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Town of Burke, WI Real Estate
Burke real estate is a great investment because you get the best of both worlds—beautiful countryside views with easy access to all the amenities of Madison and its suburbs. Many Burke homes for sale sit on large lots and have backyards and direct access to walking paths, trails, and green spaces.
Architectural styles in Burke are typical of the Midwest with a mix of ranch, colonial, and split-level homes. Older homes often have upgrades such as new appliances, roofing, and HVAC systems. Newer homes feature contemporary design features and systems.
Single-family homes in Burke typically have three to five bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out including living and dining rooms, patios, and private backyards. Other common features include hardwood floors, fireplaces, large windows, and multi-car garages.
Every so often, you can find farmettes and acreages on the Burke real estate market. These are great opportunities for those who want to live on a large property amid nature. Farmettes in Dane County typically feature pre-existing homes on the property, and some may have additional features such as barns or sheds. Acreages may or may not be developed, so they can be a good site for a brand new dream home.
History of Burke, WI
Burke officially became a town when it separated from Windsor in 1852. At that time, most of the settlers were Irish. In fact, the town is named after Edmund Burke, who was an Irish statesman. There are plans to annex the town of Burke to Madison, Sun Prairie and the Village of De Forest in 2036. This will give the town a history of 185 years.
What to do in Burke, WI
Residents who own real estate in Burke, WI love the fact that the area has a rural feel with plenty of nature nearby, yet you’re also just a short drive from all the amenities you could ask for including grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
The Burke Town Hall Park has a walking trail through wooded areas and across a bridge, as well as park benches amid flower gardens. There are also many trails that branch off the pleasant subdivisions in the community and wind through fields and forest.
Highway 151 runs through Burke and has a plethora of places to eat, drink, and shop. These include the East Town Mall, Home Depot, Uno Pizzeria and Grill, Sumo Steakhouse & Sushi, and Pooley’s Sports Bar. You can also take Highway 151 south to downtown Madison and north to Sun Prairie.
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