Some of Madison’s most popular neighborhoods
Update As of 10/1/2016, Madison’s daily newspaper finished a series profiling all 20 of Madison Neighborhoods. For more detail, history, and objective facts about a given neighborhood, we urge to check out the link below. However, we are not supposed to send people away from our website according to the marketeers, so you have to promise you will come back! Okay?
Madison’s bohemian past meets its go-go present in the near east side’s Williamson-Marquette neighborhood. A hotbed of hippiedom in the 1960s and 1970s, eminently walkable Wil-Mar has preserved much of its eclectic heritage, thanks in large part to the independent-minded, politically committed people who live there.
Near East including Schenk-Atwood neighborhood
The soul of Madison lives in the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood, an unassuming old blue-collar district re-imagined as a vibrant haven for many of the funkier and more enterprising elements of the city’s creative class.
Eastmorland is a residential enclave of about 3,400 bordered by Milwaukee Street, Stoughton Road, and Cottage Grove Road. Built in the 1950s as a community of starter homes, the average house has about 1,000 square feet of living space on the main floor.
City of Monona
The City of Monona lies along the east shore of Lake Monona, and offers single-family and multifamily living close to downtown Madison. In the heart of Monona lies a paradise for families with children that includes access to a dream park, swimming pool, and public library all within a couple blocks of each other!
Downtown and very near west side
The Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. (CNI) is an association of downtown neighborhood Districts: Bassett, Mifflin West, First Settlement, Mansion Hill, and James Madison Park. CNI promotes a democratic process to give an effective voice to all residents with input from friends of CNI who care about preserving and developing a more livable downtown for Madison.
Near west side including Dudgeon Monroe
The Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood features upscale shopping, world-class eateries, and a gorgeous bike path that connects residents to the heart of downtown Madison and UW-Madison. Area highlights include the Henry Vilas Zoo, Wingra Park, close proximity to the Arboretum, and upper Lake Wingra shoreline. This Madison west-side neighborhood combines everything you’d want in life (including a Trader Joes!) along the main strip of Monroe Street.
South Central Including Bay Creek Neighborhood
Neighborhood residents find a lot to like about this central city community. Being bordered by water on three sides creates the sense of outdoor living. Some of the strongest friendships have been formed fishing Wingra Creek, hiking Turville Woods or swimming at Bernie’s Beach.
Mid-West side including Sunset Village
The Sunset Village Community is located about 4 1/2 miles west of the Capitol Square. Approximately 1000 households comprise the neighborhood. The Sunset Village is a popular, cozy, neighborhood nestled on tree lined streets with rolling hills and panoramic views.
The Village of Shorewood Hills stands along the shores of Lake Mendota and adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The land on which the Village stands has had a long history.