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Shorewood Hills

Shorewood Hills

Community Description

Shorewood Hills stands along the shores of Lake Mendota and adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The land on which the Village stands has had a long history. The vegetation was originally prairie and oak forest. Native Americans found the lake a good source of food and camped along its shores. White settlers came to the area when Madison was chosen as the capital of Wisconsin Territory in 1836. By the 1850s, much of what is now Shorewood Hills had been cleared for agriculture. As the City of Madison and the University of Wisconsin grew they expanded west and the area gradually urbanized. The Village of Shorewood Hills was founded in 1927 and remains a quiet enclave within the greater Madison area.
In Shorewood Hills you can expect to receive a very high level of personalized service, over and beyond what you have probably experienced elsewhere. In addition, Shorewood Hills provides services efficiently, as indicated by Shorewood Hills’ tax rate which is the lowest of any city or village in Dane County
Shorewood Hills is about 5 minutes west of the State Capitol, 1. 5 hours west of Milwaukee, 3 hours north of Chicago and 4.25 hours southeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
The total population is 214.

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