Explore in the heartbeat of the city. Diverse, historic, urban, localvore, lakes; central Madison has it all.
A Walker’s Paradise! Walk to the Farmer’s Market on the square, State St, Willy St, Lake Mendota or Lake Monona- there’s no reason to get in the car- everything is within a short walk.
While the Isthmus is home to some of the city’s oldest homes & includes multiple historic districts, many new upscale developments line the East Washington corridor.
Along the shores of lake Monona & just outside of downtown Madison, you’ll fall in love the towering trees, spacious yards, breathtaking sunsets & historic architecture that the distinct Village of Maple Bluff offers.
This tight knit community comes together for concerts, a holiday tree lighting, movies in the park, pool parties, numerous festivals, an annual Bocce Ball Bash, youth summer camp, youth sailing & windsurfing instruction, fitness classes, rec leagues, archery, crafting, engineering activities & more. Walk to the Maple Bluff Country Club or the perennially popular Tenney Park as well as multiple locally owned restaurants.
The sense of community is strong and the neighborly love flows- parties, bonfires, game nights, home brew swaps & free veggie stands are a few of the things that residents enjoy.
Monona is perfect for those that love urban living yet crave nature. You’ll appreciate all the grocery stores, shops, salons, pet care, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, beautiful library, community center, public pool, tennis courts, ice rink, the imaginative Dream Park as well as the Edna Taylor Conservancy and of course, Lake Monona.On top of it all, everything you love about Madison is easy to access by foot, bike, car or watercraft.
The near east side is known for it’s tight knit, active, passionate & eclectic community. The values of the community shine bright through it’s heavy focus on local, organic, ethical, sustainable, second hand & upcycled offerings.
Several free, family friendly music festivals & live concerts take place throughout the summer making this the perfect destination for residents near and far.
The near west side is home to some of the City’s most coveted neighborhoods including University Heights, Dudgeon Monroe & Vilas. The area boasts several nationally recognized historic homes, 11 Native American effigy mounds (including the famed “bird effigy,” which is more than 200 feet wide), Edgewood College, Lake Wingra, the Arboretum & Henry Vilas Zoo.
Monroe Street has been a popular destination since (believe it or not) the 1850’s. Restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques & bars remain a big draw for residents across the Madison metro area.
Just west of UW-Madison and on the shore of Lake Mendota, the historically rich village of Shorewood Hills is known for it’s gorgeous homes, lush trees and tight knit community.
A few gems include the Blackhawk Country Club, which includes several well-preserved effigy mounds, the popular Shorewood Pool, a scenic bike path connecting to the UW campus and downtown, plus a beach, boathouse, and community garden.
A smattering of neighborhoods; there’s something for everyone here. To the east you’ll find gorgeous lakefront homes along peaceful Waunona Way. Surrounding Park St you’ll uncover the active & vibrant Bay Creek. Just west of Park St lies the secluded Arboretum neighborhood, the UW Arboretum & Lake Wingra.
Park St continues to undergo a massive face lift with expanded medical facilities, new apartment buildings, shops, restaurants & bars, adding to the already popular mix of hotspots. Bountiful bike routes easily connect commuters & cyclists to all parts of the city as well & beyond.