Stoughton Real Estate
Then maybe Stoughton, Wisconsin should be your destination. A town of just a little over 12, 500 residents along the Yahara River, is full of heritage and historical buildings as well as the claim of being the birthplace of the “Coffee Break”.
Stoughton has a high school, middle school, 3 elementary schools, a 4-year old kindergarten, Summer Excel Program, the Jodi Virtuad Learning Center and 12 local preschools. School district highlight this year was the High School Concert Choir when they performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Twenty plus eateries to test your taste buds including a bakery, deli, some pubs, a tavern, a handful of fast food for the quick meals, a couple of Italian and several steakhouse/family style for the family time out on the town.
Outdoor Things to Do
Straddled along the Yahara River, Stoughton offers many outdoor type opportunities involving 14 parks, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball courts and two hiking trails. Summertime you can enjoy swimming in a sandy bottom swim hole, play a relaxing round of disc golf or go canoeing, boating or hiking at nearby Lake Kagonsa State Park. In the cold of winter go ice skating, cross country skiing or snowmobiling.
A wide variety of small boutiques can be found along Stoughton’s historically rich downtown, most which are locally owned. The largest selection of perennials in the Midwest can be found at the Flower Factory. Need to get away for a weekend; Stoughton is only 109 miles to Chicago or 88 miles to Milwaukee.
Events & Entertainment
Stoughton has many events throughout the year to fill your weekends with family memories. Mid-May’s Standee Mai Festival. A week-long celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day, complete with a parade, arts and craft fair and Norwegian Dance Performances. Early July brings the Stoughton Fair, a mixture of 4-H and FFA exhibits with live entertainment, midway carnival rides and ending with fireworks.
The community notes the winding down of summertime with the mid-August Coffee Break Festival. Celebrate the birthplace of the “Coffee Break” with a custom car show, family entertainment, another arts and crafts fair, live music and the Java Jog.
Carriage rides, the Nutcracker Ballet and even a Victorian Holiday Ball highlight the list of activities that warm up the first weekend in December when Stoughton enjoys their Victorian Holiday Weekend. Year round the community enjoys all styles of entertainment at the crown jewel of downtown Stoughton, the Stoughton Opera House. Race fans can find Wisconsin’s fastest half-mile oval at the Madison International Speedway on the east edge of Stoughton.