By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 05, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Apartment Guide blogger Brian Carberry has compiled a list of the five most popular neighborhoods in Milwaukee for renters, and the results are not terribly surprising.

They are, in order:

  1. Downtown
  2. Lower East Side
  3. Walker’s Point
  4. Third Ward
  5. Yankee Hill

Most glaringly absent? Bay View, for one. The East Side for another. Perhaps a little more surprising is the accompanying average rents data that Carberry provides.

Average Milwaukee rent for a one-bedroom is $1,550; for a two-bedroom, it’s $2,568.

Rents in the Third Ward exceed those numbers. A one-bedroom just south of the I-794 spur will run you an average of $1,884, and two-bedrooms go for a whopping $3,310.

In Yankee Hill and the Lower East Side, rents average lower than the overall area rate, at $938 and $1,625; and $1,472 and $2,268.

Rents are more mixed Downtown and in Walker’s Point. In the former, one-bedrooms check in at about $13 under the area average, while two-bedroom units run $133 above. The reverse is true in Walker’s Point where one-bedroom apartments average $214 above the area rate but two-bedrooms clock in at $557 below the area average.

You can see the full blog post here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.