Sammie Leighton

A Real Estate Agent at WI Rentals

Sammie Leighton

WI Rentals

A Real Estate Agent based in Milwaukee, WI

 
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Overall, Menomonee Falls is an extremely safe place to live, with violent and property crime rates lower than state and national averages. The violent crime rate in Menomonee Falls of 0.037 per 100 residents is 75% less than the state average and 88% less than national average. The property crime rate of 1.2 per 100 residents is 54% less than the state average and 58% less than the national average. Based on these numbers, the crime rate for Menomonee Falls is 55% less than the state average and 61% less than the national average.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

There are over 15,000 acres of recreational space in Milwaukee that is split between more than 140 parks. Some of the most well-known parks in the city are the ones that make up the “Grand Necklace of Parks,” which has the same designer as Central Park. Lark Park, Riverside Park, and Washington Park make up this necklace. Milwaukee is known as the “City of Festivals,” and hosts state fairs, music festivals, ethnic festivals, food festivals, and more. There’s always something going on outside in Milwaukee, whether it be a festival in the city, a picnic in one of the parks, or a hike on one of the city’s trails.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

If you look at the housing market in Milwaukee, you will see that there are a disproportionate number of properties for rent, and for sale: there are nearly four times as many properties for rent (50% of the market) than for sale (13% of the market) here. This means that renters have many more options and variety when choosing a place than buyers do, and the market favors them. Currently, 51% of the housing units here are rented, and 44% are owned, but because of the one-sided market that I mentioned, this number will also grow more disproportionate soon.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

If you look at the housing market in Milwaukee, you will see that there are a disproportionate number of properties for rent, and for sale: there are nearly four times as many properties for rent (50% of the market) than for sale (13% of the market) here. This means that renters have many more options and variety when choosing a place than buyers do, and the market favors them. Currently, 51% of the housing units here are rented, and 44% are owned, but because of the one-sided market that I mentioned, this number will also grow more disproportionate soon.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Milwaukee has great restaurants -- even famous chef Julia Childs thinks so. She came to the city for her 80th birthday to have the chef of one of Milwaukee’s best restaurants, Sanford, cook for her. Milwaukee is known as the “city of festivals,” and for food it’s no different. The city hosts “Zoo A La Carte” at the zoo, which, contrary to what you may be thinking, is not an event where guests can eat whichever animal they please. It is a festival where 27 excellent restaurants from around the area offer food to guests as they enjoy entertainment. Other ethnic festivals, like German Fest, Festa Italiana, and Summerfest feature authentic foreign cuisine. Festivals, restaurants, cafes... there is definitely a lot of great cuisine here in Milwaukee for residents to enjoy.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Milwaukee ranked fourth best on Forbes’ 2010 list of the Best and Worst Cities for Commuters. This honor was partly because of the average commuting time for the area, which is a short 22 minutes. Despite limited public transportation options -- only buses and Amtrak trains serve the area -- and recent vetoes of future plans like light rail and high-speed rail, a good amount of people here take public transit. One out of every ten people use it, which is double the national average and nine times higher than the Wisconsin state average. The majority of people, however, drive a vehicle to work (82% of residents). Other people who live here take advantage of the city’s 65 miles of bicycle lanes and trails. Also, the city was named the 15th most walkable in the U.S. by Walk Score in 2011.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Only ten miles from Milwaukee, the commute to the city only takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Another easy way to access the city is by the Milwaukee County Transit bus system, which has a number of stops in South Milwaukee and only takes about 45 minutes to reach the city. Overall, the traffic throughout South Milwaukee is very light, given that no freeways or major roads come into direct contact with the city. Lake Freeway and Route 41 can be easily accessed from the city and allow for easy travel throughout the greater Milwaukee area.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, South Milwaukee offers a variety of space for outdoor activities. The Oak Leaf Trail provides over 100 miles of trail for walkers, runners, and bicyclists. The trail runs along Oak Creek, which passes through each park in South Milwaukee. Grant Park resides on the shore of Lake Michigan and offers a number of tennis courts, a swimming beach, and a golf course. There are also a number of soccer fields and reservable picnic areas at Grant Park.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Overall, Brookfield is a reasonably safe place to live with an overall crime rate of 12% greater than the state average and 4% less than the national average. This percentage does not exactly depict the safety of Brookfield due to the high percentage of property crimes. The property crime rate is 15% greater than the state average and 4% greater than the national average. This high rate can be explained by the influx of affluent developments and wealthier families moving into the area. Just looking at the violent crime rates, it is evident that Brookfield is safe with a rate 48% less than the state average and 76% less than the national average.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Only about 12 miles from Milwaukee, the commute from Brookfield takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic. By public transportation, the commute takes about 1 hour, including the time it takes to get from Brookfield to the Bluemound & Elmridge bus stop. Since the Milwaukee County Transit System does not connect directly to Brookfield, taking the bus is somewhat of a hassle, but may be worth the trouble in order to save on gas and depending on how close you are located to the Bluemound & Elmridge bus stop. One major perk of living in Brookfield is that only one highway passes through the city at the southern end, resulting in little traffic flow through the city.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

According to urbanspoon, the top three restaurants in Oak Creek are Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill, Georgie Porgie’s, and Trattoria di Carlo. Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill is known for their affordable prices and variety of excellent food. Georgie Porgie’s is known for their unique environment, burgers, and homemade ice cream and custards. Trattoria di Carlo is known for their seafood, pizza, and Italian specialities all served in a family friendly environment.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Oak Creek is a perfect location for all types of pet owners, especially dogs. The city is home to the Runaway Dog Exercise Area, a large dog park for both small and large dogs. There are also a number of Dog Exercise Areas around the city within other parks, many of which have separate areas for small and large dogs. The city also has a number of pet stores and a dog obedience school. A large portion of the apartments currently available in Oak Creek are cat, small dog, and large dog friendly.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Overall, Menomonee Falls is an extremely safe place to live, with violent and property crime rates lower than state and national averages. The violent crime rate in Menomonee Falls of 0.037 per 100 residents is 75% less than the state average and 88% less than national average. The property crime rate of 1.2 per 100 residents is 54% less than the state average and 58% less than the national average. Based on these numbers, the crime rate for Menomonee Falls is 55% less than the state average and 61% less than the national average.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Menomonee Falls is served by the Menomonee Falls School District which includes four elementary, one middle, and one high school. Three of the four elementary schools received a GreatSchools rating of a nine, while Riverside Elementary only scored a five, although it receives excellent ratings from community members. North Hills Middle School received a GreatSchools rating of eight and Menomonee Falls High School received a seven. Menomonee Falls High School has a Healthcare Academy, a Business Academy, and an Honors Program, allowing students to excel in a number of different fields.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

New Berlin is home to 14 parks, a community center, a golf course, tennis courts, and a disc golf course. The various parks offer baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, football fields, playground, tennis courts, picnic areas, volleyball courts, and hiking trails. The community center is available for meetings, events, classes, and a variety of community run activities. The New Berlin Hills Golf Course is a public golf course that is also maintained as a cross country ski area during the winter. Most unique to New Berlin is the Disc Golf Course located at Valley View Park.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Sammie Leighton - Real Estate Agent

Only about 15 miles from Milwaukee, the commute from New Berlin takes about 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic. By public transportation, the commute takes about 1 hour, including the time it takes to get from New Berlin to the Weather Creek bus stop. Since the Milwaukee County Transit System does not connect directly to New Berlin, taking the bus is somewhat of a hassle, but may be worth the trouble in order to save on gas and depending on how close you are located to the Weather Creek stop.

 

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