Downtown Madison is bursting with activity. There are bars and restaurants to fit everyone’s tastes, plenty of shopping, and two gorgeous lakefronts. But with all of that opportunity also comes a lot of people, a lot of traffic, and a lot of buildings. Some people thrive on city life, while others love to visit but prefer returning somewhere a bit more rural at the end of the day. Madisonians are lucky that the city has ample trails and trees to give offer pastoral scenes even in the thick of it, but suburbs like Fitchburg are also great, green options.
So many people, in fact, have fallen in love with Fitchburg in the past few years — for both its proximity to downtown and its own parks, shopping, and conveniences — that the area is growing very quickly, 24% between 2000 and 2010, with new developments and apartments popping up all the time. If you’re one of many hoping to move to the area, set up a time to check out these beautiful apartments in Fitchburg, WI — and there’s more to be found.
This pet-friendly complex is just on the edge of the Swan Creek park — which has tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, and tons of green space — and a brief walk from part of the sprawling Capital Springs State Recreation Area. Covered parking is included in rent, as is water, access to a fitness center, storage and more. Large balconies and large windows are perfect for soaking in views of the park.
The Vue apartments are tucked back far enough from Fish Hatchery Road — one of Fitchburg’s main thoroughfares — to maintain a quiet atmosphere, but close enough to hop on the road for easy access to the Beltline Highway or any of the various restaurants and grocery stores along the way. Huge bathrooms accompany large balconies and walk-in closets, and you can get to know your fellow residents at the shared clubhouse, fire pits, pool, grills, clubhouse, or fitness center. Right across Post Road from the Vue is the edge of the Capital Springs State Park and Recreation Area, meaning you’ll always have a natural view and perfect place to walk in peace.
One of the things Fitchburg’s residents love about the area is that it’s still relatively undeveloped and on the edge of the city — meaning that a short drive or walk will take you out into the countryside. The Addison apartments are nestled right in that corridor between rural and urban, with ready access to the Fitchburg Technology Campus, grocery stores, restaurants, and bars on one end, and the Capital Springs State Recreation Area on the other. In fact, several of the Addison’s five buildings overlook undeveloped farm land. Yet residents enjoy a fitness center, pool, in-unit laundry, plenty of parking, and finely finished units that range from studios to two-bedrooms with fireplaces.
Fitchburg’s quick development means lots of new — and more expensive — luxury buildings popping up. But there are options for those not looking to pay exorbitant rents for features they might or might not use. For those, Sun Valley is a perfect fit. Minutes from the recreation area and grocery store, these units are spacious and affordable without sacrificing comfort, with air conditioning, 24-hour maintenance, ample parking, a playground, large lawn, and a fitness center. Conveniently also on the bus line, Sun Valley is just a quick ride to downtown.
Near the corner of Fish Hatchery Road and Highway PD/McKee Road, Seminole Woods is at a crossroads of convenience with McKee Farms Park nearly in the backyard. Lofted floorplans add flexibility and space, and the complex is right on the Capital City Trail that winds through woods and around nearby water features, and intersects Gunflint Trail Park. Groceries or a restaurant stop are just a quick walk away.
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