Real Estate Perspectives
March 25, 2017 | Suzanne Powers

Wauwatosa's Top 5 Neighborhoods

Wauwatosa’s Favorite Neighborhoods Revealed. Get an in depth look at Tosa’s Top 5 best places to live and why buyers love these neighborhoods.
Wauwatosa's Top 5 Neighborhoods

Wauwatosa ~ 5 Favorite Neighborhoods

Wauwatosa is fast becoming the place to live in the Milwaukee Metro Area. The redevelopment of the Village of Tosa with its trendy restaurants, fabulous bike path, and cool stores is undeniably one of the most developed villages within a 10-minute drive to downtown and that makes the real estate values sizzle here.

If you're looking for real estate close to downtown, Wauwatosa is a fabulous community to call home. Some of our favorite neighborhoods in "Tosa" are rich in history and go back to an era of industrial prosperity for Milwaukee. Many of these favorite neighborhoods have a charm of a bygone era and feature great architecture from the 1920's.

Washington Highlands:

The Washington Highlands neighborhood of Wauwatosa, known for its tree-lined streets and rich history, was designed by famous German city planner Dr. Werner Hegemann in 1916. The neighborhood spans from North 68th Street to North 60th Street between West Lloyd Street and Milwaukee Avenue. Washington Highlands boasts beautiful parks, a variety of housing options, and quiet roads, perfect for raising a family. This neighborhood is known to be one of the most desirable residential areas in Wisconsin.

Pasadena Neighborhood:

The Pasadena Neighborhood of Wauwatosa resides North of North Avenue, between North and Center Street and borders Swan Boulevard to 76th Street. The neighborhood is known for its quiet streets and proximity to shops and restaurants. One of the best parts about living in the Pasadena Neighborhood is the street lamp lite sidewalks connecting the surrounding neighborhood. It is an easy stroll to Sendicks for groceries or to Collectivo for your morning coffee. This is a chic neighborhood where you can walk out your front door and easily grab dinner and a glass of wine making the walkability of this neighborhood very desirable.

East Towne:

Fabulous East Towne is a gritty little section of Tosa filled with cutely adorable housing just steps away from fantastic schools, unique shops, eateries, and beautiful parks. This neighborhood runs from 76th Street east to 60th and has eclectic shops, bars, and theatres. Try my favorite Italian Restaurant IL MITO on 69th Street for some of the most fabulous dinings Tosa has to offer. Housing here is affordable if you can get it. Houses in East Towne usually sell in multiple offers in just days because of the affordability index. You get a fabulous walkable location, sidewalks, street lamps, and a community that is lively.

The Village of Tosa:

Tosa's redevelopment of the Village of Wauwatosa deserves high recognition in this blog. I am proud to say Powers Realty Group's Wauwatosa Office is part of this very upscale transformation of the Village of Wauwatosa. The picturesque beauty of this neighborhood is hard to capture in a blog. It is the most romantic place I could ever imagine opening a business in and absolutely the stuff dreams are made of. 

The popular Tosa Bike Path resides below my office window and I can hear the flow of the river just beyond the railroad tracks on most mornings when I am in the office. The Saturday Farmers Market is packed on Harwood and is a major attraction on the weekends for the Village. Our office resides across from the Farmer's Market on the track train tracks separating Harwood and across the beautiful Harwood Walking Bridge. It is a short walk across the bridge to the heart of the village. I am told our building was the original train depot for the Village. I pinch myself with how amazing the location is of the Powers Realty Group's Wauwatosa building. I love walking through the village. All the restaurants have al fresco dining ~ my favorite and most of all the business here are small business owners like myself. It is a local experience like no other in the Milwaukee Metro Area. If you are moving to Milwaukee you must visit the Village of Wauwatosa!

Honey Creek Parkway:

The most spacious and some of the grandest homes of Wauwatosa reside along the Parkway. You will find the largest yards here all within just a short distance to the Medical College and the Village of Wauwatosa. Honey Creek Parkway is a close-knit community. The houses reside along the meandering park across from the popular Honey Creek Bike Path and the river. The neighborhood is well known for their crazy block parties and antics...the neighbors are like family.

Milwaukee's Wauwatosa is filled with quaint pockets of walkability and historical homes. All these neighborhoods have a strong sense of community and affordability in comparison to many cities throughout the country. I think that is the biggest attraction, to Milwaukee is our sense of community...we are a bit hometown, a little hick...and that makes Milwaukee cool, friendly and comfortable.

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