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Sun Prairie WI Real Estate

Sun Prairie, WI

Sun Prairie is Dane County's second biggest city and the fastest growing city in Wisconsin. The birthplace of famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe and home of Jimmy the Groundhog, Sun Prairie is famous for its annual "CornFest" held each August. Sun Prairie features a racetrack where Midget Auto Racing is held, the largest Aquatic center in the areas, and many antique shops in its historic downtown. Despite its rapid growth, Sun Prairie remains a great place to live, work or raise a family.

Sun Prairie Real Estate Statistics

Sun Prairie's Average Price: $327K
Sun Prairie's Lowest List Price: $59.9K
Sun Prairie's Highest List Price: $3M
Sun Prairie's Total Listings: 133
Avg. Days On Market 269
Avg. Price/SQFT $201

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sunflower field in sun prairie wiSun Prairie is Dane County's second biggest city and the fastest growing city in Wisconsin. The birthplace of famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe and home of Jimmy the Groundhog, Sun Prairie is famous for its annual "CornFest" held each August. Sun Prairie features a racetrack where Midget Auto Racing is held, the largest Aquatic center in the areas, and many antique shops in its historic downtown. Despite its rapid growth, Sun Prairie remains a great place to live, work or raise a family. To find out more about Sun Prairie homes & lifestyles, Click Here.


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725 Woodland Dr, Sun Prairie

$1,549,000

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725 Woodland Dr, Sun Prairie

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,892 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1933213
374 North St, Sun Prairie

$809,900

374 North St, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,270 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940461
1491 Pebblebrook Tr, Sun Prairie

$719,900

1491 Pebblebrook Tr, Sun Prairie

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,984 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1935313
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197 Longview Pky, Sun Prairie

$689,000

197 Longview Pky, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,222 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1944208
1677 Liatris Dr, Sun Prairie

$679,585

1677 Liatris Dr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,717 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940252
1565 N Thompson Rd, Sun Prairie

$661,210

1565 N Thompson Rd, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,509 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940258
2148 Koshkonong Way, Sun Prairie

$659,900

2148 Koshkonong Way, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,894 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1939911
1579 N Thompson Rd, Sun Prairie

$643,875

1579 N Thompson Rd, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,264 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940255
5833 Town Hall Dr, Sun Prairie

$640,000

5833 Town Hall Dr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,874 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1941007
1559 N Thompson Rd, Sun Prairie

$634,130

1559 N Thompson Rd, Sun Prairie

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,264 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940259
270 Wetland Tr, Sun Prairie

$585,000

↓ $5,000

270 Wetland Tr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,901 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1941832
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2717 Bomani Dr, Sun Prairie

$580,000

2717 Bomani Dr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,862 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1944349
4796 Helgeland Dr, Sun Prairie

$535,000

4796 Helgeland Dr, Sun Prairie

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,000 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1943667
204 Covington Tr, Sun Prairie

$509,000

↑ $9,100

204 Covington Tr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,842 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1941160
919 Campfire Dr, Sun Prairie

$499,900

↓ $40,000

919 Campfire Dr, Sun Prairie

5 Beds 2.5 Baths 4,160 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1937850
1236 Twisted Branch Way, Sun Prairie

$499,900

1236 Twisted Branch Way, Sun Prairie

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,848 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1943262
848 Shadowwood Tr, Sun Prairie

$479,900

848 Shadowwood Tr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,082 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1942702
3141 Prospect Dr, Sun Prairie

$479,900

↓ $10,000

3141 Prospect Dr, Sun Prairie

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,124 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940676
1216 Oriole Ct, Sun Prairie

$474,900

1216 Oriole Ct, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,052 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940707
1249 Crane Meadow Way, Sun Prairie

$469,900

↓ $10,000

1249 Crane Meadow Way, Sun Prairie

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,880 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1933641
888 Shadowwood Tr, Sun Prairie

