West View

Location of West View in red

Figure 1: Location of West View in red

Comparison to other neighborhoods

Most of this page compares trends within West View across time, but this table compares it to the rest of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. It shows the percentile rank of West View in various categories for each year during 2000 to 2018. For example, in 2000 36% 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 36th 43rd 24th 31st 82nd 65th 60th
2001 38th 43rd 24th 34th 81st 65th 59th
2002 38th 43rd 25th 33rd 77th 66th 59th 51st
2003 41st 43rd 24th 49th 75th 68th 59th 60th
2004 41st 43rd 24th 48th 77th 81st 61st 63rd
2005 41st 42nd 24th 47th 77th 64th 60th 63rd
2006 41st 42nd 24th 48th 76th 73rd 64th 43rd
2007 39th 42nd 24th 51st 76th 82nd 70th 14th
2008 39th 42nd 23rd 53rd 67th 62nd 76th 88th
2009 39th 42nd 24th 52nd 66th 65th 70th 52nd
2010 39th 42nd 24th 53rd 70th 67th 77th 40th
2011 39th 43rd 24th 53rd 71st 67th 78th 83rd
2012 40th 43rd 24th 52nd 62nd 55th 80th 83rd
2013 40th 43rd 24th 52nd 65th 59th 80th 91st
2014 40th 42nd 24th 52nd 67th 62nd 81st 62nd
2015 40th 42nd 24th 51st 67th 62nd 81st 72nd
2016 40th 42nd 24th 51st 68th 69th 81st 64th
2017 40th 42nd 24th 51st 69th 63rd 80th 57th
2018 40th 42nd 24th 51st 69th 66th 76th
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 West 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 $166,313 $203,304 $108,788
2001 $161,757 $199,293 $105,808
2002 $173,437 $212,405 $109,862
2003 $179,899 $212,744 $140,512
2004 $194,871 $242,129 $153,853
2005 $195,456 $245,222 $149,795
2006 $214,180 $269,109 $168,084
2007 $200,669 $251,987 $164,263
2008 $187,348 $229,656 $163,038
2009 $178,056 $229,656 $146,208
2010 $175,419 $225,958 $133,735
2011 $170,246 $217,630 $129,664
2012 $135,045 $172,560 $109,155
2013 $132,956 $163,043 $100,432
2014 $138,306 $171,094 $75,854
2015 $136,143 $172,190 $66,974
2016 $140,218 $172,190 $68,333
2017 $142,192 $169,710 $66,902
2018 $145,600 $179,100 $67,000

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

Duplexes

Condos

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 12 83% 0% 17% 0%
2003 14 93% 7% 0% 0%
2004 21 86% 0% 0% 14%
2005 30 90% 3% 0% 7%
2006 25 88% 0% 4% 8%
2007 13 92% 0% 0% 8%
2008 16 81% 0% 0% 19%
2009 8 100% 0% 0% 0%
2010 3 67% 0% 0% 33%
2011 8 62% 12% 12% 12%
2012 9 67% 11% 11% 11%
2013 16 75% 12% 6% 6%
2014 10 80% 0% 10% 10%
2015 14 79% 21% 0% 0%
2016 16 94% 0% 0% 6%
2017 14 86% 7% 0% 7%

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.”