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Old 04-24-2009, 07:59 AM
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Can anyone suggest a relatively wooded, rural area that's within 45 minutes of Madison? I'm considering a job in Madison (I went there for grad school so I'm familiar with the city) but we'd like to live out in the boonies away from the city.

Thank you!
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:13 PM
Location: Madison
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You'll find the best topography west of town off of highway 14, southwest of town on highway 151, and the space in between these roads.
Google's "terrain" view will show you the elevation changes and rolling hills in these areas.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:29 PM
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Cross Plains, Baraboo, Portage.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:43 PM
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Check out around New Glarus, Blanchardville ( I just saw a couple nice woodsy houses on Badger rd that are for sale), and around Mount Horeb.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:43 AM
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My sister lives near Nine springs creek off MM - (Oregon Road).... backs up to a wooded area that ?? won't be developed.

Really lovely. Except, of course, for the mosquitoes....
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:53 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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What about further past Cross Plains, places like Mazomanie, Black Earth, and Arena? There are a lot of gorgeous wooded hills out in that area.
Down toward New Glarus is beautiful as well.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:37 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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I agree anything west of Cross Plains will be wooded. A lot of the places mentioned are rural, but to find wooded in the corn/dairyland is more of a struggle.
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