Middleton Hills – Middleton, WI
Middleton Hills Community
In 1993, Marshall Erdman contracted International architect and designers, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) to design a community on 150 acres of land. The “DPZ” was established in 1980 and have since designed over 100 communities. Inspiration for designs were American towns from 1890-1930. Emphasis on a close community with commercial and residential co-existing within walking distance.
Middleton Hills located near the western edge of Lake Mendota and adjacent to the Pheasant Branch Creek Nature Reserve just eight miles from Madison, Wisconsin offers suburban living with urban amenities moments away.
Middleton Hills offers three styles of homes, you can choose from Bungalow, Craftsman or Prairie style. Middleton Hills was designed with smaller lots, closer homes, narrow streets and a mixture of both commercial and residential needs in mind. The narrow streets follow the landscape to help reduce vehicle speeds within the community.
The streets wind and interlock offering more than one means to your destination which cuts down on traffic congestion. The ability to walk to most destinations provides more social interaction and makes for a safer place to live with neighbors knowing neighbors.
Parks and Recreation
The community offers a (3) parks for family enjoyment, you can play basketball, tennis, badminton or volleyball. You can watch your children delight in the recreational equipment or just curl up with a good book on a grassy knoll. There are (4) conservation plots on the property to protect wildlife and nature indigenous to the area.
Located within the community in walking distance from all homes is a full size grocery store. There are two eateries, Prairie Cafe serving breakfast and lunch, and Class Table, a restaurant serving a wide variety of entres. There is a beauty and nail salon as-well-as Starbucks and US Cellular. Lastly, there is a bank and a credit union all centrally located in the commerce center.
The schools in the area are of the finest the state has to offer. This was evident in the performance of area schools in the “Wisconsin knowledge and concepts examination.” The area schools scored above 85% in every tested subject and as-much-as 15% higher than the state average in some areas.
Things to do
Being in close proximity to the state’s capitol you have easy access to urban amenities with quick retreat to a suburban way of life. Access to the University of Wisconsin educational and recreational facilities are close at hand. Family outings to professional sporting events are all within a couple of hours drive.If you are looking for a great place to raise a family, or you have raised yours but still like the joy young hearts can bring to older hearts, Middleton Hills is a great place to live.