Three Milwaukee Suburbs Ranked in Top 50 Across US
Business Insider examined data from 2,754 suburbs across the country and ranked the top 50. In order to be considered, suburbs needed to have a population greater than 5,000 and less than 100,000 and be located within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan area.
Average commute times, median household income, poverty and crime rates, public school ratings and a measure of housing affordability were all factored in the ranking.
Mequon ranks 48 on the list thanks its short commute and high household income.
"Sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, Mequon promises beautiful lake-shore bluffs, as well as numerous outdoor recreation spaces. Mequon is a 22-minute commute to the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area, and the median household income is $107,432."
Ranking 21, Whitefish Bay is next for the Milwaukee area, in part to its conservation efforts.
"Whitefish Bay residents take home a median household income of $100,769. The Wisconsin suburb is about a 22-minute commute to the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area. The town is named the Bird City of Wisconsin for its nature-conservation efforts."
Not far ahead, Fox Point ranks 19.
"This quaint village along Lake Michigan is 21 minutes from the Milwaukee-Wakesha-West Allis area with a median household income of $109,167. It offers gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and picturesque ravines."
Suburbs in Ohio dominated the list including the top suburb of New Albany, Ohio.
"A 21-minute drive to Columbus, New Albany has everything one could ask for in a small town, down to white picket fences and colonial-style architecture. The city boasts over 600 acres of public parks and greenspace, an extremely low poverty rate (1.2%), and a median household income of $185,076. Its premier gem is the New Albany Country Club, with a beautiful clubhouse, 27-hole golf course, 18 tennis courts, and five pools."
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