Isthmus/Downtown

Madison's downtown is located on an isthmus between two beautiful lakes, and anchored by the Wisconsin State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin campus. This area offers a wide variety of housing options with a distinct midwestern vibe, from high-end condos to eclectic student apartments there’s a place for everyone. Downtown living offers easy access to entertainment, the lakes, Madison Metro and great bike trails. Hundreds of retail, restaurant and service businesses within walking distance make this the perfect place to call home.

Where To Eat: Heritage Tavern, Chef Dan Fox is somewhat of a local legend with his numerous James Beard awards as well as Chef of the Year accolades! Known for its upscale farm-to-table cuisine and some of the friendliest staff in town! Fun Fact: Heritage Farms supplies the meat in addition to other local suppliers. Around the corner is Naples15, owner Salvatore Di Scala brings Naples to Madison with authentic southern Italian offerings and mouthwatering pizzas! Fun Fact: The piano in his dining room is a gift from Tony Bennett! Late night belongs to Nattspil, serving up delicious cravings until 1am! Get the Three Cup Chicken or Tofu and thank us later!

Where To Sleep: AC Hotel Madison offers lovely modern rooms boasting views of the Capitol or Lake Mendota! It could literally be a staycation in of itself with the beautiful Eno Vino restaurant boasting one of the best views of the Capitol for dinner! Also, stop by and see Craig in the lobby bar for his famous J. Henry & Sons Smoked Old Fashioned or Manhattan! Fun Fact: They are also pet friendly now, so bring your furry family too! The Edgewater is another awesome downtown choice right on the water with an amazing spa! The Edgewater Spa offers massages, facials, manicure/pedicures all with a soothing view of Lake Mendota! Check out The Boathouse Bar & Grill for casual food and delicious cocktails on the dock!

What To Do: Terrace at Memorial Union is the best spot to grab a pitcher of Spotted Cow and enjoy views of Lake Mendota and people watch! Tons of live performances and activities from yoga to paddle boarding, even paddle board yoga! Capitol Square hosts live music to one the most famous farmer's markets in the nation! Dane County Farmer's Market runs on Saturdays until early November. Concerts on the Square are hosted by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday evenings until early August.

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Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $543K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $5.7M
Total Listings 492
Avg. Days On Market 163
Avg. Price/SQFT $261

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5101 Unity Way, Madison

$5,749,900

↓ $750,000

5101 Unity Way, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1973027

Century 21 Affiliated

9809 Trappers Trail, Madison

$4,750,000

9809 Trappers Trail, Madison

7 Beds 7.5 Baths 11,292 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1974648

Sprinkman Real Estate

1040 Sherman Avenue, Madison

$3,250,000

1040 Sherman Avenue, Madison

6 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,142 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1976297

Sprinkman Real Estate

8421 Mansion Hill Avenue, Madison

$3,250,000

8421 Mansion Hill Avenue, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1951919

First Weber Inc

1401-1413 Northern Court, Madison

$2,999,000

1401-1413 Northern Court, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 12,326 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1976145

ALTUS Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

1760 Eagan Road, Madison

$2,995,000

↓ $205,000

1760 Eagan Road, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 40,000 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1923208

Key Commercial Real Estate, LLC

4146 Veith Avenue, Madison

$2,485,000

↑ $7,223

4146 Veith Avenue, Madison

3 Beds 4 Baths 4,988 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1946226

NAI Madison

New
#701 - 155 E Wilson Street, Madison

$2,450,000

#701 - 155 E Wilson Street, Madison

3 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,462 SqFt Condo MLS® # 1977612

Restaino & Associates ERA Powered

15 E Gilman Street, Madison

$2,400,000

↓ $400,000

15 E Gilman Street, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Multi Family MLS® # 1967398

Bruner Realty & Management

6202/5602 Portage Road, Madison

$2,400,000

↓ $800,000

6202/5602 Portage Road, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1960076

Bunbury & Assoc, REALTORS

115-131 W Washington Avenue, Madison

$2,300,000

115-131 W Washington Avenue, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 7,920 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1976687

Accord Realty

333 Atlas Avenue, Madison

$2,300,000

333 Atlas Avenue, Madison

0 Beds 0 Baths 33,900 SqFt Business/Comm MLS® # 1950346

Hovde & Hovde Inc, REALTORS