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Overview of Wauwatosa

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Wauwatosa, Wis., was 46,396 in 2010. This inner-ring suburb directly borders Milwaukee, offering a convenient way of life for its many residents. Those searching for Wauwatosa apartments for rent will enjoy such amenities as Milwaukee public transit, historic homes, a walkable downtown and a family-centric way of living.

Living in Wauwatosa, WI

Wauwatosa's first settlement was established in 1935 by Charles Hart. Hart built gristmills and sawmills on the west side of the Menomonee River, which flows through modern-day Wauwatosa's core. As the area around the river began to industrialize, civic amenities were put into place. The area's first public school building was erected in 1841 and the Little Red Store - which still stands today - was built in 1854. However, prior to 1842 Wauwatosa was part of the Milwaukee township. In 1892, Wauwatosa was finally incorporated as a village. Mid-century suburbanization rewrote the city's description, changing it from a small town on the fringes of Milwaukee to a desirable and booming suburb.

One of Wauwatosa's largest claims to fame is its bustling and historic downtown. Now that Wauwatosa is officially a city, residents refer to its downtown as "The Village." More than 136 local stores dot the downtown streetscape, and a pedestrian-friendly layout recalls memories of times gone by. The Menomonee River and Hart Park are also located near the village center, bringing natural beauty to this otherwise semi-urban city.

Wauwatosa Attractions and Special Events

Because it directly borders Milwaukee, Wauwatosa boasts a variety of large-scale attractions within a few miles of its city center. The Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens and Milwaukee Irish Fest Center are located just a stone's throw from Wauwatosa. Within the city itself, numerous community events draw large regional crowds. From farmers markets to chamber orchestra performances, downtown Wauwatosa has something to offer everyone.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Wauwatosa, Wis., search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

 

Presidio Square - Milwaukee, WI 53223
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(15)

Milwaukee, WI 53223

$1075 - $1318

2 Beds 2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI

(15)

$1075 - $1318

248 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Evergreen Square - Milwaukee, WI 53219
15

Milwaukee, WI 53219

$739

1 Bed 1 Bath

Milwaukee, WI (Highwood Estates, Southwest Side)


$739

1 Bed 1 Bath

Yankee Hill Apartments - Milwaukee, WI 53202
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(8)

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1180 - $2995

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Juneau Town...)

(8)

$1180 - $2995

349 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Village in the Park - Greendale, WI 53129
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(13)

Greendale, WI 53129

$775 - $925

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Park Lafayette Towers - Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1440 - $4650

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (East Side, East Village...)


$1440 - $4650

271 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pinewood Creek Apartments - New Berlin, WI 53151
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New Berlin, WI 53151

$860 - $1005

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bell Properties East Side - Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Milwaukee, WI 53211

$725 - $1295

1 Bed 1 Bath

Milwaukee, WI (East Side, Murray Hill)


$725 - $1295

20 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

The North End - Milwaukee, WI 53202
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(6)

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1190 - $3750

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (Brady Street, East Side...)

(6)

$1190 - $3750

83 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

American Colony Apartments - Greenfield, WI 53221
35
(16)

Greenfield, WI 53221

$780 - $945

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Plum Tree Apartments - Hales Corners, WI 53130
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(21)

Hales Corners, WI 53130

$1003 - $1850

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hales Corners, WI

(21)

$1003 - $1850

332 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Manchester Oaks Apartments - Franklin, WI 53132
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(7)

Franklin, WI 53132

$1030 - $1450

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Normandy Village Apartments - Milwaukee, WI 53226
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(6)

Milwaukee, WI 53226

$835 - $1280

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Apartments - Hales Corners, WI 53130
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(6)

Hales Corners, WI 53130

$820 - $1880

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Hales Corners, WI

(6)

$820 - $1880

120 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Piccadilly Apartments - Greenfield, WI 53228
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(5)

Greenfield, WI 53228

$755 - $855

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Rivershire Apartments - Greenfield, WI 53228
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(17)

Greenfield, WI 53228

$870 - $1690

2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Standard at East Library - Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Milwaukee, WI 53211

$1140 - $2300

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (East Side, Murray Hill)


$1140 - $2300

99 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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