Settled since 1838, this river town has been known as “Circus City” and “Gem City.” Apart from being the hometown of the Ringling Brothers and a city of dedicated horticulturists (hence, beautiful “Gem City”), Baraboo is home to 12,000 people and is the county seat of Sauk County.
Niche gives Baraboo’s school district a B, with high marks in teachers and college prep. There’s reportedly a 14:1 student-teacher ratio, so if you’re moving to Baraboo, you can be confident that your children will get the instructor attention they need.
Learn more about the Baraboo school system here.
According to Zillow, the median home value in Baraboo is $174,495. Because home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year, Baraboo is considered a “Very Hot” real estate market, or a Sellers’ Market. If you want more data, consider that $183,200 is Baraboo’s median sale price.