McFarland is located on the east shore of Lake Waubesa. Just 15 minutes South East of Madison, McFarland offers easy access to the interstate and many travel opportunities while supporting a great neighborhood in which to reside and shop. McFarland provides numerous parks and recreation areas along with great local dining and unique shopping venues.
- Things to do
- Eat and drink
McFarland was founded in 1856 by William H. McFarland. Early industries in the village included harvesting winter ice and fish on nearby Lake Waubesa for rail shipment to markets in Chicago. Later, a small resort industry developed in an area called Edwards Park near the lake. After World War II, the village became a bedroom community for Madison. In the 1960s, Lloyd Schneider, a local lawyer, led an effort to have petroleum tank farms north of the village that were connected to the Koch pipeline. Because they became part of the village's tax base, their construction enabled the McFarland School District to fund a new high school. In 1989 a major highway project on the nearby Madison highway called the Beltline made commuting to the village much easier and enabled rapid residential growth.
All information about McFarland courtesy of Wikipedia.
McFarland School District enrollment for K-12 is at roughly 1,950 students. They add their 4K program in 2012-13 school year.
- McFarland Public SChool District
- private schools
Wisconsin Virtual Academy (k-12)
McFarland has a few local options for activities and has Madison just down the road for any else.
McFarland has many great local restaurants and is also just down the road of Madison for many other great options.