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-Attractive downtown
-College-town amenities
-Architectural interest


-Cold winters
-Cost of living
-Recent employment

What Bert Has To Say About Madison Metro Area

The state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison is clean, attractive, progressive and well-planned. The city itself surrounds a pair of lakes- Lake Mendota and Lake Monona- both of which provide recreation and attractive views from many city business and residential locations. The downtown is exceptionally clean and gives strong evidence of the city’s twin roles as state government center and college town.

The area boasts many buildings of architectural interest, most particularly those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright including the spectacular Monona Terrace convention center on the Lake Monona shore but also including churches and several residences. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and includes an assortment of outdoor recreation areas and attractions such as Taliesin, Wright’s former home and studio, and the Wisconsin Dells, a collection of good but somewhat touristy family attractions. The economy is anchored by the university and state government but also is supported by a number of small “new economy” firms, mainly in biotech and software. East of town is a more traditional commercial complex with distribution centers and light manufacturing.

Excellent albeit expensive residential areas lie all around the town, with more middle class neighborhoods southwest and northeast towards the small town of DeForest. More upscale areas lie along the Lake Mendota lakefront north. Educational attainment is high, and college-town amenities abound, but one pays the price literally in housing and figuratively in winter chill. For those who can accept these negatives, the area is hard to beat.

The downtown sits on a narrow isthmus of land between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. Madison has a continental climate with an extreme temperature range, from 110 degrees to –40. Madison lies in the path of frequent storm systems during fall, winter, and spring. Winters are cloudy with occasional outbreaks of cold arctic air, and many days below freezing. Summers are pleasant with only occasional periods of extreme heat or high humidity. Summer months are prone to thunderstorms, and winter precipitation is lighter but lasts longer. Snow cover is common in the winter months. First freeze is early October, last is late April.


Quick Facts About Mount Horeb

    The unemployment rate in Mount Horeb is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Mount Horeb jobs have Increased by 1.20 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Mount Horeb's cost of living is 11.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Mount Horeb's population is 7,070 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 23.34 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Mount Horeb is $197,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.70 percent.
    Mount Horeb public schools spend $13,382 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Mount Horeb.

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