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Average Rent in Waunakee, WI

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Waunakee Studio - $985-
Waunakee 1 Bed - $1,247+23%
Waunakee 2 Beds - $1,475+20%

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Local Guide

See what Waunakee, WI has to offer.

Local Reviews

Many neighbors are my age so we played outside everyday while growing up. We still play driveway basketball everyday during quarantine. But just yesterday, the neighbor from across the street stopped over and needed help moving something into his car and asked so nicely. We did it and he thanked us. It's hard to explain without using the word unity.

Demographics

Education

High School

21%

Associate's

31%

Bachelor's

33%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

23%

4 people

23%

5 people

9%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

27%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

21%

150-200k

15%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

15%

20-45

28%

45-65

29%

65+

16%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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 Waunakee, WI

In Waunakee, WI, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $985 to $1,475. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Waunakee, WI is $985. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,247. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,475.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-

Changed from $985 to $985
1 Bed

+23%

Changed from $1,014 to $1,247
2 Beds

+20%

Changed from $1,229 to $1,475

Rent Ranges

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Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Oconomowoc$1,442-4%
Middleton$1,407+4%
Madison$1,344+5%
Fitchburg$1,312-3%
Verona$1,3100%
Sun Prairie$1,282+10%
Cottage Grove$1,195+11%
Oregon$1,195+9%
McFarland$1,175--
Stoughton$1,125--
Monona$1,105+6%
Whitewater$1,095--
Cross Plains$990+12%
Mount Horeb$950+3%
Portage$800--
Janesville$775+3%
Baraboo$7100%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Madison$1,665+17%
Middleton$1,654+5%
Verona$1,6170%
Fitchburg$1,5620%
Oconomowoc$1,529-12%
Sun Prairie$1,420-2%
Cottage Grove$1,395-2%
Stoughton$1,375+121%
Monona$1,3450%
Janesville$1,301+26%
Whitewater$1,195--
Cross Plains$1,160+14%
Baraboo$1,110+26%
McFarland$1,047+4%
Mount Horeb$895--
Watertown$8800%
Jefferson$8800%
Beaver Dam$855+1%
Oregon$850+50%
Fort Atkinson$849--
Portage$823--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Middleton$2,262+4%
Fitchburg$2,057+11%
Madison$2,032+21%
Verona$1,9820%
Cottage Grove$1,895+7%
Oconomowoc$1,879-16%
Sun Prairie$1,775+1%
Monona$1,745-1%
Stoughton$1,645--
Cross Plains$1,620+4%
Oregon$1,400+21%
Whitewater$1,365--
Janesville$1,355+5%
McFarland$1,330+12%
Portage$1,135+3%
Baraboo$1,065-9%
Watertown$1,020+9%
Jefferson$1,0200%
Mount Horeb$1,000--
Lake Mills$975--
Waupun$975+8%
Fort Atkinson$945--
Beaver Dam$925+85%
Monroe$740--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

25%

15-30 Mins

50%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7272

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 1 of 1 renters

Percentage: 6767

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 1 of 1 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 82% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 25% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Waunakee serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 77% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 15% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Waunakee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 65% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Waunakee is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 58% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Waunakee.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 38% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 24% fewer gyms than average
  3. 58% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Waunakee could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

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

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Waunakee's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 24% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 67% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Schools

Percentage: 5/55/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Waunakee

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About

Waunakee, WI

Overview of Waunakee

Located across Lake Mendota from the college town of Madison, the village of Waunakee is one of Wisconsin's finest communities. Many people are finding their new home in Waunakee apartments for rent because it is the perfect place to raise a family and grow business. Residents here enjoy a safe environment, four-season weather and a wide variety of housing options. A lot of renters are looking to move to Waunakee because the village has all of the great amenities that a small village has to offer, but is still just minutes away from everything that a big city like Madison has to offer. According to information from City-Data, many people in Wisconsin are excited to be a part of this community, as the village has seen a population growth of more than 34 percent between 2000 and 2010.   

Living in Waunakee, WI

Like many other communities in the Midwest, Waunakee saw its beginnings after the Civil War when trains connected many big cities together for more efficient commerce - and sprung up small towns like Waunakee in the process. Two of the village's earliest settlers named the city after the Native American name for "fair and pleasant valley" after the village began to prosper and grow. Starting out as a milling town, Waunakee's nearby prairies opened the doors for development after the North Western Railroad expanded its line here, and the city hasn't slowed ever since. Although the railroads may have come and gone, the spirit of the community remains industrial. Many of the top employers in the city are still geared toward the manufacturing and craft product sector, showing the hardworking nature of this proud city.

Waunakee Attractions and Special Events

One of the biggest community events that takes place every July is Waunafest, a three-day festival that includes folk singers, amusement park rides, karaoke and magicians. Echoing back to the days of an old-time country fair, the residents in Waunakee are extremely proud of the success of this annual festival.

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Madison, WI 8.7 miles$1,665$2,032
Middleton, WI 7 miles$1,654$2,262
Sun Prairie, WI 12.2 miles$1,420$1,775
Verona, WI 14.4 miles$1,617$1,982
Fitchburg, WI 16 miles$1,562$2,057
McFarland, WI 15 miles$1,047$1,330
Monona, WI 10.9 miles$1,345$1,745
Westport, WI 0.9 miles------
Cottage Grove, WI 15.2 miles$1,395$1,895
Oregon, WI 18.7 miles$850$1,400