Cottage Grove is a quaint little town nestled on the outskirts of the east side of Madison. Residents can relax on the verge of both an urban and rural area. With a small town feel, the immediate area is surrounded by farms, wetlands and small commercial areas. The majority of Cottage Grove is serviced by the Monona Grove School District, which provides excellence in education. For active singles and families, Cottage Grove features easy access to family friendly parks and recreational areas such as such as Door Creek Park, McCarthy Youth & Conservation County Park and Goose Lake Drumlins State National Area.