Pride in the community is something that each person residing in Platteville has. With the fastest growing public university in Wisconsin, reasonably priced homes for families, and a variety of options for those in retirement; Platteville has something to offer people from all walks of life.
The University of Wisconsin- Platteville is enrolling and graduating more Wisconsin residents, students of color, transfer students, and veterans. Additionally, about 1,400 students from Iowa and Illinois have chosen to become Pioneers through the Tri-State Initiative program specific to UW-Platteville. Students take pride in knowing that they are receiving a quality education at one of the most affordable universities in the area.
With over 200 acres of parkland, most neighborhoods in Platteville are in close proximity to a park or green space. Fifteen city parks beckon people young and old alike to enjoy the great outdoors. There are sand volleyball courts in three city parks and a horseshoe pit can be found at Legion Field Park. Outdoor tennis courts are located at Westview Park and there is even a Dog Park for our four-legged friends at Swiss Valley Dog Park. Ten park shelters are available for rental through the city of Platteville’s Park and Recreation department at (608) 348- 9741.
The city’s Park and Recreation department also offers youth and adult programs including soccer, basketball, baseball, a variety of camps and an extensive summer fun. For the young and young-at-heart, these organized activities promote fitness friendly competition and are loads of fun.
With a variety of price ranges and amenities, many families have chosen to make Platteville home. From design to construction, you will find qualified professionals that will help you create the home of your dreams. A number of new housing units and developments are currently underway within the community with charming older neighborhoods nestled alongside condominiums and newer homes.
Throughout the year, you’ll find people enjoying the pleasures of their porches and yards as our climate invites long-blooming annuals and perennials. Katie’s Garden, Platteville Community Arboretum, and Rountree Trail and are great examples of the pride in ownership reflected in the gardens and lawns of many Platteville homeowners.
A variety of options are available in Platteville for those looking to retire. Those options include condominiums, “55 and older” apartments, and assisted living facilities. An active Senior Citizen Center is located conveniently downtown close to shopping, the public library, the post office and financial institutions.