Close to Madison attractions.

Just a short drive to Madison, Wisconsin’s state capital, Middleton has the convenience of a large city and the charm and warmth of a small town. 

With attractions that include a train depot, museum, brewing company, and nearby college football, hockey and basketball (Go Badgers!) there is plenty to keep locals interested and engaged. The small town atmosphere is extremely apparent throughout the community’s many green spaces and bike trails. It’s no wonder it was ranked by CNN Money as one of the Best Places to Live in America!


As described on its city website, Middleton is known as a friendly community that offers recreational opportunities for people of all ages and interests. From fun in the water and swings on the golf course, visitors fill their days with recreational activities, including:


The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District provides excellent education for over 6,000 students in six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one alternative high school. Quality of education is top-notch, with the district leading the state in test scores, academic achievement, athletic performance, and civic participation, according to the city’s website. Additionally, whether you’re a high school graduate or a returning student, the area’s post-secondary facilities take it to the next level. Colleges, universities, and technical institutes include:


Middleton boasts a wide variety of attractions that appeal to many different interests. Whether you're into history, nature, fine arts, or mustard, there's something for you!


Middleton, by the numbers

(General Statistics, as provided by

  • Population in 2012: 18,159 (+15.1% since 2000)
  • Median resident age: 39.1 years
  • Estimated median household income in 2011: $58,809 (it was $50,786 in 2000)
  • Median gross rent in 2011: $809
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