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Average Rent in Milwaukee, WI

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Milwaukee Studio - $975-19%
Milwaukee 1 Bed - $1,4650%
Milwaukee 2 Beds - $1,760+1%
Last updated 6/23/2024

Local Guide

See what Milwaukee, WI has to offer.

Local Reviews

Around the holidays they decorate over here. We have a bar right by the house family and friends go to.

I like the restaurants and some of the small town pubs nearby. There are a lot of old historical looking buildings. And some cute little independent businesses

It's all old people really I mean there is stores near me but I don't really go anywhere in my neighborhood

Nothing . It's just another rundown part of the ghetto. Just old Milwaukeewith lots of gentrification

I like how my neighborhood is off main roads so it doesn't get a lot of traffic. I like how there are a lot of restaurants. I like how there are a lot of family run businesses.

The only thing that i like about it is that its close to the stores and not far from my job. And when i get a chance to move im definitely going to do that

Demographics

Education

High School

47%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

40%

3 people

23%

4 people

19%

5 people

10%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

58%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

3%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

15%

20-45

38%

45-65

22%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/23/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Milwaukee, WI

In Milwaukee, WI, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $975 to $1,760. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Milwaukee, WI is $975. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,465. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,760.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-19%

Changed from $1,204 to $975
1 Bed

0%

Changed from $1,465 to $1,465
2 Beds

+1%

Changed from $1,743 to $1,760
Last updated 6/23/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
4%
34%
34%
15%
14%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Gurnee$1,960-13%
Brookfield$1,589-19%
Oconomowoc$1,443-10%
Wauwatosa$1,439-34%
Pleasant Prairie$1,410+1%
Shorewood$1,050+5%
Milwaukee$975-19%
Waukegan$910+1%
West Allis$895+29%
West Bend$895+2%
Kenosha$875+35%
Oak Creek$875--
Racine$800-29%
Waukesha$700-29%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Pleasant Prairie$1,650+4%
Oconomowoc$1,600-7%
Wauwatosa$1,540+81%
Brookfield$1,535+3%
New Berlin$1,504+22%
Oak Creek$1,496+5%
Milwaukee$1,4650%
Waukesha$1,410+14%
West Bend$1,200+4%
Waukegan$1,160+4%
Kenosha$1,070-3%
Zion$1,050+11%
Pewaukee$1,0120%
West Allis$9950%
Sussex$975--
Racine$910+8%
Grayslake$9050%
North Chicago$589--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Wauwatosa$2,115--
Gurnee$2,100--
Pleasant Prairie$2,095+2%
Brookfield$2,052+7%
Pewaukee$1,825-13%
Milwaukee$1,760+1%
Oak Creek$1,753+52%
West Bend$1,662+5%
New Berlin$1,595+20%
Waukesha$1,461+5%
Waukegan$1,447-1%
Shorewood$1,407-9%
Kenosha$1,341-1%
West Allis$1,295--
Zion$1,250+14%
Racine$1,118+7%
Menomonee Falls$1,050--
Sussex$1,0250%
Grayslake$9820%
Oconomowoc$960-50%
Grafton$870--
North Chicago$644--

Compare Neighborhoods

Park West

$685

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Lower East Side

$724

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Historic Mitchell Street

$795

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI?

For renters in Milwaukee seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Park West, Lower East Side, and Historic Mitchell Street, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $685, $724, and $795 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Timmerman West and Uptown, where the rents are $810 and $870, a favorable comparison to Milwaukee's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,465.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI?

In Milwaukee, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Historic Third Ward, Harbor View, and Northpoint. A 1-bedroom apartment in Historic Third Ward averages at $1,895, in Harbor View it averages $1,700, and in Northpoint, the average is $1,695. For additional high-end living options, Walker's Point offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,625, and Downtown at $1,515. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,465 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI?

In Milwaukee, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Uptown, Park West, and Avenues West. In Uptown, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $870. Park West sees average rents of $685 for a 1-bedroom unit. Avenues West offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $927. For those seeking other popular areas, Kilbourn Town presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,515, and Walker's Point at $1,625. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,465 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Kilbourn Town$1,380+7%
Harbor View$1,275+6%
Juneau Town$1,272--
Walker's Point$1,225-2%
Lower East Side$975-28%
Brewer's Hill$910+9%
Downtown$893-26%
Yankee Hill$893+12%
Historic Mitchell Street$8800%
Murray Hill$850+35%
Uptown$8000%
Park West$731-2%
Avenues West$695--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Historic Third Ward$1,895+11%
Harbor View$1,700+1%
Northpoint$1,695+11%
Walker's Point$1,625+1%
Downtown$1,515+2%
Kilbourn Town$1,515-2%
Murray Hill$1,395+14%
Juneau Town$1,385-37%
Yankee Hill$1,088+6%
Brewer's Hill$1,085+2%
Granville Station$1,052+8%
Bay View$1,050--
Cambridge Heights$1,005--
Story Hill$995+6%
Avenues West$927--
Uptown$870-6%
Timmerman West$8100%
Historic Mitchell Street$795+14%
Lower East Side$724-57%
Park West$685-14%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Historic Third Ward$2,895-26%
Merrill Park$2,400--
Northpoint$2,350-4%
Downtown$2,325+12%
Juneau Town$2,195-61%
Harbor View$2,087+2%
Bay View$1,975--
Kilbourn Town$1,875+2%
Walker's Point$1,8500%
Lower East Side$1,800-24%
Riverwest$1,695+13%
Avenues West$1,597-6%
Murray Hill$1,525-2%
Brewer's Hill$1,440+4%
Yankee Hill$1,287+7%
Granville Station$1,263--
Cambridge Heights$1,220--
Riverside Park$1,200--
Story Hill$1,125+1%
Uptown$1,070+8%
Historic Mitchell Street$1,0660%
Park West$1,030-12%
Old North Milwaukee$995--
Timmerman West$9050%
Enderis Park$825--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

26%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7070

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 94 of 159 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 114 of 159 renters

Percentage: 6969

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 90 of 159 renters

Percentage: 5353

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 91 of 159 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 111 of 159 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 12% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 10% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Milwaukee looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 71% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Milwaukee is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 54% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Milwaukee has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 7% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 21% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 62% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Milwaukee is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 19% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Milwaukee.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 14% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Milwaukee.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 8% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 131 of 159 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 125 of 159 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 124 of 159 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 112 of 159 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 110 of 159 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 103 of 159 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 103 of 159 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 102 of 159 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 102 of 159 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 100 of 159 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 100 of 159 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 95 of 159 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 88 of 159 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 83 of 159 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 82 of 159 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 83 of 159 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 98 of 159 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 117 of 159 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 128 of 159 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 139 of 159 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Milwaukee

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City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Milwaukee, WI$1,465$1,760
Fifth Ward Milwaukee, WI 1.4 miles------
Shorewood, WI 3.6 miles---$1,407
Wauwatosa, WI 5.2 miles$1,540$2,115
West Allis, WI 5.3 miles$995$1,295
Hubbard, WI 3.3 miles------
Waukesha, WI 16.5 miles$1,410$1,461
New Berlin, WI 11.1 miles$1,504$1,595
Oak Creek, WI 10.8 miles$1,496$1,753
Brookfield, WI 10.2 miles$1,535$2,052