Melody View

Location of Melody View in red

Figure 1: Location of Melody View in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within Melody View across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of Melody View in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 21% 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 21st 29th 31st
77th 63rd 44th
2001 21st 29th 31st
76th 63rd 41st
2002 21st 29th 32nd
79th 65th 41st 81st
2003 21st 29th 32nd
82nd 76th 44th 68th
2004 21st 29th 32nd
71st 47th 44th 33rd
2005 21st 29th 32nd
72nd 47th 40th 15th
2006 20th 28th 32nd
72nd 50th 40th 8th
2007 21st 28th 32nd
70th 51st 41st 5th
2008 22nd 28th 31st
71st 51st 42nd 10th
2009 22nd 28th 32nd
69th 57th 43rd 11th
2010 22nd 28th 32nd
72nd 61st 47th 25th
2011 22nd 28th 32nd
73rd 60th 50th 8th
2012 22nd 29th 32nd
77th 67th 53rd 73rd
2013 21st 29th 32nd
75th 66th 54th 17th
2014 21st 29th 32nd
77th 70th 53rd 28th
2015 21st 29th 32nd
75th 71st 51st 6th
2016 21st 29th 32nd
72nd 64th 50th 25th
2017 21st 29th 32nd
66th 60th 51st 15th
2018 21st 29th 32nd
63rd 55th 52nd
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 Melody View 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 $163,983 $157,138 $NA
2001 $159,491 $152,834 $NA
2002 $177,690 $169,534 $NA
2003 $192,506 $178,127 $NA
2004 $188,300 $173,499 $NA
2005 $190,728 $176,669 $NA
2006 $206,902 $193,527 $NA
2007 $193,679 $181,214 $NA
2008 $194,243 $181,796 $NA
2009 $185,478 $149,773 $NA
2010 $182,951 $147,361 $NA
2011 $177,382 $142,875 $NA
2012 $155,982 $125,733 $NA
2013 $147,363 $123,633 $NA
2014 $151,813 $123,633 $NA
2015 $149,726 $122,037 $NA
2016 $144,606 $122,037 $NA
2017 $140,555 $118,255 $NA
2018 $141,500 $119,000 $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 9 56% 0% 22% 22%
2003 8 100% 0% 0% 0%
2004 7 100% 0% 0% 0%
2005 7 100% 0% 0% 0%
2006 4 75% 25% 0% 0%
2007 2 50% 0% 0% 50%
2008 2 50% 0% 0% 50%
2009 1 100% 0% 0% 0%
2010 1 0% 0% 0% 100%
2012 4 25% 25% 0% 50%
2013 1 100% 0% 0% 0%
2014 2 0% 50% 0% 50%
2015 1 100% 0% 0% 0%
2016 3 67% 0% 33% 0%
2017 2 50% 0% 50% 0%

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.”