Mount Horeb : Wisconsin

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What it's Like to Retire in Mount Horeb

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, is a small town southwest of Madison, with a Norwegian heritage and a population of just over 7,000. The town preserves its link to the past with many cultural celebrations and events. Mount Horeb has been know as the “Troll Capital of the World” and its main street is called the Trollway, with Troll statues and themes  found throughout the village. It was also known as the “Mustard Capital of the World”, and until 2009, was home to the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, which was showcased on the Food Network in 2002. The museum has relocated to Middleton, Wisconsin.  Due to its location, Mount Horeb offers year-round recreation which includes biking, hiking and skiing. Picture of Mount Horeb Opera Block on Main St. courtesy of Wikipedia and Jaknelaps.

 

Where to Retire in Mount Horeb and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median sale price to be about $210,000 in mid-2016.

 

What is special about Mount Horeb

Distinctive shops and restaurants, located in authentic restored buildings and Victorian homes, line its historic Main Street. Also located on the Trollway, are quaint eateries featuring home-made entrees and specialty goods such as chocolate, craft beers, Wisconsin wines, Swedish rye bread, Norwegian lefse and rosettes.
Recreation is abundant in the Mount Horeb area.  Camping, fishing, golfing, swimming and a 39-mile recreation trail great for biking, hiking and jogging.We also have an Olympic caliber bike route that was mapped out when Chicago made its bid for the 2016 Olympics.

 

What is not special about Mount Horeb

Cold winters, high taxes, not a diverse population.

 

Who will like retirement in Mount Horeb

Those who enjoy the outdoors and all four season would like living here.  The town has an interesting history and the downtown is small and walkable.

 

Local economy is driven by

Construction; the school district is the largest employer

 

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 21 degrees, July's average is 72 degrees. The town gets an average of 50 inches of snow.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Trollway is Mount Horeb’s Main Street, guarded by trolls that have seemingly just appeared to welcome you.
Rich in Norwegian history, Mount Horeb features several cultural festivals each year. Distinctive shops and restaurants, located in authentic restored buildings and Victorian homes, line its historic Main Street. Also located on the Trollway, are quaint eateries featuring home-made entrees and specialty goods such as chocolate, craft beers, Wisconsin wines, Swedish rye bread, Norwegian lefse and rosettes.
Recreation is abundant in the Mount Horeb area. Tucked among the deep valleys and farmland of southern Wisconsin.  Camping, fishing, golfing, swimming and a 39-mile recreation trail great for biking, hiking and jogging, an Olympic caliber bike route.

 

Crime

The crime rate  is very low here.

 

Medical facilities

Upland Hills Health  Mount Horeb Clinic

UW Health

 

Transportation

There is a regional airport in Madison, about 30 miles away; the nearest international airport is in Milwaukee about 110 miles from Mount Horeb.

 

Valuable Links

Visit Mount Horeb

Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce

 

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Facts about MOUNT HOREB
  • State: WI
  • Environment: Rural,Suburban,Small Town,Outdoor Oriented,Biking Community,Farming or Agricultural,All ages,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 4001-6000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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