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DeForest, “The North Star of Dane County” is experiencing continuous residential and business growth, helping Dane County become one of the fastest-growing regions in Southern Wisconsin. Rich farmland and rolling hills combine for a pastoral landscape that draws residents looking for a distinctive community to call home.

The DeForest community boasts safe, welcoming neighborhoods, an exquisite park and trail system, and a place to grow the good life. DeForest residents continually boast about the wonderful schools and all that the school district has to offer the youth in the community. DeForest has 57 acres of community parkland, 30 acres of neighborhood parkland and over 300 acres of conservancy. To that end, DeForest houses 9 developed parks and approximately 7 miles of trail. Visit the parks to enjoy the playgrounds, athletic fields, movies in the park, picnic shelters, splash pad or any of the special events.

DeForest is located in South-Central Wisconsin, just minutes from the State’s capital – a part of Madison, yet a place apart. DeForest provides ready access to six major highways, rail transportation, and Dane County Regional Airport.

DeForest is located between I-90 and US Highway 51 along the Yahara River. Milwaukee is about 82 miles to the east, Chicago lies 154 miles to the Southeast and Minneapolis-St. Paul is 256 miles to the northwest.

The total population is 8936.


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