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D+ Caledonia Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C Caledonia Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Wisconsin
973% less expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Caledonia cost of living
A+ Caledonia Crime Total crime is 63% lower than Wisconsin
Total crime
68773% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14673% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-38%Year over year crime is down
Caledonia crime
C Caledonia Employment Household income is 27% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$69,50026% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,54316% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
Caledonia employment
D Caledonia Housing Home value is 14% higher than Wisconsin
Median home value
$191,2004% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8698% lower than the US average
Home ownership
82%29% higher than the US average
Caledonia real estate or Caledonia rentals
F Caledonia Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
36%27% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Caledonia K-12 schools

Living in Caledonia, WI

Caledonia, Wisconsin is a moderately-sized city with a population of 24,767 people. The majority of Caledonia residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Caledonia is known to be family friendly as more than 86% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 66% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Caledonia, Wisconsin. To help you find the best places to live in and around Caledonia, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Caledonia has received a livability score of 66 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 43rd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Caledonia has higher than average rankings for the following: crime (A+). On a less positive note, Caledonia does not have favorable ranks for the following: weather (F), education (F) and housing (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Caledonia has a violent crime rate of 144 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Caledonia. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Caledonia are affordable. Median real estate prices in Caledonia come in at $191,200, which is 14.5% higher than the Wisconsin average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Caledonia, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 9.7% lower than the Wisconsin average. Real estate appreciation rates in Caledonia are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Caledonia homes comes in at 6.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4.1%.

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Compare Caledonia, WI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Caledonia, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Green Moor, Milwaukee8312510
College Heights, Milwaukee838.2886
Fernwood, Milwaukee8212.42,709
Wedgewood, Milwaukee7912.41,774
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Red Oak Heights, Milwaukee79121,086
River Bend, Milwaukee7912.81,402
Fairview, Milwaukee7813.33,930
Town Of Lake, Milwaukee7810.95,450

Best Cities Near Caledonia, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pewaukee village, WI8424.18,225
Cedarburg, WI8334.111,516
Whitefish Bay, WI8221.114,088
Greendale, WI829.914,303
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fox Point, WI8224.26,695
Grafton, WI8235.511,563
Pistakee Highlands, IL8131.53,263
Elm Grove, WI8118.56,085

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Caledonia, WI: A Milwaukee Suburb With Very Few Amenities

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 finding a job in Milwaukee and commuting for work. Caledonia has very little in the way of long-term careers. It's not a bad thing, it just means Caledonia might be better suited for retirees or people that don't need to work.

You'll want to have your own vehicle if you move here as well. When it comes to shopping, visiting restaurants or recreational activities, there is a good chance you will have to drive from one end of town to another, or even to a neighboring city to find what you need. The Caledonian Wildlife Area is easily one of the best areas in Caledonia and it is a great place to visit for exercise or with your pet or friends.
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Source: The Caledonia, WI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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