A new report just out from the financial news outlet 24/7 Wall St. has named Whitefish Bay the best city to live in Wisconsin,and they had plenty of reasons for doing so. Whitefish Bay,a small town of about 14,000 residents,has something for just about everyone,including movie theaters,grocery stores,short term rentals and temporary housing. And while the winter weather can be concerning for some who are coming from out of state,residents say a combination of factors make it all worthwhile.
Located outside of Milwaukee,Whitefish Bay sits along the shores of the majestic Lake Michigan and offers residents a variety of summer activities to partake in on the lake. In the summer,residents like to go to the beach and swim,boat or parasail to beat the heat. Much like Chicago and Milwaukee residents,Whitefish Bay residents are big fans of taking advantage of warm temperatures,especially after brutal winters.
Another reason why Whitefish Bay is ranked so high is simply due to the job market and economy. With an average median household income of $105,000,most families in Whitefish Bay are doing just fine for themselves. The area’s unemployment rate is 3.2%,which is nearly half of what it is in surrounding areas. Put simply,people in Whitefish Bay have jobs,and the jobs are paying well. The housing market is solid too,with an average home value of $350,000 in the region.
When short term rental searchers or homebuyers are looking for a new place,one of the biggest things they look at is crime rates and overall safety. For that reason,Whitefish Bay ranks very high up for people searching for housing in the city. For every 100,000 people,there are 36 incidents,an incredibly low amount of crime. To compare that to the rest of the country,there are 383 incidents per 100,000 people nationwide,according to one study.