Livability

Livability is a measure of all the factors that add up to a community's quality of life. Livable communities affordably provide for safety, housing, education, jobs, transportation, and health care while supporting assets like the recreational, cultural, and civic spaces that help people thrive. This page summarizes some of the factors that make Menomonee Falls one of the most livable communities in Wisconsin.

Recent accolades recognizing village livability include:

  • 15th Best Place to Live in America, Money Magazine (2020)
  • 2nd Safest City on Wisconsin with over 25,000 residents, safewise.com (2020)
Concert at Village Park 2021
  1. Access to Opportunity
  2. Community
  3. Cost of Living

Jobs
Kohl’s Corporate Campus

  • There are nearly 34,000 jobs in Menomonee Falls - nearly 1.5 for every adult resident.
  • Residents have a short commute to employment centers throughout the region including downtown Milwaukee, Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, and the Interstate 94 corridor.

Education
Hamilton High School

  • The Village’s public school districts perform well above Wisconsin averages for state proficiency tests and ACT exams.
  • 45 percent of residents over 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • There are dozens of colleges and universities within 50 miles of the Village.

Regional Proximity
Downtown Milwaukee Skyline

  • Residents and businesses benefit from convenient transportation access to everything the Greater Milwaukee region has to offer. Menomonee Falls is:
    • Adjacent to Brookfield, Germantown, Northwest Milwaukee, and Sussex
    • 15 minutes from shopping at the Mayfair Collection and Mayfair Mall
    • 20 minutes from Lake Michigan beaches and Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers baseball)
    • 25 minutes from downtown Milwaukee
    • 30 minutes from General Mitchell International Airport