Just 20 minutes southwest of Milwaukee, New Berlin is more than just a commuter suburb. This town of 39,000 has a history all its own: It was founded in 1840, having once been part of nearby Muskego. For about a hundred years, it was primarily a small farming village, but after World War II, it began accepting large numbers of migrating Milwaukee residents.
Today, New Berlin wears both its agricultural past and suburban present with pride. Its affordability — in 2009, it ranked #34 in CNN Money’s list of The Best Small Towns — is a major draw, but residents also like the cohesiveness of the community. It may be a suburb, but it’s also a small town. And it’s one that’s accessible to renters as well as owners. Here are four options for New Berlin apartments that won’t break the bank.
For two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and utilities included, it doesn’t get much better than $845 a month. Each apartment comes with a balcony, as well as access to a community fitness center, playground, and pool.
Rivershire provides luxury living at an affordable price. Each two-bedroom apartment has a private entrance, and features design touches like cathedral ceilings, marble vanities, and private balconies. Plus, residents can enjoy the private clubhouse, which includes a pool, exercise facility, and entertainment area. Every apartment has laundry in-unit and access to a private garage. The location is convenient, near The New Berlin YMCA and a host of schools and businesses.
Renting in New Berlin doesn’t always mean renting in an apartment complex. Sometimes, you get a whole house! This two-bedroom ranch is a steal at $875 a month. Recently remodeled, it features hardwood floors, central heating and air, quirky cabinets, and off-street parking. Residents are on the hook for utilities and snow removal, but there are free laundry machines in the large, spacious basement.
Alpine Court takes its name seriously. You might be in flat southeastern Wisconsin, but looking at this complex’s exteriors — all white stucco and brown wooden crossbeams — you could be fooled into thinking you were in the Swiss Alps in the summer months. Apartments don’t come with fondue sets and ski poles, but they do include heat, walk-in closets, and balconies. Heated underground parking is available, as well.