A Closer Look at Black Earth and Mazomanie Suburbs

Found about 20 miles to the west of Madison, WI, Black Earth and Mazomanie are two of the top suburbs. These suburbs share a school district, provide a close location to Madison, are rooted in unique history and offer a small-town feel just outside the bigger city.

Black Earth and Mazomanie were established as villages in the 1850s. The rolling hills, beautiful views and historic downtowns have made these communities very popular for those moving to the Madison area. Both are found near some of the best trout fishing in the area - in Lake Marion and the Wisconsin River. They also share the Wisconsin Heights School District with small class sizes for all grades.

Enjoying the Summer in the Suburbs

The summer is a fun time in Black Earth and Mazomanie. It's the time for enjoying the splash pad, the many local parks, incredible biking and hiking trails and so much more. Of course, with Madison just 20 minutes away, it's easy to enjoy summer in the city, too.

Summer in Black Earth also includes the Field Days event, which includes plenty of great entertainment, all kinds of fun for the entire family, a beer tent and so much more. Mazomanie is home to the Wild West Days, which is another popular event for everybody to enjoy. It has actually been running for 60 years with a Truck & Tractor Pull, fireworks, live music, food, a carnival, a beer tent and so much more.

Year-Round Attractions to Enjoy

While Black Earth and Mazomanie are fun in the summer, the excitement carries into every season of the year. Living in these suburbs provides residents with plenty of area attractions to enjoy, such as:

Both of these top suburbs have made appearances on the Madison Magazine list of Mad About the Burbs and Best of the Burbs. They provide affordable housing options, mature trees throughout and plenty of great activities to enjoy. 

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