Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Baraboo is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 12,093. Baraboo is in Sauk County. Living in Baraboo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Baraboo there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Baraboo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Baraboo are above average.
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Baraboo is a tight-knit community that has had to deal with public backlash recently. The area has a gorgeous downtown, a fascinating history, and stunning natural landmarks. These factors make this a wonderful place to raise a family; however, poor leadership in the school district and questionable policies make local education a bit below average.
I was born and raised in Baraboo. It is a very diverse and peaceful town with a lot of culture. There are numerous outdoor activities to do in and around town. We have Devils Lake, Durwood’s Glenn, Parfrees Glenn, Lake Wisconsin, Wisconsin River, Baraboo River, Pewitts Nest, and Rock of Gibraltar just to name a few of our state parks and bodies of water. Madison Wisconsin is just a hop skip and a jump away as well as Wisconsin Dells.
Baraboo is situated a very convenient distance from major highway systems allowing easy travel to areas including Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and the Twin Cities. Baraboo is also home to the most visited state park in Wisconsin, beautiful Devil's Lake. The town offers a wide diversity of outdoor activities, shopping opportunities, historic tours as well as well-rated restaurants and bars. Entertainment is not hard to come by, as Baraboo is home to the AL Ringling Circus Museum and is just a 10 minute drive to attractions in the Wisconsin Dells.