Whitewater, WI Real Estate

The City of Whitewater possesses calm neighborhoods and a bedroom community with many attractions. Whitewater is located in Jefferson and Walworth counties, and is nestled just 13 miles south of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater contributes the setting for the type of living in the city. From university events to the economic state, UW-Whitewater has played a key role in establishing the city. While the city sits between two hotbeds of activity, Madison and Milwaukee, it provides many activities.

The area offers a wide-range of real estate to homebuyers. Whitewater properties include unique Ranch homes, Farmettes with upgrades, lavish country estates and lake-view custom homes. Whitewater has an average home listing price of $160,286, which is lower than the Walworth average list price of $200,862. With many students from the UW-Whitewater campus looking to rent in the city, there are many duplexes and apartment houses available in the area. Country Builders, Ehlert Construction and Duval Construction are a few of the home builders in the Whitewater area. Property crime levels are lower than the state’s average, making it a safe environment to settle in.

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Originally named for the sand and white clay in the river, Whitewater offers a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, cross country, skiing, fishing and camping around the Whitewater Lake area. With Kettle Moraine nearby, residents can enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, bird watching and cross country skiing.

For those looking for live entertainment and arts, there are several year round events sponsored by the Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department. The city is best known as the home for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater that hosts internationally recognized performances and cultural activities that everyone can enjoy.

The city hosts many cultural annual events such as Freeze Fest, Maxwell Street Day and the 4th of July Celebration. Other events include the Minneiska Water Ski Shows, which are held every Saturday night on Whitewater Lake and guided walks of the city, which are conducted twice a week.

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Whitewater has become a beautiful environment that has embraced its rich history. The city was established at the convergence of Whitewater Creek and Spring Brook. A corn mill was built on Lake Cravath (Whitewater creek) and was named for the white sand in their water beds. Whitewater immediately prospered after the first railroad line was created in 1853. The city began to deplete when the two largest employers shutdown operations. The emergence of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which became Wisconsin’s second public college, resurrected the city’s economic state to what it has become today.

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Schools
  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Lakeview Elementary School (Whitewater) Whitewater Unified School District public 157 Not Provided Lakeview Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
Lincoln Inquiry Charter School (Whitewater) Whitewater Unified School District charter 358 Not Provided Lincoln Inquiry Charter School GreatSchools Rating
Washington Elementary School (Whitewater) Whitewater Unified School District public 311 Not Provided Washington Elementary School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
Whitewater Middle School (Whitewater) Whitewater Unified School District public 435 Not Provided Whitewater Middle School GreatSchools Rating
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  District Type Enrollment # Student Teacher Ratio GreatSchool Rank
JEDI Virtual K-12 (Whitewater) Whitewater Unified School District charter 20 Not Provided JEDI Virtual K-12 GreatSchools Rating
Kettle Moraine Baptist Academy (Whitewater) private 35 Not Provided Kettle Moraine Baptist Academy GreatSchools Rating
Whitewater High School (Whitewater) Whitewater Unified School District public 549 Not Provided Whitewater High School GreatSchools Rating
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Demographics

Population Demographics

  City County State
Total Population 19,673 103,982 5,742,119
Total Households 6,440 39,310 2,299,100
Total Families 3,315 25,602 1,469,281
Population Density 145 4,861 446,124
Percent Male 51% 50% 50%
Percent Female 49% 50% 50%
White Collar Jobs 63% 58% 56%
Blue Collar Jobs 37% 42% 44%

Top Occupations

Professions Population Employed
Education 2,276
Arts and Media 1,800
Retail 1,654
Healthcare 1,416
Manufacturing 1,378
Sales 1,195
Transportation 1,144
Management 830
Information, Scientific and Technical 823
Natural Resources 437

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 7,430 51,444 2,641,602
Owner Occupied Housing Units 3,047 26,450 1,547,197
Renter Occupied Housing Units 3,403 12,921 751,903
Vacant Housing Units 980 12,073 342,513
Occupancy Rate 87% 77% 87%
Vehicles Per Housing Unit 2 25 1,563

Commute Time To Work

  City County State
Less than 5 minutes 528 2,421 124,926
5 - 14 minutes 3,934 9,759 373,462
15 - 29 minutes 2,796 8,847 449,523
30 - 44 minutes 1,273 4,725 290,939
45-59 minutes 613 4,027 152,657
Over 60 minutes 605 3,364 85,795

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 791 6,650 347,427
High School Graduate 2,096 20,901 1,239,522
Some College 1,930 14,858 817,979
Associates Degree 780 6,019 390,482
Bachelors Degree 1,570 11,278 713,854
Graduate Degree 1,166 5,101 261,915

Education Attainment


Market Conditions
Market Conditions for Whitewater - November 2019 | Shorewest Realtors®
November 2019

Market Conditions for Whitewater

Median Sale Price Graph

Median Sale Price

The median sale price for homes in November was $166,000. The median sales price for homes in November fell by ($54,000) compared to last month. This represents a 24.54% decrease from October. Compared to the same month last year, the median price of homes rose by $16,000 representing a 10.66% year-over-year change.

Homes for Sale Graph

Homes for Sale

The inventory of homes for sale fell by 2 in November to 38. This represents 5% decrease from October when 40 homes were on the market. Compared to the same month last year when there were 37 homes for sale, the inventory of homes for sale has risen by 1 representing a 2.7% 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 6 homes sold in November was 7 less than in October. This represents a 53.84% decrease in sales from October. Compared to the same month last year, the number of homes sold decreased by 3, a -33.33% year-over-year decrease.

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 November (54) decreased by 15 days compared to October. This represents a 21.73% decrease 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 3, a 5.88% 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 94.48% in November fell by 0.67% compared to October and increased 4.58% 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 November (6) fell by 6 compared to October, a 50% change. Compared to November 2018, the number of new listings remained level

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 November was $254,700. The median list price for homes in November rose by $100,800 compared to last month. This represents a 65.49% increase from October. Compared to the same month last year, the median list price of homes increased $132,700 representing a 108.77% year-over-year increase.




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