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198 Apartments for rent in Milwaukee, WI

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Last updated January 18 at 07:25am
Kilbourn Town
17 Units Available
The Moderne
1141 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,580
836 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,710
1078 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,840
2351 sqft
Welcome to Milwaukee's premier highrise apartment community, The Moderne. Located steps from the Fiserv Forum and the Deer District, Milwaukee's newest entertainment and sports hub! We have 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes available for lease.
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Last updated January 18 at 07:25am
Historic Third Ward
14 Units Available
Gaslight Lofts and Corcoran Lofts
425 E Menomonee St, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,490
594 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,560
881 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,870
1341 sqft
Excellent location in the historic Third Ward, near I-794 and Henry Maier Festival Park. Units feature patio or balcony, laundry, refrigerator, oven, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Community includes parking and clubhouse.
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Last updated January 18 at 07:18am
Historic Third Ward
4 Units Available
DoMUS Apartments
441 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,799
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1403 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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A modern community with an on-site pool, hot tub, gym and fire pit. Updated appliances, lots of storage and in-unit laundry. Dogs and cats welcome. Car charging available.
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Last updated January 18 at 07:17am
Kilbourn Town
9 Units Available
Library Hill
740 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,240
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,270
1030 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,035
1173 sqft
Designer interiors, 24-hour gym and optional garages. Recently renovated, pet friendly. In a completely walkable neighborhood near restaurants, shops and more. Blocks from I-43 and Marquette University.
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Last updated January 18 at 07:15am
Riverwest
4 Units Available
Belay
2200 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,245
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Excellent location close to Caesar's Park, Milwaukee River Park, and Kilbourn Reservoir Park. Residents live in luxurious units with washer/dryer hookup, air conditioning, hardwood floors and dishwasher. Community offers parking, bike storage, and gym.
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Last updated January 18 at 07:05am
Hillside
81 Units Available
Vim and Vigor
1303 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,070
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,435
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
1071 sqft
Downtown Milwaukee location. Each home includes wood-style flooring, full-size washers and dryers, and 9-foot ceilings. Granite countertops provided. On-site yoga studio, home brew studio and underground parking provided.
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Last updated January 18 at 07:00am
Grantosa
17 Units Available
Synergy
11221 Synergy Dr, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,159
501 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,282
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,894
1096 sqft
When we think Synergy, we think of an eloquent assembly of everything that makes a person feel great. Great vibes, great food, great living and great memories.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:21am
Brewer's Hill
3 Units Available
Beerline B
1710 North Commerce Street, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,360
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,845
930 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Living in the middle of one of Milwaukee’s densest urban neighborhoods gives you the opportunity to experience what city living and urban culture is supposed to be: the chance to live the connected life.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:21am
Northridge Lakes
18 Units Available
Harbor Pointe Apartments
9200 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$725
502 sqft
1 Bedroom
$755
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$926
1024 sqft
Spacious community near Brown Deer and Bayshore shopping areas. 24-hour emergency service available. Two fitness centers, heated indoor pool and lush grounds. Stylish, modern interiors.
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Last updated January 18 at 07:02am
Riverton Heights
3 Units Available
Madison Woods
9650 W Bradley Rd, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$788
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$946
990 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Home starts here. Pleasantly close to everything you could want or need but comfortably distant from hustle and bustle Madison Woods is perfectly located near everything youre looking for.
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Last updated January 17 at 09:19pm
Murray Hill
2 Units Available
2535 N Prospect
2535 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$850
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Ariel Place located at 2535 N. Prospect Avenue - walking distance to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, North Avenue shopping district, Downer Avenue restaurant district, Columbia/Saint Mary's Hospital and Lake Michigan.
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Last updated January 17 at 09:05pm
Yankee Hill
1 Unit Available
The Lodgewood
1121 North Waverly Place, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,095
2 Bedrooms
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walking distance to Juneau Village Shopping Center, featuring the flag ship grocery store; Metro Market, also walking distance to Northwestern Mutual Life, Milwaukee School of Engineering, downtown shopping districts restaurants and the lake front.
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Last updated January 17 at 09:01pm
Northpoint
1 Unit Available
2260 N Summit
2260 North Summit Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$995
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome to The Brittany House located at 2260 N. Summit Avenue - walking distance to North Avenue shopping district, Downer Avenue restaurant district, Columbia/Saint Mary's Hospital and Lake Michigan.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Calumet Farms
14 Units Available
St. James Place Apartments
10300 W Fountain Ave, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$960
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,155
981 sqft
Lots of on-site amenities including a volleyball court, kids park, grilling area, and hot tub area. Pool and sundeck provided. Updated apartments feature walk-in closets, a private balcony or patio, and fireplaces.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Granville Station
8 Units Available
Sunset Ridge
8183 N 107th St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$955
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,155
1000 sqft
A charming community near Dretzka Park Golf Course and Popuch Park. Pet-friendly apartments are available furnished. Units offer extra storage, in-unit laundry walk-in closets and a patio or balcony. On-site garage available.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Bay View
24 Units Available
Stitchweld
2141 S Robinson Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,225
578 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,375
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,710
1196 sqft
Near Lake Michigan's shores and by Kinnickinnic Ave. shops. Apartments feature technology packages, gourmet kitchens ,and private terraces. Coffee and tea bar, dog park, bike storage, and 24-hour fitness center.
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Last updated January 17 at 05:38pm
Juneau Town
3 Units Available
Juneau Village Towers
1029 North Jackson Street, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$850
1 Bedroom
$1,050
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
Juneau Village Towers is a great property comfortably located in downtown Milwaukee. All conveniences are within a short walking distance including plenty of restaurants and even a Metro Market across the street.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Harbor View
84 Units Available
Maxwell Lofts
214 East Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,100
537 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,200
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,535
873 sqft
The past is the future and the present is in a constant state of reinvention at Maxwell Lofts.
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Last updated January 18 at 04:22am
Murray Hill
2 Units Available
Webster Terrace II
2545 North Maryland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$825
520 sqft
Bell Property's Eastside office located in Apartment #102. Modern building with air conditioning. Roomy, well maintained building. Close to UWM. Secured and covered parking. Free heat, appliances Warner cable and internet.
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Last updated January 17 at 03:55pm
Lower East Side
1 Unit Available
The Albion
1419 E Albion St, Milwaukee, WI
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
1500 sqft
1419 E. Albion St. Unit 7 Available 05/10/20 DON"T MISS THIS 3BD SPECIAL!! - Current Rent Specials!!! $500.00 off the 1st full month on a 12 Lease!! $100.
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Last updated January 17 at 03:55pm
Lower East Side
1 Unit Available
The Prospective Apartments
1933 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$950
500 sqft
Gated access community with a resort-like pool, fitness center, and concierge services. Spacious and upgraded interiors with full kitchens. Book and DVD library, business center, and package delivery service available.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:36am
Kilbourn Town
7 Units Available
Boston Lofts
630 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,485
985 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,480
1466 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Boutique Apartment Community within the heart of Downtown Milwaukee. Steps from the Riverwalk, with nearby Restaurants, Entertainment, and Shopping! Offering Award-winning Customer Service and Heated Garage Parking. Pets welcome.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:23am
Northpoint
27 Units Available
Park Lafayette Towers
1918 E Lafayette Pl, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,415
886 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,035
1298 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,825
1863 sqft
Luxury high-rise apartments feature granite counters, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. Pet-friendly grounds offer 24-hour concierge, pool gym, and more. Excellent location, lower east side Milwaukee. Near city amenities and Lake Michigan beaches.
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Last updated January 18 at 06:22am
Wyrick Park
9 Units Available
Presidio Square
5401 W Presidio Ln, Milwaukee, WI
2 Bedrooms
$1,315
1234 sqft
Prime, peaceful location just off Good Hope Road. Units features private patio/balcony, A/C, stainless steel fixtures, and walk-in closets. Community has bike storage, gym, pool, and clubhouse.

