Rural house with acreage in Wisonsin

Finding a home with acreage in Dane County, Wisconsin can offer you an opportunity to experience rural living while still being near urban centers like Madison. The county, which includes cities such as Middleton, DeForest, and Springfield, has areas known for their spacious homes set on large lots. If you're a home buyer looking for a property with room to grow, Dane County should be on your radar.

Middleton: The Best of Both Worlds

Middleton is a unique blend of suburban convenience and rural charm. It's not unusual to find properties here boasting large acreages. The area is home to a number of spacious, luxury homes located on large lots that provide residents with privacy and the ability to enjoy Wisconsin's beautiful outdoor scenery right…

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Modern brick home typical of new construction homes in Dane County, Wisconsin

In the scenic landscapes of Dane County, Wisconsin, there are some communities that are true hidden gems with exceptional real estate opportunities. Whether you're seeking a luxurious new construction home or a property on an oversized lot with plenty of acreage to play with, communities just outside Madison like Springfield, Waunakee, Middleton, DeForest, Westport, and Windsor are definitely worth a look.

Springfield: The Best of Country and City Life

With its tranquil ambience and close-knit community, Springfield offers a peaceful retreat for potential homeowners. Whether you're looking for a spacious open lot to build your dream home or searching for a beautiful country-style house with a yard, Springfield's real estate market offers diverse…

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Park with beautiful trees covered in yellow leaves in Middleton, Wisconsin

Middleton, WI, is a charming and welcoming city located just a few miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. It has earned a reputation as an amazing place to live, with many attractive features that make it a desirable destination for families, professionals, and retirees. Here are six things that make Middleton an amazing place to live.

Small-Town Charm

Despite its proximity to the bustling city of Madison, Middleton has managed to retain its small-town charm. With a population of around 21,000, the city is small enough to feel cozy and tight-knit, yet large enough to offer a vibrant community with plenty of amenities. You'll find friendly locals, beautiful parks, and a bustling downtown area filled with unique shops and restaurants.

A Thriving…

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Aerial view of green spaces and real estate in Waunakee, Wisconsin

Homes for sale in Waunakee, Wisconsin are now in high demand, and it’s easy to see why. This vibrant village just north of Madison has everything you could ask for in a suburban community including beautiful parks, great schools, and a friendly atmosphere. In addition, the Waunakee real estate market includes housing options for all lifestyles, which is why it attracts all demographics. These are just a few of the reasons so many people are proud to call Waunakee home.

Small-Town Vibe

With a population of just under 15,000, Waunakee feels like a small town where you can get to know your neighbors and really become integrated in the community. Homes for sale in Waunakee are mostly found in peaceful subdivisions and enclaves where parents feel…

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Gorgeous luxury homes on the waterfront in Madison, Wisconsin

If you’re looking for luxury homes in Dane County, there are a few neighborhoods that stand out from the rest. Think sublime real estate in peaceful and private settings, safe atmospheres and all the amenities you could ask for. Some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Dane County include lakefront properties, as well as non-waterfront homes that can be equally as impressive. For discerning home buyers, these are the top five luxury communities in Dane County.

Shorewood Hills

Shorewood Hills is a picturesque village that sits on the shore of Lake Mendota just to the west of downtown Madison. If you appreciate exquisite architecture, this is the neighborhood for you, as many of the homes were designed by famous architects in a wide variety…

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Boats on Lake Mendota at Sunset

Located on the shores of Lake Mendota, the village of Shorewood Hills is a quiet enclave with some of the most desirable real estate in Madison, Wisconsin. If you’re looking for a charming community with stunning architecture, easy access to urban amenities, and plenty of activities on offer, Shorewood Hills is your spot. These are just a few reasons why so many people are proud to call this lakefront village home.

Rich in History

The area where Shorewood Hills now sits was once prime hunting and fishing grounds for Native American groups. Some of these groups built fascinating effigy mounds that can still be seen today at the Blackhawk Country Club. By the 1800s, European settlers moved in and the village was officially established in 1927. As…

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Family hiking along a trail in Dane County, Wisconsin

Dane County is the perfect place to raise a family, as there are numerous communities that have excellent schools, tons of recreational options, and easy access to amenities. If you’re thinking about moving with your family to Madison or one of its suburbs, these are the best Dane County communities for families.

Middleton

Often called the ‘Good Neighbor City’, Middleton consistently wins top ranking on CNN Money’s Best Places to Live in America list. Although it’s just a 20-minute drive from downtown Madison, Middleton has a safe, small-town feel. Families will love its numerous parks, bike trails and scenic location on the shores of Lake Mendota. The city also has multiple restaurants and shops, a golf course, and a lakeside park with camping…

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We get a number of calls and emails from homebuyers who want to live the lifestyle inherent in the City of Four Lakes moniker. In other words, they want lakefront living and contact us for advice on which lake is the best, which has homes in certain price ranges and more.

We’ve found it impossible to name which lake is the best – they all have their advantages. One of the most popular lakefront neighborhoods however, at least among our clients, is Spring Harbor.

Tucked onto the southwest shores of Lake Mendota, and up against the City of Madison’s western boundary, the more-than 400-acre Spring Harbor neighborhood is an active lakefront community with a lot to offer.

History buffs – listen up

Hickory Hill House was established as an…

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Isn’t it wonderful when it’s warm enough to golf in shorts? It’s time to find out, so dust off the clubs, pack them in the car and head to Verona. Or, if you’re lucky enough to live in the Hawk’s Landing neighborhood, throw them in the back of your cart and you’ll be at the clubhouse in minutes.

The Hawks Landing neighborhood is home to one of Wisconsin’s premiere golf facilities, Hawk’s Landing Golf Club. Ranked at number 3 in Golf Digest’s “Top Rated Courses in Madison Area,” the course is well-maintained and features an excellent layout.

If life on or near a golf course is on your bucket list, read on to learn more about Hawk’s Landing.

Hawk’s Landing schools

The Madison Metropolitan School District serves the public school students who…

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A couple of weeks ago we discussed ways to remain in Madison after you retire and, as promised, this week we’re going to help you find a neighborhood in Madison.   

While experts are quick to designate cities as ideal retirement havens, narrowing down your choice of neighborhood will be a bit more challenging. Thankfully, we have you covered here, and we’ve categorized them according to what our older clients say they’re looking for.

I don’t want to live around old folks

“I’m retired, not dead,” is a common refrain we hear and we get it. The last thing most 60-somethings want is to be put out to pasture, doing arts and crafts in a community room at a senior center. So, ok, check out Sunset Village. Yes, there is a senior center in the area…

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