WINNERTop 100 rank: 4
Compare Middleton to Top 10 Best Places
Residents of Middleton, which ranked No. 1 on Money's 2007 Best Places list, are just 7 miles from Madison -- Wiscon≠sin's cosmopolitan capital. But they don't need to leave home to find things to do; Middleton has a downtown with plenty of res≠taurants, boutiques, and small businesses.
Newer developments--includ≠ing Greenway Station, a hub for upscale retailers and restau≠rants, and Middleton Hills, a mixed-use community inspired by the designs of Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright--have been thoughtfully planned, folks who live here say.
As for the economy, Madison's major employers (the state government and one of the nation's largest state universities) are about as stable as you can get. And within Middleton, large employers include the University of Wisconsin Foundation and medical research development firm PPD.
The resulting tax base has helped the town maintain its top-notch school system and 1,000-acre network of parks, bike paths, and running and cross-country ski trails. That helps make the frigid winters more bearable.
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