Heritage Heights

Location of Heritage Heights in red

Figure 1: Location of Heritage Heights in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Heritage Heights across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Heritage Heights in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 8% of neighborhoods contained fewer total residential units.
Table 1: Annual neighborhood percentile ranks, where 100 = the largest or highest amount and 1 = smallest or lowest
Percentile Rank
year Total Units1 Total single-family homes2 Total duplexes3 Total condos4 Median property value5 Median Value/ft.6 % Owner-occupied7 Sales rate8*
2000 8th 17th 2nd
97th 89th 18th
2001 7th 19th 2nd
98th 94th 15th
2002 7th 22nd 2nd
97th 84th 11th 38th
2003 9th 23rd 2nd
97th 67th 16th 94th
2004 9th 26th 2nd
98th 82nd 22nd 99th
2005 11th 27th 2nd
98th 88th 28th 100th
2006 14th 30th 2nd
98th 83rd 32nd 89th
2007 14th 30th 2nd
99th 62nd 56th 38th
2008 13th 30th 1st
99th 65th 64th 92nd
2009 13th 30th 2nd
99th 73rd 75th 11th
2010 13th 30th 2nd
99th 67th 78th 26th
2011 14th 31st 2nd
99th 66th 83rd 28th
2012 13th 31st 2nd
99th 77th 89th 44th
2013 13th 31st 2nd
99th 62nd 93rd 59th
2014 13th 31st 2nd
99th 62nd 89th 53rd
2015 13th 31st 2nd
98th 62nd 85th 53rd
2016 13th 31st 2nd
97th 58th 86th 87th
2017 13th 31st 2nd
98th 56th 84th 43rd
2018 12th 31st 2nd
98th 56th 87th
Note: Percentile ranks are only calculated for neighborhoods which include the characteristic being measured. For example, a neighborhood with no condos is marked missing, while the neighborhood in the 1st percentile contains at least 1 condo.
1 Includes all homes, condos, and apartments
2 Total standalone 1-unit homes
3 Total 2-unit homes
4 Total condos
5 Median entire property value as assessed by the City
6 Median of (Improvements value) / (Useable square feet of building)
7 Percent of single-family, duplexes, and condos whose location is also the owner’s mailing address
8 Single-family, duplex, and condo sales as a percent of total single-family, duplex, and condo properties
* No sales data available for 2000-2001

Residential property values, 2000 to 2018

Total property value

This “violin” graph displays the distribution of home values in Heritage Heights since 2000. The shapes for each year are widest at the property value where the most homes are located. Larger “violins” indicate more homes, while smaller shapes indicate fewer. The thin line through the graph shows the median home value for each year.

The table below contains the median home value for each year from 2000 to 2018. Values are adjusted to 2018 dollars, and properties assessed at $0 are ommitted. This is because those properties are not literally worth nothing. The city assesses them at $0 because they are owned by an entity which does not pay property taxes; therefore they contribute nothing to the city’s tax base directly.
Table 2: Median inflation-adjusted home values
Median property value
year single-family duplex condo
2000 $276,412 $133,983 $NA
2001 $305,667 $130,312 $NA
2002 $318,363 $257,786 $NA
2003 $327,839 $251,995 $NA
2004 $361,600 $245,447 $NA
2005 $373,742 $230,043 $NA
2006 $408,951 $237,135 $NA
2007 $403,202 $250,356 $NA
2008 $411,802 $251,160 $NA
2009 $403,621 $251,160 $NA
2010 $377,631 $234,812 $NA
2011 $365,578 $227,664 $NA
2012 $322,945 $200,226 $NA
2013 $290,913 $197,050 $NA
2014 $290,118 $197,050 $NA
2015 $286,130 $194,340 $NA
2016 $281,062 $190,370 $NA
2017 $281,213 $194,261 $NA
2018 $293,500 $207,400 $NA

Value per square foot

This graph is similar to the graph above, except it shows property value per square foot, rather than the total. These statistics are calculated by dividing the value of improvements made to the parcel (namely the building) by the total useable floor area of the structure in square feet.

Residential units

The next three graphs show trends in the number of housing units and their occupancy status. “Owner-occupied” means the property owner lists that location as their mailing address. Additional units at each parcel may be rented, so the “owner-occupied” number given here should be understood as an upper bound; the real number is almost certainly lower. Non-owner-occupied units may either be rented or vacant. These three graphs show total units, so (for example) every one duplex counts as 2 units.

Total, 2000 to 2018

Single family homes



Totals by type

Property sales and owner-occupancy

Single-family homes, duplexes, and condos
Table 5: The unit of analysis is the parcel. Some parcels contain multiple units.
year Total sold Remain owner-occupied Owner-occupied to other Remain other occupied Other to owner-occupied
2002 1 100% 0% 0% 0%
2003 4 75% 0% 0% 25%
2004 8 88% 0% 12% 0%
2005 7 29% 0% 14% 57%
2006 8 75% 0% 12% 12%
2007 5 60% 0% 0% 40%
2008 9 44% 0% 0% 56%
2009 1 100% 0% 0% 0%
2010 1 0% 0% 0% 100%
2012 2 50% 0% 50% 0%
2013 3 33% 33% 0% 33%
2014 4 75% 25% 0% 0%
2015 5 80% 20% 0% 0%
2016 11 82% 0% 9% 9%
2017 5 80% 0% 0% 20%

This table compares the owner-occupancy status before and after each sale for properties coded as “Residential” or “Condominium” in the previous table. As explained above, “owner-occupancy” means the property owner lists that parcel as their mailing address. Additional units at an owner-occupied address may be vacant or rented. In this table “other occupied” simply means the property owner does not maintain their mailing address at that location. The property could be rented, or it could be vacant.

  • If a property was coded as owner-occupied in the year prior to the sale, and it is still coded that way in the first available property record after the sale date, it is classified as “Remain owner-occupied.”
  • A property coded “owner-occupied” before the sale, but not after is classified as “Owner-occupied to other”
  • A property not coded “owner-occupied” before a sale, and which maintains that status after the sale, is classified “Remain other occupied.”
  • Properties which aren’t “owner-occupied” prior to the sale but become so afterward are classified “Other to owner-occupied.”