Middleton WI, dubbed "The Good Neighbor City", was ranked No. 4 this month in Money Magazine's 2009 Best Places To Live for towns and cities with populations between 8,500 and 50,000 (Middleton's population is currently estimated at about 16,900). Located just 7 miles from thriving Madison WI, Middleton ranked No. 1 in 2007 for cities with populations under 50,000 and No. 7 in 2005 for cities with populations of 14,000 or more. Middleton's largest employers include the U.W. Foundation and medical research development firm PPD thus helping Middleton maintain an unemployment rate significantly below the national average at 5.9%. Since winning the top spot from Money Magazine in 2007, Middleton has added several important developments, most notably Greenway Station, a mecca for upscale shops and eateries, and swanky Middleton Hills, a mixed use community including stunning prairie style homes inspired by the designs of Wisconsin's native son Frank Lloyd Wright. Check out the complete list of improvements to the City of Middleton compiled on Middleton's website. Middleton also boasts a top-rated school system and an impressive network of parks, bike paths, running, and cross-country ski trails totalling over 1,000 acres.
For more information, property tours, and to find out if Middleton is the right community for you, please contact Madison WI Realtor and Lake & City Homes broker|owner Jolenta Averill at (563) BUY-SOLD (563-289-7653).