Hartford, Wisconsin, is the hometown of many notable people, including video game designer Steve Feak, NFL player John Shinners and actor/singer Curt Hansen. Located just northwest of Milwaukee and northeast of the capital city of Madison, Hartford has the small town feel many apartment renters are looking for. For fun, neighborhood residents often play a round of golf at Erin Hills, which is host to the 2017 United States Open, or visiting the Schauer Arts & Activities Center.
Back in 1843, two men surveyed the area that later became the town of Hartford. A year later, the men returned, bought 40 acres of land and began building a town. When the railroad was laid in 1855, neighborhoods began sprouting all along the rails. As the vast majority of settlers were from the New England colonies, the town was named for the well-known Connecticut city.
While the town has had steady growth since the 1800s, today the population is just over 14,000 people spread between two Wisconsin counties. Apartments for rent are plentiful in the area and located near many recreational, educational and work-related facilities.
For a good time, apartment renters in the area enjoy many relaxing recreational activities. For those looking for a relaxing day under the sun, Erin Hills is a public golf course that will host the 2017 United States Open. Maybe your tastes run to the more artistic side of relaxation. In this case, you can rent a place near the Schauer Arts & Activities Center. This arts center boasts a number of show rooms, meeting rooms and a top-notch bill of comedians, plays and art galleries. The beautiful Holy Hill church and complex is considered one of the most majestic buildings in the Midwest.
If you are the outdoorsy type and want to rent in an area full of natural beauty, you'll appreciate that the city is close to a number of National and State Parks. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a very popular hiking trail for hikers of all experience levels. Kettle Moraine State Forest and Park is an expansive area that holds educational nature programs and numerous events throughout the year. The Richard Bong State Recreation Area is an amazing display of Midwestern foliage and wild animals. Children especially love this nature area and local schools often conduct field trips to Bong Recreation Area.
There is no bus system in the city, but public transportation is available via the Hartford City Taxi, a shared-ride service of the City Recreation Department. The vans are wheelchair-accessible. Most neighborhood residents drive in the city, and Highway 60 runs through town.
Apartment renters with children or seeking a high education themselves will be pleased with the number of schools and colleges in the Hartford area. The University of Wisconsin system has a Washington County campus. Other top colleges in the area include Carthage College and Moraine Park Technical College.
If you are looking to rent in a neighborhood with great employment prospects, this community is an ideal choice. Hartford is home to many major employers, including Broan-NuTone, LLC, API Healthcare and Quad Graphics.