Madison neighborhoods are unique, in and of themselves. Eastside, Westside, Isthmus and the suburbs, each offers something special — from parks and playgrounds to restaurants and retail. Let Jamie Miller help you find the perfect fit.
Downtown Madison Isthmus
Connecting the Capitol to Campus.
Downtown Madison has a lot going for it: the seat of government, UW-Madison campus, more restaurants per capita than any other city. The energy and excitement of living downtown can be felt with a walk down State Street. With options for both single-family homes and modern high-rises, Madison’s downtown corridor meets the needs of many while being far from ordinary.
Classic homes, cozy cafes and unmatched convenience.
Walkability may be Dungeon-Monroe’s calling card. With quick access to the Monroe Street retail and restaurant corridor, great public and private schools, Lake Wingra, UW Arboretum and the Henry Vilas Zoo, this charming neighborhood stands the test of time while keeping up with the changing wants and needs of its residents.
More than a suburb. A city with substance.
Looking for new construction outside Madison proper? Fitchburg just might be what you’re looking for. Conveniently located between the State Capitol and Epic, Fitchburg’s reach is far, but is close to everything. With great schools and access to modern conveniences, Fitchburg mixed-use neighborhoods feel like home.
Mid-century meets modern conveniences
Established in 1953, with a plan to provide its inhabitants with a cohesive, walkable neighborhood, University Hill Farms offers its residents unique access to both natural and modern amenities — from mid-century modern architecture and large, private yards to two gorgeous public parks, a weekly farmers’ market and prime adjacency to Hilldale Mall. Its near-Westside location means its minutes from UW Campus and downtown, with easy accessibility to distinct shopping and dining options. With its neighborhood pool renovated in 2009 and its elementary and middle schools undergoing renovations in 2016, University Hill Farms is poised to weather another 50 years in style.
Neighborly pursuits on the near-Westside.
One of Madison’s oldest communities, Midvale Heights’ well-kept homes, diverse residents, and convenient location to downtown make it a special place to live for both young and old. Midvale Heights boasts unique architecture, great parks, community gardens, walking paths and a long-established and thriving neighborhood association on 616 acres in the heart of Madison.
An elegant enclave with historic prestige
What began as a picturesque suburb of Madison in 1915 has grown into a neighborhood of sophisticated homes and sociable residents. Home to Nakoma Country Club, the Duck Pond, Nakoma Park, Thoreau Elementary School, UW Arboretum, the Southwest Bike Path, Nakoma brings an elegant ease to city living.
Historic homes on tree-lined streets in the heart of Madison.
The Regent Neighborhood is comprised of three, distinct plats: University Heights, the Highland plat and the Wingra Plat. Within its boundaries reside noteworthy homes designed by renowned architects including, Keck and Keck, George W. Maher, Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Besides historic prominence, the neighborhood boasts beautiful parks, bike-friendly streets and direct access to both the University of Wisconsin and downtown Madison. Footballs Saturdays, Fourth of July festivities, two family-friendly parks, a burgeoning retail corridor and great public and private schools provide access to fun activities throughout the year for both residents and visitors.
A village within a city. A place all its own.
Standing on the shores of Lake Mendota, the Village of Shorewood Hills may be surrounded by the city of Madison, but is a distinct municipality with a character and charm all its own. Besides beautiful, historic homes, access to top-notch retail and UW Hospitals and campus, Shorewood Hills provides it residents a small-town feel with big-city conveniences: great schools, a neighborhood pool and tennis courts, boathouse and marina, garden club, community center and winter ice skating and warming house.
On the far Westside, but far from average.
Established as a neighborhood in 1979, Stonefield Village offers both single-family homes and condominium dwelling options. Located in Middleton, WI, the neighborhood provides it residents with both natural and man-made conveniences: retail shopping options abound, as well as parks and green spaces, including Woodland Hills and Tiedeman Pond. Stonefield Village is within easy commuting distance to downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin campus.
A cozy community with classic charm.
Charming, single-family houses abound in Sunset Village. Established in the 1940s, this tree-line neighborhood is snugly ensconced within the near-Westside of Madison, with rolling hills and panoramic vistas from Hoyt Park, one of four parks in the neighborhood. Close to great shopping and top-notch schooling options, Sunset Village provides it residents with a collegial feeling with its many neighborhood festivities offered throughout the year.
One of Madison’s first suburbs and now part of the Regent neighborhood, University Heights is located conveniently close to the University and downtown. Sitting on land once owned by former Madison Mayor, Breese J. Stevens, some of Madison’s most noteworthy homes were built here, including the Harold C. Bradley House and the Eugene A. Gilmore House. With winding streets and great views, homes in this part of the Regent neighborhood range in styles, including Queen Anne, prairie style and period revival. Besides historic prominence, the neighborhood boasts beautiful parks, bike-friendly streets and direct access to both the University of Wisconsin and downtown Madison. Footballs Saturdays, Fourth of July festivities, two family-friendly parks, a burgeoning retail corridor and great public and private schools provide access to fun activities throughout the year for both residents and visitors.
A vibrant community nestled on Lake Wingra.
Nestled between Edgewood College and UW-Madison, this lively, family-friendly neighborhood has it all. With walkable access to the Henry Vilas Zoo, Lake Wingra, the UW Arboretum, Monroe Street shopping and dining, residents are want for nothing in this energetic enclave. With a mix of renters and owners, student and professionals, this diverse neighborhood has much to offer. A portion of the Vilas neighborhood is covered under the Wingra Park National Register Historic District which provides a federal tax credit program to assist property-owners with renovation costs of their historic properties.
A warm and welcoming neighborhood rich in history.
A long-established neighborhood on the near-Westside, Westmorland offers its inhabitants a sense of community and conviviality. Home to seven of the city’s 18 famed “Lustron” steel-built homes, Westmorland’s architecture is as diverse as its population. With social events planned throughout the year, Westmorland’s active neighborhood association provides a sense of belonging to residents, young and old. From its well-kept yards and friendly streets to Sequoia Commons’ burgeoning retail and restaurant scene (and the city’s busiest library branch), it’s a wonderful life in Westmorland.