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The "HOT" Communities

In addition to Downtown Milwaukee, the Third Ward and the Fifth Ward, the communities generating the most interest in 2020 are Bay View, Mequon, Shorewood, Fox Point, 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 2019 were: Lac La Belle ($170,318), Chenequa ($159,423), River Hills ($158,754), Merton ($147,082) and Whitefish Bay ($124,397). Lac La Belle, Chenequa and Merton are located in Waukesha County, River Hills and Whitefish Bay are in Milwaukee County.

Communities with the Highest Home Sales Prices

The five communities with the highest median home sales prices in 2019 were: Chenequa ($1.7 million), Oconomowoc Lake ($1.2 million), Lac LaBelle ($1 million) and Merton ($704,000)i n Waukesha County; and River Hills ($751,000) 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 2019-2020 were: Lake Country (92.6), Hartland-Lakeside (92.0), Swallow (91.4), Fox Point/Bayside (90.9), and Arrowhead/Merton (89.7).

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 2020
  • Median Home Sales Price: Based on January-September 2020 sales prices from the Multiple Listing Service database
  • School Performance: District report card scores based on 2019-2020 data as provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction