Established in 1856, Middleton is a suburb located northwest of Madison, WI, along part of Lake Mendota. The city has 22 parks and 25 conservancy areas, which add up to 1,100 acres of recreational land. Often nicknamed the “Good Neighbor City,” Money Magazine recognized the quality of life in Middleton as seventh in its “The 100 Best Places to Live” in the U.S. in 2005. Learn more about Middleton here.
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District takes top spot for Niche’s best school districts in the Madison area. The district wins A+ marks in several categories like academics, teachers, clubs and activities, and college prep. If you’re not already sold, consider that according to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math (the state average is 40%).
Learn more about the Middleton school system here.
Luckily, the real estate market in this appealing community is only “somewhat competitive” according to Redfin, which is based on the fact that only some homes get multiple offers. Homes in Middleton tend to sell for 1% under asking. Homes run the gamut from the low $200K range to upwards of six figures, so there’s something for many different kinds of buyers.