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202 Apartments for rent in Milwaukee, WI

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Lower East Side
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Last updated August 9 at 04:36 PM
4 Units Available
Haymarket
Park East Enterprise
1407 North Doctor Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$836
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$808
841 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Located across Dr Martin Luther King Drive from the much-touted Park East redevelopment and just blocks from Milwaukee's lively entertainment district.
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Last updated August 9 at 04:36 PM
1 Unit Available
Hillside
Blue Ribbon Loft Apartments
901 W Winnebago St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,250
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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At Blue Ribbon Loft Apartments we have created a lifestyle, not just a home. In your new loft you can relax and enjoy life while never having to leave home.
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Last updated August 9 at 03:36 PM
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39 Units Available
Juneau Town
7Seventy7
777 North Van Buren Street, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,580
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,745
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,790
1175 sqft
This upscale community offers concierge service, a fitness center, bar and yoga room. Apartments feature quartz countertops, balconies and walk-in showers. It's just moments from Veterans Park, Milwaukee Bay and The Shops of Grand Avenue.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:45 PM
1 Unit Available
Avenues West
Historic Lofts on Kilbourn
2200 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$681
641 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$993
876 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,152
1087 sqft
The Historic Lofts on Kilbourn is located in downtown Milwaukee only 2 blocks from Marquette University. The renovated historic building features 99 stunning one, two, and three bedroom apartments -- all in an urban chic design setting.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:42 PM
18 Units Available
Northridge Lakes
Glenbrook Apartment Homes
9220 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$760
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1359 sqft
Pet-friendly townhouse and apartment community located close to I-43 and US-45 for easy commuting. Units feature spacious kitchens, large closets and private garages. Community has underground parking and laundry facilities.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:42 PM
10 Units Available
Historic Third Ward
DoMUS Apartments
441 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$1,535
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,605
1406 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 August 9 at 12:41 PM
2 Units Available
Riverwest
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 August 9 at 12:38 PM
18 Units Available
Kilbourn Town
MKE Lofts Downtown
725 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,234
588 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,321
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,566
1378 sqft
When you call MKE Lofts home, you’ll find yourself in a transformed, modern apartment community enriched with a variety of unique apartment features.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:36 PM
54 Units Available
Hillside
Vim and Vigor
1303 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$883
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,440
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,402
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 August 9 at 12:34 PM
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21 Units Available
Kilbourn Town
The Buckler
401 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,195
528 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,375
930 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,914
1332 sqft
Fantastic views and close to I-794 and I-43. A pet-friendly community with concierge service, dry cleaning and a bike service. On-site amenities include a fire pit, a guest suite and a basketball court. Granite countertops.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
27 Units Available
Bay View
Stitchweld
2141 S Robinson Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,130
578 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,305
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1178 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 August 9 at 12:33 PM
2 Units Available
Harbor View
Maxwell Lofts
214 East Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,325
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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The past is the future and the present is in a constant state of reinvention at Maxwell Lofts.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
7 Units Available
Lower East Side
Latitude
1857 East Kenilworth Place, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,125
531 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,270
718 sqft
Latitude Apartment Homes is conveniently located in Milwaukee’s Lower East Side, nestled in one of the most dynamic locations in the city.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
14 Units Available
Lower East Side
River House
1785 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,370
639 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,515
706 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,045
1078 sqft
Luxury apartments with modern touches like quartz countertops, glass backsplashes and vinyl plank flooring. Located in downtown Milwaukee, in walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Short commute to business district.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
9 Units Available
Lower East Side
Avenir
1437 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$1,385
563 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,300
716 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,970
1041 sqft
Located in the lower east side of downtown, Avenir Apartment Homes offers luxury living with convenient amenities within footsteps of your front door.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
7 Units Available
Murray Hill
Birch Tree Court
2595 North Cramer Street, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$795
460 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
670 sqft
Large, modern, spacious units. Birch trees set off this neoclassic brick building. Elevator, air conditioning, security cameras, and heated underground parking. Stone-cut foyer, beautifully landscaped yard.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
6 Units Available
Murray Hill
Webster Terrace I
2544 North Frederick Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$825
520 sqft
1 Bedroom Apartments: 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 August 9 at 12:33 PM
4 Units Available
Murray Hill
Villa Murray
2604 North Murray Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$865
650 sqft
1 Bedroom Apartments: A 16-unit classy building on a quiet corner. Built-in china cabinets, newer carpeting. Heated garage. Some units have fireplaces. Beautifully landscaped with large trees. A must-see building.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
3 Units Available
Yankee Hill
Juneau
903 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
$795
430 sqft
1 Bedroom
$885
460 sqft
Classic apartments with hardwood floors on the corner of Juneau and Marshall. Close to downtown and the lakefront. Short walk to where you want to be. (Within walking distance of the post office, grocery store, restaurants, shops, and much more.)
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
4 Units Available
Lower East Side
Riverwalk
2047 North Cambridge Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$835
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,135
750 sqft
Efficiency, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments: Located along the east side of the Milwaukee river, with panoramic views of both the river and the city, this is our newest gem. Various floor plans, walk-in closets, open kitchens, picture windows and balconies.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
1 Unit Available
Riverwest
River Edge
3869 North Humboldt Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$855
670 sqft
Modern, small, well-kept building across from Kern Park. Quiet. Off-street parking. Near Capitol Drive bus line.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
2 Units Available
Norwood
730 East Henry Clay Street, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$825
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Quality 1 & 2 bedroom units in colonial red brick building.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
4 Units Available
Riverwest
River Court
3863 North Humboldt Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$695
650 sqft
1 Bedroom Apartments: Classic art deco building across from Kern park. Large units with hardwood floors, old world charm with lots of closets, windows and charactor. Some units with sun rooms, dining rooms or eat in kitchens. Parking, garages.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:33 PM
2 Units Available
Riverwest
River Bend
3839 N Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, WI
1 Bedroom
$735
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Modern, quiet apartments in a three story building across from Kern Park. Heated underground parking, air conditioning, and a large laundry room. Stone foyer with elevator. Close to shopping, parks, and entertainment. On bus line. Security cameras.

