park 90 1,400 $122,300 6,583 7.8%
Havenwoods 91 1,142 $72,100 7,892 17.8%
Capitol Heights 92 6,632 $101,391 6,848 7.8%
Valhalla 93 4,023 $60,925 8,227 10.3%
Lincoln Park 94 5,092 $85,386 7,391 12.3%
North Meadows 95 2,072 $131,850 7,560 10.6%
Wyrick Park 96 1,760 $119,100 5,553 9.8%
Roosevelt Grove 97 5,652 $82,955 7,680 11.0%
Menomonee River Valley 98 2,350 $89,986 6,528 6.7%
National Park 99 2,341 $100,125 7,810 7.6%
Lenox Heights 100 1,978 $129,220 5,912 9.7%

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