Verona is approximately 10 miles from Madison. Real estate in Verona WI includes large houses with six bedrooms and condos with one bedroom. Some Verona condos have two or three bedrooms. Verona has a number of three-bedroom houses and four-bedroom houses.
Native Americans lived in the Verona area until part of the land was yielded to the government of the United States in 1829. The rest of the land was ceded in 1832, and construction was completed on the first grist mill in the county in 1844. Badger Mill drew people to the area. It was expanded a few years later. A store, a post office and other businesses opened in the Verona area. Verona was established as a town in 1847. It was named Verona after a town in New York that was the hometown of two of the early settlers in the area. Verona officially became a village in 1921. Citizens of Verona were concerned during the 1970s about the village becoming a district of Madison. The Village Board of Verona worked to establish Verona as a city, and it was established as a city in 1978. Information about Verona's history is available in the History section under the About Verona tab at ci.verona.wi.us.
Parks and Recreation
People who have purchased homes in Verona WI can participate in a variety of outdoor recreational activities at Verona's parks. There are basketball courts at Harriet Park and Veteran's Park. People who enjoy tennis can play on the courts at Tollefson Park and Westridge Park. Community Park and Harriet Park have places for ice skating outdoors during the winter. Community Park also has an indoor skating rink. Swimmers will enjoy swimming in the quarry at Fireman's Park. Veteran's Park and Community Park have softball fields. There are playgrounds and picnic areas at Harmony Hills Park, Prairie View Park and Tollefson Park. Verona residents can learn more about the city's parks in the Parks and Urban Forestry section under the City Departments tab at ci.verona.wi.us.
Attractions and Activities
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Military Ridge State Trail pass through Verona. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a hiking trail that passes through forests and prairies. Bicyclists can ride along the Military Ridge State Trail through wetlands, prairies and forests. More information about this trail is available at dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/militaryridge.
Verona residents can attend plays at the Verona Community Theater. The theater's website is www.vact.org.
The University Ridge Golf Course in Madison is open to the public. It is about two miles from Verona. Golfers can learn more at www.universityridge.com.
Verona Hometown Days is one of the city's major events. This three-day festival in June has a parade, carnival rides, live entertainment and fireworks. Festival attendees can participate in an adult softball tournament. More information is available at www.veronahometowndays.com.
The Verona Loop Festival in September is part of the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon. Bicyclists who are participating in the triathlon ride through the streets of Verona during this event.