According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, Sun Prairie got its name from settlers who came upon the borders of a prairie … “In 1837, pioneers came upon the borders of the prairie just as the sun came out, and therefore christened the spot Sun Prairie, and the village took its name from the prairie.”
From the City of Sun Prairie website, “Sun Prairie is a vibrant and thriving community located in northeastern Dane county, just east of the City of Madison. The City of Sun Prairie has experienced strong population growth since its incorporation from a village to a city in 1958, undergoing a transformation from a relatively small community of less than 4,000 to an estimated 32,933 today. Sun Prairie benefits from its proximity to the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin, which provide many amenities, events, and attractions for both residents of and visitors to the Sun Prairie area.”
This growing area has a very competitive real estate market according to Redfin. This rating is based on the fact that many homes receive multiple offers, sometimes with waived contingencies. The average sale price of a home in Sun Prairie is $300K.