Vilas, Monroe, University Heights & Nakoma
Hosts some of the oldest neighborhoods in Madison
The energetic and youthful Vilas/Monroe neighborhood is the essence of Madison living, with the well-established Nakoma neighborhood nearby. With some of the most walkable and oldest neighborhoods in Madison, the near west side is a coveted part of town for prospective home buyers thanks to plenty of shoreline courtesy of Lakes Mendota and Wingra.
The mix of students, professors, young families and professionals generates a unique energy you cannot find anywhere else in the city. From early spring walks through the Arboretum to Saturday game days in the fall at Camp Randall stadium, there’s always a reason to get out of the house and try something new in the dynamic near west side.
The diversity of architecture make the near west side a popular destination for people looking for homes for sale. Despite the constant activity near hotspots like Monroe Street and Henry Vilas Zoo, the residential streets are quiet and graceful with grand historic houses and cozy bungalows. You’ll find less expensive urban homes closer to downtown intermixed with student housing, and larger, higher priced homes tucked within the Nakoma neighborhood. Home buyers have a strong interest in Madison’s near west real estate market.
The mix of students, professors, young families and professionals generates a unique energy you cannot find anywhere else in the city.