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Why West Allis
West Allis is the right place for anyone that is looking for a highly accessible, central location. We have many terrific, family-friendly neighborhoods, filled with energetic, creative residents and diverse businesses, as well as easy access to some of the most popular attractions in the metro Milwaukee area.

West Allis has won many awards and recognitions over the years.  Here are a few:

  • Business Week Magazine named West Allis as a runner-up in the "Best Places to Raise Your Kids - 2010": The data considered includes school performance, number of schools, household expenditures, crime rates, air quality, job growth, family income, museums, parks, theaters, other amenities, and diversity. Affordability, safety, and school test scores were given the greatest weight.[view story >>]
  • Milwaukee-West Allis-Waukesha area named the second safest metro region by Forbes Magazine in October, 2009 [view story >>]
  • Wisconsin League of Municipalities - Wisconsin Award for Municipal Excellence
  • The West Allis Fire Department has been awarded Accredited Agency Status by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) at the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission. The West Allis Fire Department is currently one of only 175 agencies worldwide to obtain CFAI Accredited Agency Status.
  • The West Allis Health Department is accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), one of only eleven health departments in the nation to achieve national accreditation and the first in Wisconsin.
  • City Channel 25, our onsite government access television station and also an award-winning full service production facility that produces work of the highest professional quality. [view recent awards >>]
  • Since 1999, the City of West Allis has received seven Significant Program Awards from Cities and Villages Mutual Insurance Company [view more about the awards >>]

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