The "HOT" Communities
In addition to Downtown Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s Third Ward and Walker’s Point, the communities generating the most interest in 2020 are Bay View, Mequon, Shorewood, Fox Point, Franklin, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Oak Creek, Delafield, Sussex, Brookfield, Muskego and Mukwonago.
Communities with the Highest Median Incomes
The five communities with the highest median incomes in 2018 were: River Hills ($156,250) and Fox Point ($115,523) in Milwaukee County; and Lac La Belle ($154,375), Chenequa ($144,500) and Merton ($133,315) in Waukesha County.
Communities with the Highest Home Sales Prices
The five communities with the highest median home sales prices in 2018 were: Chenequa ($1.4 million), Lac LaBelle ($809,228), Merton ($560,700), and Oconomowoc Lake ($1.2 million) in Waukesha County; and River Hills ($830,228) in Milwaukee County.
Communities with Top Performing Schools
The five communities with the highest performing schools according to district report card scores (Higher is better, 100 is best; see pages 55-59 for more information) in 2018-2019 were: Hartland-Lakeside (92.0), Fox Point/Bayside (90.9), Merton (89.7) Mequon-Thiensville (89.5) and Elmbrook (88.9).
Terms & Sources
Following is a description of the community information used:
- Median Income: Based on the 2010 Census and adjusted to account for wage inflation between 2010 and 2019
- Median Home Sales Price: Based on January-September 2019 sales prices from the Multiple Listing Service and the Trulio home sale website
- School Performance: District report card scores based on 2018-2019 data as provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction