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Overview of West Allis

West Allis apartments for rent put residents in the southeastern area of Wisconsin in Milwaukee County and just miles outside of the Milwaukee city metropolitan area. The city's name comes from Edward P. Allis, who owned a manufacturing plant to the east. The area where West Allis is today was located west of Allis' plant, and so the name came to be.

People come here for more reasons than just being close to Milwaukee. The business district is thriving and the population continues to grow. West Allis was even named runner-up as a Best Place to Raise Your Kids in 2010 by Business Week Magazine.

Living in West Allis, WI

West Allis' history began when Wisconsin was still a territory, the nearby Milwaukee was not yet the giant city it is today and most of the surrounding land was teeming with forests and natural beauty and wildlife. Over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, as Milwaukee grew, so did West Allis. West Allis was officially chartered as a city in 1906 and was originally made up of 2,306 people who lived across the 2,400 acres of land.

Today, West Allis has grown to a population of more than 60,700 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2011. West Allis apartments can now be found across the 11.39 square miles of land encompassed by the city.

West Allis Work and Study

West Allis apartments are an excellent option for business professionals. The U.S. Census Bureau revealed that manufacturing and educational services, healthcare and social assistance are the top two industries in the area, making up a combined 27 percent of West Allis industries.

According to City-Data, the most common occupation in West Allis is metal and plastic workers, followed by other production occupations and supervisors.

While there are few options for higher education opportunities within the city borders of West Allis, the Milwaukee metropolitan area is less than five miles from West Allis. This puts the wide range of higher education facilities at the disposal of students living in West Allis. Notable nearby schools include the University of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University.

Rentals in West Allis, WI and Cost of Living

According to information gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, West Allis rentals have a vacancy rate of 5.2 percent, and, as of 2010, the median rent was $718. The highest number of total renters, 44.4 percent, falls in the gross rent range of $500 to $749. Roughly 85.5 percent of total renters fall in the wider range of $500 to $1,499. More than one-third of all renters report spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.

Information from City-Data revealed that in March 2012 the cost of living in West Allis was assigned a value of 100.3, which is very near the national average of 100.

West Allis Attractions and Special Events

One of the popular area attractions within reach of those living in West Allis apartments is Greenfield Park. This park is part of the Milwaukee County Park system and encompasses more than 282 acres. Greenfield Park also includes an 18-hole golf course, the Cool Waters water park, areas for recreation and picnicking with friends and family, and a portion of the Oak Leaf Trail.

The Wisconsin State Fair & Expo Center is another popular area attraction, and the annual Wisconsin State Fair takes place in both West Allis and Milwaukee in August. The Expo Center hosts year-round events, meetings and other activities. The fairgrounds also encompass the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, the Products Pavilion and a number of other facilities.

To find your next rental apartment or house in West Allis, take a look at our listings on Rent.comĀ®.

Freshwater Plaza

Milwaukee, WI 53204

$930+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Freshwater Plaza

Milwaukee, WI (Harbor View)


$930+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
29
Trio

Milwaukee, WI 53204

$1,050+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Trio

Milwaukee, WI (Harbor View)


$1,050+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
The Moderne
7

Milwaukee, WI 53203

$1,385+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Moderne

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Kilbourn Town)

(7)

$1,385+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
MKE Lofts
8

Milwaukee, WI 53203

$908+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

MKE Lofts

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Kilbourn Town)

(8)

$908+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
The Sanctuary
21

New Berlin, WI 53151

$1,247+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

The Sanctuary

New Berlin, WI

(21)

$1,247+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
Stitchweld Apartments

Milwaukee, WI 53207

$1,139+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Stitchweld Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Bay View)


$1,139+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Mackie Flats

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$990+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Mackie Flats

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Juneau Town)


$990+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
23
DoMUS Apartments

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,349+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

DoMUS Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Historic Third Ward)


$1,349+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Gaslight Lofts Apartments
1

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,115+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Gaslight Lofts Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Historic Third Ward)

(1)

$1,115+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
Joseph Properties Third Ward

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$880+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Joseph Properties Third Ward

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Historic Third Ward)


$880+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
Juneau Village Towers
14

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$865+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Juneau Village Towers

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Juneau Town)

(14)

$865+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Yankee Hill Apartments
8

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,195+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Yankee Hill Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Juneau Town)

(8)

$1,195+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Avenir Apartments

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,205+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

5 Units Available

Avenir Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Lower East Side)


$1,205+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
5 Units Available
21
Rhythm

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,175+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Rhythm

Milwaukee, WI (Lower East Side)


$1,175+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
East Pointe Commons
4

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,210+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

East Pointe Commons

Milwaukee, WI (Lower East Side)

(4)

$1,210+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
Lilly Preserve Apartments

Brookfield, WI 53005

$1,125+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Lilly Preserve Apartments

Brookfield, WI


$1,125+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
River House Apartments
1

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,320+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

River House Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Lower East Side)

(1)

$1,320+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
9
The Corners of Brookfield Apartments

Brookfield, WI 53045

$1,149+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Corners of Brookfield Apartments

Brookfield, WI


$1,149+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
The Franklin Apartments
8

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$1,100+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Franklin Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Downtown, Yankee Hill)

(8)

$1,100+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Lake Crest Apartments
4

Milwaukee, WI 53202

$690+

1 Bed1 Bath

Lake Crest Apartments

Milwaukee, WI (Northpoint)

(4)

$690+

1 Bed1 Bath