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Places With The Best Housing In Wisconsin 2018

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  • 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
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  • Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,395
  • Found in Kenosha County, the village is sandwiched between Chicago and Milwaukee. Living in Pleasant Prairie is fun as it acts as an escape from the hustle and bustle of major cities. With a sparse
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  • Hobart, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,779
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  • Sparta, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,659
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  • Twin Lakes, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,059
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  • Lake Hallie, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,603
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  • Tomah, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,380
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • New London, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,085
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  • Merrill, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,354
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  • Sturtevant, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,961
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  • 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.
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  • Edgerton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,494
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  • Plymouth, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,454
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  • Shawano, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,130
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Evansville, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
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  • Waterford, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,344
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Sheboygan Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,792
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  • Holmen, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,513
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  • Milton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,574
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  • New Richmond, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,687
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  • Richland Center, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,076
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  • 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
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  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,987
  • Wisconsin Rapids, WI - The Heart of Cranberry Country My family and I moved to the city of Wisconsin Rapids, WI in late September last year. During the time of our move, we had the wonderful opportunity
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Madison, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 246,034
  • I have lived here for 16 years, and love this Midwest spot. Near Chicago, Minneapolis, but doesn't have that massive feel, although it is growing quickly. It offers many of the same amenities and some
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  • Oregon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,912
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  • Altoona, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,193
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  • Pewaukee village, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,225
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  • DeForest, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,468
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Monona, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,919
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  • McFarland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Slinger, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,190
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  • 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.
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  • Lake Mills, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,796
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  • Ashland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,083
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  • 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
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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

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.