Rent to Own Homes near Waukesha, WI

Top Reasons to Live in Waukesha WI

  • The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, originally known as Prairie Village, was first home to Native American nations, including the Sauk, Menomonie, Winnebago, and Potawatomi. In 1836, the Native American tribes lost the land and the Federal Army removed them. When this occurred, this southeast settlement started growing rapidly. In 1838 a sawmill became the first sign of industry. Built along the Fox River, the sawmill's lumber was used for community building projects. A year later, the Forest City Mill started up. It was a large mill for flour that had the only smutter--a tool for cleaning grain--in the region. From then until the late 1850s development was rapid. A quarry, newspaper, hardware store, manufacturing plant, and a bank all opened in that short time span. Today, Waukesha is the seventh largest city in Wisconsin and has a population greater than 70,000 residents. Waukesha is proud of its history and there are numerous museums and parks with historical value as well as a restored historical downtown district. Money Magazine named Waukesha in 2012 as one of America's best places to live, which means there's a great selection of rental apartments, houses, and purchasable homes.

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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Madison St
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Waukesha, WI 53188

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School: Butler Middle School
Grocery: Shaklee Distributor
Restaurant: Brat Builders
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Garfield Ave
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Waukesha, WI 53189

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School: Beautiful Savior Lutheran School
Grocery: Colburn's Citgo Svc
Restaurant: Michael's Italian-Amer Rstrnt
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5 Beds, 2 Baths on N Hartwell Ave
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5 Beds, 2 Baths

Waukesha, WI 53186

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School: Hadfield Elementary
Grocery: Strand Food Market
Restaurant: El Sol De Mexico
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5 Beds, 2 Baths on Auburn Ct
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5 Beds, 2 Baths

Waukesha, WI 53189

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School: Heyer Elementary
Grocery: Kwik Trip
Restaurant: Matteo's Italian Ristorante
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on S East Ave
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Waukesha, WI 53186

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School: Beautiful Savior Lutheran School
Grocery: Roberts' Specialty Meats
Restaurant: Santiago's Grilled Chicken
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2 Beds, 2 Baths on E Racine Ave
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2 Beds, 2 Baths

Waukesha, WI 53186

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School: Heyer Elementary
Grocery: Kwik Trip
Restaurant: Matteo's Italian Ristorante
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4 Beds, 3 Baths on Coldwater Creek Dr
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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Waukesha, WI 53188

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School: Meadowbrook Elementary
Grocery: Sentry Food Store
Restaurant: Figaro's Pizza
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Northview Rd
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Waukesha, WI 53188

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School: West Suburban Christian Academy
Grocery: Kwik Trip
Restaurant: J & D Shop System
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Western Ave
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Waukesha, WI 53188

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School: Summit View Elementary
Grocery: Summit Bp
Restaurant: Mcbride Hilltop Pub
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  • Housing StatisticsThere are 26,858 housing units in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Of these, 25,665 have occupants. Owner occupants live in 12,811 homes. These homes have a median sales price of $210,000 and an average listing price of $228,259. Renters live in 11,748 homes and pay an average rent of $675. The average price per square foot in the city is $137.
  • Tourist AttractionsHistoric Downtown Waukesha is an area three blocks long with carefully restored historic buildings containing specialty stores, antique shops, cafes, and art galleries. Walking through the area takes you to an old-fashioned Main Street. The Waukesha Couty museum is in a courthouse that dates to 1893 and is in Waukesha's fabled downtown historic district. Its exhibits explain the history and culture of Waukesha. Few people know that this historic city was home to Les Paul, the inventor of the Gibson solid body electric guitar that made rock and roll possible. The museum's newest exhibit tells his life story and displays rare guitars and priceless artifacts. There is also an indoor water park in Waukesha that is next door to the Country Springs Hotel. It is 45,000 square feet with a number of water slides and has a 3-person boat ride, a 2-person tube ride, a body flume ride, and a body slide.
  • Local Shopping The Fox Riverwalk Antique Mall is where the locals go for their antiques. There are countless dealers in the mall with a great selection of collectables and antiques. Most merchants are reasonable priced and the staffs at each dealer are very knowledgeable. Only nine miles from Waukesha is the Brookfield Square Shopping Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The mall is a regional shopping center with stores that include many of the nation's biggest chains. There are also loads of boutiques, antique shops, and specialty retail stores in the Historic District. Residents and visitors alike shop here for unusual finds.
  • Waukesha NeighborhoodsWaukesha is a city that has much to offer. Here are some of the neighborhoods you should know about: