Scenic Ridge – Verona, WI
The Scenic Ridge development of Verona, Wisconsin offers the opportunity to build a dream home with a great panoramic view of this hilly land.
It is a neighborhood that has many home sites that come with full, partial side, rear or some other kind of exposure to utilize extra space and greater energy efficiency in an environmentally friendly setting.
Verona’s Public Demographic and Weather Patterns
With a population of a little over 11,212, Verona is a middle class community with a home ownership percentage of about 73 percent that covers 6.30 square miles of real estate with many homes selling at the average price of over $200,000.
Located close to the Beltline just off 18/151, Scenic Ridge is the location of the newest and most coveted elementary school in Verona. Verona has 182 days of sun and 101 days of precipitation per year. The town has mild summers of around 60 degrees Fahrenheit but has extremely cold winters that frequently drop into the 10’s.
Scenic Ridge in Verona is a great place for families to settle down since it has a very low unemployment and crime rate with some of the most top-rated Wisconsin’s schools found here including:
- West Middleton Elementary School
- Country View Elementary School
- Core Knowledge Charter School
- Verona Area High School
- New Century School
Originally inhabited by Native Americans, Verona, Wisconsin was completely annexed by the U.S. government by 1832. The settlement of this location heavily revolved around the construction of Badger’s Mill that was completed in 1844.
Badger’s Mill was later expanded to include a post office, store and other businesses that opened shortly afterward. On April 18 1978, the City of Verona was officially established and continues to develop as a community with an expected job growth rate of 37.68 percent for the near future.
Known as “Hometown U.S.A.”, Verona has an event called “Hometown Days” to celebrate its adopted nickname (given by 1966 by a detachment of fighting men in Vietnam) every June that welcomes people of all ages to participate in summertime fun. There are also many ongoing recreational activities such as kayaking, canoeing, bike riding and more while living in Verona, Wisconsin.
Just east of the City of Verona at the intersection of U.S. Highway 151 and East Verona Avenue (County Highway MV) is Badger Prairie County Park. It has a field for flying model airplanes, a dog exercise area, play fields, mountain bike trails, a playground and a shelter facility.
Military Ridge State Trail and the Verona segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail can also be accessed from here and lies in the center of the Ice Age Trail Junction Area. Other areas of interest to explore include:
- Verona Sugar River Valley (encompasses 7,644 acres)
- Badger Mill Creek
- Dog Park
- Prairie Moraine County Park
- Ice Age National Scenic Trail
- The Madison Area Youth Soccer Association’s Reddan Park
- Military Ridge State Trail
- Sugar River Water Trail
- Madison School Forest, a.k.a. Jackson School Forest