The soul of Madison lives in the Schenk-Atwood 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. Bounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by a bike bath and East Washington Avenue. Situated along the north shore of Lake Monona between the Yahara River and Starkweather Creek, this is a diverse yet cohesive neighborhood that invests in its quality of life. The neighborhood is walkable and has a historic feel. Single-family homes to three-flats are intertwine in the neighborhood. As you stroll down the street, you will see the front porch style neighborhood: people sitting on their porches welcoming you to chat about life in the neighborhood and beyond. The diverse mix of residents: from the traditional professional to the creative musician, the family makeup that spans ages, races, incomes, and orientation. The charitable spirit is high with the neighborhood supporting, through financial and volunteer time, the Goodman Community Center that serves are youth and seniors.