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Places With The Best Housing In Wisconsin 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Sun Prairie, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,721
  • Sun Prairie Wisconsin is one of the safest places to live in the state. It's located a short commute away from Madison as well. I was born in the Madison area and spent much of my childhood around Sun…[read more]
86
  • Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,395
  • We have lived in Pl. Prairie for over 20 years and we love it here! It is situated between Chicago and Milwaukee. Because of location, it was hard to rate the amenities. Public transportation for…[read more]
76
  • Hobart, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,779
84
  • Sparta, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,659
79
  • Twin Lakes, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,059
78
  • Lake Hallie, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,603
83
  • Tomah, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,380
82
  • Burlington, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,571
  • I call the town of Burlington, Wisconsin home and I enjoy living here. The population here is low and this is a very close community. The crime rate here overall is decent. Luckily we do not see many…[read more]
82
  • Howard, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,950
  • Howard the Duck Creek is the nickname of this Green Bay town. The Duck Creek winds its way throughout Howard, Wisconsin. The city has a pleasant small town look and feel. Early industry was based on the…[read more]
79
  • Merrill, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,354
80
  • New London, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,085
76
  • Sturtevant, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,961
93
  • De Pere, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,544
  • De Pere, Wisconsin is a beautiful city located just outside of Green Bay. De Pere is known for being a clean and safe community that has a good police presence and low crime rate. The city is home to St.…[read more]
78
  • Edgerton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,494
85
  • Plymouth, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,454
82
  • Shawano, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,130
85
  • Oshkosh, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,713
  • I visited Oshkosh, Wisconsin last year for three days at a local hotel. My favorite part of the visit to Oshkosh was walking in the downtown historic districts. These houses and buildings have existed…[read more]
79
  • Sheboygan, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,813
  • Living in Sheboygan is beach living at its best, in the Midwest. I have lived here for almost three years now and each year gets better and better. Sheboygan is located almost smack dab between Green Bay…[read more]
80
  • Evansville, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
84
  • Waterford, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,344
82
  • Marshfield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,410
  • When you hear Marshfield, you think of swamps, right? The deputy surveyor promises that "This Township is nearly all Dry Land, There being no Swamp of consequence in it." The local industry was…[read more]
86
  • Port Washington, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,531
  • I have had a very pleasant experience living in Port Washington Virginia. It is a close-knit well-rounded community. Port Washington has a splendid educational system that provides a strong foundation…[read more]
82
  • Sheboygan Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,792
81
  • Holmen, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,513
82
  • Milton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,574
85
  • New Richmond, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,687
78
  • Richland Center, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,076
86
  • Hudson, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,367
  • Living in Hudson is pretty chill. I grew up here and moved to the nearby twin cities for college. I missed it enough that I came back, and not just for the family and friends I left behind. There is a…[read more]
78
  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,987
  • This small city was once an excellent city to relocate to. It was very dependent on locally owned paper business. Since the Mead family has given up ownership, outside owners have made life difficult, it…[read more]
81
  • Suamico, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,996
  • Living in Suamico, WI is okay. It’s pretty average if you ask me. Considering how much money I pay to live here you think amenity options would be better and more reliable, the weather would be decent at…[read more]
85
  • River Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,152
  • I experienced an awesome time while living in River Falls Wisconsin. The city falls within both Pierce and St. Croix counties. River Falls is close to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan district. The…[read more]
74
  • Madison, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 246,034
  • My feelings about Madison are complicated. I grew up there and moved back, only to leave again. On one hand, it's a beautiful city nestled between decent sized lakes, centered around a capital square…[read more]
83
  • Oregon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,912
86
  • Altoona, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,193
90
  • Pewaukee village, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,225
81
  • DeForest, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,468
86
  • Verona, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,113
  • Verona, Wisconsin is a terrific place to call home! Located just on the outskirts of Madison, Verona has all of the small town charm and feel that you expect while just being a hop skip and a jump away…[read more]
90
  • Greendale, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,303
  • After living in Greendale, WI with my family for just shy of 17 years I can very highly recommend life here. In my opinion it's one of the best areas in the state to live in. If I had one complaint it…[read more]
76
  • Monona, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,919
77
  • Janesville, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,880
  • A year ago, in June of 2010, my boyfriend and I took a trip across Michigan, down to Indiana and up Illinois, until we finally reached our destination of Janesville, Wisconsin. We spent 4 days and 3…[read more]
86
  • McFarland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
85
  • Shorewood, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,300
  • A $15 taxi gets you downtown (15-20 drive, 40 min bus ride). So you are near a great nightlife and lots of restaurants. Everything in Milwaukee County has crazy property taxes ($25-$30 per 1k) which…[read more]
85
  • Franklin, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,155
  • A couple years back i was house hunting in the areas just outside of Milwaukee. I work there and wanted a place out of the city to raise a family but close enough to commute. There was an open house that…[read more]
74
  • Brown Deer, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,075
  • I live in Brown Deer, Wisconsin and I enjoy living here. Living in Brown Deer, means that you are right at the doors of Milwaukee. This means that you will have more employment opportunities to choose…[read more]
84
  • Slinger, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,190
81
  • Stoughton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,041
  • Living in Stoughton, WI means a lot of things for different people. We have a low crime rate which is absolutely incredible, and is definitely one of the things I look at when deciding to relocate.…[read more]
84
  • Lake Mills, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,796
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  • Ashland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,083
85
  • Hartford, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,350
  • I've been living in Hartford for the last 12 years and have enjoyed the friendly neighborhood environment that I haven't experienced. I have developed lifelong friendships and relationships with…[read more]
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  • Ashwaubenon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,157
  • Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin is a suburb of Green Bay located just southwest of the city. It is a great community and is conveniently located near Green Bay's main airport. The city boasts itself as a safe…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Wisconsin. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Wisconsin to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Wisconsin as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Wisconsin, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.