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Frequently Asked Questions
When were prices and availability in Wauwatosa, WI last updated?
Prices and availability in Wauwatosa, WI were last updated on 18 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Wauwatosa, WI?
The average rent in Wauwatosa, WI is $1,299. Start your search for apartments in Wauwatosa, WI now.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wauwatosa, WI?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wauwatosa, WI is between $1,025 and $4,015. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Wauwatosa, WI now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Wauwatosa, WI?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Wauwatosa, WI is between $1,025 and $5,626. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Wauwatosa, WI.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Wauwatosa, WI?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Wauwatosa, WI is between $1,534 and $5,626. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Wauwatosa, WI.
Living in Wauwatosa, WI
Just a short 12-minute drive west of downtown Milwaukee is the charming and postcard-sized town of Wauwatosa. “Tosa” — as the locals call it — has a laid-back atmosphere, many green and a friendly population. Wauwatosa boasts typical Wisconsin weather, with cold and snowy winters and warm summers with temperatures going as high as 81°F. It’s easy for renters and visitors to get in and out of the city on either Highway 45 or Interstate 94. renters love the vibe of small-town appeal with lots of local “mom-and-pop” shops and fun city amenities, including the beer garden and swimming pool at Hoyt Park or watching MLB team the Milwaukee Brewers play at Miller Park. In addition, Wauwatosa has very good public schools, making it a great renting choice for families, but also for young professionals who commute for work to downtown Milwaukee.
Wauwatosa, WI Demographics
- Total Population47,971
Female 23,118Male 24,853
- Median Age37.9
Wauwatosa, WI has a population of 47,971 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,853 of Wauwatosa’s residents are women and 23,118 are men. The median age of those who live in Wauwatosa, WI is 37.9.
Average Rent in Wauwatosa, WI
- Wauwatosa, WI Average Rental Price, April 2022 $1,299 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Wauwatosa, WI is $1,299.
Wauwatosa, WI Apartment Rent Ranges
About 46% of apartment rents in Wauwatosa, WI range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 21% of apartments. Around 24% of Wauwatosa’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.
Wauwatosa, WI Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Wauwatosa, WI is $1,299.
Shopping in Wauwatosa, WI
There are two main shopping venues in Wauwatosa. That includes Mayfair, a mall that has over 160 stores, restaurants, a movie theater and three anchor stores. It’s very popular with both Wauwatosa renters and visitors. There is also an outlet mall nearby, called the Mayfair Collection, that has a Whole Food Market, as well as, a number of shops including a Nordstrom Rack and some fine dining restaurants. For other grocery stores shopping, renters have access to a Meijer, Sendik’s Food Market and a Metro Market, which is a smaller, organic grocery store owned by Kroger that has a Starbucks inside. For independent shops, there are many around town including ones on Harwood Avenue and in Tosa Village.
Transportation in Wauwatosa, WI
Wauwatosa is somewhat walkable, but renters use their cars to get around or run most errands. Since it’s so close to downtown Milwaukee, living in Wauwatosa makes for a very short commute. Additionally, there are many Uber and Lyft drivers in the area to help Wauwatosa renters get around without owning a car. The Milwaukee County Transit System runs the buses in the small town of Wauwatosa. For those who need to travel domestically or internationally, the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is just 15 miles away via Interstate 94.
Wauwatosa, WI Households
- Total Number of Households20,273
Family 11,906Non-family 8,367
Children 5,747No Children 14,526
- Average People Per Household2.33
- Median Household Income$82,392
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,307
According to U.S. Census data, there are 20,273 households in Wauwatosa, WI. 11,906 are family households and 8,367 are non-family households. There are 5,747 households with children in Wauwatosa and 14,526 households without children. On average, about 2.33 people live in a household in Wauwatosa, WI. The median income of a Wauwatosa household living in Wauwatosa is $82,392 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,307.
Wauwatosa, WI Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Wauwatosa, WI is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 17% completed some high school, 21% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 32% have a Bachelor Degree, and 22% have a Graduate Degree.
Renting in Wauwatosa, WI
Most people living in Wauwatosa are homeowners, but the town does offer good rental options as well. The apartment communities are fairly spread out all over town, mainly including two- to six-story buildings, so finding one with amenities nearby is a breeze. Renters have access to lots of amenities such as dog parks, fitness centers, pools open in the summer and clubhouses that you can rent out for gatherings. The three best neighborhoods to rent in Wauwatosa are the Washington Highlands with its gorgeous tree-lined streets, Pasadena and Tosa East Towne, a family-friendly place that has some great parks.
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