Average Rent in Milwaukee

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Milwaukee is $727, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $901.
Studio
$598
1 Bed
$727
2 Beds
$901
3+ Beds
$1,135
City GuideMilwaukee
"Beer built this city, but there is so much more to Milwaukee." (-Jewel, "The Milwaukee Song").

Milwaukee’s one of those incredible cities that everyone who doesn’t live here forgets about. Chalk that intentional amnesia up to the faded glory days of major brewers Schlitz and Miller. Insiders know there’s still a heck of a lot of folks here. Grew up in the northern suburbs but want a change of pace? Move to East Town. Accepted to Marquette’s Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering but don’t really feel like living in studentville? Try Avenues West. There’s a place for everybody in Cream City; but you still have to look for it.

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Wauk-specific Q&A

What’s the deal with Polish flats? Milwaukee has a rich history of Polish immigration throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. These immigrants often built single-family homes with faux-Gothic or Victorian facades—then added onto these original structures to accommodate their growing families and finances. The two portions of the houses remained segregated; so Polish flats are now typically rented out as duplexes. Note that these units usually have smaller bedrooms, a fact that qualifies them as model apartments for the descriptors “historic” and “economical.”

I hear utilities are outrageous…?

Let’s face it: MKE gets flippin’ cold in the wintertime. If you fancy eating your breakfast cereal in a sauna, then hunt down those (not uncommon) units that offer heat and other utilities included. On the other hand, if you’re not made of platinum, get on the current fashion bandwagon and start sporting those wool sweaters indoors!

To the Left, To the Left…

Orientation is easy in the water-bounded cities of the Great Lakes. For Milwaukee, just look up (North Side), down (South Side), or to the left (West Side). Oh, wait—there’s also Downtown, a narrow strip between the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan, and the East Side, anything north of Downtown, east of I-43, and south of, say, E. Capitol Drive. Phew! It’s time to flesh some of these areas out.

