Cottage Grove, Wis., is a small suburban town located about 15 miles east of Madison. Home to approximately 6,000 people, this small village is alive with charm, community spirit and Wisconsin pride. Although its population is small, many new residents have moved into Cottage Grove in recent years. According to City-Data, the town's population grew by more than 50 percent between 2000 and 2010.
Residents enjoy easy access to Madison, Wisconsin's capital city, which offers numerous shopping, employment and recreational opportunities. Those searching for Cottage Grove apartments for rent will appreciate the area's small-town vibe and access to big-city amenities.
Cottage Grove residents enjoy their town's diverse mixture of farmland, new subdivisions, commercial areas and natural spaces. Designated as a Tree City USA for more than 15 years, Cottage Grove contains an estimated 2,530 trees. The town's many parks, playgrounds and open spaces function as community gathering spots, and numerous community events highlight the town's strong belief in the importance of municipal and family values.
Cottage Grove's rural character, high-quality public education and Madison-area conveniences make it an ideal location to raise a family. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 32 percent of Cottage Grove households contain children younger than 18. The town's median age is about 33 years, which is more than 10 years younger than Wisconsin's average age. This means that Cottage Grove is populated by many young families and professionals.
Those searching for apartments in Cottage Grove will also want to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets. Because it serves primarily as a bedroom community for Madison commuters, Cottage Grove residents generally commute outside of city limits for work. The village was rated as "car-dependent" by Walkscore.com.
Many visitors from the Madison region and beyond frequent Cottage Grove's well-loved, local golf course, Door Creek. In fact, this prestigious course won the 2011 Best of Madison Silver award for its enjoyable 27-hole course.
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