The Community of Bishops Bay

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As someone with a huge weakness for old homes & historic neighborhoods, I appreciate the time & thought put into the planning of The Community of Bishops Bay. Once the project is complete, I envision it being an organic, vibrant & diverse place to call home. 

Just north of Lake Mendota, The Community of Bishops Bay will offer up 7 distinctly different neighborhoods & house nearly 6,000 residents. Love nature, large yards & hiking trails? There’s a neighborhood for that. Love the bustle of an urban town center? There’s a neighborhood for that. Love easy access to golfing & gorgeous views of the course? There’s a neighborhood for that.

With an existing organic farm with CSA (POP’S, which stands for Peacefully Organic Produce) a brand new neighborhood pool, fitness center & clubhouse & much more to come (such as a hub of shops & restaurants, school, lake, woodland adventure park & more), there won’t be much that you can’t do in The Community Of Bishops Bay.

So, you may be thinking, great- a brand spanking new community sounds lovely, IF you like new construction, right? What about those of us that gravitate towards vintage homes & eclectic neighborhoods?

Here’s the thing- there is actually a really wide variety of homes being built here- anything from basic new construction to modern & upscale, farmhouse style, traditional, bungalow.. There’s a pretty diverse housing inventory. You’ll find a few spec homes, while many are custom built, & the builders working in the community are bringing their “A Game”- there are some really cool design ideas going into these homes. 

In talking to Jamie & Dan, who were one of the first families to buy into the Community of Bishops Bay, they’re quick to point out that this is a community, not a subdivision. While it’s developed at a slower pace than Middleton’s other New Urbanism success, Middleton Hills, it’s 5 times larger.

Encompassing a 750 acre plot of land (about a third larger than Shorewood Hills, or roughly 2 West Madison neighborhoods combined), The Community of Bishops Bay will certainly give one a wide range of options, all within a short walk or bike ride. Other nearby gems just outside of the development include Lake Mendota, many fantastic country bike routes, Pheasant Branch ConservancyGovernor Nelson State Park & Mendota County Park.

The Community of Bishops Bay in on the eastern edge of Middleton and is in the Waunakee school district.