$459,900

888 Shadowwood Tr, Sun Prairie

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,861 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1940451
1791 Frawley Dr, Sun Prairie

$455,000

↓ $10,000

1791 Frawley Dr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,636 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1941890
1052 Kamperschroer Way, Sun Prairie

$449,900

1052 Kamperschroer Way, Sun Prairie

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,521 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1943014
2710 Bomani Dr, Sun Prairie

$449,000

2710 Bomani Dr, Sun Prairie

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,956 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1939368

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Sun Prairie Homes & Lifestyles

Even the name of Madison area’s second largest city practically shouts “Heartland.” It’s hard to beat the local weekly newspaper’s description: “It’s got a Main Street right out of The Andy Griffith Show. Its communities, dotted with neighborhood schools and more parks than seems fair, are homey and welcoming. People are friendly and happy. And its annual corn festival promises to once again be a wholesome family affair where thousands converge for fresh sweet corn dripping with butter.” (Isthmus, August 10, 2012) The city’s name comes from words carved in a local tree trunk following an extensive rainy period by a Milwaukee construction worker on his way to help build the state capitol in 1837. Up from about 20,000 people in the past 10 years, Sun Prairie has become the fastest growing city in the region with about 30,000 people now calling it home.

Even with large corporate employers like American Family Insurance nearby and traditional neighborhood developments (AKA “new urbanism”), many Sun Prairie neighborhoods more closely resemble familiar commuter bedroom communities with home styles and prices reflecting every category. Some lucky Sun Prairie residents even enjoy ultra-fast, reasonably priced, fiber optic Internet connectivity which was put into some new construction projects early on. Particularly noteworthy is Sun Prairie’s redevelopment of its downtown area, including the award-winning Cannery Square, named for its once dominant canning industry. Today, the city’s largest employers include QBE/General Casualty Companies, the Sun Prairie School District, and telecom provider Frontier Communications. The city consistently has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. 


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Sun Prairie Recreation & Attractions

The city proudly points out it is the birthplace of famed artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Some speculate the region’s abundant plant life led to her obsession with painting flowers. The city celebrates her life with its annual mid-June Georgia O’Keeffe Celebration in conjunction with its Taste of the Arts fair. Another, perhaps more earthly Sun Prairie “citizen” is Jimmy the Groundhog, Punxatawney Phil’s primary competition. Said to be more accurate in predicting the arrival of spring, Jimmy is the best-known resident of “the groundhog capital of the United States.” Wisconsin has long been a hotbed of gear-head action, and Sun Prairie is no exception. Its Angell Park Speed Way, operated by the city’s fire department since 1903, is home to the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.


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Sun Prairie WI History

In the Spring of 1837, Augustus Bird and a group of 45 men made their way from Milwaukee to Madison City. Their mission? To construct a new Capitol building. After several rain-soaked days, sun broke through the clouds and they saw before them a beautiful prairie. They named it Sun Prairie.

In 1844 William Angell purchased 5 acres of land from Mr. Charles Byrd, who had purchased land on a prior trip in 1839. This act created the first lot in what we now know as modern-day Sun Prairie. This same year a post office was established although it was under the name of Rome. That post office was renamed to Su Prairie, however, within the same year.

Soon after, buildings began to appear in the 40s and 50s. A school opened in 1842. The Milwaukee in Baraboo Valley Railroad line was later extended into the village (about 1859) and remained it's terminus for a full decade. With the arrival of the railroad came a lot of growth in the village. For example, with transportation readily available and two grain elevators having been built, a flourishing grain market developed soon thereafter.

An official plat of the village was created and Sun Prairie was finally incorporated in 1868.


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Sun Prairie Schools

The Sun Prairie Area School District is noted for its strong academic achievement for district students. It consists of Sun Prairie Senior High School, an Alternative Learning School, Upper Middle School, two middle Schools, seven public elementary schools, a 4K program, and a web-based Virtual School. 


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