Downtown: “Downtown” Milwaukee typically refers to the CBD region north of the freeway in which the Pabst Theatre, Cathedral Park, and the School of Engineering (MSOE) lie. This region extends east to the lake, where you’ll find luxury 2BR condos for over $3000/month next to all-inclusive studios for $785/month. (Apparently, the consumer profile for Downtown Milwaukeeans is manifold.) South of the freeway—and technically still “downtown,” is the Historic Third Ward, an upscale, artsy district. Third Ward apartments are only slightly more affordable than Downtown’s: expect to pay at least a hundo per month for a 1BR (studio, loft, whatever), and over $2000/month for a 2BR. Apartment contracts in Downtown and Third Ward generally include heating.

East Side: The East Side winds north along the river through districts called Brady Street (a.k.a., “Little Italy”), Brewer’s Hill, Murray Hill, Riverwest, and Upper East Side. The closer-in areas are generally more expensive, further out being both studenty (due to UMW’s presence). Riverwest is the pick for hip, grungy folks: heaps of Polish flats in this neighborhood make it the inexpensive option (you’ll frequently see 1BRs for under $500/month and 2BRs for around $700/month). Lakefront studios around Brady Street run for $875/month; 1BRs for $1125/month.

West Side: Marquette is the first major neighborhood one meets when leaving Downtown for the West Side. Apartments in this area are suited to students: studios and 1BRs hover around $500/month and sometimes include utilities. 2BRs usually jump up to $1000/month. Cold Spring Park and its further afield neighbor, Washington Heights, are surburbany alternatives to real suburbia. These areas are popular with commuters to Downtown (7-8 minutes in a car; longer on an MCTS bus). Sure, there are lots of cute gelato shops, but if you’re not planning on renovating a Victorian home, you might find the lifestyle out here lacking. Not many 1BRs in these areas; instead, expect to pay around $700/month for a 2BR flat in Washington Heights.

South Side: Heading south, one notices a significant increase in taquerías per city block. If you’re like me, that’s all the more reason to consider it. Bay View, historically a company town for the mill, now hosts an annual parade as well as the perfect blend of practical professionals and bohemian youngsters. Commute time from this little hipster’s paradise is only 10-15 minutes to the CBD. Plenty of 1BR lofts (circa $650/month) and 2BR Polish flats ($750/month) make it obvious why this area is so popular. The only other South Side neighborhood you ought to know about is Walker’s Point (a.k.a., the 5th Ward). Expect more condos and lofts than historic flats: 1BRs start at $700/month and go up from there.

Got your bearings? Fabulous. Start hittin’ the streets and calling landlords. Just remember to bring a valid photo ID, some paperwork proving a source of income, and the willingness to commit to a 6-month lease (sometimes longer). Oh, and don’t ask why they call it Deutsch-Athen. Nobody knows.

January 2020 Milwaukee Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Milwaukee Rent Report. Milwaukee rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Milwaukee rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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January 2020 Milwaukee Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Milwaukee Rent Report. Milwaukee rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Milwaukee rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Milwaukee rents declined slightly over the past month

Milwaukee rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Milwaukee stand at $727 for a one-bedroom apartment and $902 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in October. Milwaukee's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Milwaukee rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in Milwaukee, a few comparable cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Milwaukee is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Milwaukee's median two-bedroom rent of $902 is below the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in Milwaukee.
    • While Milwaukee's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Dallas (+2.2%), and Seattle (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Milwaukee than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,088, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Milwaukee.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Milwaukee’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Milwaukee renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment ...

    View full Milwaukee Renter Survey

    Here’s how Milwaukee ranks on:

    B-
    Overall satisfaction
    C
    Safety and crime rate
    B-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A-
    Recreational activities
    A-
    Affordability
    D
    Quality of schools
    A-
    Social Life
    D
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    C
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Milwaukee’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Milwaukee renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Milwaukee, some aspects can be better."

    Key Findings in Milwaukee include the following:

    • Milwaukee renters gave their city a B- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Milwaukee were affordability, public transit, social life and recreational activities, which all received A- scores.
    • The areas of concern to Milwaukee renters are weather and quality of local schools, which both received scores of D.
    • Milwaukee millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
    • Milwaukee did relatively well compared to similar Midwestern cities, including Indianapolis (C+), Detroit (F) and Omaha (B-).
    • Milwaukee also did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Oklahoma City (C+), Tucson (D) and Memphis (C).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love being in a smaller city but still having Chicago right next door. I also love that living in downtown Milwaukee has a more affordable cost of living compared to other big cities." -Janis C.
    • "I love that there are so many festivals and events celebrating the diversity of Milwaukee. I do wish the city felt safer at night." -Libby F.
    • "It’s easy to hate the weather and, because it’s a smaller city, it can be hard to find things to do in the winter. But I find the size to be manageable enough to navigate but big enough to be interesting." -Anon.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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