Middleton Hills is a neighborhood for the present, designed with a sense for the past. The qualities of small town life include friendly streets, houses with front porches, generous parks and open space, and a pedestrian oriented commercial center with shops and offices.
Middleton Hills is located in the City of Middleton, eight miles from the State Capital in Madison, Wisconsin. The community consists of approximately 400 single family homes, townhouses, apartments and live/work units. Small shops and businesses are an integral part of sustaining the daily needs and work opportunities for the neighborhood.
Middleton Hills was designed and master planned by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), internationally known architects and community planners. The emphasis is on an intimate, friendly scale. Comfortable homes with small front yards line the streets — with plenty of greenspace nearby for hiking, bird watching and recreation. Garages, some topped by apartments, are tucked away on alleys. Neighborhood conveniences like a grocery store, dry cleaners and cafe are just a short walk away. Existing hills and trees, lake views and wetlands have been preserved for community enjoyment.
The founder of Middleton Hills, Marshall Erdman, wanted residents of this development to rediscover the sense of community that has been lost over the last decades in the sprawl of isolated housing tracts, shopping developments and office parks. The emphasis is on people; on quality of life in a self sufficient neighborhood.