If you are considering purchasing a home for sale in Middleton, WI, then you're in good company. In July 2007, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Middleton the best place to live in the United States. In July 2009, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Middleton the fourth best place to live in the United States.
Known as "The Good Neighbor City," located just ten minutes from downtown Madison, Middleton is often considered an unofficial western suburb of Madison. Middleton's 16,000-plus residents enjoy the perks of downtown along with access to numerous ponds, wetlands, and waterways as well as an award-winning community trail system at Pheasant Branch Conservancy, where residents enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Other nearby trail opportunities include Governor Nelson State Park, the Capital City State Trail, a paved 17-mile loop through Madison, and the hiking trails of Devil’s Lake State Park, located just 45 minutes from Middleton.
Middleton is also known for its unique attractions, such as its new National Mustard Museum and the Capital Brewery, a working regional micro-brewery specializing in German lager.
"Residents of Middleton, which ranked No. 1 on Money's 2007 Best Places list, are just 7 miles from Madison -- Wisconsin's cosmopolitan capital. But they don't need to leave home to find things to do; Middleton has a downtown with plenty of restaurants, boutiques, and small businesses.
Newer developments--including Greenway Station, a hub for upscale retailers and restaurants, and Middleton Hills, a mixed-use community inspired by the designs of Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright--have been thoughtfully planned, folks who live here say.
As for the economy, Madison's major employers (the state government and one of the nation's largest state universities) are about as stable as you can get. And within Middleton, large employers include the University of Wisconsin Foundation and medical research development firm PPD.
The resulting tax base has helped the town maintain its top-notch school system and 1,000-acre network of parks, bike paths, and running and cross-country ski trails. That helps make the frigid winters more bearable."
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