Median Rent in Milwaukee

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Milwaukee is $733, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $909.
Studio
$603
1 Bed
$733
2 Beds
$909
3+ Beds
$1,145
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.

August 2020 Milwaukee Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Milwaukee Rent Report. Milwaukee rents increased 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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August 2020 Milwaukee Rent Report

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

Milwaukee rents held steady over the past month

Milwaukee rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up marginally by 0.7% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Milwaukee stand at $734 for a one-bedroom apartment and $909 for a two-bedroom. Milwaukee's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, but exceeds the national average of 0.2%.

    Milwaukee rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

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

    • Milwaukee's median two-bedroom rent of $909 is below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Milwaukee's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Milwaukee than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,001, which is more than three 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Milwaukee?
    In Milwaukee, the median rent is $603 for a studio, $733 for a 1-bedroom, $909 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,145 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Milwaukee, check out our monthly Milwaukee Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Milwaukee?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Milwaukee include Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Bay View, Yankee Hill, and Northpoint.
    How pet-friendly is Milwaukee?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Milwaukee received a letter grade of C for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Milwaukee?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Milwaukee received a letter grade of B- for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Milwaukee?
    Milwaukee renters gave their city a letter grade of D when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Milwaukee did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Milwaukee?
    Milwaukee renters gave their city a letter grade of A- when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Milwaukee did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Milwaukee?
    Some of the colleges located in the Milwaukee area include Wisconsin Lutheran College, Alverno College, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Milwaukee School of Engineering. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Milwaukee?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Milwaukee from include Waukegan, Waukesha, Brookfield, Racine, and Kenosha.

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