October 12, 2017

Verona, Wisconsin


Here’s a free collection of resources about Verona, Wisconsin- blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who live in Verona, etc.

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Verona, Wisconsin: Blogs

Here’s a list of blogs and websites written by people who live in Verona, or are about Verona.

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City of Verona ci.verona.wi.us 2017
Verona Public Library veronapubliclibrary.org 2017
Visit Verona visitveronawi.com 2017
Verona Chamber of Commerce veronawi.com 2017
Verona Area School District verona.k12.wi.us 2017
Verona History Website veronahistory.com/home 2017
Verona Press unifiednewsgroup.com/verona_press 2017
Zillow Real Estate zillow.com/town-of-verona-wi 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verona,_Wisconsin 2017
Epic Systems epic.com 2017

Verona, Wisconsin: Groups

Verona Groups On Facebook

  1. Verona, WI Area Online Garage Sale Group (11,653 members)
  2. Verona, WI Buy/Sell/Trade/Free Group (1,191 members)
  3. Burn Boot Camp – Verona, WI Facebook Group (359 members)
  4. Hawthorne Hills Neighborhood (322 members)
  5. Verona Online Garage Sale (87 members)
  6. Verona Ward Friends (82 members)
  7. Verona, WI Class of 1985 (61 members)
  8. Verona WI High School Class of 1974 (40 members)

Other Verona Groups, Forums and Events

  1. Eventbrite Events Near Verona, Wisconsin

Verona, Wisconsin: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Verona, WI. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Verona)


*Click here to share your experience living in Verona*


Verona, Wisconsin: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Verona?

  • Being close to family. (Robin, 5 months)
  • Convenience to shopping. (Debra, 18 months)
  • The convenience of a city, in a village-like setting. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • The people. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • It’s a fairly quiet town and close to the city. I love having a locally owned grocery store that is right downtown and not a big chain store. (Amanda, 11 years)
  • Small town atmosphere, community access to things like the library, pool, bike paths, dog park, baseball/soccer fields and parks. The schools are excellent in having resources to provide to students (iPads and music programs). (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Verona?

  • Missing my friends. (Robin, 5 months)
  • Taxes. (Debra, 18 months)
  • No high-speed internet in my neighborhood. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • Home prices. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Not many good options, most places serve primarily burgers and chicken. I would love some variety without having to drive into Fitchburg/Madison. There is nothing to do for entertainment since the bowling alley closed and because a church, and there is no laundromat. House prices have jumped up significantly, rent is high as well. (Amanda, 11 years)
  • The way we spend money, how much is being spent on the Matt House for it to be a museum? I’d rather see an outside pool or after school center for teens. I also don’t like that the farmers market left. (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Verona?

  • I haven’t found too much to do without leaving the city. (Robin, 5 months)
  • Theatre, walking path, community events. (Debra, 18 months)
  • There are loads of parks, amazing to visit with kids. Nearby Madison has loads of fun things to do. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • All the playgrounds. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • We really only have bars/restaurants and the military ridge trail bike path that goes through Verona. (Amanda, 11 years)
  • Bike trails, community programs, performing arts productions. (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: Reputation

What’s Verona known for?

  • Expensive housing and high taxes. (Robin, 5 months)
  • Epic. (Debra, 18 months)
  • Epic. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • Schools. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Epic, expensive houses. (Amanda, 11 years)
  • High taxes and the home of Epic. (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: Crime

What’s the crime like in Verona?

  • I feel very safe in my house and neighborhood. (Robin, 5 months)
  • Average, small town trouble. (Debra, 18 months)
  • I’ve not seen, nor experienced any. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • Minor crimes. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • It used to be real quiet, but there has been a major increase in crime this year. There have been more reports of stolen cars, houses and cars being broken into than usual. (Amanda, 11 years)
  • I think there is crime, but it’s well maintained. We haven’t had any major problems. (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Verona?

  • Good luck finding a house you can afford. (Robin, 5 months)
  • Walk around town, you will enjoy the view and friendly people you meet. (Debra, 18 months)
  • Take the plunge! Lots of lovely people, great neighborhoods and beautiful scenery. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • Taxes are high- make sure you know what your yearly tax rate will be when you buy your home. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • I would advise against it. Taxes are high, houses are hard to find at a reasonable price. It’s either condos or $400,000+ houses. The community is growing far too fast and feeling less and less communal every year. Many chain restaurants/businesses are coming in. The plan for where Ace Hardware is sounds ridiculous. What screams hometown?…not a three story retail front box diagonal to the over valued Matt’s House in downtown. (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Verona (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • I had a pretty good time on a self-guided Epic tour. (Robin, 5 months)
  • Young people having a get together in their backyard inviting me and my dog in to the party. (Debra, 18 months)
  • The library has a lovely play group in winter months, it’s really helped get my toddler out of her shell and interact with her peers! So many great people! (Melanie, 2 years)
  • We love the hometown parade! The whole town comes out either in it, or watching it and it is so much fun. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • I love that police officers come out on Halloween and interact with the community. I am also a fan of the fireworks for Hometown days. (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: The Future

How do you think Verona will change over the next 10 years?

  • The pretty scenery will turn into houses and businesses. (Robin, 5 months)
  • I hope it does not! (Debra, 18 months)
  • It’ll continue to grow without losing its charm. (Melanie, 2 years)
  • More stores and homes. It’ll be harder to drive on Main Street. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • I think there will be more name brand box stores and restaurants. More condos and big buildings, large class sizes in schools, higher taxes. (Jessica, 14 years)

Verona, Wisconsin: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Verona?

  • The high school is a mess. It’s almost impossible to figure anything out. (Robin, 5 months)
  • The library has fun get togethers for all ages. (Debra, 18 months)
  • The locally owned grocery store has been running since 1902 and is still owned by the same family. (Amanda, 11 years)