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Lower East Side

A Milwaukee Neighborhood


The Lower East Side is characterized by gorgeous scenery and fantastic amenities. This is the neighborhood to be in if you want the excitement of downtown close to home, without being right in your backyard. However, that’s not to say that the neighborhood itself doesn’t have some action going on. Brady Street is a popular thoroughfare for unique restaurants, bars, and nightlife and an eclectic collection of shops. Another popular street in the area is North Avenue, which contains many hoppin’ bars, popular restaurants, and hip entertainment venues. This makes this a fantastic neighborhood for young professionals and college students.


If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

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August Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2022 Milwaukee Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the August 2022 key findings and figures for the Milwaukee rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Milwaukee and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Milwaukee average rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Milwaukee Rent Prices Increase From July to August

Milwaukee rent prices increased over the last month. From July to August, the city experienced a 5.53% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Milwaukee one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,087.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from July to August, Milwaukee experienced a 1.01% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Milwaukee two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,300.0.

August Prices: Milwaukee vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Milwaukee and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Milwaukee over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 6 of the Milwaukee suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Oak Creek, WI, Brookfield, WI, Brown Deer, WI, Waukesha, WI, West Allis, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI .

  • Rent decreased in Wauwatosa, WI.

  • 5 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Milwaukee.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Milwaukee.

August 2022 Pricing Trends: Milwaukee vs. National Comparisons

Milwaukee Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Milwaukee over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Milwaukee average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Milwaukee one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of Rentable's August 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Milwaukee and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Milwaukee and suburbs

1 BR August 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR August 2 BR M/M % Change
Milwaukee, WI $1,030.0 2.08% $1,287.0 1.90%
Oak Creek, WI $1,329.0 0.68% $1,793.0 -0.39%
Wauwatosa, WI $1,480.0 -0.87% $1,673.0 -4.46%
Brookfield, WI $1,673.0 6.22% $2,194.0 2.24%
Brown Deer, WI $1,382.0 5.98% $1,741.0 7.34%
Waukesha, WI $1,061.0 0.47% $1,298.0 0.93%
West Allis, WI $1,013.0 3.16% $1,322.0 -3.57%
Menomonee Falls, WI $1,370.0 2.32% $1,566.0 -1.07%


Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.