South Milwaukee, WI Real Estate

South Milwaukee welcomes you! Our community of 21,000 people is located (logically) just south of the city of Milwaukee. But it has unique attractions and history, which make it a great place to live, work and enjoy.

South Milwaukee is bordered by Lake Michigan on the east, Nichols Avenue on the west, Forest Hill Avenue on the south, and College Avenue on the north. It is surrounded on three sides by the city of Oak Creek; its neighbor to the north is the city of Milwaukee. So South Milwaukee, although a complete and separate city, is conveniently located and within driving distance to the many attractions of Milwaukee. Yet it retains a suburban feel and has its own history. In addition it is only one hour from Chicago and all that city has to offer.

You will find beautiful homes for sale in South Milwaukee. Spacious bi-level and ranch homes in which to raise a family are located near Rawson and Grant parks on Elm, Spruce, Aspen, Sycamore and Hickory Streets, among others. Most have at least two bathrooms and these homes for sale have plenty of living space for families and individuals. Think large backyards for entertaining and areas to run and play; family rooms; large basements; and enough bedrooms so everyone can have their own spaces. Some of the homes in the area are smaller – remnants of the time when the working class had to have homes that were affordable and close to places of employment. You can purchase one of these South Milwaukee homes for sale now for a reasonable price and become a home owner.

Beautiful modern condos for sale in South Milwaukee will diminish your outside maintenance to almost nothing. No more shoveling snow, no more lawn mowing, no more raking leaves. More of your time is your own. Imagine waking up in your own condominium near Lake Michigan, watching the sun rise and greeting the day. A condominium for sale in South Milwaukee can help make it happen.

Business and commercial property for sale in South Milwaukee will meet your needs, whether retail, industrial or office. Retail business properties, older and new, have great success because of the voluminous traffic in the commercial areas of South Milwaukee. Need office space? Properties for sale in South Milwaukee can be configured exactly to meet your needs for individual offices, work cubicles and meeting rooms. Industrial properties for sale include warehouse, manufacturing and distribution buildings.

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In addition to being only 15 miles from Milwaukee with its theatres, restaurants, fairs and entertainment complexes, South Milwaukee offers visitors and residents hometown-flavored activities to enjoy. There’s Lionfest and the Heritage Days parade in July, Library Wine Tasting in September and an Old Fashioned Christmas celebration in December. Also check out the American Legion Post’s dances, a card social put on by Divine Mercy Holy Name Society, and “The Original” HOBO Dinner, Bake, Craft and Silent Auction.

For delicious food and a great dining experience try Paisanos or Barbieres Italian Restaurant, San Fong for Chinese food, or the Sunrise Restaurant for traditional American food.

Businesses and employers in South Milwaukee include Luetzow Industries, which makes plastic sleeves and covers for anything from garments to dental chairs; Master Lock, which manufactures padlocks and other types of security locking devices; and American Acrylics, a company that makes indoor advertising and lighted displays.

Education

The South Milwaukee School District is responsible for public education in the city and outskirts. This includes South Milwaukee High School and four elementary schools. Post secondary schools in the area include the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Alverno College, and Mount Mary University, among others.

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The vast area of which South Milwaukee is currently a part was known as the Northwest Territory in the 1800s. The Menomonee and Potawatomi tribes lived there because of the abundant wildlife, fertile soil and plentiful fishing. In 1838 the U.S. government made land available for sale for $1.25 an acre. This prompted early settlers like Elihu Higgins, Oliver Rawson and John Fowle to purchase large tracts for homes and farms. They traveled over the rugged trail that followed the shore of Lake Michigan from Fort Dearborn, now called Chicago. John Fowle established a sawmill in 1840, the first of many establishments to follow including a post office, a general store and the First Congregational church and school. By 1892, the population was over 500 people and the village was incorporated. After the American Civil War, farmers found they had more acreage than they could farm, so they began selling off parts of their farms. The new owners made plans for a community to rival rapidly expanding Chicago and Milwaukee. They platted the city and laid out lots for homes and businesses. Land that previously sold for $100 an acre now brought more than $1,000 per acre.

Other Interesting Information about South Milwaukee

Fast forward to the 1900s. A company called Bucyrus-Erie was founded in South Milwaukee to make earth moving equipment. In 2012, the Caterpillar Company bought the company, and today it continues to be one of South Milwaukee’s biggest employers.

From 1912 to 1930 the Yellowstone Trail ran through South Milwaukee. The Yellowstone Trail was the first transcontinental automobile route in the United States. At that time, during the pioneering days of automobile travel, there were no paved roads, road maps, or road signs. As a result of the Yellow Trail, businesses began to cater to some of the early automobile travelers that passed through. A filling station soon opened up, then hotels and restaurants. The city began paving streets and adding better lighting. Today some of the older buildings along the Yellowstone Trail route still house some of those original businesses.

