There's something special about shopping at small local businesses for the holidays. Not only do you get the satisfaction of supporting locally-owned shops and boutiques in your community, but you can also find some amazing holiday gifts that the big chain stores simply can't offer.
Luckily, we have some cool local shops here in the Madison area. With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 26, our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite places to shop small in Dane County.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas. If you're on the search for your dream home, you can count on our real estate agents to help you find it in Dane County.
Our real estate agents don't need any excuse to sing the praises of our favorite local coffee shops here in the Madison area... but with National Cappuccino Day coming up on November 8, now is a better time than ever. Be sure to check out these awesome Dane County coffee shops in honor of the occasion!
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The rolling countryside of Southern Wisconsin has become one of the leading wine regions in Wisconsin and beyond, joining local breweries and cideries in producing top-notch local libations.
Late summer and early fall are prime seasons to experience the harvest at Wisconsin's wineries, but there are opportunities to taste local wines year-round. These are some of our real estate agents' favorite places to sample Wisconsin wines.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Southern Wisconsin! If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Madison and the surrounding areas.
Order a pie or grab a slice, October is officially National Pizza Month. No matter if you are looking at Sun Prairie homes for sale or Fitchburg homes for sale, there are plenty of pizza options in Southern WI.
Here is a closer look at just a few places to score a slice or a pie with your favorite toppings:
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Originating in Bavaria, Oktoberfest is marked by celebrations centered around two mainstay comfort foods: delicious bratwurst and refreshing beer. Near Dane County, of course, you'll find a variety of local additions, like the use of authentic Wisconsin cheese.
Dane County is one of the epicenters of Oktoberfest in the United States, thanks to the high number of people here who trace their ancestry back to Germany. You'll find a wide range of fun and festive events throughout the area. Here's an insider guide on how and where to enjoy the celebrations:
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Wisconsin's farms offer fall fun for the whole family. Our real estate agents invite you and your loved ones to form memories that will last a lifetime as you enjoy the outdoors and a variety of activities that define the season: Hayrides, bonfires, and even participating in the harvest.
Choose Madison homes for sale, and you'll never be far from the area's gorgeous farmland and local perks such as farmers' markets, festivals, and more. Plus, you can visit plenty of local farms whenever the weather permits.
In the fall, several farms throw open their doors so you can meet farmers and their animals, see the work that goes into planting, and enjoy surroundings rich with the energy and the unmistakable feeling of a Wisconsin fall.
Let's take a closer look at a few options for fall fun:
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How will you spend the last three-day weekend of the summer? Join our real estate agents at these lively Labor Day weekend events taking place around Madison.
Life near Madison is special every day of the year. Contact us for all your real estate needs.
If you're looking for a place to grab a drink in the Madison area, you have a wealth of options to choose from. From local brewpubs and microbreweries to cocktail lounges and arcade bars, our real estate agents have rounded up a list of the most unique places to wet your whistle in Dane County!
Contact us today to learn more about life in Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas. If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find it in Dane County!
The wonders of Wisconsin summers spent outdoors are calling to us. From Wisconsin State Parks to other protected land, Southern WI has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor adventures. Our real estate agents are delighted to share their favorite Wisconsin state parks near Dane County.
Contact us today to learn more about outdoor adventures in Southern Wisconsin! And if you're thinking about moving to the Madison area, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family.
Our real estate agents love all that the downtown area has to offer, especially during the summer! From craft fairs and farmers markets to music festivals and marathons, there are plenty of ways to enjoy our small big city during some of our favorite months. Be sure to mark your calendar for these summer happenings in downtown Madison.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Madison! If you're planning on moving to Wisconsin's capital in the near future, our real estate agents are dedicated to helping find the perfect home for you and your family.
Get ready to live life to the fullest in the Dane County area this summer! Local annual summer festivals bring music, food, and fun to many Southern Wisconsin communities throughout the summer, and our real estate agents are excited to share the upcoming festivities.
Mark your calendars for these great summer festivals in Dane County.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Southern Wisconsin and the surrounding areas! When you're ready to find your dream home in Dane County, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way.
What better way to cool off on a sunny day than with a heaping bowl or a towering cone of your favorite flavor of ice cream?
If you're looking for a place to cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth, then our real estate agents have you covered. These are our favorite Dane County ice cream shops.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Dane County. The Madison, WI area really comes alive during the summer months, and our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you live life to the fullest in Dane County!
Wisconsin's May temperatures have made it feel like summer already. That means now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all the outdoor adventures Dane County has to offer.
The Madison area is home to several beautiful lakes and rivers, making it an idyllic place to enjoy fishing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and water sports. Our real estate agents have some tips on places to get out on the water in Dane County!
Contact us today to learn more about the adventures that await in the Southern Wisconsin area! Our real estate agents are here to help you move to the life you want.
After a long wait, spring weather is here – and that means it's time for spring biking.
No matter where you are around Dane County or what kind of biking you prefer, there are options to enjoy. Our real estate agents know many people pick Madison homes for sale because of the outdoor adventures waiting nearby! Dane County has over 100 miles of trails made for bicycling. Read on for our recommendations on where to bike in Dane County. Each website provides location details:
Spring is a great time for outdoor adventures, and it's also a good time to accomplish your real estate goals in Dane County. Contact us to find out more about Dane County real estate opportunities.
