Wauwatosa is a city situated in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, which is part of Wisconsin, United States.
The character of Wauwatosa is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. It is very easy to access green spaces from most locations in the city, since there are around 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in, like Hansen Park and Wisconsin Avenue Park. This part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case closer to East-West Freeway, Zoo Freeway or one of the railway lines.
In Wauwatosa, about 60% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. A majority of the housing growth in this city happened prior to the 1960s. This part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 70% of the units in the city are occupied by home owners while the remainder are rented.
A supermarket is typically accessible within a reasonably short walk from any location in Wauwatosa. There are about 40 groceries in this part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and the best variety can be found on streets such as Harwood Avenue. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who value nearby restaurants and cafes. With regards to education, primary as well as high schools are easy to reach on foot from most houses for sale in Wauwatosa. Locals are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
The preferred approach to move around in Wauwatosa is very often a car. Most properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, such as East-West Freeway, and it is very easy to park. In contrast, the public transit network in Wauwatosa is not very accessible. Thankfully, residents are served by around 10 bus lines, and bus stops are typically nearby. There are relatively few pedestrians out on the streets of Wauwatosa, even though running daily errands is easy by walking.