Located right between Milwaukee and Waukesha, West Allis has easy access to top attractions while keeping its small-town charm. One of the top things to do in West Allis is to check out its food scene. From fine dining to bakeries and specialty grocers, there are unique tastes and traditional classics found all around town. The city also has a lively arts and culture scene. You can enjoy galleries, pottery classes, concerts, and more. Open from May to November, the West Allis Farmers Market is also a favorite for residents as they get access to local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats and more.
Due to Milwaukee’s proximity, West Allis residents can cheer for one of the city’s professional sports teams, the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association and the Milwaukee Brewers who play Major League Baseball. Throughout the year, downtown West Allis also hosts various events such as the Halloween Hunt, Classic Car Show, and West Allis A La Carte, a giant street party that unites the community. There’s also the historic neighborhoods of Juneau Highlands and Kopperud Park to explore, that feature homes built as early as the late 1920s.
Real estate in West Allis is quite affordable, with the median home value around $165,000. 73% of homes are also priced between $121,001 and $242,000, so there are various options to fit your budget. In terms of space, 51% of available housing is single-family homes. In comparison, apartments (big and small) account for close to 45%, so finding the right amount of space shouldn’t be an issue. Three bedroom households account for almost 34% of the market, while two bedroom homes account for 33%. Many of the houses in the area are older, with 48% of homes being constructed between 1940 and 1969. Just 4% of housing has been built since 2000. While the older inventory may concern some people, some minor renovations and upgrades can modernize things.