Middleton is a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin and boasts 17,000 jobs right in town. Employers include pharmaceutical company PPD, American Girl and Electronic Theater Controls, the world’s biggest theater lighting company. In addition to those jobs, many residents commute to Madison for work, allowing potential residents flexibility in the location of their career.
The town offers plenty to do: tour the one-of-a-kind National Mustard Museum or Capital Brewery, check out non-native plants at the Orchids Garden Center and shop the walkable Middleton downtown. If you visit and want to stay, homes are selling at a median price of $283,500 - that’s up 5.6 percent from last year.
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