Welcome to Waunakee, Wisconsin . . . the only Waunakee in the World.

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If you’re looking for a small town with a big heart, and an even better business sense, head to Waunakee. Just north of Madison, it’s a place where history is honored, families can grow and business can prosper. The village was named as #78 in CNN Money's "Top 100 Best Places to Live" for small towns in 2009.

Signs greet visitors at the edge of the Village with "Welcome To The Only WAUNAKEE In The World." ...And they’re not kidding.

Waunakee provides a unique combination of hometown warmth, quality housing, education excellence, bountiful recreation, business opportunities and progressive planning. And it is striving, with incredible community support, to become even better.

Through lessons of the past, celebration of the present, and aggressive planning for the future, Waunakee shines as an example of history working hand-in-hand with progress.

Just five miles north of Madison, Waunakee enjoys both a unique identity and close proximity to the Wisconsins Capitol. Among the beautiful rolling hills of Dane County, Waunakee was originally founded as a supply center for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroads. Today, Waunakee is a hub for three major transportation routes. Each day, thousands of commuters as well as freight travel through Waunakee en route to Madison, Highway 12, or Interstates 90 and 94.