Today, the Third Ward is home to over 450 businesses and maintains a strong position within the retail and professional service community in Milwaukee as a showcase of a mixed-use district. The neighborhood's renaissance is anchored by many specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries and theatre groups, creative businesses and condos. It is home to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), and the Broadway Theatre Center. The Ward is adjacent to the Summerfest grounds.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|1 BR August||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR August||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Oak Creek, WI||$1,329.0||0.68%||$1,793.0||-0.39%|
|Brown Deer, WI||$1,382.0||5.98%||$1,741.0||7.34%|
|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.