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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®.

 

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Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1250 - $4250

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Historic Third Ward...)


$1250 - $4250

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
33

Milwaukee, WI 53202

From $1400

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Historic Third Ward...)


From $1400

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$695 - $750

1 Bed1 Bath

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Near North Side...)


$695 - $750

1 Bed1 Bath
8

Milwaukee, WI 53202

From $1900

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Near North Side...)


From $1900

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7

Milwaukee, WI 53220

$595 - $895

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (Southwest Side)


$595 - $895

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
2

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$910 - $1340

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Milwaukee, WI (Brady Street, East Side)


$910 - $1340

1-2 Beds1 Bath
14

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1595

2 Beds2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (Brady Street, East Side)


$1595

2 Beds2 Baths
24

Milwaukee, WI 53211

$1250 - $2050

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1250 - $2050

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7

Brookfield, WI 53045

From $955

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

21

Brookfield, WI 53045

$830 - $1125

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

45

Milwaukee, WI 53202

From $1250

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Milwaukee, WI (East Side, Northpoint)


From $1250

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15

Milwaukee, WI 53211

From $539

1 Bed1 Bath

Milwaukee, WI (East Side, Murray Hill)


From $539

1 Bed1 Bath
22

Shorewood, WI 53211

$1050

2 Beds1 Bath

19

Glendale, WI 53217

$1075 - $2315

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7

Brookfield, WI 53045

$1095 - $1295

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

28

Brown Deer, WI 53223

$705 - $955

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Brown Deer, WI (Northridge Lakes)


$705 - $955

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
26

Oak Creek, WI 53154

$585 - $900

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Oak Creek, WI (College Heights)


$585 - $900

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
19

Brown Deer, WI 53223

$1030 - $1530

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths