Moving to Stoughton, WI: The Ultimate Guide

Stoughton is a city in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. It straddles the Yahara River about 20 miles southeast of the state capital, Madison. The population in Stoughton is approx. 13,060. Everywhere you go, whether you’re stopping downtown at Stoughton Cinema Cafe to catch a movie, or going hiking on the trails at Virgin Lake Trail, the people of Stoughton make you feel welcomed and right at home. Explore the abundant city by viewing each of the neighborhoods that make Stoughton the amazing place it is.

Moving to Stoughton? Send us an email at [email protected] or reach out to Audra Geldmacher at (608) 577-8318 or Wanda Roche at 608-212-2928 with any questions that you have. We are hear to help!


Schools & Education

Stoughton Area School District (SASD) is an award-winning school system that consistently posts a high graduation rate and has been recognized nationally for its educational practices. There are three elementary schools, one middle level school, one high school and a virtual school through a consortium of other area school districts. SASD encompasses the City of Stoughton and parts of the towns of Albion, Christiana, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, Dunkirk, Dunn, Pleasant Springs and Rutland in Dane County, as well as parts of the towns of Porter and Union in Rock County. 


El Rio Grande
524 W Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 877-0160
Big Sky Restaurant
176 E Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 205-6278
419 E Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-3808
Famous Yeti’s Pizza
971 N Page St
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 877-1544
Viking Brew Pub
211 E Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
((608) 719-5041
Sunrise Family Restaurant
1052 W Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 877-1930

Area Highlights

  • Lake Kegonsa State Park is a state park that consists of forest, prairie, and wetlands. There is a lake for swimming, fishing & boating.
  • Viking County Park – located on the Yahara River downstream of Lake Kegonsa.  The park has many accessible locations for shore fishing, offers a small reservable picnic shelter (non-electric), a fenced dog exercise area including two dog beaches, and ideal areas for family outings.
  • Livsreise – Norwegian Heritage Center – Livsreise (lifs-rye-sa) translates to “Life’s Journey.” It is a generational journey, encompassing not only the physical journey Norwegian emigrants traveled, but also the continued journey as generations embrace their Norwegian Heritage in Stoughton, Wisconsin and across the nation. The Livsreise logo is inspired by the åttebladrose, or eight petal rose, commonly found in Norwegian textiles.
  • Stoughton Veterans Memorial – Honors those who have sacrificed so much, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, to purchase our freedom.
  • Troll Beach – Outdoor water park with a sandy beach, inflatable play structures, concessions, chairs & umbrellas.
  • SYTTENDE MAI FESTIVAL – Although this event was cancelled in 2020, the annual Syttende Mai Festival in Stoughton, Wisconsin is a three-day celebration of Stoughton’s Norwegian heritage and culture. The Syttende Mai takes place annually on the weekend closest to Norway’s Constitution Day, May 17th.
  • Trails & Bike Route Information – Enjoy hours of biking or walking through Stoughton’s historic neighborhoods or on the vast amount of hiking trails.
  • Historic District Walking/Driving Tours – Stoughton has unique homes. Downloadable Maps of 5 Districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Homes for Sale

Area Map

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