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    Sauk Prairie is a growing community located 20 minutes northwest of Madison. The district is made up of sixteen municipalities including the villages of Merrimac, Prairie du Sac, and Sauk City. Rolling hills, rich farmland, the Wisconsin River, and Devil's Lake State Park are a few of the geographic gifts that make our part of Wisconsin such a wonderful place to visit. The warm and supportive people of our community make it such a great place to live.

    Our school district is one of the main reasons people choose to call Sauk Prairie home. From our four-year-old kindergarten and early childhood programs to our Community Center programming for our senior citizens, we are committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities for all in our community. To learn more about our school district and the work that they are doing, click here.

  • “The Village of Sauk City is a true partner for small business.  We are excited to get our building project kicked off and it would not have been possible without their partnership.  Too often our interaction with government is about unnecessary complication, cost, and barriers.  The Village of Sauk City is demonstrating a better way.  We can’t wait to be a member of that community.”  

        - Kevin Possell – President of
           AllTravelSizes.com & WeinersLTD.com

  • “We were so pleased to work with the Village of Prairie du Sac and its team on our recent warehouse expansion within the industrial park. The village was very helpful and we were able to keep our project moving from the permits to completion of the project in record time."

       - Philippe & Julie Coquard,
         Wollersheim Winery, Distillery & Bistro


    “Sauk Prairie is a great place to live.  The recent community investments in the trail system, recreational facilities, and schools are an important factor when recruiting staff.  Our office is located right on the Wisconsin River with the Great Sauk Trail right out our back door.  There cannot be many businesses in the state that can look out their back windows and see Eagles perched on the trees off the deck.”  

       - Ken Baumgardt, P.E.,
         Edge Consulting Engineers, Inc.


    Residents of the Trade Area Population was 16,610 in 2022.  Most housing is owner-occupied and the per capita income is higher than the state. There is a growing Latino population and In-Commuters. A number of employers are in the manufacturing and healthcare/medical sectors. The villages have been assertive in infrastructure and incentives for downtown redevelopment, making the area one of the most bikeable communities in Southwest Wisconsin. Visitors and  Business travelers include those attending sales meetings, trainings, consulting visits, etc. Leisure travelers visit the community because of outdoor recreation, Lake Wisconsin and Wisconsin River water sports, Devil’s Head Resort skiing, winery and distillery tours, and bald eagle viewing.

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