Waterloo, WI Real Estate

The city of Waterloo, located in Jefferson County, sits along the sinuous Maunesha River and is known for its commitment to physical fitness, outdoor recreation and natural preservation. In fact, Waterloo adopted the Fit City Challenge in 2009 – a community initiative to encourage and empower participants to increase their level of physical activity and fruits and vegetables consumption. It has also been a Tree City for over 13 years – an honor given to recognize the city’s commitment to forestry. Waterloo and its residents draw much of their values from the environment: a landscape with many beautiful amenities.

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Among the treasured natural features in or around Waterloo are the Maunesha River, Waterloo Wildlife Area, Garman Natural Preserve and the Glacial Drumlin Trail. The Maunesha River is part of the Mississippi River watershed via the Rock and Crawfish Rivers. The Waterloo Wildlife Area is 6,179 acres of public hunting land. It is located just one mile east of the City and features pheasants, rabbits, squirrels, ducks, deer and sandhill cranes. The Garman Natural Preserve is a 40-acre expanse that features 26 ancient Native American burial mounds. It also happens to be one of the highest points in the county. The Glacial Drumlin Trail is located north of the city and has 51 miles of partially paved trails for hikers and bicyclists to enjoy. Visitors can also take in the glacial landscapes while they walk or ride.

The city also has many parks for visitors and locals to enjoy. The biggest park is Fireman’s Park, which features a nine-hole disc golf course, athletic facilities, pavilions and a 100-year-old C.W. Parker Carousel. The carousel is one of the only 150 left in the United States and is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

Some of the other parks and natural sites in the area accommodate recreational opportunities as well; such as biking, marathons, hunting, fishing, canoeing and bird watching. For bicycling enthusiasts, the city hosts the Trek 100, a bike ride to support pediatric cancer and related blood disorders. The event has drawn thousands of riders since 1990 and has contributed $8 million to the cause.

Waterloo is home to big companies like Trek Bicycle – one of the leading bicycle manufacturers in the world. Trek provides bikes for road, mountain or town and aims to raise awareness about the bicycle being the most efficient form of transportation available. Also located within the city limits are companies like Breiss Industries Inc. and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese. Briess Industries manufactures and supplies quality ingredients to the brewing, food and pet food industries. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese provides hand crafted fresh mozzarella, mascarpone and Farmers Rope String Cheese.

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Waterloo was once called “Naneesha,” a Native American pronunciation of the Maunesha River. The name means “crooked river,” an appropriate moniker considering the meandering disposition of the river.

Joseph Edwards, a citizen of Michigan became Waterloo’s first settler in 1834 when he traveled the landscape with a fellow companion. Until 1845, the town was a part of Aztalan.

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Waterloo properties for sale

Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio Test Score Rank
Waterloo Elementary School (Waterloo) Waterloo School District Public 300 14 WATERLOO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
Waterloo High School (Waterloo) Waterloo School District Public 248 14 WATERLOO HIGH SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
Waterloo Middle School (Waterloo) Waterloo School District Public 160 15 WATERLOO MIDDLE SCHOOL GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 5,104 85,836 5,852,878
Total Households 2,022 32,960 2,349,819
Total Families 1,295 22,458 1,516,725
Percent Male 51% 50% 50%
Percent Female 49% 50% 50%
White Collar Jobs 52% 52% 58%
Blue Collar Jobs 48% 48% 42%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Professional Services 399
Manufacturing 236
Sales 229
Healthcare 209
Maintenance 149
Transportation 146
Food 113
Management 100
Construction 73
Social Services 70

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income

Housing Demographics

  City County State
Total Housing Units
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Owner Occupied Housing Units 1,551 23,399 1,601,729
Renter Occupied Housing Units 471 9,561 748,090
Vacant Housing Units 124 2,821 311,518
Occupancy Rate 94% 89% 84%

Commute Time To Work

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  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 271 2,663 135,725
5 - 15 minutes 820 13,980 877,463
15 - 30 minutes 734 10,968 975,154
30 - 45 minutes 566 5,791 370,565
45-60 minutes 147 2,720 120,537
Over 60 minutes 136 1,812 113,603

Total Housing Units

Housing By Occupant

Commute Time To Work

Age of Homeowners

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 214 3,043 224,571
High School Graduate 1,301 20,526 1,256,597
Some College 703 12,282 833,955
Associates Degree 401 6,212 410,260
Bachelors Degree 461 9,467 747,113
Graduate Degree 161 4,148 384,121

Education Attainment


Market Conditions
Market Conditions for Waterloo - January 2020 | Shorewest Realtors®
January 2020

Market Conditions for Waterloo

Median Sale Price Graph

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in January was $435,000. The median sales price for homes in January rose by $70,000 compared to last month. This represents a 19.17% increase from December. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes rose by $435,000 representing a % year-over-year change.

The median sales price is the middle value of all sales occurring in the market during the past thirty days when you arrange these sales prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of a few unusually low or high sales prices.

Homes for Sale Graph

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale rose by 3 in January to 14. This represents 27.27% increase from December when 11 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 15 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 1 representing a -6.66% year-over-year change.

Homes for sale represents the number of active listings on the market during the specified month as reported in the MLS system operating within the market area.

Homes Sold Graph

Homes Sold

The 1 homes sold in January was the same as in December. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold increased by 1, a % year-over-year increase.

Homes sold is the total count of properties in the market area that have had a closed sale during the specified month as reported in the MLS systems operating within the market area.

Average Days on Market Graph

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in January (197) increased by 178 days compared to December. This represents a 936.84% increase in days on market for homes in the market from the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the days on market for homes sold increased by 197, a % year-over-year change.

Average Days on Market is the time period between the date when a home is listed for sale in an MLS system and the date it is sold.

Sale/List Price Ratio

Sale/List Price Ratio

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 84.46% in January fell by 14.4% compared to December and increased % compared to the same period last year.

Sale/List Price Ratio is the sale price of a listing divided by the original list price expressed as a percentage. The Sale/List Price Ratio for the market is determined by adding the Sale/List Price Ratio for each listing sold in the market during the month and dividing by the number of listings sold during the month.

New Homes Graph

New Homes

The number of homes listed in January (5) rose by 5 compared to December, a % change. Compared to January 2019, the number of new listings increased by 1, a 25% year-over-year change.

Newly Listed Homes are the total count of homes that have been listed within the market area during the most recent month, as reported in the MLS system(s) operating in the market area.

Median List Price Graph

Median List Price

The median list price in January was $454,900. The median list price for homes in January rose by $454,900 compared to last month. This represents a % increase from December. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes increased $222,550 representing a 95.78% year-over-year increase.

The median list price is the middle value of all currently active listings as reported in the MLS systems in the market area when you arrange these list prices from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average as the median does not change as much as a result of the existence of a few unusually low or high list prices.




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