Community Spotlight: Middleton, WI

Known as “The Good Neighbor City”, Middleton, WI has grown into an award winning and thriving community despite its humble agricultural beginnings. Originally established by the construction of a railroad and shipping depot in 1856, Middleton officially incorporated as a village in 1905, and become a city in 1963.

Today, the remnants of Middleton’s past have been replaced with a charming and vibrant downtown area and numerous residential and business developments. Money© magazine has consistently ranked Middleton as one of the best 100 places to live in America and almost 90% of its current residents rate Middleton as a safe community that they enjoy living in. Middleton is also part of the Middleton-Cross Plains School District, which regularly exceeds expectations within the Department of Public Instruction’s rating system.

Middleton’s neighboring proximity to Madison allows residents easy access to the amenities that both communities have to offer. Middleton itself is home to numerous restaurants and shopping areas, but is also just a quick 15 minute drive to downtown Madison and the UW Madison campus. There are plenty of opportunities for recreation in Middleton since it’s home to an award winning trail system and borders Lake Mendota. If you’re looking for something a little “outside the box” you can always head downtown and check out the National Mustard Museum – complete with tasting bar.

Understandably, Middleton real estate is in demand. The average sold price for a single family home over the past year in Middleton was $444,315 and most homes sell in under two months. By comparison, the average sold price of a single family home in Madison over the past year was $329,352. If you’re shopping for a home in Middleton, you should be prepared to spend a bit more, but depending on your budget, there are a variety of home styles available. From classic and historic homes in the city’s downtown area, to Frank Lloyd Wright inspired modern construction in a conservation development, there’s something for everyone. Venturing further out into the Town of Middleton will give buyers the opportunity purchase larger homes on larger (sometimes multiple acre) lots.

If you’d like to see available homes for sale in Middleton, you can check out the latest listings here.