• P.O. Box 620185
  • Middleton, WI 53562-0280

Living In Middleton

Simply put, Middleton is a great community with exceptional retail and dining opportunities, outstanding recreational amenities, including a city-owned and operated 27-hole golf course, miles of bike trails weaving throughout the community, and numerous parks and playgrounds including a community pool, splash parks, and the 160-acre Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Middleton offers a comfortable mix of housing opportunities, including apartment complexes, condo and townhome living, and single family residential neighborhoods, all connected by good people. These are a few of the many reasons Middleton calls itself the Good Neighbor City. Read below to learn even more about what Middleton has to offer.

Welcome To The Opportunity To Grow With Us

Thank you for your interest in the City of Middleton. We are always pleased to welcome new companies and development into our city. Our hand-in-hand working relationship with the Middleton Area Development Corporation (MADC) is a great option to explore. The team at MADC has the financial resources, banking expertise, technical knowhow, and proven track record of successes. We're glad you have chosen to look at Middleton, and I look forward to meeting and working together to continually improve our city.

- Mayor Gurdip Brar


What kind of people live and work in Middleton

As a part of the growing greater Madison Metropolitan area, Middleton has been a benefactor of this growth since the early 1990's. With a median age slightly younger than the rest of the state, Middleton attracts higher educated residents who move to Middleton for many reasons including quality schools, adequate housing, overall safety, and multiple recreational opportunities.

To get all facts about Middleton click here:  Middleton Facts

Middleton - A City of Attributes

A message from the City Administrator

Welcome to the City of Middleton a vibrant urban ring city on the west side of Madison, the state capital. From 2005-2013, Middleton was honored by Money Magazine and CNN as one of the top ten places to live in the U.S. (under 50,000 population), including “America’s Best Place to Live” (2007). Our community offers the best of living and working in a small city while having all the great attributes of a dynamic larger city. Here are some of our most significant features:

• Corporate headquarters and /or primary facility for Capital Brewery, Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC), Fiskars, Gilson Medical Instruments, Mead & Hunt Engineering, the National Mustard Museum, Natus Neurology (North America), PPD, Springs Window Fashions, Standard Imaging, Spectrum Brands and WTS Paradigm among many other great businesses in a dynamic regional economy.

• Public amenities include a nationally recognized Public Lands, Recreation & Forestry department maintaining numerous charming parks; a library that was named the “Library of the Year” for 2007 by the Wisconsin Library Association; nationally-accredited police department and senior center; a city-owned golf course; Middleton Municipal Airport—Morey Field; Capitol Ice arena; two Middleton historic museums, to name a few. The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District, with its high level of academic and co-curricular achievements, prominent athletic programs, outstanding staff and quality facilities such as the community’s Performing Arts Center, are keys to the community’s success.

• A regional employment center, we are a net importer of employees—8,616 according to the 2010 Census--and an exporter of income to surrounding communities. Moreover, the City, Middleton Chamber of Commerce and Middleton Area Development Corporation have forged a sustainable and strong partnership in community development.

MID City Hall 2

City of Middleton 2021 Annual Report

A thorough presentation that addresses all things Middleton from Police & Fire, Public Works and Parks & Recreation, Sustainability, Future Planning, to Voter Participation, the Library, and Tourism.

To view Middleton State of the City Presentation click here:  2021 Annual Report

Links to Middleton Community Websites

Middleton-Cross Plains School District

In addition to the six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and an alternative high school, facilities include the District Administrative Center, the District Operations Center, the Transportation Center, the Performing Arts Center and the Indoor Pool.

Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber works for you to promote a strong economy and
high quality of life for the greater Middleton Community.

We are an association
of more than 700 businesses,
focused on facilitation, advocacy, education and communication.

We are STRONGER together!

City of Middleton

Middleton’s governing body is the City Council, consisting of eight alderpersons elected by districts and a mayor elected at large. The Council adopts the City budget and passes laws, policies and regulations that govern the City.
Middleton’s City Council works in conjunction with various boards and committees to support the managing of the city of Middleton and it’s residents.


Visit Middleton

With several relaxing hotels, 80 delicious restaurants and the area’s finest shopping, Middleton is a destination that offers more. Visit unique attractions like Capital Brewery and the National Mustard Museum, wander along our award-winning trail system or ride the free trolley connecting shopping, restaurants and hotels throughout Middleton.