DeForest, WI

Originally part of the town of Windsor, DeForest is a village located along the Yahara River about 25 minutes from downtown Madison. The village was named for Isaac De Forest, who in 1856 bought the land on which the village sits today. Nicknamed "The North Star of Dane County", DeForest's population has grown more than 19% since the Year 2000. DeForest real estate is perfect for those who want to settle in a safe, scenic and friendly community that is both peacefully suburban and still part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area. 


Learn more about DeForest real estate and what makes this charming village so appealing.

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DeForest Real Estate Statistics

DeForest's Average Price $517K
DeForest's Lowest List Price $325K
DeForest's Highest List Price $980K
Total Listings in DeForest 53
Avg. Days On Market 67
Avg. Price/SQFT $245

Property Types (active listings)

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DeForest, WI Homes For Sale

DeForest homes for sale range from beautiful luxury homes with incredible countryside views to modest single-family homes that are perfect for families and couples looking to buy a starter home. Common architectural styles include Prairie Craftsman and ranch-style homes. You can also find condos for sale in DeForest, WI.

Luxury homes in DeForest typically sit on large lots and have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, indoor and outdoor living spaces and high-end features and finishes. Attractive touches that you might find include vaulted ceilings, games rooms, wet bars, walk-in closets, soaking tubs, screened in porches, and backyards with firepits. Many of these homes have ample acreage.

There are also plenty of affordable single-family homes on the DeForest real estate market. Most of these homes have backyards, garages, and patios. Interiors could feature hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, fireplaces, laundry rooms, and formal dining rooms. 

Condos are a great option for those who don’t want to worry about maintenance such as snow removal or yard work. DeForest condos tend to be spacious and modern with inviting living areas, contemporary appliances and ample storage space. Some condos are detached units that are similar to single-family homes.

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DeForest, WI Neighborhoods

DeForest consists of a number of old and new neighborhoods with housing stock of every conceivable variety. Some of the most popular DeForest neighborhoods for single-family homes include Acker Park, Antique Acres, Campbell Hill, Chapel Green, Conservancy Place, Eagle Watch, Glasslands, Hank's Hollow, High Field Terrace, Hillside Estates, Karow Estates, Lakes of DeForest, Liberty Land, Oak Springs and Sunnybrook. 

Lifestyles in Deforest, WI

Although DeForest continues to see consistent growth, it still has a rural-suburban feel. The village sits on the Upper Yahara River and is surrounded by forest and farmlands, so outdoor activities are very popular here. It is also mainly residential and very community-oriented with plenty of parks and public spaces.

It’s easy to live an active lifestyle in DeForest, as the community has over 57 acres of community parkland and offers easy access to numerous trails and green spaces. Residents can take advantage of the playgrounds, athletic fields and picnic areas in the many parks or set off on adventures along the river and through forests.

Families love DeForest for its safe subdivisions and excellent schools. Students of all ages can attend public and private schools in DeForest including Windsor Elementary School, Harvest Intermediate School and Deforest Area High School.

Are you thinking about buying or selling a home in DeForest, WI? We can help with all your real estate needs from home valuation to finding your dream home! Contact us online or call 563-289-7653 to speak to one of our DeForest real estate experts today!


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