Verona is part of Dane County in Wisconsin. It is one suburb of the Madison metro area and is just a few miles from the heart of Madison’s downtown area. The town is named after the city of Verona located in New York. Verona, WI was first established as a village in the year 1921. In 1978 the village was incorporated and became a city.
Population and Number of Homes
Due to its proximity to Madison, the city of Verona has grown in population by over 50% since the year 2000. The 2012 population count puts the number of citizens at slightly more than 11,000 people. The town has approximately 6 square miles of space and 4,400+ homes in the town. Because of the area’s attractive school system, the population is made up mostly of families.
Almost 30% of the population is under 18 years of age while only 5% of the population fall in the college aged group of 18 to 24. Over 55% of the citizens are between the ages of 25 and 64 but less than 10% of the people are over 65.
Epic Systems, a leader in healthcare software, makes its corporate headquarters in Verona. The company is the area’s 2nd largest company, providing jobs to 5,000+ people.
Verona enjoys a range of seasons and temperatures throughout the year. The coldest temps occur in January when the needle can get as low as negative 19 degrees. In the summer months, the highs can get up to 95 degrees, usually in July or August.
Precipitation is common throughout the year. The winter months average about 1 to 2 inches of snow each month and the summer averages 3 to 5 inches of rain per month.
Universities, Colleges and Junior Colleges
There are no universities or colleges located within Verona.
Public School System
Verona has one of the best public school systems in the area. Along with Verona Area High School there are 2 middle schools, 4 elementary schools as well as 3 different charter schools. Verona’s high school typically has graduation rates of at least 95% and the senior’s cumulative ACT scores typically rank well above the Wisconsin Average.
Verona has no private schools at this time.
Important Stats for Level of Education
For Verona citizens that are at least 25 years of age, here are the major education statistics:
- 98% graduated from high school
- 48% graduated with a bachelor’s degree
- 16% have either a professional or graduate degree
- The unemployment level is only 3%
The primary means of transportation in Verona is private car. There are no major bus services or other type of shuttle serving the area.
The Dane County Regional Airport is located approximately 30 miles away and provides flights from 5 different commercial airlines.
Popular Restaurants and Other Hot Spots
Verona has a wide range of restaurants to curb almost every appetite.
- Avanti Italian Restaurant – known for its great pizzas and other Italian offerings
- The Sow’s Ear – great cafe for tea and coffee as well as crafts and artwork
- Gray’s Tied House – serves traditional American fare
- Cuco’s Mexican Restaurant – excellent, authentic Mexican cuisine
- Jordandal Cookhouse – American cuisine served quickly
Most of the Verona citizens use the hospitals of Madison for any major health need.
In the summer months citizens can catch various performances at the Concerts in the Park series.
The Military Ridge Bike Trail starts in the middle of downtown Verona.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail also winds through Verona.
Years ago several Vietnam veterans gave the nickname “Hometown, USA” to Verona, WI because of its overall appeal to most any American citizen. The name stuck and out of the name grew an annual festival called Hometown Days. Each year thousands of people come to Verona for Hometown Days to take part in the carnival, eat great food, watch the parade, hear some live music and end the day with a beautiful fireworks display.
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How to Buy a Home in Verona with Little or No Money Down
Of course you want to buy a home in Verona with no down payment. Who doesn’t?
Here’s how you do it:
Many people never buy the home of their dreams simply because they don't think they have enough money for the down payment. They have been told through the years that they need 10% or 20% of the purchase price in order to buy a home. Well, this is true for the conventional/conforming loan programs but not for Verona Government loans.
So why have so many Lenders told them this?
It’s because selling homes to people with 10% or 20% down is easier than selling homes to people who have little or no money for a down payment. Most mortgage loan officers would rather go after the "easy sale" than try to help people who would rather save the down payment money for a rainy day or for current and future repairs/upgrades.