Stoughton WI Real Estate, area and Community Information
Stoughton, Wisconsin, is a beautiful Madison suburb that is situated about 20 miles south-southeast of the the state capital. Residents enjoy ready access to northern Illinois and central Wisconsin via Interstate 39-90, which passes just to the east of town. The Dane County community is home to approximately 13,000 residents.
The town was founded by a Vermont native, Luke Stoughton, in 1847. During the latter part of the 19th century, the community attracted many immigrants of Norwegian heritage. In 1919, the Stoughton Wagon Company promoted the idea of the station wagon by assembling its custom wagon-style bodies on Ford Model T chassis.
Parks and Recreation
Those with Stoughton WI real estate can enjoy watersports and other fun activities at the 3,200-acre Lake Kegonsa, which is just north of city. The 342-acre Lake Kegonsa State Park
is located along the eastern shore of the picturesque body of water. Those that like to get out in the cold, crisp wintry air can strap on their ice skates, head out on the cross-country ski trails or take on the sledding hill. Anglers can go after smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye and panfish. Families that invest in Stoughton homes will enjoy bringing their kids out to the beach.
Attractions and Activities
Stoughton Country Club
offers a rolling, 6,335-yard layout found along the southern shore of Lake Kegonsa. The historic layout first opened in 1922. Ponds, large boulders, bunkers and mature trees greet shots that stray off-line. The sporty par-71 test features a USGA course rating of 71.0 and a slope of 124. Members enjoys reciprocal playing privileges at seven other area clubs.
Stoughton's unique Syttende Mai Folk Festival
is the largest celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day in the country.
The mid-May event brings competitors together for the Viking Games Strongman competition, the canoe race and the Syttende Mai Run. Visitors sample the diverse ethnic foods as they peruse hardanger and quilt exhibits. Folk dancing and a Norwegian style show are other popular activities that visitors enjoy.
The prospective Stoughton home buyer will find beautiful Stoughton WI homes in a number of modern subdivisions. Many of these homes for sale in Stoughton will include desirable amenities like multi-car garages, home theaters, gourmet kitchens and large master bedrooms. Some Stoughton real estate will offer lake frontage or golf course views. Other Stoughton properties will include acreage.
Look to an experienced Stoughton real estate agent for guidance in locating the most desirable real estate in Stoughton. Jack Soceka can match your needs with the best Stoughton homes for sale.