Fitchburg is a city located in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. It is a suburb of the state capital, Madison, and is situated approximately 7 miles to the southwest of downtown Madison. Fitchburg has a population of around 30,000 people and covers an area of 13.32 square miles.
Fitchburg is known for its parks and green spaces, including the 550-acre Capital Springs State Recreation Area, which offers hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails, as well as fishing and boating opportunities on Lake Waubesa. Other notable parks in the area include McGaw Park, which features a splash pad and an ice-skating rink, and Quarry Ridge Recreation Area, which is home to a disc golf course and a dog park.
Fitchburg is also home to a number of businesses, including several biotech and healthcare companies, as well as the headquarters of Sub-Zero, a luxury appliance manufacturer. The city is served by the Fitchburg School District, which includes several public and private schools, and is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, a research and education center focused on ecology and environmental studies.
Overall, Fitchburg is a growing city with a strong focus on outdoor recreation and a diverse economy. It is a popular destination for both residents and visitors who are looking for a vibrant community with easy access to the amenities of nearby Madison.
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Found just 10 minutes from Madison, Fitchburg is just south of the city. It's the second largest city found in Dane County and provides plenty of open space. The community is growing and has a population of more than 25,000 residents.
A mixture of suburban neighborhoods are found throughout Fitchburg, along with some rural properties. The city is considered a suburb of Madison and it's found right on the border of the city.
Why Do People Live Here?
With plenty of real estate options, Fitchburg has become a popular destination for workers commuting to Downtown Madison. Single-family homes and condos are found throughout with plenty of different styles available. The city also provides plenty of recreational opportunities with a large park ant trail system.
The arts community is very popular with many annual events, such as the Capital City Jazz Fest and the agora Art Fair. Concerts are held at McKee Park in the summer and many other events provide residents with plenty to do. The Fitchburg Center Farmers Market is a popular attraction, as well.
Many residents are attracted to the area because of the extensive network of biking trails. The Badger State Trail, the Quarry Ridge Bike Trail, the Capital City Trail and the Military Ridge Trail all run through Fitchburg. In addition to these major trails, Fitchburg is home to the Dunn's March, Gunflint Trail, McGaw Parks, Greenfield, McKee Farms and Dawley Conservancy.
What Does the Neighborhood Look Like?
Fitchburg provides plenty of surrounding natural beauty, along with a mixture of well established, luxury and traditional neighborhoods. Some of the newer homes are found in planned subdivisions. Wildwood and Jamestown are two of the most well established neighborhoods, while Swan Creek, Harlan Heights, Highlands of Seminole and Seminole Hills are all newer neighborhoods.
Along with the many subdivisions offering single-family homes, plenty of condominiums are found throughout the city. Hatchery Hill, Forest Glen, The Gardens of Swan Creek and Glen Wood Heights all offer condos in Fitchburg.
What's Going on Nearby?
With such a close proximity to Madison, there's plenty offered nearby. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum is found just to the north, along with the Henry Vilas Zoo. Residents also enjoy easy access to the West Towne Mall and many of the most popular lakes in the Madison, WI area.
Fitchburg is also found close to Oregon, Verona, Five Points, Middleton, Monona and McFarland. A number of parks are found throughout the area including Arrowhead Park and McGaw Park. Odana Hills Golf Course is just to the north, as well.
Where Will My Kids Go To School?
Found within the boundaries of three school districts, Fitchburg students may attend a number of different schools. It's found in the Madison Metropolitan School District, Oregon School District and Verona Area School District. Those living on the southern side of the city will attend schools found in the Oregon School District, while those on the north and west side will attend Madison Metropolitan School District schools. Some of the students on the western side of Fitchburg will attend schools in the Verona Area School District.
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