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B- Franklin Amenities Some amenities close to this location
D+ Franklin Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Wisconsin
1044% more expensive than the US average
964% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Franklin cost of living
A+ Franklin Crime Total crime is 16% lower than Wisconsin
Total crime
1,78535% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5735% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Franklin crime
B Franklin Employment Household income is 35% higher than Wisconsin
Median household income
$73,59033% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,65923% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%60% lower than the US average
Franklin employment
C+ Franklin Housing Home value is 35% higher than Wisconsin
Median home value
$224,80022% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9823% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
Franklin real estate or Franklin rentals
A Franklin Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Wisconsin
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
67%35% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Franklin K-12 schools or Franklin colleges

Living in Franklin, WI

Franklin, Wisconsin is a medium-sized city with a population of 36,155 people. The majority of Franklin residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. 86% of the people in Franklin (over the age of 15) are married and 62% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Franklin is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Wisconsin, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Franklin and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Franklin to Wisconsin and the national average.

Franklin has a livability score of 78 out of 100 and is ranked #41 in Wisconsin and #2,688 in the USA. Compared to the US average, Franklin ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Franklin also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Franklin ranks very well for amenities (B-), crime (A), education (A) and employment (B). Franklin does not score well for the following: weather (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 77 crimes per 100,000 residents, Franklin has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Knowing that the Franklin schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 67%, which is far higher than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Franklin is real estate affordability. The median home price for Franklin homes is $224,800, which is 34.6% higher than the Wisconsin average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Franklin, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 0% lower than the Wisconsin average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Franklin will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Franklin, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.7%.

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Compare Franklin, WI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Franklin, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Haymarket, Milwaukee8312.4535
Green Moor, Milwaukee836.4510
College Heights, Milwaukee834.8886
Fernwood, Milwaukee829.72,709
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Wedgewood, Milwaukee796.51,774
Red Oak Heights, Milwaukee796.11,086
River Bend, Milwaukee7971,402
Fairview, Milwaukee787.63,930

Best Cities Near Franklin, WI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pewaukee village, WI8417.28,225
Cedarburg, WI8328.711,516
Whitefish Bay, WI8216.814,088
Greendale, WI823.914,303
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fox Point, WI8219.86,695
Grafton, WI8230.411,563
Pistakee Highlands, IL8134.73,263
Port Washington, WI8135.211,531

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Franklin, Wi. Concrete jungle with historic roots

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 my realtor insisted i go to in the town of Franklin. The community has so many stores to shop at. Some are the normal Menards, Target, Pick n’ Save, Home depot, and Lowes. There were also small businesses that have unique products and services.

Franklin is 15 minutes from Milwaukee Wi and you can tell from the amount of manufacturing and production businesses within franklin. Franklin does have some great sights to see though. The Franklin parks were stark opposites of the concrete jungle of most of the city. They offered a great get away, especially since I was there on business. A lot of the community must feel the same because the park was busy, since it was large enough it did not impact the visit to the park.Franklin also offers a unique walk through history. The Franklin Historical Society has standing building you can visit and tour that were originally from around 1900. I found the tour interesting but my daughter found it rather boring.
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