Great Neighborhood in Oregon - The Legend at Bergamont
In the Dane County real estate market one can purchase a home for around $228,700, which is the median sales price in the second quarter of 2008. Of course, there are options below that price and even more above that price. In fact this past year a 35 acre farmette sold in Fitchburg for $1,250,000. Somewhere in the middle of these prices there are many other homes available. Some of the more well known high end neighborhoods include Hawks Landing, Blackhawk, Nakoma, or even Seminole Hills. Homes in these fine areas typically fetch prices in the $400,000 to $800,000 price range. But if you venture just a little further south outside of Madison you will likely stumble upon The Legend at Bergamont.
Mick Butterfield is the membership services director at "The Legend" and gave me a tour of the area noting some the outstanding features and benefits of living there. "At the Legend you're really buying a lifestyle" says Mick. "This place is great for the family that wants quality, privacy, and yet a great neighborhood with lot's of options for the kids as well as adults. Years ago, the country club model was for Dad only. This model is something that offers something to do for the entire family." In fact, part of the mission says, "Our belief is that the decision to join a private club is a family decision, and the facilities, operational policies and programming must appeal to the entire family." The Legend at Bergamont is co-owned by a group that also built The Legend at Brandybrook, a similar community with around 500 members in the Milwaukee area.
The Legend at Bergamont certainly does offer numerous options, including a lap pool, water slides, 5 tennis courts, a basketball court, and fitness center. Some would probably consider this mixture to be like a vacation. However, for the owners at "The Legend" it's just home. Pam Brien just moved into the neighborhood on Nicole Circle and said, "We absolutely love it here. We wanted a neighborhood in a little smaller...