Sometimes we feature more than a single neighborhood in our monthly e-newsletter, ROOST AROUND TOWN. Recently we've worked in the gorgeous Middleton Hills neighborhood and throughout Middleton, in general. So we decided to feature all that Middleton has to offer in a recent issue of ROOST AROUND TOWN. (To get our monthly e-newsletter delivered to your inbox, just sign up here!)
Filled with many vibrant neighborhoods of its own, Middleton, WI, is a wonderful next-door neighbor on Madison’s northwest side. Family-friendly, filled with parks and active neighborhood groups, Middleton is a top choice home destination for many buyers in the greater Madison area.
With a population of about 18,000, this well-established city actually pre-dates Madison. And in recent years, Middleton has been named among the top places to live in the United States by CNN/Money and Money Magazine — ranking #1 the nation in 2007.
Residents here enjoy plenty of green space, including the Pheasant Branch Conservancy, easy access to Governor Nelson State Park, and a short drive up to the beautiful Indian Lake County Park. And downtown Middleton boasts oodles of local shops and restaurants, as well as the second location of the ever-popular Willy Street Coop.
Unique and historic architecture abounds in Middleton — along with newer construction designed to honor the longstanding mid-century modern tradition made famous by Wisconsin’s own Frank Lloyd Wright.
In fact, the nationally recognized Middleton Hills neighborhood was the first in Wisconsin to showcase New Urbanism, a development movement that promotes walkable communities, open spaces, and a balance of residential and commercial use. Middleton Hills exemplifies the kind of close-knit community you’ll find in Middleton, with it’s “friendly streets, houses with front porches, generous parks and open space, and a pedestrian-oriented commercial center with shops and offices.”