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Waunakee Real Estate

Life in the Village

Waunakee, Wisconsin is a wonderful community in the Madison, Wisconsin suburbs. It is a small town with a population of less than 15,000. Many of the families have children and the village has a school district that meets the needs of all levels of education.

There is a Senior Center for the older citizens and a library for all. Visit one of a number of parks with covered shelters just right to host picnics and fun activities. Waunakee is business development friendly being just a few minutes from the Madison Airport and the interstate highway system.

The village of Waunakee is historic, chartered in 1870 as Leicester, and two years later gaining its present name.

Schools in Waunakee

Waunakee has one K4 preschool associated with the school district. The three elementary schools are for children from kindergarten through grade 4.

From the grade school students in Waunakee move on to an intermediate school that houses fifth and sixth graders for the whole district. Grades 7 and 8 attend middle school, and high school is ninth through twelfth grade.

Overall the students in Waunakee score high on reading and math assessments, yet the school district is also aware of the things that make a well-rounded education, like science and the arts.

Businesses in Waunakee

Waunakee is definitely business friendly. The Village has a strong history as a local supply and shipping center. There are industrial businesses in the 160 acre Waunakee Business Park including Uniek, Madison Freight System Inc., Robinson Brothers Environmental Inc., and NORD Gear Corp.

There is also a vibrant downtown in Waunakee, with local businesses. The Chamber of Commerce has hundreds of members that strive to bring business and community together to keep Waunakee growing.

Faith, Health and Helping in Waunakee

Waunakee is fortunate to have several churches that are active in the community, both individually and in partnership to benefit all of the citizens. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is home to a private school as well. Waunakee has a food bank for those in need of help with meals.

There are a number of home health agencies, doctors and other caregivers and homes for the elderly in the city, and several childcare centers, too. It is a community that serves citizens of all ages.

Celebrating Waunakee

Like many other communities, holidays are important in Waunakee. Summer sees a Memorial Day Parade, and Waunafest celebration at the end of July. June 2012 saw the Imagination Celebration a great community activity that featured creative and imaginative members of the community for great fun and creative approaches to growing the community.

One outcome was an index of all participants so that others can connect with them and take advantage of their abilities.

Live in Waunakee

You are sure to find a home you will love in Waunakee with many available single family homes, condominiums and town houses. Shop with local grocers and pharmacies and read the local newspaper. Come home to the “One and only Waunakee”.

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