If you don't believe us, believe Money Magazine and CNN. Since 2005, Middleton has often been rated as one of the top 10 places to live. "The Good Neighbor City" even took the top spot in 2007. It's not hard to understand why, as Middleton is a city that has it all. Shop at the stylish Greenway Station or at the charming downtown boutiques. Bike, hike, walk or run on the award-winning trail system. Enjoy the historic architecture, ride a downtown trolley or dine at one of the many unique restaurants. And of course, you won't want to forget the beautiful shores of Lake Mendota. A short drive west of Madison, Middleton has a distinct culture that is all its own.