Come visit South Milwaukee. You will find it is a great place to live, work and enjoy.

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Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Blakewood Elementary School (South Milwaukee) South Milwaukee School District public 362 Not Provided Blakewood Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lakeview Elementary School (South Milwaukee) South Milwaukee School District public 330 Not Provided Lakeview Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Luther Elementary School (South Milwaukee) South Milwaukee School District public 259 Not Provided Luther Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Rawson Elementary School (South Milwaukee) South Milwaukee School District public 478 Not Provided Rawson Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Divine Mercy School (South Milwaukee) private 0 Not Provided Divine Mercy School GreatSchools Rating
Divine Mercy School (South Milwaukee) private 0 Not Provided Divine Mercy School GreatSchools Rating
South Milwaukee Middle School (South Milwaukee) South Milwaukee School District public 729 Not Provided South Milwaukee Middle School GreatSchools Rating
Zion Evangelical Lutheran School (South Milwaukee) private 130 Not Provided Zion Evangelical Lutheran School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Calvary Academy (South Milwaukee) private 0 Not Provided Calvary Academy GreatSchools Rating
Landmark Christian Academy (South Milwaukee) private 0 Not Provided Landmark Christian Academy GreatSchools Rating
South Milwaukee High School (South Milwaukee) South Milwaukee School District public 1144 Not Provided South Milwaukee High School GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 21,118 946,679 5,687,217
Total Households 8,390 379,747 2,286,339
Total Families 5,344 218,280 1,476,860
Population Density 3,737 184,397 437,888
Percent Male 49% 48% 50%
Percent Female 51% 52% 50%
White Collar Jobs 53% 59% 55%
Blue Collar Jobs 47% 41% 45%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Transportation 2,372
Healthcare 2,314
Manufacturing 2,283
Sales 1,886
Retail 1,150
Management 994
Information, Scientific and Technical 955
Professional Services 803
Education 797
Natural Resources 781

Male Female Breakdown

Population Age

White vs Blue Collar Jobs

Top Professions

Work Transportation Method

Household Income with Head of House hold under age of 25

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 25 and 44

Household Income with Head of House Hold between the ages of 45 and 64

Household Income with Head of Household over the age of 65

Housing Demographics

  City County State
Total Housing Units 9,006 417,541 2,620,437
Owner Occupied Housing Units 5,327 197,205 1,568,389
Renter Occupied Housing Units 3,063 182,547 717,965
Vacant Housing Units 616 37,793 334,086
Occupancy Rate 93% 91% 87%
Vehicles Per Housing Unit 2 51 1,560

Commute Time To Work

  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 335 9,984 128,186
5 - 14 minutes 2,896 41,241 376,206
15 - 29 minutes 3,733 81,481 446,596
30 - 44 minutes 1,920 61,474 288,592
45-59 minutes 741 17,175 143,851
Over 60 minutes 367 9,845 80,764

Total Housing Units

Housing By Occupant

Commute Time To Work

Monthly Rental Rates

Monthly Mortgage Costs

Age of Homeowners

Education Attainment

  City County State
Some High School 1,715 87,304 374,133
High School Graduate 5,142 175,945 1,258,952
Some College 3,498 131,284 808,107
Associates Degree 1,413 42,392 355,880
Bachelors Degree 1,954 108,332 663,912
Graduate Degree 740 41,609 242,908

Education Attainment


Market Conditions

Market Conditions for South Milwaukee

August 2017

Median Sale Price
$169,900

 UP 6.85%
vs. Month Ago
Homes for Sale
59

 DOWN -10.60%
vs. Month Ago
Homes Sold
23

 UP 21.05%
vs. Month Ago
Avg Days on Market
59

 UP 78.78%
vs. Month Ago

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in August was $169,900. The median sales price for homes in August rose by $10,900 compared to last month. This represents a 6.85% increase from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes rose by $22,400 representing a 15.18% 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

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 7 in August to 59. This represents 10.6% decrease from July when 66 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 83 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 24 representing a -28.91% 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

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 7 in August to 59. This represents 10.6% decrease from July when 66 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 83 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has fallen by 24 representing a -28.91% 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.

Avg Days on Market

The average days on market for a home sold in August (59) increased by 26 days compared to July. This represents a 78.78% 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 7, a 13.46% 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

The Sale/List Price Ratio of 95.35% in August fell by 1.12% compared to July and decreased 1.13% 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

The number of homes listed in August (30) rose by 7 compared to July, a 30.43% change. Compared to August 2016, the number of new listings decreased by 1, a -3.22% 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 Homes

The median list price in August was $152,450. The median list price for homes in August fell by ($6,550) compared to last month. This represents a 4.11% decrease from July. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes decreased ($5,050) representing a -3.2% year-over-year decrease.

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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