About West Milwaukee, Wisconsin Real Estate
A City of Landmarks
Welcome to West Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
West Milwaukee is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,201 at the 2000 census. The median income for a household in the village was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $43,036.
Prior to the western expansion of the new United States of America into what became dubbed "The Wisconsin Territory," a mix of Native aAmerican Indian tribes were drawn here, as evidenced by mounds in the shape of lizards and other animals that were located south of Greenfield Ave. and west of 43rd street, known as "Indian Fields" The area area boasted rolling hills, meadows, thick forests and fish so enormous they could be seen jumping in the Menomonee River. Rare black swans were said to inhabit the area in the ponds of Soldiers' Home. Settlers were drawn by the cheap land. It is told in stories that the Settlers' union threatened to anyone bidding over $1.25 per acre into the river. In 1906 West Milwaukee was quite different than today. It was less than one square mile in size and had many taverns, a gravel pit, a 28 room mansion a number of large and small farms and even a pickle factory.
Formerly a part of the Town of Wauwatosa and the Town of Greenfield, West Milwaukee became a village in 1906. The influx of industry (Pauling and Harnischfeger located here in 1904), transportation (new roads, railroads, and streetcars to service the area), the swelling of the population to 909, and strong leaders fueled the village's urge for independence. What was once an area "west" of the City of Milwaukee has become West Milwaukee, the center (or heart of) Milwaukee County. Large farms, estates, summer homes, and gravel pits have become homes, shops, and industries which happily coexist. Ethnicity, once almost purely European, now includes a more worldly cross section of African Americans, Hispanic, and Asian peoples. Many who have moved still have fond memories of growing up in West Milwaukee. The year 1906 was a monumentous one. The average worker earned $500. A tremendous earthquake hit San Francisco, the supposedly unsinkable Lusitania was launched, the Statue of Liberty was rededicated after being lit by electricity and the Village of West Milwaukee was born and has been moving forward for over 100 years.
Today, West Milwaukee is recognized for its outstanding education achievements, historic architecture and, of course, proximity to virtually all of Milwaukee's best attractions and conveniences. Located near the center of the metro community, West Milwaukee provides easy access and ample employment, academic, cultural and sports opportunities for residents and guests alike.
Education is key in West Milwaukee. That explains why Milwaukee Magazine ranked the West Allis-West Milwaukee Schools as the Number One Overperforming School District in the Milwaukee area in 2012. According to the report just released by Milwaukee Magazine, the WAWM Schools were found to be the best district on a model that measures results based on economic grading. The West Allis-West Milwaukee Schools earned this ranking in both the K-8 and High School levels. This is an outstanding award and proves vision and community commitment pay off with positive results and recognition.
West Milwaukee Homes, Properties and Special Feature Real Estate
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront or scenic view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. Sellers who have been in the area for a while know our reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. We mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of solution for you.
For buyers new to the area, REALiTEAM Real Estate Group will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. search - from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, golf course lots - all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.
So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around West Milwaukee, Wisconsin, please let REALiTEAM Real Estate Group help you find the home or property of your dreams. Contact REALiTEAM Real Estate Group today!
Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as West Milwaukee and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask REALiTEAM Real Estate Group about homes for sale, lakeside/riverside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Brookfield, Caledonia, Cudahy, Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Muskego, New Berlin, Oak Creek, Racine, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, St. Francis, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay and much more.
For more information on activities in and around West Milwaukee Wisconsin, visit:
Village of West Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County, WI
West Allis / West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce
The State of Wisconsin
West Milwaukee, WI Real Estate Summary on IDCide
West Milwaukee, WI on MuniNetGuide.com
West Milwaukee, WI on CityTownInfo.com
West Milwaukee, WI Google Earth Map
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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wikipedia.com
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