Spring is in the air in the Madison area, and with National Wildlife Week here, it's a great time of year to get outside and explore the natural wonders of Wisconsin.
In honor of National Wildlife Week, our real estate agents are excited to highlight some of their favorite nature preserves and wildlife sanctuaries in and around Madison.
Madison is a fantastic place to live for anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. Contact us today to learn more about life in Madison, Wisconsin.
Home to a variety of local brew houses and Irish pubs, it's no surprise that the Madison area is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Join our real estate agents by partaking in the luck of the Irish at these lively pubs, saloons, and restaurants around Madison.
According to an old Irish blessing, "May the roof above you never fall in and those gathered beneath it never fall out." We can help you with the roof portion of that when you contact us at Stark to help you make a plan to find a new home in the Dane County area.
If hearing about friends' Spring Break plans has you feeling a bit stir crazy, it's not too late to book a spring staycation! Southern WI has beautiful options for a stay full of outdoor adventure or soothing relaxation. Read on to learn about a few of our local vacation destinations.
Our real estate agents know our state is dotted with inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels that allow you to make the most of life in Wisconsin. The peaceful and serene surroundings will refresh you – and you might only have to travel a few minutes to reach your favorite new getaway. No matter what you have in mind, there's a nearby "staycation" that can help you reset this spring.
Let's take a closer look at some top staycation options throughout the local area:
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Madison foodies rejoice! Some truly amazing restaurants are joining Madison's vibrant culinary scene. Looking to try something new next time you dine out or order takeout? Read on for suggestions on new restaurants and cafes to try.
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Middleton is a great backdrop for outdoor adventures throughout all Wisconsin seasons. A Wisconsin favorite, snowshoeing, is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery and snowy landscapes. With the expansive beauty of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy, as well as the purpose-built trails and amenities at the new CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center, you have outstanding options for snowshoeing close to home. Our real estate agents have the info you need to explore snowshoeing trails in Middleton this winter.
Pheasant Branch Conservancy – 4864 Pheasant Branch Rd., Middleton, WI 53562
With 519 acres of wetlands and forests to explore around the scenic Pheasant Branch Creek, the Pheasant Branch Conservancy is a popular destination for outdoor adventures all year long. Buyers interested in Middleton homes for sale often cite these outdoor areas as a great benefit to living near Middleton.
CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center – 4355 Schwartz Rd., Middleton, WI 53562
A new addition to the Middleton area, which opened in December 2021, the CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center is already drawing rave reviews. This is the perfect place to enjoy some snowshoeing, along with other fun winter activities like cross country skiing and fat-tire biking.
Before you head out for your next snowshoeing trip, check the trail conditions. The CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center website features daily updates on trail conditions, as well as frequent updates on any new trails. While they aren't dedicated snowshoeing trails, many of the shorter trails at other local parks around Middleton are also open for snowshoeing.
Ready to buy or sell your next home close to all of the Middleton outdoor adventures? We can help you accomplish your real estate goals. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Middleton, WI area.
Making the most of life in Dane County is what Stark agents love to do and what we love to share with our community. For dedicated and knowledgeable help buying or selling a home, contact us at Stark Company Realtors.
Monroe Street is one of Madison's most charming destinations. Nestled in the shadow of legendary venues like Camp Randall Stadium and the UW Field House, Monroe Street has established its own identity through the unique shopping and dining experiences it offers. Nearby residents walk from shop to shop, stop for a warm beverage at a cafe or grab a bite at a one-of-a-kind restaurant.
If you haven't attended one of the First Fridays on Monroe Street events, now is the time.
We want to help you plan ahead with these First Fridays on Monroe details.
First Fridays on Monroe Street
Location: 1400 – 3600 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711
Time: First Friday of Every Month*, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(*Starting again in February 2022)
Searching for a home that makes it easy to visit and enjoy Monroe Street? Let our local real estate team help. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Madison, WI area.
Madison, WI is one of the top 30 happiest cities in America, according to a poll conducted by USA Today. Madison's residents know that Dane County is a happy, welcoming place to call home and we consider Madison's vibrant downtown one of the biggest attractions. Wondering why Downtown Madison is so highly rated? We have some fun facts about Downtown Madison to help you live the life you want in our charming small big city.
Are you considering relocating to one of America's happiest cities? Our local real estate team can help. Contact Stark to learn more about how we can help you move to the life you want in the Madison, WI area.
We can all agree that Wisconsin knows how to do cheese. So, are you looking for that signature squeak? Or recommendations on the best dipping sauces? Read below to add some flavor and fun to your day with cheese curds from these must-try Dane County hotspots.
Want to learn more about the benefits of living in Dane County or Madison area homes for sale? Contact us and talk to an expert on both the local real estate market and how to make the most of life in Wisconsin.
Visit home-grown brands around Dane County, and you'll get to support small businesses while snagging gifts you can't find anywhere else. It's worth the adventure, you may find a new favorite place and you'll knock those hard-to-shop-for relatives off your list.
Stop by these local businesses to discover gifts that will delight your friends & families and give them a piece of our beloved Dane County community:
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