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Places With The Best Housing In Wisconsin 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Elm Grove, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,085
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  • Mequon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,663
  • Knowingly moving into a dangerous neighborhood can be one of the worst mistakes that a person can make. Not only are good citizens at risk everyday all over the world, but many are unaware of trouble
86
  • Whitefish Bay, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,088
  • I love raising my family in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin! This place has it all. A suburb of Milwaukee, but it still has a great sense of community. Many call this area quaint, but I call it heaven. It is
81
  • Delafield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,218
86
  • Fox Point, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,695
83
  • Waunakee, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,092
  • We recently moved here from a metro area with high parent funding and support of schools, natural beauty and wealth. We thought Waunakee would be better even than this, but we have quickly learned that
79
  • Richfield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,483
  • Richfield is nothing less than amazing, it's a very small city that houses only an average of 1,200 residents with a median age of 42. This city does not just offer captivating landmarks and historical
82
  • Brookfield, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,991
  • Brookfield is a family-friendly suburb of Milwaukee. We have a lot of places to shop including Brookfield Square Mall or Mayfair Mall that is not that far away. We also have a movie theater, zoo, and a
81
  • 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
78
  • 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
82
  • Middleton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,707
  • I really loved living in Middleton, Wisconsin. This charming city is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. Living in Middleton one can enjoy a beautiful, peaceful, lifestyle in this delightful city. Several
82
  • Pewaukee, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,979
  • Finding a living space in Wisconsin that is as interesting as living in Pewaukee will be quite difficult for anyone looking. As a resident of Pewaukee for the past 18 years, I can attest to the low crime
77
  • Tichigan, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,459
84
  • Muskego, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,650
  • I lived in Muskego for several years. If I didn't have to move elsewhere due to work, I likely would have stayed there indefinitely. It's a small city that doesn't have a whole lot in terms of
78
  • Windsor, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,658
73
  • Fitchburg, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,254
  • Fitchburg, WI is located just south of Wisconsin's capital city of Madison. Its a smaller town but is close to the more urban parts of Madison. Fitchburg has a great police department, though it is worth
74
  • Cottage Grove, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,729
82
  • Sussex, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,716
  • Living in Sussex, Wisconsin has been a great experience for me and my family. We relocated here about five years ago, and even though at first I was somewhat reluctant to move here I have found that I
85
  • Cedarburg, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,516
  • I absolutely love living in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, especially in the fall when the trees change into such vibrant and delightful colors! It truly is the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen in my
84
  • Hartland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,195
79
  • Wind Lake, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,383
77
  • McFarland, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,168
82
  • Oconomowoc, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,289
  • I love the lush greenery that surrounds my hometown Oconomowoc, WI. My small quaint city stays clean all year round. It’s well known that most people who move here stay forever. Home to more than 16,000
79
  • Germantown, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,927
  • Germantown, Wisconsin is one of Milwaukee's far northwest suburbs. Germantown is a safe community with an excellent police presence that cares about the community and keeps locals informed. The housing
84
  • New Berlin, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,807
  • A couple years back I was house hunting around the outskirts of Milwaukee. Some of the houses were located in New Berlin. I must say i loved the area! The community seemed buzzing and electric. People
72
  • Hobart, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,779
77
  • Mount Horeb, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,389
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  • Oregon, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,912
84
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,118
  • Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is a small town that has been my home for over 20 years. I love the neighborly feel, schools, and people. If you love motorcycles, particularly Harley Davidson you will love
74
  • 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
79
  • 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
79
  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,388
  • I lived in Wauwatosa WI for about 2 years. I honestly loved it so much that I did not want to leave. If I did not have to move for work, I would have probably retired there. It is an all-around great
78
  • 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
69
  • Monona, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,919
75
  • Harrison, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,694
78
  • Mukwonago, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,549
81
  • Hales Corners, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,720
76
  • DeForest, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,468
78
  • Oak Creek, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,218
  • I love living in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This community of about 35,000 people continues to grow rapidly with each of the 22 distinctly named neighborhoods having its own flair. While most of the
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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
78
  • 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
74
  • Glendale, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,880
  • I've been living in Glendale for 12 years and have raised my three kids in their terrific school systems and have enjoyed my time here in this small town and friendly community. Glendale has very little
70
  • 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
82
  • Grafton, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,563
  • Grafton, WI is a wonderfully slow paced and quiet village to live in that's only about 20 miles from Milwaukee. While Grafton, WI itself is a quiet and slow paced town, finding something to do is not a
80
  • 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
78
  • Waterford, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,344
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  • Slinger, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,190
69
  • Caledonia, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,767
  • I lived in Caledonia briefly, but there was so little to do there that I eventually left for a city with more opportunities. If you're thinking of moving here, you will almost certainly have better luck
78
  • Waukesha, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,016
  • The best part of my vacation to Waukesha, WI was that I found so many things for my entire family to do. This is usually a trying task for a mother of two pre-teens. I always loved visiting little known
78
  • Rib Mountain, WI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,802

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.